Tomahawks goalie commits to Boston University

Johnstown Tomahawks goaltender Drew Hotte has committed to play Division I hockey at Boston University, the team announced on Friday, June 30, 2017.

After a record-setting season with the Johnstown Tomahawks, goaltender Drew Hotte has committed to play Division I hockey at Boston University beginning in the fall.

A native of Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Hotte was a steady hand between the pipes in 2016-17, setting a team record for wins in a season by amassing a mark of 24-12-1. He also added a solid save percentage of .913 and a goals against average of 2.43. 

Hotte was the team's first pick in the 2016 NAHL draft.

"I am so proud of Drew for his commitment to Boston University," Tomahawks coach Mike Letizia said. "He is a fantastic young man, and he undoubtedly deserves the opportunity at a prestigious program like BU.

"He was a rock for us all season long with exceptional play and high character in our dressing room. Additionally, he received a large amount of interest from multiple programs all season long and found the fit he was looking for on and off the ice with the Terriers. I am happy for Drew and his family on this outstanding achievement."

The Terriers are a perennial college hockey power with countless alumni, including NHL stars such as Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino and Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.

Boston University is a member of the Hockey East Conference.

The Tomahawks will host two all-star exhibition games July 9 to complete their main camp at North Central Recreation Center in Ebensburg.

Game 1 is slated for 9 a.m. and Game 2 begins at 11 a.m. Admission to both events is free.