Johnstown forward Gallagher makes NCAA D1 commitment
October 31, 2019
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Carson Gallagher has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Sacred Heart University, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Gallagher has become the 6th active Tomahawk to make an NCAA Division 1 commitment.
Through the young season, the 6’0/174 lbs. native of Courtice, Ontario has made a significant impact both on and off the ice. A locker room leader, Gallagher was named an Assistant Captain in late September. He quickly endeared himself to fans and became a staple in the high-powered Tomahawks offense.
To date, Gallagher, 20, has 17 points from 10 goals and 7 assists, giving him a 1.00 points per game average. He is the current team leader in goals scored, which ranks him 3rd among NAHL skaters. Two of his goals have been game winners, coming on the road against the Maine Nordiques and Maryland Black Bears.
“When Carson chose to come to Johnstown, we knew he had the opportunity to contribute to our team offensively, but he has done that and so much more. His work ethic, energy, and leadership have been contagious. He has had an infectious positive impact on our team on and off the ice,” said Mike Letizia, Head Coach of the Johnstown Tomahawks.
“After a very strong start to the season, it made sense that he was a coveted Division I prospect, and I am very proud of him on his commitment to Sacred Heart University. He is fully deserving of the opportunity, and I couldn’t be happier for him. I look forward to seeing how his game continues to grow for us, and we will surely be counting on him to continue to be a big part of our team moving forward,” continued Letizia.
The Sacred Heart Pioneers are a Division I program playing in Atlantic Hockey. The Pioneers began playing in Atlantic Hockey during the 2003-04 season, and reached the conference’s championship game in 2004 and 2010. Sacred Heart is coached by C.J. Marottola, who was previously named 2010 Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year during his first season with the program.