The Langley Rivermen staff is still working hard behind scenes to find elite players for next season. On Sunday, they announced a commitment from forward Mark D’Agostino for 2020-21.
Today we announce the commitment of forward, Mark D'Agostino. Mark comes to us from the USHS-Prep League and is committed to play for the University of Connecticut. More details to come! pic.twitter.com/nWkos5bf2W
— Langley Rivermen (@LangleyRivermen) April 5, 2020
D’Agostino is a 6’0″ 181-pound forward from North Branford, Connecticut who split last season with the Yale Jr. Bulldogs U18 and The Gunnery School. In six games with the Bulldogs he picked up a goal and two assists. He had an explosive prep season as team captain of The Gunnery, racking up 23 goals and 32 assists in 35 games. Through his four seasons with The Gunnery, D’Agostino put up 51 goals and 70 assists in 129 games.
D’Agostino committed to the University of Connecticut back in 2017 after his first prep season. With his commitment to UConn, he will join former Rivermen forward John Wojciechowski.
“The BCHL is a top notch league,” D’Agostino said. “I feel it will really develop me as a player and prepare me for the next level. Also, the city (Langley) seems to be great, along with playing hockey, I am happy about the experience to live out in British Columbia.”
D’Agostino explains that signing with Langley has been a surreal experience.
“It’s good to know you’re ending up in a great place. I hear nothing but great things about the program, the coaching staff gave me a warm welcome and I’m happy to join the Rivermen,” the 18-year-old added. “Coming to Langley, the fans will know me as a player who wants to win. I would do whatever it takes to get the team a win. I play hard nosed hockey and let my skill come into play.”
Big 4-3 OT win for the fellas today on the road at Williston. Cole Brennan with the overtime goal. Dan Zajkowski with a big game in between the pipes. A big congrats to Mark D’Agostino and Alex Jefferies on their 100th career point. #gunnhockey pic.twitter.com/v7DycKjrFo
— GunnHockey1850 (@GunnHockey1850) January 26, 2020
If D’Agostino can continue his offensive success in the BCHL, he will fit in nicely on one of the Rivermen’s top two lines. His hockey IQ and ability to put the puck in the net have been his keys to success so far, and the Rivermen will count on that next season.