Amarillo forward White makes NCAA D1 commitment
June 8, 2020
The Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Aaron White has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Long Island University.
White, 20, made the most of his lone season in the NAHL in 2019-20. The 5’10/175 lbs. native of Toledo, Ohio, played in 48 games this past season and recorded 30 points (9 goals, 21 assists).
“I’m truly blessed to be going to Long Island University next fall to continue my hockey and academic career,” said White. “From the start they have placed confidence in me and I can’t thank Coach Riley enough for that. I’d also love to thank Coach Russo for giving me a great opportunity all year and helping me throughout this process. My parents and siblings have stood by me through my whole career this far and they are who I owe my success to! Thank you to any past teammates and coaches who have pushed me along the way. Go, Sharks!”
“We are thrilled for Aaron and his family on his commitment to Long Island University,” said Amarillo Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo. “The opportunity to join a new program and be a part of building their culture from the ground up is a perfect fit for him. Aaron is a great player who will help Coach Riley and the LIU hockey program succeed right away. More importantly, Aaron is a young man of extremely high character and integrity that will be a tremendous addition to the academic community at LIU.”
“Aaron was such an important part of our success this season. As a junior hockey veteran he brought a level of professionalism and leadership to a young team that was invaluable able for our group. He was a key contributor in all situations, playing on our power play, killing penalties, and playing a Top 6, 5 on 5 role. His character and maturity were extremely valuable to us,” continued Russo.
White’s best stretch of the season came back on December 6-7 when the Bulls posted a road sweep in Odessa. White had three goals and three assists for six points during the two wins.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, White had stops in the USHL with Omaha and Madison. He played youth hockey in Michigan for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies, Victory Honda and Compuware.