The accolades just keep rolling in for West Kelowna’s Justin Schultz, who has completed his second season at NCAA school the University of Wisconsin.
And now Schultz has made his plans for the next year clear.
A former outstanding member of the Westside Warriors, Schultz was named a NCAA first-team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association last Friday.
Then the slick sophomore, who led Wisconsin in scoring and was the top point-producer among defencemen in the nation in 2010-11, is in line to join another select group.
Schultz has announced plans to return to school for his junior season—instead of turning pro —which will make him the 10th Badgers player to do so as a first-team All-American.
Many players opt to head for the pro ranks after such a season as Schultz has enjoyed.
But the Westside Minor Hockey and Pursuit of Excellence product will head back to the NCAA ranks next year.
Wisconsin, which came up short in the NCAA playoffs this season, will see Schultz complete his schooling before returning home.
His outstanding season also has him in the running for the Hobey Baker award as the top American collegiate player.