The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club of the British Columbia Hockey League is proud to announce that Kamloops-born forward Diego Cuglietta has committed to Lake Superior State University for the 15/16 season, where he will suit up for the Lakers.
Cuglietta led the Merritt Centennials in assists, points, shorthanded goals and game-winning goals a season ago so this news was probably just a matter of time.
Cuglietta more than doubled his offensive output last season from his rookie 2012-13 campaign and also reduced his penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound forward is expected to lead the offensive charge again in Merritt in the coming season.
At Lake Superior State, Cuglietta will join fellow BCHL alums Aidan Wright, Kyle Chatham, Gordie Defiel, Ryan Renz, Jason Bird and Scott Patterson; with the ladder of which being former teammates.
The Lakers compete in the NCAA's Div. I Western Collegiate Hockey Association against the likes of Michigan Tech, Alaska, Bemidji State and Bowling Green.
The Centennials open the 2014/15 BCHL regular season this coming Saturday morning at 11:30 when they take on the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Chilliwack, before taking on the Bauer Showcase host Chiefs on Sunday at 6 pm.
Listen to all the action with Dave Ashbaugh beginning 30 minutes prior to puck drop on Q101, and online at Q101.ca. All Centennial broadcasts are also available on FASTHockey at BCHL.ca!
For any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Head Coach/GM Luke Pierce at (250)378-3607.