Wayne, NJ - The Jersey Hitmen Premier team is proud to announce that two year veteran forward, Danny Lopez, has accepted an offer to attend Holy Cross next fall. The 6’3 207lb, Lopez, will add size, deft hands and a tremendous scoring touch to the Crusaders.
In 37 USPHL games this season, Lopez, has racked up an 18-15-33 scoring line which includes 8 power play goals. A native of Barrington Hills, IL, Lopez was a big part of the Bradley (UVM commit and EJHL 2013-14 Offensive Player of the Year), Black (Colgate commit and EJHL 2013-14 MVP) and Lopez (21 goals as a rookie) line which lead the Hitmen to a 2013-14 Dineen Cup Championship.
“I am ecstatic for Danny and his family,” commented head coach Toby Harris. “Danny embodies what the Jersey Hitmen is all about. Working through adversity over the past 12 months, Lopez persevered and attained his dream of playing division one hockey at one of the top academic institutes in the northeast.” Harris continued, “Danny did an amazing job this summer changing his body. He put on 18lbs of muscle and in doing so transformed himself into one of the top power forwards in the USPHL. On top of that, he gained confidence, became a more consistent scoring threat and has continued to improve in all facets of the game. I know that coach Pearl and the Holy Cross Crusaders are getting a good one in Lopez.”
Lopez will join Hitmen alumni, Michael Barrett, who is currently a freshman at Holy Cross.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)