Off-Season Signings & Commitments (April 2020)

We are back with another round of college commitments. If you missed our pot last month you can read about April commitments here.

Are there any commitments we missed? Please reach out to us and we will gladly post them here. 

NCAA Division I

Carrissa Hlywa – Rochester Institute of Technology (CHA)

Hlywa from Auburn spent the past two seasons playing on the boys Auburn High School team as well as the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles out of Buffalo. She played for the Syracuse Nationals from 2012-18 which included a trip to the USA Hockey National tournament in her 14U season.

Carrissa has been accepted to the MS/BS Physicians Assistant program at RIT and will also be a member of the Women’s Hockey Team. The Tigers play in the College Hockey America conference. The Syracuse Orange also play in the CHA.

NCAA Division III

Dimitri Christou – Franklin Pierce (Northeast-10)

Christou is a defenseman from Skaneateles, NY who spent last season playing for the Boston Jr. Rangers of the EHL. Prior to that he played two full seasons for the Oswego Stampede of the NA3HL. In 79 games with the Stampede he recorded 9 goals and 27 assists to go along with 106 penalty minutes. Christou also played a couple split-seasons with Skaneatles High School and the Stampede when they were based in Morrisville, NY.

Franklin Pierce (Rindge, New Hampshire) plays in the Northeast-10 conference where they lost to Stonehill in the conference championship game last season. They finisehd the season with an overall record of 16-12-4 and a conference record of 8-7-3.

Patrick McDonald – Gustavus Adolphus (MIAC)

The four year West Genesee High player (53 goals and 113 assists) played last season with the Walpole Express of the EHL. In 46 games McDonald scored 7 goals and added 26 assists. He also had a goal and an assist in one playoff game. McDonald played the 2018-19 season with Phillips Academy Prep recording 15 points in 29 games.

On his decision to attend Gustavus Adolphus McDonald said, “I knew Gustavus was the right fit for me when I stepped on campus. Having a rink on campus is something I’ve always wanted in a program and I’ll be able to get a great education while being part of a great hockey program.”

Gustavus Adolphus is a private liberal arts college located in St. Peter, Minnesota. They completed the 2019-20 season with an 11-12-3 overall record and were 5th in the MIAC at 7-7-2. Their season ended with a 3-2 loss to St. Thomas in the MIAC Quarterfinal

Ryan Eccles – SUNY Oswego (SUNYAC)

Eccles had spent time playing for the Rochester Monarchs 16U and 18U teams and was also a member of the 2019 NYSPHSAA New York State Champion Syracuse High School team. During that season he scored 22 goals and 39 assists for the Cougars. Ryan split time in the 2019-20 season between the Neponset Valley 18U team in the BEAST league (6 points in 11 games) and Albany Academy (11 points in 34 games). He will be attending SUNY Oswego in the fall. After finishing the 2019-20 regular season with a 16-10-1 record, 12-3-1 in the SUNYAC, Oswego feel to Geneseo in the SUNYAC title game ending their season.

Patrick Callahan – Bowdoin College (NESCAC)

Patrick Callahan is a 20 year old from Skaneateles. Callahan has spent most of his career playing outside of Central New York. After his 2015-16 season with the Syracuse Stars 16U USPHL team he moved to Lake Placid and spent the next two season at The Northwood School. While at Northwood he recorded a total of 68 points in 148 games.

Callahan joined the Hawkesbury Hawks in the CCHL for the 2018-19 season. In 62 games with the Hawks he scored 14 goals and 11 assists. He re-joined the Hawks in 2019-20 after a brief 4 game stint with the New Jersey Junior Titans. In his second season with the Hawks he tied his point total of 25, but only played 51 games.

Bowdoin’s 12-12-1 (8-9-1 NESCAC) season ended in the NESCAC quarterfinals following a 5-1 loss to Hamilton College.

Tanner Coleman – Becker College (CHC)

The 20 year old from Oswego played last season with the Boston Jr. Rangers. He appeared in 34 games and ended the season with 4 points. Prior to the Jr. Rangers, Coleman played the 2018-19 season with the Oswego Stampede of the NA3HL. In 31 games with the Stampede Tanner recorded 18 points. Becker College finished their season with a 5-19-1 overall record. They were 2-15-1 in conference play.

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