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The Central Canada Hockey League and Cumberland Grads are pleased to announce that ’96 born winger Joey Sollazzo has verbally committed to suit up for NCAA III SUNY Potsdam in 2017-18.
The 6-1, 200lb Ottawa, ON native recently completed his fourth season of junior hockey (third with the Grads). In 176 combined regular season and playoff games between Cumberland and Nepean (where he suited up for 5 games as an affiliate in 2013-14), Sollazzo scored 29 goals and totaled 69 points.
"We are very proud of Joey and his recent commitment to Potsdam,” said Grads Head Coach Sylvain Favreau. “Joey's hard work, and passion for the game has allowed him to pursue his goal of NCAA hockey. I am sure he will be looked upon to kill penalties and play in all situations. He will also bring size, strength and puck protection skills to the next level,” Favreau went on to add.
Sollazzo spent his first season of junior hockey with the Tier 2 Metcalfe Jets in 2013-14 where he potted 7 goals and totaled 23 points in 40 games as a 17-year old. Before his junior career, he spent his Minor Hockey days suiting up for the Ottawa Sting AA and Ottawa Jr 67’s AAA programs. He is now set to jump on board with the State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam) Hockey Program which plays out of the 2,000 seat Maxcy Hall Arena.
“Being able to play in arguably the best Junior A league in Canada was a privilege,” said Sollazzo. “Despite not making it until I was an 18-year old and only getting to play three years, it was a wonderful experience being able to meet such great hockey people and play at such a high level. I cannot thank the Cumberland Grads enough for what they have done for me as a hockey player and most importantly as a person. It is such a high-class organization with a great staff that helped me since day 1. I am very excited to get started with such a storied hockey and academic program at SUNY Potsdam, it should be an amazing next four years,” Sollazzo added.
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