Jan 9, 2012

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi IceRays announced today they have signed Jalen Schulz, a defenseman for the Omaha AAA U16 to a tender deal. 

Schulz, 6’0’’ 180lbs,is a skilled defenseman from Cambridge MN who plays for Omaha AAA U16, the same program IceRays defenseman Chris Taff came from last year.  Omaha is coached by David Wilkie, a former NHL player and is known as one of the top programs in the country. 

Assistant coach, and scout Ryan Bennett is excited about the signing.  “Jalen posseses many attributes that will make him a top tier junior player next year.  He brings a mix of physicality, competitiveness and skill that we are excited to see this summer in camp.  Again, we are fortunate to sign a young recruit in Jalen from another top program with Omaha AAA."

In 14 games played this year, Schulz has four assists and 12 penalty minutes.

The IceRays return home this Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.  Puck drops at 7:05PM on Thursday against Odessa, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM. 

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