The Northern Cyclones are proud to announce that Dalton Carter has committed to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell effective immeditaely. Carter, a 1993-born player from Sylvania, Ohio, will be leaving the Cyclones immediately and enrolling at UML where he will be joining his Riverhawk teammates.
UMass-Lowell is currently ranked No. 8 nationally in NCAA Division I (15-6-2) No. 5 in Hockey East (5-3-1). The Riverhawks are coming off the best season in school history in 2012-13 in which they won the Hockey East regular season and tournament championships and made it all the way to the NCAA Frozen Four.
Carter is a tri-captain for the Cyclones this season and has been a leader on and off the ice for Coach Flanagan’s squad. Dalton currently has a stat line of 4-21-25 in only 27 games this season. “I can’t put it into words what it means to be a Riverhawk," said Carter. "This has been a dream of mine since I was little to play for a top 10 Division I program and it is now coming true. It has been an honor to play for Coach Bill (Flanagan) the last two seasons and I can’t wait to get on the ice with Coach Bazin and be able to help the team anyway possible.”
When asked about Dalton’s commitment Flanagan had this to say, “We are very excited that Coach Bazin has chosen Dalton Carter to become a Riverhawk. Dalton exemplifies what a Cyclone player is. His perseverance, hard work and beliefs have made this possible. Dalton came to us looking for improvement, and an opportunity to play at the next level, and he has greatly achieved both. It is bitter sweet for our team because we are having such a great season, but ultimately it is our goal to move players to great college programs like UMass-Lowell.”
Congratulations to Dalton and his family on this great accomplishment and we wish them the best of luck in the future.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)