Utica Jr. Comet Anthony Messuri is committed to play Division I hockey at Northeastern University. Messuri played 18 games with the NCDC team this past season and posted four goals and two assists.
"My time with the Utica Junior Comets I feel has well prepared me for the culture and habits of college hockey in a staggering way," Messuri said. "Coach Educate’s deep understanding of the game and what it takes to play at an elite level has driven me in practice and in games to push myself to become better at one thing every day. With help from Coach Shawn Lynch, the staff does an unbelievable job at developing Junior players into future college hockey players."
"Getting Anthony mid-season was a great addition to our team," said Head Coach Louis Educate. "Anthony provided great Junior Hockey experience and immediately became a leader for our team on and off the ice. It was a seamless transition getting Anthony in here which always isn't easy with a new veteran player. Anthony was able to step right in and help us win games right away. He scored the game-winning goal in his first game with us, and added that veteran locker room presence.
Messuri said he could not be more excited about this opportunity with Northeastern University.
"I cannot speak highly enough about the culture and character that the program holds. As I took my official visit in February, every player and coach made me feel as though I was part of a family. Growing up in Boston, Northeastern was always the place I wanted to play as a child and through high school," Messuri added.
"Anthony's dedication to the game along with his never say die attitude will serve him well at Northeastern," said Educate.