The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are proud to announce Chris Schutz has committed to the NCAA Division I program at Robert Morris University.
Schutz joined the Bulldogs part-way through the exhibition round at the start of the 2014-15 season for a one-game tryout after Bulldogs head coach and general manager
Kevin Willison scouted him in a prospect camp earlier that summer.
The native of Fort Worth, Texas was coming off a 76-point season (in 46 games) with the Dallas Ice Jets of the WSHL in 2013-14 and immediately made an impact with the Bulldogs. In his rookie campaign last season, Schutz contributed with 25 goals and 22 assists (47 points) and appeared in all 58 regular season games. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound talent immediately developed a reputation for having one of the hardest shots in the BCHL.
The start to the 2015-16 season was delayed for Schutz due to a injury sustained in the preseason. However, once back in the line up, Schutz began where he left off, putting up
24 points in his first 17 games. He leads the team with 29-17-46 in 41 games.
At Robert Morris, Schutz will join a program that competes in the NCAA’s Atlantic Hockey Association against Air Force, AIC, Army West Point, Bentley, RIT, Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, Niagara, Canisius and Mercyhurst. Schutz is the second BCHLer to commit to RMU this season along with Langley’s Matt Graham. Former BCHLers on the Colonials current roster are Rob Mann, Kyle Horsman and Chase Golightly.