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Stilwell’s Commitment to College has Extra Special Meaning

February 5, 2015

Submitted by Winnipeg Blues
Bill Burfoot
 

Winnipeg Blues continue to see their veterans committing to colleges for the upcoming season. The most recent player to get the call is forward Jake Stilwell.

Stilwell will be attending Concordia College in North Dakota for the upcoming season. The 20 year old from Jamestown North Dakota has 19 points (10g, 9a) in 48 games so far this season.

Committing to a college is special for any player, but committing to Concordia has an extra special meaning for Stilwell.

“Concordia is where my parents met.” says Stillwell. “My dad was on the hockey team and my mom was on the volleyball team, so being able to attend the same college as my parent’s means a lot to me and my family.”

“Not only am I excited to join Concordia’s hockey program, but I can pretty much thank the school for my life as well,” adds Stilwell.

While most kids dream of playing in the NHL growing up, Stilwell says playing college hockey was always his goal and is very thankful for the opportunity to fulfill his dream.

The “Cobbers” play in NCAA Division III and are coached by Chris Howe.