A Lampman hockey product has committed to play collegiate hockey next season.
Colton Schell, who has played for the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL, will join the Portage College Voyageurs in Lac La Biche, Alta., for the 2021-22 season.
Schell came to Melfort during the 2018-19 season, after starting the campaign with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He jumped right in with the Mustangs, playing 22 regular season games that season and 13 more as a part of the Mustang team that went to the SJHL final.
“Colton Schell brought a high level of consistency and leadership to our team. When you describe a 200-foot player, it is Colton,” said Mustangs head coach and general manager Trevor Blevins in a press release. “He could put up numbers without sacrificing his defensive play and was leaned on in all situations. We are very proud of Colton for his commitment to Portage College.”
In 87 career SJHL games, Schell scored 13 times and added 20 assists for 33 points, including two goals in five games in the 2020-21 season.
He also had a goal and three assists in 17 playoff games.
Schell is from Lampman and he played several years of minor hockey in the town. He also spent a few seasons playing age-rep. hockey in the Estevan Minor Hockey Association system. After a season with the Estevan Apex U18 AA Bruins, he joined the Tisdale Trojans U18 AAA team for his final two seasons of minor hockey.
The Portage College Voyageurs are a men’s hockey program competing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.