IN THE NEWS: GRAZIANO BECOMES ICE WOLVES’ FIRST-EVER NCAA D-I COMMITMENT AS GOALTENDER JOINS UNION COLLEGE

A strong first half of the 2019-20 NAHL season had top NCAA Division I schools taking notice of New Mexico Ice Wolves goalie Josh Graziano.

In late November, the Buffalo, N.Y., native committed to Union College, a school just four hours from Buffalo, and joined the Dutchmen in December, becoming the first player in Ice Wolves history to commit to play Division I college hockey.

The 19-year-old Graziano was the first draft pick of the Ice Wolves, going second overall, in the 2019 NAHL Draft and went 3-13-0 with a 3.54 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.

“It was a difficult decision to leave a community that will always have a place in my heart, but I am excited for the next step in my career,” Graziano said. “Thank you to all my teammates, coaches, Ice Wolves staff and fans for all of the support this year. From top to bottom, the New Mexico Ice Wolves has been the best junior organization I’ve ever experienced and is filled with amazing people who want nothing but the best for all of us players.” … Continue reading on AZRubberHockey.com