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Trio of California natives, USPHL stars decide on NCAA destinations

 

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As junior hockey seasons come to an end, many players have committed to NCAA schools for the 2019-20 season.

That has been the case recently with three California natives and USPHL players Guillaume Bose (San Jose, Wentworth Institute of Technology), Brendan Schulte (Fullerton, Plattsburgh State University) and Egan Wolford (San Jose, Fitchburg State University).

Bose and Schulte played for the Northern Cyclones in 2018-19, while Wolford skated for the New York Aviators.

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“Guillaume is a type of player that I would want a whole team of,” said Cyclones coach Bill Weiand. “He is a smart, talented, and mature player who is also very coachable, dedicated, a good teammate. He is a true Cyclone and will also be considered a Cyclone.”

“I could not have asked for a better organization to be a part of for my junior hockey career,” added Bose. “A special thank you to Coach Bill Flanagan for his generosity to the program and our team the last two seasons as well. Coach Weiand will do anything for his players, and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play for him for the last two seasons.”

Weiand also spoke highly of Schulte.

“Brendan is the type of player that every coach would want,” said Weiand. “He is very coachable, dedicated, good teammate, and he has the ability to be an impact player right away. Plattsburgh is getting a special player in Brendan. I really believe he is going to have great success there and he is going to prove a lot of people how good he really can be.”

“I can’t thank Coach Weiand enough for what he has done for me on and off the ice,” added Schulte. “I am thankful for his faith and confidence in me throughout the past two years.”

Wolford tweeted his excitement.

“I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way and I cannot wait to be a Falcon,” said Wolford.

All three players will suit up in college this fall.

— Matt Mackinder

(April 23, 2019)