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Johnstown defenseman Lunn makes NCAA DI commitment

October 18, 2022

The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Gabriel Lunn has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Robert Morris University in Atlantic Hockey. The Colonials men’s and women’s program will resume play in the 2023-24 season, following their two-year hiatus.

“We are extremely excited to congratulate Gabe on his commitment to Robert Morris,” said Tomahawks Head Coach Mike Letizia. “He has shown himself to be an elite two-way defenseman this season. He is someone that really trusted our organization as a place that could help advance him to the next level, and he delivered on his end of the bargain.”

Lunn, a 6’0/190 lbs. native of Lockport, New York, has appeared in all nine games for Johnstown so far this season and has three assists to start the season. Prior to playing in Johnstown, Lunn, 19, played youth hockey for the Nichols School and Buffalo Jr. Sabres.

“When he skated with us last season for a few practices it was evident he was a great potential player for us and utilizing the NAHL Tender process allowed us to secure his playing rights for 2022-23,” also added Letizia. “He felt a switch to our league was going to be great for his development as well as his advancement to NCAA Division I hockey, and barely a month into the season he was rewarded.”

Prior to the 2021-22 season, Robert Morris University announced that the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs would be discontinued at the school. After the two-year fight, the program is set to make its return to the ice next season.

Letizia exclaimed his excitement for the return of the program, saying, “we are all anxiously awaiting RMU’s return to college hockey and look forward to Coach Schooley having another Tomahawk-turned-Colonial. For Gabe it’s an exciting opportunity to be on the ground level so to speak of the rebirth of their program. We couldn’t be happier for him and his family on his great news.”

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

 
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