by Jacob Lazare |
As we continue through the offseason, it is time to take a look back at the season that was. The “Moving On” series will showcase all of our graduating players as they prepare for the next step in their hockey journeys and lives.
Jordan Schulting spent three seasons on the Express blueline. The Penticton native played 138 games in black and yellow, which ranks him 16th in all times games played with the Express. Schulting is now preparing for the next step in his hockey journey that will take him to UMass Lowell.
“I’m very excited to take the next step and play at UMass Lowell. Playing college hockey has always been a goal of mine and the program at Lowell has a lot to offer. The coaching staff made me feel comfortable from day one and the fans are unbelievable there. I can’t wait to get started,” – Jordan Schulting
Schulting knows the jump to Division 1 college hockey will not be easy. He plans to work on his skating ability and build some strength through the offseason to make the transition more manageable. Schulting was never afraid to jump up into the rush this season, so another half step to his stride and a little more strength coupled with his ability to pick his spots should allow him to find success at both ends of the ice in the NCAA.
With three years of memories in an Express jersey, it was a game in Chilliwack this season that stood out for Jordan. During Schulting’s first 11 games at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, the Express had not won a game. It had been a house of horrors dating back half a decade with the Express failing to take 2 points in Chilliwack for 29 consecutive games. That changed on January 23, the final visit to Chilliwack of the season for the Express. Schulting picked up an assist on the opening goal of the game, and the Express held on to win 4-3, snapping the team’s losing streak in Chilliwack.
“That moment was special because it was a defining moment in the transition of the culture here in Coquitlam. We were able to accomplish something we haven’t in a really long time, and it started to sink in that things would be different from that moment forward.”
Schulting also wanted to thank everyone that made his time in Coquitlam so memorable as he moves on to Lowell.
“These will be 3 years I will never forget. The coaches, billet families, staff, and volunteers in Coquitlam created a blueprint for my success and growth as a player and a person. I will always be thankful for the opportunity the Express gave me.”
We wish Jordan the best of luck at UMass Lowell next season!