Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League are moving yet another player to Trine University, a Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association school.
1997 birth-year forward Gianni Vitali becomes the latest Eagles skater to commit to Indiana-based Trine U.
Vitali, who lit it up for 12 goals, 9 assists, 21 points in just 25 games for the Michigan Soo over the course of the 2017-2018 NOJHL season, will join fellow Eagles grads William Casey and Owen Kipke at Trine next fall.
Eagles general manager Bruno Bragagnolo confirmed his team’s latest Trine commitment to Hockey News North.
“We are happy and proud to announce that Gianni has decided to go to Trine after mulling over several offers,” Bragagnolo relayed. “Trine is getting another strong player with great speed, puck skills and a high compete level.
“Gianni is a character kid on and off the ice who helped us down the stretch after we re-acquired him after the Christmas break. We wish Gianni all the best and are confident he will have a solid college career,” added Bragagnolo.