Oswego forward Gallo makes college commitment
March 25, 2019
The Oswego Stampede of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Joey Gallo has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey for Kent State University in 2019-20.
Gallo, 20, recorded 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) for the Stampede during the 2018-19 regular season. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Parma, Ohio, also had a goal and two assists in five Fraser Cup Playoff games this season.
In his second season with the Stampede, Gallo proved himself to be both a physical presence as well as a scoring threat that helped power the team to a trip to the Division Finals.
“Joey is a great kid that works hard and has a very high compete level that will help him succeed at the college level of play,” said Stampede Head Coach Mike Beavis.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to bring in a player like Joey. He has a skill set that will fit in right away with how we play the game and I believe with hard work on and off the ice Joey will find himself in a big role for us. We are losing some scoring going into next year and we are looking for players to fill those big roles. Joey is a player that has established himself as some that can create offense at the junior level and we anticipate the same for Kent State,” said Kent State Head Coach Zack Nowak.
Over the next few weeks the Stampede will be announcing several more college commitments as players secure their offers. To date this season the Stampede has had three NCAA commitments and three ACHA commitments.
“It’s definitely been a great first season for me as a coach, with most of all our guys committed or having school opportunities. It’s a great feeling to know that we are doing our part to promote and help our players as we set out to do each year. We would have liked to have gone deeper into the playoffs but our staff measures success in helping our players as well as others in the league when we can. That is the focus and we will continue to do so next season,” said Stampede Coach Travis Hyde.