Dubuque Fighting Saints first-year forward Jake Sondreal has announced his decision to continue his hockey and educational career with the Boston College Eagles.

Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints
Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints

Sondreal joined the Fighting Saints this season after playing out his high school career with the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in Minnesota. In his first season in Dubuque, Sondreal has put together a strong season with 11 goals and 23 assists in 50 games. His 23 assists currently rank third on the team and his 34 points are the fourth most.

“Boston College had reached out to me later in the season and I’m really glad I had saved my last official visit. I was able to us that one for Boston College. After the visit, Boston College was the spot that really felt like home to me, so I was very excited to finally have found the spot that felt right. “I waited until I saw coach Brown to let him know that I wanted to be an Eagle. I had wanted to let him know Monday night when I got back from the airport, but I thought it would be better to tell him in person.”

-Jake Sondreal, Saints Forward #13

Sondreal was able to inform Boston College head coach Greg Brown, who was the head coach for the Fighting Saints last season, in person. He was in Dubuque over the weekend for alumni and Saints 4 Life weekend.

Sondreal has been a pivotal addition to the Fighting Saints lineup this season. After missing the opening three games of the season, the forward has not missed a single game and has turned up his offensive production in the back half of the season, recording at least one point in 18 of the past 27 games.

“Jake has established himself as one of our key players in his first USHL season. He’s a competitive two way player with both skill and play making ability. We are happy for him and his family on committing to Boston College.”

-Kalle Larsson, Fighting Saints President of Hockey Operations and General Manager

Sondreal was originally drafted by the Fighting Saints in the 2020 USHL Phase I Draft with the 74th overall pick. He finished his high school career at Cretin-Derham Hall with 94 career points in 64 games and made one appearance at the Minnesota state hockey tournament.

Boston College finished this season with a record of 14-16-6 while losing in the second round of the Hockey East Tournament to Merrimack. The Eagles are led by Brown, who is in his first season as head coach after 14 seasons previously as an assistant coach.

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Saints look to grab more points this weekend as they take on the team directly ahead of them in the standings, the Green Bay Gamblers.

Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints Current Standings as of 3/28/2023 at 12pm
Credit: Dubuque Fighting Saints      Current Standings as of 3/28/2023 at 12pm

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