It probably wasn't the worst decision for Schmitz. College hockey isn't for everybody, and it's nice that there is another route out there for players to choose.
Also, this was my favorite part of the press release on Schmitz:
"Ironically, the Whalers are preparing for Saturday’s OHL Draft, held this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The Draft"Ok, then. I hope it doesn't rain on their draft day. Because that would be like double irony.