Jersey Shore defenseman Berry makes college commitment
June 22, 2016
The Jersey Shore Wildcats of the NA3HL are proud to announce that defenseman Craig Berry has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey at Missouri State University.
Berry, 19, just completed his first season of playing for the NA3EHL Champion Wildcats this past season. In 39 regular season games, Berry (6’3/185) recorded 10 points.
The Cedar Hill, Missouri native knew he wanted to wear the maroon and white when he stepped onto campus for the first time his freshman year of high school. Berry will be working towards his Bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in Criminology while in Springfield.
“We are very proud of Craig`s development who came a long way since day one here with us this past season and with the combination of his hard work and our guidance we are glad to see it paid off paid off. Craig became a very solid defenseman and was a very important member during the playoffs including shutting down the opponent’s top line. We wish him the best at Missouri State and I am sure he will do very well,” said Wildcats head coach Eric Brule.
“On the ice Craig was great for us. He is great without the puck in our own zone. He is the first defenseman I put out there for the penalty kill. On top of this he is a big body who likes to play physical. He definitely does not shy away from the rough stuff. Possibly most importantly, he is a good honest player who has a high level of consistency. I know exactly what to expect from Craig day in and day out,” said Jersey Shore assistant coach Cole Bell.
Berry considers himself a puck mover who excels in the transition game as well as controlling the area around his crease.