Alex Velischek was looking to build off of a great freshman campaign at Providence college, but a high ankle sprain derailed his season. Now, upon his recovery from that sprain, it’s looking like he’ll take the ice in an entirely new environment.

According to the Sioux City Journal – Alex Velischek is headed to the USHL.

Velischek was a part of a Providence program that has a renown coaching staff and an emphasis on producing talent that is apt at both ends of the ice.

Sioux City Muskateers coach Luke Strand indicates that Velischek will join the team after the Christmas break.

“He’s a good skater with good puck skills and he’s a good all-around every situation player,” said Strand of the Penguins 5th rounder. “He will add depth on the power play.”

The indication that Velischek will play on the power-play further notates the un-tapped offensive potential that many have pegged this youngster as having.

Velischek is a solid defensive presence, a good skater, and seems to have a good head on his shoulders. We’ll continue to follow his progress at the next level.