Springfield, Illinois – The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Jeremy Gabriele has announced his commitment to play collegiate hockey for Endicott College.
Gabriele, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, is finishing up his first season with the Jr. Blues but his third junior hockey season overall. In 53 games played this season Gabriele scored 3 goals and added 13 assists. He finished his junior career with 89 NAHL games played between the Bismarck Bobcats, Topeka Roadrunners/Pilots, and the Jr. Blues. He additionally played 38 games in the NCDC between the Boston Jr. Bruins and Syracuse Jr. Stars.
“We are proud of the work that Jeremy put in this season,” said Head Coach Tyler Rennette. “Endicott is getting a hard working player with lots of potential. We wish Jeremy the best of luck next season and beyond.”
Gabriele is the second player this season to commit to an NCAA collegiate program after goaltender Ryan Wilson committed to Army-West Point in November. Overall he is the 6th player to have played for the Jr. Blues this season with a college commitment, joining Caden Villegas (Union), Joe Sharib (Union), Hunter Longhi (Harvard), and Jonathan Panisa (UMass-Amherst).
Endicott College is based in Beverly, Massachusetts and is part of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). They are two-time CCC regular season champions and have also won two CCC tournaments.