TEWKSBURY, MA -- Nick Grinvalds, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Elmira College for the Fall of 2018. Grinvalds is in his second season in the EHL, and to date, has tallied 36 points in 81 career games with the Rangers.
"We are very proud of Nick on his commitment to Elmira," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "Nick has grown by leaps and bounds since joining us last year, both on the ice, but more importantly off the ice. Elmira is getting a great character person and player. We wish him the best!"
Grinvalds has turned himself into a solid offensive and defensive defenseman, and this season was a part of the EHL All-Star Team that took on the UMass Boston Beacons back in October. On that team with Grinvalds was Matthew Stewart from the Total Athletics Seahawks, and the pair of 97s will be reunited as teammates again this Fall at Elmira. Grinvalds, the native of New Jersey, took some time to reflect on his decision and look ahead to the next step in his journey.
"I am very excited to be playing at Elmira College next season," said Grinvalds. "I'd like to thank Coach DeCaprio and Coach Blair for helping me become a better player and person. Coming to the Jr. Rangers has completely brought me out of my shell as a player. I am at the level I am now because of this organization. I've really enjoyed my time here and I am looking forward to my collegiate career."
Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.