Homegrown product Bobby Price tops a list of five graduates of the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League who are moving up to the college ranks this fall.
A 6-foot, 190 pound forward who played three seasons with the Michigan-based Eagles, Price is heading to Trine University, which is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 3 school.
Also headed to Trine is defenseman Nolan Dresch.
Meanwhile, forward Joe Martin has committed to Hamline University, which is an NCAA Division 3 school. And forward-defenseman Malik Ali and defenseman Alex Carrothers are both off to Indiana Tech, which is an American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 program.
Eagles president and general manager Bruno Bragagnolo confirmed the school commitments of the five players.
“We are very happy and proud to see these fine young men move on to play college hockey,” Bragagnolo told Hockey News North. “The determination, attitude and mental toughness of these players after battling through last year of COVID-19 has been amazing. They came to the rink every day with smiles on their faces and worked their butts off and they were rewarded for it.
“We were fortunate enough to be able to play a number of exhibition games against college teams which still gave them the exposure to get scouted. Tough year but a lot of good things came out of it and that’s what happens when everyone has the right focus and attitude,” added Bragagnolo.