Friday, April 29, 2011

Pieri to Suit Up for Union College

Press Release

We are excited to announce that Midget Major goalie Dillion Pieri has accepted a spot on the Union College Hockey Team and will enroll as a student athlete starting this September. Union College had an opening when their starting goalie signed with the NJ Devils.

"There was an opportunity presented to me recently to be a part of the Union Hockey Program and I happily accepted" Pieri noted. "Being part of the program that the Union coaching staff has built is extremely rewarding and exciting. Its a great situation to be a part of such a quality program while being able to take advantage of a terrific education."

Dillion played split season for a few years prior to joining the Midget Major team this past season. He finished the season with a 13-12-6 record w/ a 3.10 gaa and a .907 save percentage. Goaltending was one of the highlights of the season and Dillion was a huge part of that. He won a few big games for the team and kept them in just about all of them.

Head Coach Joe Lovell had this to say, "Dil was great for us this season. He is a good goalie, smart kid and a very good person. We are excited for him. This is an exciting opportunity for him, he will have to work hard to earn everything he gets but he is open to the challenge. He worked hard to be in this position. Congrats!"

"The entire Advantage staff has been supportive of me trying to find a place where I can reach my dream of playing DI hockey and get a great education. They worked hard to put me in a position to succeed and expose me to all the colleges I asked them to play infront of. The strength of schedule we played was second to none and playing in the Tier I Elite Hockey League was phenomenal."

Pieri (Union) joins Pecararo (Maine), Cloonan (Maine), Nickerson (Dartmouth), McManus (Manhattaville), Brewer (Trinity), Mathieu (Suffolk), Colomey (St Anselm ) and Driscoll (Babson) to make their college choices this season with the Advantage's Tier I Elite Hockey League Midget program.

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