Jason Samuelson

Posted at: 01/16/2013 10:42 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Jason Samuelson's love affair with hockey began at the tender age of three, and from there he was pulled along by his two older brothers.

"They were tough on me, but they definitely helped me out," Samuelson said.

Coaches say the senior captain has come a long way since his first year on the Lourdes varsity.

"When he came in as a freshman, he probably weighed about 170 pounds," Eagles head coach Josh Spaniol said. "Now he's 185 and six-two, so he's worked hard on and off the ice. We can't say enough good things about him."

There is a good reason for that, since Samuelson broke the school record for career points with number 173 in a game against Eau Claire two weeks ago.

The funny thing is, he had no idea until someone told him after the game.

"I was kind of speechless," Samuelson said. "It didn't set in right away, but now after a few days it has, and it's really cool to be a part of that group - that group of good players who have come through Lourdes."

"I knew it was coming. We don't do a lot of stats around here, just because that's the way we are. We work together, but he has done something special, and it's well-deserved, that's for sure," Spaniol said.

Samuelson also plays baseball for the Eagles, and according to Spaniol, whichever sport he goes with in the future, that team is getting a winner.