MEDFORD, MA -- Dating back to the formation of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) in 2013, a total of 8 players have made their commitments to Tufts University while playing in the #Eshow. The Tufts Jumbos play out of the highly-respected NESCAC, which has earned praise for both their academic and athletic success. This Fall, another EHL alum will be joining the Tufts roster, as Peter Hatton (Philadelphia Little Flyers) begins his collegiate hockey career.
"I have found the EHL to produce players who are ready to contribute to our program immediately," said Tufts head coach Pat Norton. "They have been well-coached within their organizations and have been prepared to play in the NESCAC. All the league Showcases are well-run and I have found the coaches in the EHL to be extremely helpful in the recruiting process of their players.”
In two seasons with the Little Flyers, Hatton tallied 103 points in 105 total games, joining a handful of players to reach the 100-point career plateau while playing in the EHL. The native of Texas, can't wait to get to Massachusetts this Fall, and hopes his scoring touch gets even better at the Division III level.
“I am honored to be able to attend such a prestigious University with a great hockey program. I know this would not have been possible without a lot of help along the way. First, I would like to thank my family for their support over the years and always believing in me. I would also like to thank the Leuthold's for inviting me to stay with them and making my two years of juniors such a memorable experience. Thank you to all of my friends and teammates over the years for their continued support and for pushing me to be a better player. Thank you to the Giacobbo family and the entire Little Flyers organization for providing us with the means to succeed. I would also like to thank all of the coaches I have had throughout my career, especially Coach Russo, Coach Lewis, and Coach Catron for believing in me and helping me develop into the player I am today. Lastly I would like to thank Coach Norton, for giving me this opportunity to play at the next level. Tufts is a great University and I can't wait to join the Jumbos next year,” said Hatton.
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