HOOKSETT, NH -- Jarrett Slear, a forward for the New Hampshire Avalanche, has committed to Plymouth State for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season with the Avalanche, and has tallied 37 points in 29 total games so far this year.
"Jarrett has done a great job, and he has been with me for two season now. I have watched him develop into a very good player," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "His hockey awareness is very good and it will translate even better at the college level. I am very proud of Slearsy and his success both with the Jr. Avs and for his newest opportunity he has received at Plymouth State. He had a lot of options, but he chose to be a Panther and I look forward to being able to follow his college hockey career right here in New Hampshire."
Slear's commitment to join the Panthers makes it the 5th season in a row that an EHL player has decided on Plymouth State. Heading into the 2017-18 season, a total of 18 EHL players had committed to Plymouth State since the league was formed in 2013. This was one of many factors that played a part in Slear's decision, and he took some time to reflect on the journey to date.
"After talking to my family and my coaches with the Avs I am very proud to have chosen Plymouth State to continue my athletic and academic career," said Slear. "Choosing to come to a first year team and staying with Coach Cerrella was the best choice I made for my college hockey future. Coming to the Avalanche and helping get junior program started has been a real privilege; it's nice having all the resources here to prepare for college hockey. A state of the art locker room, a great work out facility, a top coaching staff, and unlimited ice time. Having that at my finger tips has been great for my development. Thank you to Chris Cerrella, Mario Martiniello and Justin Soryal for helping get me to the next level both on and off the ice. Thank you to my teammates, this is one of the best teams I have been a part of not only on the ice, but in the locker room. A special thanks to my family, as without you I would have never achieved my dream of playing college hockey. I am very excited to be a part of the Plymouth State community."
Learn more about the New Hampshire Avalanche on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.