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STARS NEWS-WYATT SCHLAHT COMMITS TO BROWN UNIVERSITY

By Lincoln Stars Staff, 10/18/18, 10:00AM CDT

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First-Year Forward to Join Brown Bears Program in 2020

LINCOLN, NE-Wyatt Schlaht announced his commitment to Brown University this morning. The 2000-born forward will attend the renowned university starting in the 2020-21 campaign. Schlaht joined the Stars this season after being selected by Lincoln in the USHL's 2016 Phase-I draft. Prior to this year, he played three seasons with St. Sebastian's Prep School in Massachusetts, scoring 15 goals and 35 assists in 71 games. A participant in multiple USA summer development camps, Schlaht has played in all seven games this season for the Stars. After scoring his first point in Lincoln's home opener against the Omaha Lancers, the Denver, Colorado native has been making a strong early impression to start his junior hockey career.

"I like to play fast and use my speed to rush the net," said Schlaht of what he'll bring to the rink in Lincoln and at Brown. "Off the ice, I take academics very seriously. I'm very excited to become a part of such a positive academic environment." 

As an Ivy League school, Brown University has a sterling reputation as an academic institution. Currently a member of the ECAC, the Brown Bears have a proud hockey history that dates back to 1897. Over the years, a dozen and a half alumni have gone on to play in the NHL, along with five more that have represented their home countries in the Olympics. Many more have gone on to play the sport professionally across the world. Led by Brendan Whittet, who has served as head coach for the past nine seasons, the program recently received votes in USCHO’s 2018-19, national preseason rankings poll. 

"In addition to its great academics, I chose Brown because I really connected with the coaching staff," said Schlaht. "The team is headed in the right direction and I want to be a part of its success for the future."

With his commitment, Schlaht becomes the 18th member of the current Stars roster to commit to college. Formerly named by Central Scouting as a player to watch, Schlaht becomes the 8th player between Lincoln's roster and affiliate list to commit to school since the start of the 2018-19 season. 

"I just want to thank my family and the Lincoln Stars coaches for helping me reach this point in my career," said Schlaht. "I couldn't have done it without them."

Schlaht and the Stars will be back at the Ice Box this Friday, October 19th at 7:05 pm for a bout with the Madison Capitals. Enjoy all you can eat hockey at single games by purchasing a group of five or more, or grab one of our multi-game memberships to secure the same seat each game. Parking is completely FREE this season!