Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Swedish Forward Sebastian Fuchs Commits To DU

From: Pennisula Clarion
by Jeff Helminiak

DU landed another player from Europe when forward Sebastian Fuchs [5'10 174 lbs. age 17] verbally committed to the University of Denver on Monday. Fuchs is from Lidingo, Sweden but is playing for the NAHL Kenai River Brown Bears in, Alaska this season.

“Denver hockeywise and collegewise sounded perfect,” Fuchs said. 

“DU has proud tradition,” Brown Bears head coach Geoff Beauparlant said of the Pioneers.  They are getting a quality person and an extremely talented young hockey player.” 

The coach said Fuchs got Denver’s interest at the early season NAHL Showcase in Minnesota. On Nov. 1, the Bears returned to Minnesota to face the Austin Bruins and Fuchs was offered the Denver scholarship on the way home from that trip. Fuchs said there were other schools interested in him, but Denver sounded like the best option. 

Fuchs has six goals and nine assists for the Bears in 18 games this season. 

“The biggest thing is his ice awareness and vision with and without the puck,” Beauparlant said.

Fuchs continues a successful relationship between the Bears and Scandinavian Hockey Consulting, founded in 2009 to help European players transition to the American junior and college ranks. 

The college commitment is the reward Fuchs received for deciding to leave his home country at such an early age. 

Fuchs can’t go to the Pioneers until the 2015-16 season at the earliest, but he could go play for the higher-level United States Hockey League next season. “It’s a great challenge for us to make sure he is ready, whether he remains with this organization or moves on to the USHL,” Beauparlant said.
2014 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Tyler Pham (Indiana, USHL) - 6 games, 0 goals, 1 assist
F Jared Fiegl (U.S. Under-18) 8 games, 0 goals, 1 assist
F Garrett Gamez (Tri-Cities, USHL) 5 games, 0 goals, 0 assists
D Tariq Hammond (Okotoks, AJHL) - 12 games, 2 goals, 8 assists
F Evan Ritt (NJ Hitmen, USPHL)

2015 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Dylan Gambrell (Dubuque, USHL) 4 games, 1 goal, 2 assists
F Kevin Conley (Team Wisconsin Under-16, AAA)
F Jarid Lukosevicius
F Logan O'Connor (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Sebastian Fuchs (Kenai River-NAHL)

2016 Recruiting Class Updated Stats
F Troy Terry (Thunderbirds, AAA)
F Liam Finlay

4 comments:

dggoddard said...

Lots of changes to the recruiting list under Monty.

Colorado native Landon Smith & Canadian Cody DePourcq will no longer be coming to DU.

Monty appears to be going for more Canadians & Europeans than Gwozdecky. It also appears that he is looking for more partial scholie guys via the NAHL to bolster the roster.

Twister said...

Bummer about Landon Smith. Did he get cold feet due to the off season turmoil and coaching change?

I hope Monty doesn't forget about the Colorado pipeline.

du78 said...

I would think DU would want him to move up to the USHL or BCHL next season.

du78 said...

Tyler Pham is now going to West Point