RIT's Schuler Glad to Play In Front Of Home Crowd
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For the first time since 2003, the RIT mens hockey team has a local on its roster.
Playing in his first game for the Tigers, freshman forward Dan Schuler made quite an impression, assisting on the game winning overtime goal at Michigan.
Schuler grew up in Webster. He played two years at Aquinas before heading to a boarding school in Connecticut.
From there, he ventured to British Columbia, where he played two years of junior hockey.
After all that, he's glad to be at RIT, majoring in biomedical science and playing hockey back home.
"RIT had the program that I was interested in going into and it's home. After four years away, why not spend some time with my family, you know," Schuler said. "I'm glad to be able to get out there a couple of shifts each period and hopefully I'll be able to work my way up from there."
"He played very strong. I thought he was someone in the game didn't show a lot of nerves for your first NCAA game, being on the road against Michigan. It would be easy to be intimidated, but I thought he played a very strong game. He was someone that, what we talked about, what we want is someone who's strong on the puck. I thought he made good plays. I think it was a good building block for him to try and get better from his first game, but it was a good start for him," said head coach Wayne Wilson.