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Colin Schmidt commits to Union


Jamestown, New York – Jamestown Rebels are pleased to announce that Colin Schmidt has committed to Union College, effective fall 2019.

Colin is now the fourth player to commit to a college this season for the Rebels. The 18-year-old Minnesota native will remain in The Empire State for the foreseeable future. The 6’5” 225lb forward becomes the second player to join the Dutchmen this season for the Rebels, joining Defenseman Nick Petruolo. Schmidt started the 2018-2019 season in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks, where he played just three games for them. He just got done playing his 19th game for the Rebels this past weekend and recorded a goal and an assist, giving him a total of 13 points this season (5G,8A).

Schmidt has proven himself not only to his teammates but also his coaches. As his hard work and dedication to the game has consistently put him on the first line. Where he has been putting up very good numbers as he currently sits on a four-game point streak. He will look to continue to make waves at the NCAA D1 level next season. There are some pretty big skates to fill though when putting on the Dutchman jersey as 11 former players have reached the pinnacle of hockey.

When asked about his choice to commit to Union, Schmidt had this to say “II am very excited to continue my education and hockey career at Union College. It is a great hockey program and an extremely good school, and I look forward to it very much”. He also spoke very highly of the Rebels stating, “I have great thanks to the Rebels organization for giving me the opportunity to develop my game for the next level”.

Assistant Coach Josh Brown states “The coaching staff is very happy for Colin. We are glad that he was able to find a school that was a good fit for both academics and hockey”. Before Colin gets ready to play at the collegiate level, he will continue to develop his game in the NAHL and is hoping to win some hardware before he says goodbye to his junior career.


Brown returns for second stint as Rebels assistant coach

The Jamestown Rebels are pleased to announce that former assistant coach Josh Brown is returning to the team in the same capacity.

Brown originally started with the organization as an assistant coach during the Killer Bees last season (2014-15) in Rio Grande Valley, TX and its first year (2015-16) in Aston. He oversaw the defense and power play. He helped guide the Bees to a playoff berth as well as the Rebels to their first East Division championship.

The Dexter, MI native spent the past two seasons as the head coach for Arizona State University’s Division I ACHA team.

“I’m so excited to return to the organization” stated Brown. “I’m thrilled to be working with Coombsy (Joe Coombs) again. Hopefully our first year in Jamestown we’ll replicate the success we had in Aston but with a different ending by winning the Robertson Cup” concluded Brown.

“I’m ecstatic to have Brownie back on staff” said Rebels general manager and head coach Joe Coombs. “I’m looking forward to working with him again. I couldn’t be happier” stated Coombs.