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Foley Commits To Franklin Pierce

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/11/2019, 9:00am EDT

Lumberjacks Forward Set to Join Ravens this Fall

BURLINGTON, VT -- Conor Foley, a forward for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Franklin Pierce University for the fall of 2019. In his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the ’98 native from Nahant, MA racked up 15 goals and 19 assists for a total of 34 points in just 29 games with the Lumberjacks. 

“Conor Foley came to our team halfway through the season, and made a major impact on our team,” said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. “He averaged over a point per game and extended our team’s depth. He is a great kid and instantly became a leader. He has overcome so much as a hockey player already and has used his obstacles to drive him forward. I'm very blessed to have him join our team when he did. This accomplishment goes further than anyone can truly describe. I am extremely proud.”

As Mosso mentioned, Foley made an immediate impact to the Lumberjacks roster, after joining them halfway through the season, and Foley is very grateful to have received the opportunity. 

“Playing for the Lumberjacks and Coach Mosso gave me every opportunity I needed to help me get back into the game of hockey.” said Foley. “I truly believe without Coach Mosso and my Lumberjack teammates I would not be playing college hockey next year. He filled all the holes in my game and made me into a complete player.”

Foley is the 3rd player in Lumberjacks' history to commit to join the Ravens, and the first to do so since the 2013-14 season. Overall, the veteran forward is the 26th player in league history to choose Franklin Pierce.

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

Philippon Commits to Assumption College

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/05/2019, 12:00pm EDT

Lumberjacks Forward Set to Join Hounds this Fall

BURLINGTON, VT -- Colin Philippon, a forward for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Assumption College for the fall of 2019. Philippon played two full seasons of junior hockey, coming to the Lumberjacks this past year. In his only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the ’99 native of Salem, NH collected 16 goals and 21 assists for a total of 37 points. 

“Colin Philippon came to the Vermont Lumberjacks with a chip on his shoulder,” said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. “During the middle of the summer, Colin was cut from another EHL team. He was determined to give everything he had, to push himself as a player. Colin started as a bottom forward, and by the end of the year finished at the top. Coaching Colin was gratifying, as you could see him getting better and better every single day. His hard work paid off, as he received a near full scholarship to Assumption College. I know he will be a great asset to their school as well as their hockey program.”

As Mosso mentioned, Philippon became one of the Lumberjacks' top forwards by the end of the season, as he started to create more scoring chances for his team.

“Coming into this season, I did not know a single player on the team and had only met Coach Mosso once,” said Phililppon. “However, it only took a few weeks for me to realize that we had all become a family. This season, Coach Mosso has taught me how to become more of an offensive threat, which has greatly helped me achieve my goal of committing to play college hockey."

While the Lumberjacks season ended soon than they had hoped, Philippon and his teammates still have plenty to be proud of with what they accomplished this year.

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

Robitaille Commits to Manhattanville

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 03/28/2019, 9:00am EDT

Lumberjacks Forward Set to Join Teammate this Fall

BURLINGTON, VT -- Glynn Robitaille, a forward for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Manhattanville College for the fall of 2019. Robitaille just finished his second season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and his first full year with the Vermont Lumberjacks. In total, the '98 forward ends his junior career with 77 points in 74 career games in the EHL.

"I have truly appreciated my time coaching Glynn," said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. "He has been completely driven trying to better himself for the team. He is hungry to learn and be the best teammate he can be. Getting an offer from a prestigious program like Manhattanville is a perfect reward for his efforts. He is a guy that I can not easily replace and will be missed heavily, but I know he will be a great asset to his college team."

When Robitaille arrives on campus this fall, he will not be the only Lumberjack player joining the Valiants. Mason Emoff made his commitment to Manhattanville back in early February, and the teammates are part of a four-player class that the EHL is sending to the Valiants next season.

"I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to Manhattanville College," said Robitaille. "After Coach Mosso connected me with the coaches at Manhattanville, I knew right away that it was a place I wanted to be. Coach Mosso has done an unbelievable job of guiding me through the entire college process, while also helping me to grow as a hockey player. Along with Coach Mosso I’d like to thank Coach Lowry, the Rosales’, and especially my teammates. Most importantly I have to thank my parents for supporting me and giving me everything I need to achieve my dream of playing college hockey.”

While the Lumberjacks season ended soon than they had hoped, Robitaille and his teammates still have plenty to be proud of with what they accomplished this year. The 2018-19 campaign will go in the books as the best season in franchise history for Vermont.

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


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