Maine forward Pitts makes NCAA commitment
The Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Kevin Pitts has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Utica College.
Pitts, 20, made the most of his first and only NAHL season, finishing 4th in team scoring with 39 points in 51 games played this past season.
The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Point-Claire, Quebec, well-balanced scoring was shown all season long as he had nine multi-point games in his first and only year in the NAHL. He was also one of the assistant captains during the 2019-20 season.
"Kevin was an amazing leader and impact person for the Maine Nordiques in our inaugural season. He showed up ready to work, day in and day out, he held himself and others accountable, and his compete level was second to none. We have tremendous respect for the Pioneer Program at Utica College, it’s a fantastic place to play collegiate hockey, in a great league, and we certainly believe they have added a terrific young man. We wish Kevin the very best and look forward to celebrating his future success with him as he will always be a part of the Nordiques family,” said Nordiques head coach Nolan Howe.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Pitts spent two seasons playing prep school hockey at the Holderness School.
Associate head coach Matt Pinchevsky said, “Recruiting a young man like Kevin Pitts was such a pleasure. He benefited our community and hockey club in so many ways. Pittsy will have a positive impact at the next level, for sure. Kevin’s next level will be a big step up for him and a great chance to shine on the NCAA stage.”