The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, proud members of the NAPHL, are pleased to announce that 16U forward Sammy Steele has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Arizona State University.
The commitment is for the 2019-20 season.
Steele, 16, just completed his first season of playing in the NAPHL. The native of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, played in 25 regular season games for the 16U Knights and was 2nd overall in NAPHL 16U scoring with 43 points (15 goals, 28 assists).
Steele (6’3/185) also appeared in 11 games with the Knights 18U NAPHL team this season. In four 16U playoff games, Steele had five points.
Steele was also selected to and played in the 2015-16 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game for Team Easton.
"The WBS Knights are extremely excited for Sammy Steele and his recent commitment to Arizona State University. Sammy had a fantastic season on our U16 team and was a tremendous player and person to work with. Sammy worked very hard all season long and has now been rewarded for it. The Knights have had many players commit to many of the elite D1 programs in hockey and it is exciting to now have a player joining the newly formed D1 program at ASU. All of Sammy's teammates and coaches wish him continued success." noted Kerry Huffman, Director of Hockey Operations
"I am so thankful to my family who has supported me throughout all these years. I am also extremely grateful to all of my former coaches and the people at the WBS Knights organization for their hard work and support. It is a dream come true to become a Division 1 hockey player at ASU and I am now a proud Sun Devil." added Sammy Steele.