Thursday, November 21, 2013

Leahy to Providence

Press Release

 Hauppauge, N.Y.—The P.A.L. Jr. Islanders general manager Ron Kinnear and head coach Ed Galiani are proud to announce the commitment of goaltender Brendan Leahy to Providence College.

The Massachusetts native joined the Jr. Islanders for their inaugural season in the United States Premier Hockey League. The USPHL is focused on development and Leahy’s success is a testament to the quality of the league, the P.A.L. Organization and his skill.

The 6-foot-2, 210 lbs. goaltender joined the Jr. Islanders after being released from the USHL. He helped the team rebound from a disappointing 1-8 start, pulling the team within two points of contention.

“We strive to move players onto the next level and help them fulfill their dreams of playing collegiate hockey,” said head coach Galiani. “It’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Brendan. He’s been an asset to our team and it’s difficult to lose your top goalie mid season. However we wish him much success with Providence.”

Leahy will join the Friars beginning in December. This marks the third NCAA division I commitment from the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders this season. Fellow teammates Brandon Fusaro (Army) and Tommaso Bucci (Mercyhurst) had previously committed.

The entire P.A.L. organization congratulates Brendan Leahy on his division I commitment to Providence College in the Hockey East.

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