Bucci, ‘96, is in his third year with the Jr. Islanders and currently has nine points (2g, 7a) in 30 games played.
“I decided to go to King’s College because it is a good academic school and I really feel like they are going to have a great program where I can develop as a hockey player and also excel in the classroom,” said Bucci.
The Franklin Square, NY product played for both PAL’s Premier and Elite teams since 2014.
“The Jr. Islanders organization has helped me develop as a player both on and off the ice. They have a great staff that showed me how to become the player I am today,” he added. “The staff has helped me feel even more confident with my game as I start my college hockey career.”
King’s College competes in the newly formed NCAA Division III United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) and is coached by Stephen Mallaro, who was introduced as King’s first-ever head coach back in July 2016.
“We are happy for Luciano and his family. He worked extremely hard during his time in here to achieve his dream of playing NCAA hockey. He will be a very productive college hockey player. We look forward to following Luciano as soon as he begins his college hockey career at King’s,” said Head Coach, Dan Marshall.
Bucci is the fourth NCAA commitment from this current 2016-17 roster.
The PAL Jr. Islanders would like to congratulate Luciano and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.