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St. Lawrence gets commitment from Bandits' Raley

May 19, 2010

The St. Louis Bandits have announced that defenseman Patrick Raley has committed to St. Lawrence University (ECAC) for the coming fall.

He’s the 15th player who competed in January’s NAHL Top Prospects Tournament to commit to a Division I school after the event.

“We’re extremely proud of Patrick for his accomplishments,” said Bandits assistant coach Rocky Russo.  “St. Lawrence is an excellent school and he’ll not only be able to continue his hockey career, but also receive a fantastic education.”

Raley, a 20-year-old from Inverness, Ill., totaled three goals for 26 points in 33 regular-season games with the Bandits.  He was also a plus-21.

In the postseason, Raley, who joined St. Louis in December, notched a goal and four assists in 13 contests.

“Patrick was a great addition to our program this season and should be a great fit at St. Lawrence,” Russo added.  “We wish him all the best.”

The other Top Prospects players who have committed to Division I schools since the event are: Alexandria Blizzard goaltender Chris Kamal (University of Alaska-Anchorage); Alaska Avalanche defenseman Jake Parenteau (University of Minnesota); Bismarck Bobcats forwards Ben Danford (Canisius College) and Casey Kleisinger (Air Force Academy) and goaltender Ryan Faragher (Dartmouth College); Coulee Region Chill forward Ryan Bohrer; Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Justin Kirchhevel (Alaska-Anchorage) and defenseman Josh Nelson (Minnesota State-Mankato); Janesville Jets forward Rui Encarnacao (University of Connecticut); Owatonna Express forward Cory Thorson (St. Cloud Sate University) and defenseman Jake Sloat (Bowling Green State University); Topeka RoadRunners forward Erik Higby (Northern Michigan University); Traverse City North Stars forward Nick Shkreli (Lake Superior State University); and Wenatchee Wild forward Shawn Pauly (Air Force).

View the complete NAHL College List here. 

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