Rochester, NY- Dylan Shapiro will take his talent from Rochester to UMass-Lowell next season to compete in the prestigious Hockey East Conference. The Penfield, NY, native has played his entire junior hockey career in the Maksymum Hockey Junior Program, skating with the Maksymum Junior Hockey Club in the Empire Junior Hockey League the past two seasons.
“Dylan did it the right way,” said coach Tony Maksymiu. “He was never in a big hurry to leave town or to advance past his talent level.” Instead he stayed home, took lessons at Maksymum Hockey from the age of 12, trained at Athletic Republic of Rochester and played junior hockey right at home.
“He put in all of the time and hard work. He believed in himself. And now has taken a huge step in his hockey career. I am very proud of his accomplishments.”
Shapiro is very excited about the opportunity to play in Hockey East for the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. “I am very thankful for the opportunity that coach Bazin is giving to me. It is a dream come true. I am also very thankful to the Rochester Stars junior team and the Maksymum Hockey family for helping me develop throughout the years. There is nowhere else I would rather have been.”
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)