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Webster Commits to UMass Dartmouth

By EHL, 04/23/24, 9:00AM EDT


Rhode Island Two-Year Defenseman Set to Join Corsairs this Fall

WARWICK, RI -- Noah Webster, a defenseman for H.C. Rhode Island (HCRI), has committed to UMass Dartmouth (UMD) for the fall of 2024.

The '03 native of Canada recently finished his second and final season with HCRI, and over the course of 89 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Webster tallied 52 total points to his credit on 17 goals and 35 assists.

"It has been a pleasure to coach Noah these past two seasons," said HCRI head coach James Mello. "He is a unique combination of that just epitomizes what it is to be a hockey player. He has hockey sense, vision, jam, compete and extreme caring for the logo on the front of his chest and teammates. Coach Noack and the Corsairs are getting a guy that will do all he can every day to be successful and his refuse-to-lose mentality will be contagious."

When Webster arrives on the UMD campus this fall he will join a pair of teammates from the Boston Jr. Rangers in Tommy Madden and Spencer Sykes, as well as a pair of teammates from the New Hampshire Avalanche in Sam Boos and Brennan Pecararo.

"I am very excited to further my athletic and academic career at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth," said Webster. "UMD is a great fit for me and I am beyond happy to spend my next chapter there. I would first like to thank the staff and my teammates at Hockey Club Rhode Island, starting with our GM Toby O’Brien, our coaches James Mello, Nick Delgallo, Janine Weber, and our Equipment Manager Greg Pickens. They have made me a better human over the last two years and taken my hockey to the level it needed to get where I am today. I would also like to thank my family away from home, the Crance family, as they have supported me in Rhode Island for two years and I cannot thank them enough. Lastly, I would like to thank my parents and brother and sister for the continued support, I would never be where I am today without you."

The pride and gratitude for Webster is felt throughout the HCRI program, including with O'Brien.

"Noah is a throwback, a true Maritimer through and through," said O'Brien. "Words can’t describe how he has helped lay the building blocks for the future success of HC Rhode Island and the creation of our 'hockey family'. Competitor, teammate, winner, athlete, worker, friend, difference maker, warrior - I could go on! Thank you Noah for all you have given us, a team could never ask for more. Congrats to the entire Webster family, they have completely supported Noah, but let him walk his own path always!"

Check out the full 2023-24 NCAA commitment list.