Johnstown defenseman Lewandowski makes NCAA DI commitment
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Caden Lewandowski has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA starting in the 2021-22 season.
“Finally committing to play college hockey has been a dream of mine for a while,” said Lewandowski. “I am very excited to take the next step in my hockey career and play at RMU. I am so thankful for my family, friends, coaches and teammates who have helped me get to where I am today.”
Lewandowski, 20, has two goals and seven assists in 14 games so far for the Hawks this season. The 6’3/195 lbs. native of Port Huron, Michigan, made his NAHL debut during the 2018-19 season with the WBS Knights.
“Caden has been outstanding for us on and off the ice since his first day in Johnstown,” said head coach Mike Letizia about the standout defenseman. “He has played in every key situation for us all season long and has excelled in every one of them. He undoubtedly has earned and deserves the opportunity to advance his career at the Division I level. I am extremely proud of him and fully expect him to have an impact for Coach Schooley and the RMU hockey program when he arrives.”
During the 2019-20 season, he made appearances in 35 games with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms.
The Tomahawks and Colonials have a solid relationship, with many former Hawks going on to play for the Division I school. The Pittsburgh area school made an appearance in Johnstown last season as part of the inaugural College Hockey Classic against Ontario Tech, in which three former Tomahawks suited up.