Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Submitted by Adam Hayduk, Alberni Valley Bulldogs
PRESS RELEASE May 3, 2012
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that 95 F Evan Tironese has committed to the NCAA Division 1 hockey program of RPI. The RPI Engineers play in the Eastern College Athletic Conference of the NCAA.
Located in Troy, Michigan, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university that was founded in 1824. RPI’s campus is 275-acres and overlooks the city of Troy, NY, and the Hudson River.
“We are extremely happy for Evan’s commitment to RPI,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs Head Coach Kevin Willison. “It has been Evan’s goal and dream to play NCAA Division 1 hockey and he has actualized that dream with this commitment,” added Willison. “We look forward to working with Evan over the next two seasons before he joins RPI for the 2014/15 season.
Two former Bulldogs are currently with RPI: former head coach Nolan Graham and former forward Johnny Rogic.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be able to go to RPI,” said Evan Tironese. “It’s a great school and I’m very grateful. I’d like to thank my parents, coaches, my billet family The Mesics, and Tom McEvay for providing the opportunity.”