Bensenville, IL (February 5th, 2013) — Chicago Steel goalie Chris Nell has committed to play his collegiate hockey at Bowling Green State University. Nell has made 322 saves in just over 609 minutes of work in his first season with the Steel.
The 6-foot-1, 162-pound netminder, was drafted by Chicago with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 United States Hockey League Entry Draft. A native of Green Bay, Wis., Nell was a 2012 First Team All-State selecction in Wisconsin after leading Green Bay Notre Dame to a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship.
“We are extremely proud that Chris will continue his playing career at Bowling Green,” Steel head coach Scott McConnell said. “Coming from high school hockey, we knew that there was going to be some adjustment, but with Chris’ work ethic, persistence and positive attitude, we knew it would pay off. We are excited on the school he chose, because he will continue to develop and make a great Falcon.”
Nell has compiled a 2-7-1 record during the 2012-13 campaign, with a 4.03 goals-against-average and 0.887 save percentage.
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