SIOUX CITY, IA—The Musketeers return from the holiday break tonight when they take on the Lincoln Stars, and there will be three new faces making their Musketeer debuts. Defensemen Adam Samuelsson and Dominic Vidoli along with forward Matthew Stienburg all joined the Musketeers when practiced resumed on December 28th
Samuelsson joins the Musketeers after spending the first part of the 2018-19 season playing for Boston College. Last season the hulking 6’6” 240lb defenseman was part of the USNTDP U18 team that tore up the USHL. In 26 games for Team USA Samuelsson 2 goals and 10 assists for a total of 12 points. Hockey fans should be familiar with the Samuelsson name. Adam’s father Ulf Samuelsson enjoyed a long NHL career playing in over 1,000 NHL games for five different teams and racking up a staggering 2, 453 penalty minutes. Many will remember Ulf for his ultra-physical style of play, but Adam takes a more skilled approach to the game. Look for Samuelsson to make bigger plays with his excellent hands, rather than big hits.
Vidoli joins the Musketeers after spending the first half of 2018-19 with the Boston University Terriers. Before his time at BU, Vidoli played for Culver Military Academy Prep in Culver, IN. Last season with Culver, who competes in USHS-Prep, Vidoli recorded 17 goals and 38 assists for 55 total points in 43 games.
Stienburg is a Musketeer affiliate player and will be joining Sioux City for a short stint in December. This season Stienburg is playing for St. Andrews College out of Aurora, Ontario. Stienburg currently sits with 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points in 6 games with St. Andrews.
To make room for the three new players, Jake Hale was moved to the Musketeer affiliate list and is now playing for the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL.
Sioux City will play their next two games at home before heading on the road for three weeks to play seven straight road games. You can catch all those games live at Castle Pub!