College Hockey:
Velischek leaves Providence for USHL

Providence defenseman Alex Velischek has left the school to play for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL.

The 20-year-old Velischek had a goal and 11 assists last season while playing in all 34 games as a freshman. He was also a co-winner of the Rev. Herman Schneider Most Valuable Freshman Award.

This year, the Kinnelon, N.J., native played in just nine games with a goal and an assist while reportedly dealing with an ankle injury.

Velischek, a fifth-round draft pick of Pittsburgh back in 2009 and son of former NHL defenseman Randy Velischek, is expected to join the Musketeers after the holiday break.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management