WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA -- Emerson Emery, a forward for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, has committed to Albertus Magnus College for the fall of 2019. The '98 from Boonton, NJ is in his second season with the Knights, and to date, he's tallied 35 points in 71 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).
"It's something I’ve wanted for a long time, but wasn’t sure if it would become a reality,” said Emery when asked about his decision. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity where not only do I get to further my education, but also get to do what I love. I am grateful for everyone that has helped me along the way to reaching this goal.”
When Emery arrives on campus next fall, he'll enjoy the comfort of already knowing one of his teammates. Thomas Walker, a goaltender for the Knights, decided on Albertus Magnus back in September. Emery is excited about going to school with his teammate, and they are each looking forward to helping the Falcons lay the foundation for their new program.
“Once Albertus was interested we talked about how it would be a cool situation to go together,” said Emery. “To bring a sense of existing camaraderie to the locker room will be key to early success. It will definitely bring some good conversations between former EHL players about the days playing against each other. It just shows the validity of the EHL in that it gets so many college commitments.”
The EHL is closing in on 900 NCAA Commitments since the league was formed back in 2013, and that includes nine players to date, who will be joining Albertus Magnus next fall.
Learn more about the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.