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Romano Commits to SUNY Cortland

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/16/2019, 9:00am EDT

RoughRiders Defenseman Set to Join Red Dragons this Fall

NORWALK, CT -- Giancarlo Romano, a defenseman for the Connecticut RoughRiders, has committed to SUNY Cortland for the fall of 2019. The '99 native of Briarcliff Manor, NY, recently finished his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), tallying 14 points from the blue line. 

"Giancarlo has a wide range of versatile talent on the ice," said RoughRiders associate head coach Steven Brown. "With good size, amazing agility and speed, combined with his game intelligence he was a major piece of the RoughRiders season in all game situations. He plays tough, blocks shots, and does the grimy work to get loose pucks. He will be an exciting player to watch next year in the SUNYAC."

Romano is the 2nd EHL player this season to commit to SUNY Cortland, joining Jake Ballagh of New Hampshire Avalanche. Romano and the Ballagh are 11th and 12th respective players in league history to commit to join the Red Dragons program.

Learn more about the Connecticut RoughRiders on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.

Conway Commits to St. Olaf College

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/10/2019, 9:00am EDT

RoughRiders Defenseman Set to Join Oles this Fall

NORWALK, CT -- Brendan Conway, a defenseman for the Connecticut RoughRiders, has committed to St. Olaf College for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Monroe, CT just finished his second season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and his first with the RoughRiders. Overall, Conway tallied 23 points in 84 career games in the EHL.

"Brendan is a mobile, two-way defenseman and a smooth skater," said RoughRiders head coach and general manager Eric Lind. "He has good decision-making in all three zones, and is not afraid to play physically. He makes hard, accurate passes, and he moves the puck well.”

After tallying six points throughout the entire 2017-18 campaign, Conway nearly tripled his production this season with three goals and 14 assists in 41 total games. Conway is the 10th player in league history to commit to St. Olaf, joining Tyler Uravage, an alumnus from last year's New Hampshire Avalanche championship team.

Learn more about the Connecticut RoughRiders on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.

EHL Announces Annual Awards

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 03/20/2019, 7:00pm EDT

Honorees Crowned at League-Wide Banquet

WARWICK, RI -- Earlier this evening the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) announced all of this year's honorees at the 1st Annual Banquet of Champions and Awards Show. Below you'll find a list of the All-Conference selections, to go along with the set of awards that the EHL gives away each year. Every award was voted on by the 18 head coaches in the EHL.

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