Zach Aston-Reese – ‘94, forward for the AJHL’s NJ Rockets, has committed to Brown for 2012 or 2013. The Staten Island, NY native currently has 8 goals and 19 assists for a total of 27 points in 21 games this season. Aston-Reese stands at 6’0” tall and 165 pounds, which shows that he has much room to grow into an already strong frame.
“Coach Thornton has really helped me become a better offensive player, especially with all of the time after practice he spends with us. Playing with and against older players has also added to my overall game,” Aston-Reese said in regards to his time with the Rockets. “I’m really looking forward to getting an Ivy League education as well as playing hockey for Brown. When the Brown coaching staff offered me the spot, I took it right away.”
Can you blame him?
"Zach is in his second season with the junior program. The MET League rookie of the year last season, Zach has been one of the top young prospects in the AJHL this year,” said Rockets head coach, Bob Thornton. “He is a strong skating big center who plays in all situations for us. His dedication and discipline on and off the ice and in the classroom is the reason he has earned this opportunity. Playing in the ECAC and earning an Ivy League degree from a school like Brown is well deserved for Zach.”
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)