Lone Star forward Trazzera makes NCAA commitment
May 3, 2019
The Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Frankie Trazzera has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Trine University.
Trazzera has been a Brahmas since the first sheet of ice was installed at the NYTEX Sports Centre in 2007 and began playing youth hockey on the Squirt Jr. Brahmas at age nine. Eight years later it was time for Frankie to move up to junior hockey starting with the Atlanta Capitals before working his way home and finishing the season with the Lone Star Brahmas.
From youth through junior hockey, Frankie has played over 650 games in black and purple. The team captain closes the book on his Lone Star Brahmas career as the all-time leader in career games played with 180.
In his final season, Trazzera recorded 28 points on 8 goals and 20 assists and was also selected to and played in the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the South Division team, recording two points in two games. However, even before this season, he had already caught the eye of Trine Thunder head coach, Alex Todd.
“I first noticed Frankie playing two years ago in a lopsided win for the Brahmas,” Todd said. “Late in the third period he was still working so hard, he was really driving the other team crazy. I loved it. I know that Frankie will stay consistent and only get better over his four years of NCAA Hockey.”
Now that the season is over, Frankie is counting down the days until he steps on campus and prepares to make the ice at Thunder Ice Arena his new home.
“I’ve been sold on Trine ever since I met coach Todd and formed a great relationship with him and his staff,” Frankie said. “I can’t wait to put that sweater on with a big blue “T” on the front which of course will always also represent Tracking, blue line to blue.”
Frankie will begin school at Trine University in the fall of 2019 pursuing a degree in Sports & Business Management.