Joey Cassetti (credit: Stephanie Lyn Photography)
From the beginning of March through the end of the 2017-18 regular season, forward Joey Cassetti recorded 10 points (3G, 7A) in 14 games, providing a timely boost for the Waterloo Black Hawks during a dramatic run to the USHL’s Anderson Cup regular season championship.
The 19-year-old is returning for his second season in Waterloo this fall, and Tuesday, the Black Hawks announced that he has committed to Merrimack College.
“Joey had a strong finish to the season,” said Black Hawks Head Coach and General Manager P.K. O’Handley. “Every player wants to be playing at a high level at the end of the season, and I know that led to a lot of enthusiasm as he approached his summer regime.”
The 2017-18 campaign was Cassetti’s third in the USHL following two years with Team USA. In 44 regular season games for the Black Hawks, he recorded eight goals and 10 assists. Cassetti also netted two goals and an assist in eight playoff appearances.
With Tuesday’s announcement, Cassetti becomes the 19th Black Hawks player with a college commitment among the 24 who appeared for the team during a 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs game. The Merrimack Warriors are members of the Hockey East conference.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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