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U of M, Crookston’s Jacob Schira Named MCHA Defensive Player of the Week
November 3, 2008

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

Jacob Schira

Jacob Schira

(Crookston, Minn.)- University of Minnesota, Crookston Men’s Hockey player Jacob Schira (Fr, G, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) has been named Defensive Player of the Week by the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA).


Schira, a freshman goaltender, stopped 24 of 26 shots in a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Bethel University in his college debut on Friday night. He recorded a .923 saves percentage.


Schira is a sport and recreation management major at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.


The Golden Eagles return to action on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 when they play host to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in the MCHA opener for both teams. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively at the Crookston Civic Arena.


The full release can be found on the MCHA website.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics Web site at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).