St. Louis defenseman Boccardi gets call to the NAHL
November 5, 2019
The St. Louis Jr. Blues, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Joey Boccardi has been called up to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) to play for the Springfield Jr. Blues. The Jr. Blues play in the in the Midwest Division of the NAHL and Boccardi will be joining the club for their two-week trip to Alaska.
Now in his second season playing in the NA3HL with the Jr. Blues, the 6’0/175 lbs. native of St. Louis, Missouri, has made a big impact from the blue-line. In 14 games so far during the 2019-20 season, Boccardi has scored five goals and nine assists, with two of those goals coming on the power-play. He is also tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating with a +15.
“Joey’s really come into his own this season as a defenseman,” said Jr. Blues head coach Chris Flaugher. “He’s been playing with a lot of confidence and go-forward thus far, and this is a great opportunity to show that he’s a player who can succeed at that higher level.”
During the 2018-19 season, Boccardi recorded 23 points in 43 games played from the blueline. He was also selected to and played in the 2019 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team.
Boccardi becomes the second St. Louis player to make the drive up Interstate 55 to join the NAHL Jr. Blues, as forward Seamus Campbell was also promoted to Springfield as an affiliate player last weekend. In addition, forwards Evan Ross and Joey Solimando will be skating with the Janesville Jets this week, while goaltender Will Oliver skated with Springfield last week.