Johnstown goaltender Hotte makes NCAA DI commitment
June 30, 2017
The Johnstown Tomahawks, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that goaltender Drew Hotte has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Boston University beginning Fall 2017.
A native of Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, Hotte, 20, was a steady hand in between the pipes in 2016-17, setting a team record for wins in a season by amassing a mark of 24-12-1.
He also added a solid save percentage of .913 and a goals against average of 2.43.
Hotte (6’1/185) was the team's first pick in the 2016 NAHL Draft.
"I am so proud of Drew for his commitment to Boston University," head coach Mike Letizia said. “This is another great benefit and result of playing in the NAHL’s East Division. Boston University was able to see Drew play on multiple occasions and the exposure our players are receiving on a consistent basis is affirmation that the NAHL product is second to none.”
Letiza continued… "Drew is a fantastic young man and he undoubtedly deserves the opportunity at a prestigious program like BU. He was a rock for us all season long with exceptional play and high character in our dressing room. Additionally, he received a large amount of interest from multiple programs all season long and found the fit he was looking for on and off the ice with the Terriers. I am happy for Drew and his family on this outstanding achievement."
The Terriers are a perennial college hockey power with countless alumni being NHL stars such as Buffalo forward Jack Eichel, Penguins forward Nick Bonino and Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.
Boston University is a member of the Hockey East Conference.