The Eastern Hockey League recently announced they have officially hit over 800 commitments since becoming a league in 2013.
They can now add another to their ever-growing list, as Knights forward Emerson Emery has officially committed to Albertus Magnus College where he’ll continue his hockey career at the NCAA Division III level.
“It’s something I’ve wanted for a long time, but wasn’t sure if it would become a reality,” said Emery when asked about his decision. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity where not only do I get to further my education, but also get to do what I love. I am grateful for everyone that has helped me along the way to reaching this goal.”
Albertus Magnus will be led by Head Coach Kyle Wallack in their inaugural NCAA season beginning this fall. The school has been busy recruiting all year and has already plucked several talents from the EHL. Emerson, 20, becomes the eighth committed EHL player to join Albertus. One of which is fellow teammate and Knights goaltender Thomas Walker.
“Once Albertus was interested we talked about how it would be a cool situation to go together,” said Emery on joining Walker in college hockey. “To bring a sense of existing camaraderie to the locker room will be key to early success. It will definitely bring some good conversations between former EHL players about the days playing against each other. It just shows the validity of the EHL in that it gets so many college commitments.”
Emery is currently tied for third on the Knights in points, with five goals and 16 total points. The Knights are coming off an 8-5 win over the New England Wolves and now prepare for the final EHL Showcase Series of the season beginning January 13th.