Saturday, May 23, 2009

Witt heads to Northeastern

Press Release

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced today that goaltender Clay Witt has committed to play collegiate hockey at Northeastern University.

The Tampa, FL native went 8-6-1 with a 2.99 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 18 games in his first season with the Herd. He went 1-1 with a 2.49 GAA and a .935 save percentage in three appearances in the playoffs.

Witt spent the 2007-08 season with the Boston Jr. Bruins where he posted a 44-5-3 record with a 1.92 GAA and a .920 save percentage.

Northeastern University is located in Boston, MA and are members of the Hockey East Conference. The Huskies are coming off one of the best seasons in school history, going 25-12-4 and advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1994.

Former Stampede forward Joe Vitale was captain of last year's squad. Robbie Vrolyk, who played with Witt this past season in Sioux Falls, will attend Northeastern this fall.

The USHL celebrated its 30th season of junior hockey in 2008-09. With over 170 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 16 NHL Draft picks that played in the league this season, the USHL is the nation's foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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