Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dineen Commits to Yale

Press Release sent to the World of Junior Hockey

NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Rockets are pleased to announce that U19 Elite defenseman Cam Dineen (’98 birth year/Toms River, NJ) has announced his commitment to Yale University (ECAC).

Dineen has played in 39 games this season, picking up 21 points (3G 18A) including one game-winning goal and only has two penalty minutes.

“Yale was the perfect fir for me, both academically and hockey-wise,” Dineen said. “The coaching staff is top notch and they really focus on developing their players.”

Dineen becomes the third Rocket to commit to Yale in the last two years following in the footsteps of Ryan Hitchcock (’96 birth year/Manhasset, NY/USANTDP) and Nolan Aibel (’97 birth year/Brookville, NY/Tri-City).

“Cam has really come a long way this year,” said New Jersey Rockets Head Coach and Director of Player Development Bob Thornton. “He is such a steady presence on our blue and is a solid contributor on offense. He’s among the top 98 defensemen in the entire country and will be an impact player for the Bulldogs.”

 (Nathan can be reached at

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