Northeast forward Cohen makes NCAA DI commitment
August 2, 2019
The Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Alex Cohen has committed to play NCAA Division I Hockey for Union College in the ECAC. Cohen joined the Generals after being selected in the 2016 NAHL Draft as he was selected in the 8th round. He has been a mainstay in the Generals line-up ever since.
Cohen, 21, who played for Lovell Hockey growing up, made a lasting impact in his three seasons with the Generals. He improved greatly each year (going from 8, 17 to 31 points) and was named Assistant Captain for the 2018-19 season. He represented the Generals in the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Showcase adding an assist in two games. During the 2018-19 campaign, the 5’11/192 lbs. native of Newton, Massachusetts recorded 31 points in 52 games played.
His excellent play is reflected in the Generals record books where he has the following accomplishments:
1st in Games played with 157
T-1st in Short Handed Goals with 4
6th in Scoring with 29g, 27a, 56pts
4th in Goals with 29
Cohen played a complete 200 foot game every night and was a top penalty killer, led the team in faceoff percentage (64% career) and was incredibly hard to play against often matching up against opposing teams top lines. In 157 career NAHL games, he recorded 56 career points.
“I can’t say enough great things about Alex. Just an honest 200-foot hockey player. Not a lot of holes in his game. He can skate, he can shoot and he can find the open man. Came to the rink everyday ready to work and it showed in how much he improved over the past three seasons. His ability to play in all situations will be hard to replace next year. He put himself in a great recruiting spot and we are very proud of his choosing Union College. He worked extremely hard to reach the Division 1 level and we are really proud and excited for him. He’s a special kid that I will miss,” said Generals GM Bryan Erikson.
“Alex was awesome to Coach. He worked his tail off everyday and was great kid in the lockerroom and just an oustanding teammate. He was that player that we trusted in all situations from key face-offs to penalty kills to shutting down other teams top scorers, and what was amazing is he was still getting better at the end of the year. Union is getting a great person and player. Excited to follow Alex’s career,” said Head Coach Joe Lovell.