Nic Petruolo '18 and Tyler Coffey '18 Take Next Steps in U.S. Hockey League
Nic Petruolo '18 and Tyler Coffey '18 Take Next Steps in U.S. Hockey League

In exciting ice hockey news, Nic Petruolo '18 and Tyler Coffey '18 were recently selected in the United States Hockey League (USHL) junior league draft.

Nic Petruolo, who verbally committed to play Division I Ice Hockey for Union College last fall, was selected 46th overall by the Fargo Force. Head Coach Scott Bertoli remarked, "At PDS, Nic played in every situation from day one as a freshman. He played power play, penalty and critical minutes all the way through his four year career. Nic's size, strength and skill level will allow him to be a very effective two-way defenseman at the college level."

Tyler Coffey, a Colorado College commit who attended PDS his freshman through junior years, was selected 52nd overall in the USHL draft by the Tri-City Storm.

"This is a tremendous honor and the next step for both Nic and Tyler in their pursuit to play high-level Division I hockey," said Coach Bertoli. "The USHL is the top junior league in North America and the ideal proving ground for aspiring players to prepare themselves for college hockey. Both Tyler and Nic were instrumental in furthering our program's reputation and their college commitments are testament to the quality of student-athletes currently playing for our school."

Congratulations Nic and Tyler!