Johnstown defenseman Oliphant makes NCAA DI commitment
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Mack Oliphant has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the College of the Holy Cross in Atlantic Hockey.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Holy Cross hockey program,” said Oliphant about his commitment. “I hope to make a big impact and help the team win an Atlantic championship. I can’t wait to get to Worcester next season and be a Crusader.”
Oliphant, 18, has made an immediate impact during his rookie season, putting up seven assists in his first 13 games with the Tomahawks so far this season. The 6’3/185 lbs. native of Northbrook, Illinois will be joining Tomahawks alumni, John Gelatt in Worcester, Massachusetts as they suit up together for the Crusaders.
“Mack has been a great addition to our team, and his play has firmly warranted all of the Division I interest he has received ultimately leading him to Holy Cross,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia. “He certainly has the ability to be an impact player at the next level and I think Holy Cross can help fit both his hockey and academic desires. I am really proud of Mack on his commitment and look forward to more great things to come from him the rest of this season.”