Syracuse defenseman Rowe makes college commitment
June 6, 2016
The Syracuse Stampede, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Raymond ‘Manny’ Rowe has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey for the University of Arizona.
Rowe, 20, just completed his final season of junior hockey in the NA3EHL as the captain of the Syracuse Stampede in the NA3HL, where he posted 7 goals and 22 assists as a defenseman during the 2015-16 season.
He was also named to the 2015-16 All-NA3EHL 2nd Team.
"I grew up hearing about my coach, Jeremy Goltzy, playing at Arizona and I knew that's where I wanted to play college hockey," said Rowe. "I couldn't think of a better way to spend four years playing hockey in the sun. I'm happy to be apart of the uprising of the wildcat hockey."
"As a coach in junior hockey for almost 30 years, I try to get players to realize that relationships, sportsmanship and the bond of hockey players is very special. I preach discipline and composure on a daily basis. My players see me interact with other teams players and know that I try and help them as well as my own when possible. Manny Rowe is a player that shares these values, I see that each and every day. Manny has a work ethic that I have not seen in a long time and is a natural leader that will for certain become something special in his lifetime. (Possibly a very successful coach in the years to come),” stated Syracuse head coach Mike Beavis.
“We are very excited to add player of Manny’s character to our locker room,” said Coach Chad Berman. “Our mission is to continue building upon the championship culture we want to establish in our program. Our intent with this recruiting class was to add speed and depth to our roster, both of which he provides. Manny is a kid we can use up front or on the back end and will make us a faster transition team. He came highly recommended by Goltzy and was a ‘no brainer’ as far as a kid who would come in here with a wining attitude.”