Team USA forward Nolan Stevens has committed to play college hockey at Northeastern University following his USHL career.
The 17-year-old has recorded three points (2g, 1a) in six USHL games this season for Team USA’s Under-18 squad. Last season as a USHL rookie, he collected five points (3g, 2a) in 21 games for Team USA.
Stevens is the second in his family to play in the USHL to commit to Northeastern. His older brother John Stevens spent the 2012-13 season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints and helped them capture the Clark Cup. He is now a freshman at Northeastern. Their father John is an assistant coach in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings.
Five other current USHL players are committed to Northeastern University – Garret Cockerill (Des Moines Buccaneers), Josh Couturier (Des Moines Buccaneers), Daniel Willett (Lincoln Stars), Chad Duchesne (Sioux Falls Stampede), and Ross Olsson (Tri-City Storm).
Northeastern University is a member of Hockey East and has 15 USHL alumni on the roster this season; Matt Benning (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Mike Gunn (Youngstown/Chicago), Adam Reid (Team USA), Zach Aston-Reese (Lincoln/Des Moines), Kevin Roy (Lincoln Stars), Ryan Belonger (Youngstown/Green Bay), John Stevens (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Mike Szmatula (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Tanner Pond (Green Bay/Sioux City/Cedar Rapids), Colton Saucerman (Lincoln/Dubuque/Des Moines), Will Messa (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Clay Witt (Sioux Falls Stampede), Dax Lauwers (Lincoln Stars), Jake Schechter (Omaha Lancers), and Torin Snyderman (Tri-City Storm).
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)