The loss of the University of Winnipeg men’s soccer program has led to two WSA Winnipeg players heading west.
Winger Tobias Hyrich-Krueger and goalkeeper Josh Dielmann will both join the University of Saskatchewan for the 2017 season.
Both are coming off their freshman season with the U of W, which ceased operations citing cost cutting.
Injuries limited the speedy Hyrich-Krueger to 8 PDL appearances in 2017, but he still managed 2 assists following a breakout 2016, where tied Moses Danto for the team lead in goals.
“Tobias brings a very attack mind approach, he has great speed which will put defenders on their back foot,” said Saskatchewan coach Bryce Chapman.”
Dielmann capped off his first year with the Wolfpack by winning his first career PDL start. The 6’5 keeper made several key saves in a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Lions.
“My choice of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s soccer team is based on my intense desire to win not only in each individual game but to win a national championship,” he said.
The Huskies soccer team has already started training camp and open the season Aug. 26 in Saskatoon against Lethbridge.