The Prince George Spruce Kings are very happy to announce the commitment of two players to their roster for the 2017/2018 season.
Patrick Cozzi is a 5’11” 196lb 1998 born forward who calls Greenlawn, New Jersey home and played last season for the North Jersey Avalanche who compiled an impressive 31 – 1 record during league play in the Tier 1 Elite League. Playing 49 games, Cozzi had 26 goals and 29 assists for 55 points on the season. During the playoffs he had 2 goals and 3 assists in five games helping his team to an Atlantic Youth Hockey League Championship. The season before, his North Jersey Avalanche team were champions of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League. Patrick is committed to play NCAA division 1 hockey at Colorado College. Former Spruce Kings defenseman Cole McCaskill is currently playing for the Colorado College Tigers. “Patrick Cozzi is a very smart and skilled player who will provide some offensive punch while still being good in all areas. He’s dynamic with the puck and will be leaned on heavily to help lead the offensive style that we will play. He’s also a great young man who will fit in well with our existing group” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
Dustin Manz is a 5’11” 205lb 1999 born forward who hails from Vanderbilt, Michigan. Playing for the Aston Rebels of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), the young forward had four goals and 12 assists in 56 games. Then in the playoffs enroute to the league finals, Manz contributed three goals and one assist in 12 games. Dustin is committed to play NCAA division 1 hockey at Lake Superior State University where he will join former Spruce Kings Bryan Basilico and Tyler Anderson. “Dustin Manz is a strong power forward type player who will make an immediate positive impact on our lineup. He is a very good 200 foot player who will be able to play in all situations. He’s also a very focused young man who will provide some great leadership on and off the ice,” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes.
The team is excited to welcome Dustin and Patrick along with their families to the Spruce Kings family.