Johnstown forward Parrucci makes NCAA commitment
June 10, 2016
The Johnstown Tomahawks, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce the commitment of forward Anthony Parrucci to NCAA Division III Elmira College.
Located in Elmira N.Y., the Soaring Eagles compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
Parrucci, 21, provided a boost of offense down the stretch in 2015-16 by chipping in 10 goals and 13 assists in 59 games. He also earned four points (three goals, one assist) in 6 playoff games.
“We are proud of what Anthony accomplished this season for the Tomahawks and his selection of a great school like Elmira,” head coach Mike Letizia said. “He provided our team with invaluable veteran leadership throughout the whole season and was a great teammate.”
“I know that Elmira is getting not only a quality hockey player but a quality person.”
In 2014-15, the Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, native suited up for the now-defunct Michigan Warriors. During that span, he scored two goals and three assists.
Parrucci (6’1/201) is also an alumni of the NAPHL, having played in the league during the entire 2012-13 season for the Esmark Stars 18U team (the Pittsburgh Viper Stars). In 21 NAPHL games, Parrucci recorded 10 points.
With Parrucci's commitment, the total number of college commitments from the Tomahawks elevated to 17 players, which is a team record.