The BCHL announced earlier today that former Centennials defenceman Matt Mazzarolo has committed to attend Neumann University. He’ll play along side another former Centennial in Jordan Zalba, who just wrapped up his second season with the Knights.
Here’s the release from BCHL.ca:
Coquitlam Express defenceman Matt Mazzarolo has accepted an offer to play for the Neumann University Knights beginning this fall.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound blueliner developed a reputation as a steady defender over three seasons in the BCHL. The Surrey product played two campaigns with the Merritt Centennials and played four games with the Surrey Eagles this season before finishing with the Express.
In 149 career games, Mazzarolo scored six goals and 24 assists and racked up 254 penalty minutes.
With Neumann, Mazzarolo goes to a NCAA Division III program that won a national title just two seasons ago. This season under third-year coach Dominick Dawes, the Knights went 14-9-5 and received a berth into the NCAA Tournament.
The Knights compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference West conference. The university is located in Aston, Pennsylvania.