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Rochester Monarchs Elite JT Entelisano Commits to Utica College

By Monarchs Staff, 04/05/17, 9:30AM EDT


The Rochester Jr Monarchs are excited to announce that assistant captain, JT Entelisano, has committed to D3 powerhouse, the Utica Pioneers for the 2018-19 season.  Entelisano, coming in at 5’10” 180lbs, plays with speed and grit putting up 48 points in 44 games this season with the Monarchs in the Elite division.  Entelisano was a key contributor in the Monarchs success this year as a first year franchise and will be a huge asset to the Pioneers.


“JT was referred to me by a good colleague of mine over the summer.  I was able to get a look at him at the Chowder Cup and knew this was someone we had to get.  We used JT in just about every situation of the game this year whether it was PP, PK, needing a big face off win, or at the end of the game.  JT is not only a great hockey player, but also an even better locker room guy and I am extremely excited for him.  Gary is getting a great character guy and I can’t wait to see JT excel at the D3 level” said Head Coach/GM Dave Leaderer.
Utica Head Coach, Gary Heenan, echoed exactly what Leaderer had to say about what he saw in Entelisano.  "We are very excited to commit JT today for the 2018-19 season. We have been watching JT grow up locally here and firmly believe he will help our Hockey Club in the future. We love his speed and grit but more importantly his character."
“Honored to announce my commitment to Utica College for the 2018-19 season.  I am exited to be a part of such a great hockey community in the city of Utica.  I have been a part of the USPHL for two seasons and the league has helped me develop as a hockey player over the years by competing against some of the top teams on the east coast.  Being a part of the Rochester Monarchs organization has helped me on and off the ice.  When Coach Leaderer decided to make me Assistant Captain as a young guy on the team, it drove me not just to be good on the ice, but someone my teammates respected.” – JT Entelisano