Joey Gallo has committed to Kent State University for 2019-2020 and will play ACHA D-1 for the Golden Flashes. Gallo the 98 forward tallied 21 goals and 18 assists for the Stampede this season as well as 1 Goal and 2 assists in the playoffs. In his second season with the Stamp Gallo proved himself to be both a physical presence as well as a scoring threat that helped power the team to a trip to the divisional finals.
“Joey is a great kid that works hard and has a very high compete level that will help him succeed at the college level of play”. States Head Coach Mike Beavis.
Kent State Coach Zack Nowak sent along his comment about the commitment. “We are very excited about the opportunity to bring in a player like Joey. He has a skill set that will fit in right away with how we play the game and I believe with hard work on and off the ice Joey will find himself in a big role for us. We are losing some scoring going into next year and we are looking for players to fill those big roles. Joey is a player that has established himself as some that can create offense at the junior level and we anticipate the same for Kent State. Thanks again for putting us in touch and congrats on a great season.”
The Stampede would like to wish all the luck to both Kent State and Joey Gallo as he embarks on his next journey of attending a great school and pursues his dreams.
Over the next few weeks the Stampede will be announcing several more college commitments as players secure their offers. To date this season the Stamp have (3) NCAA D-3 and (3) ACHA Commitments with several others to be completed within the next couple of weeks. “It’s definitely been a great first season for me as a coach, with most of all our guys committed or having school opportunities. It’s a great feeling to know that we are doing our part to promote and help our players as we set out to do each year. We would have liked to have gone deeper into the playoffs but our staff measures success in helping our players as well as others in the league when we can. That is the focus and we will continue to do so next season.” Stated Stampede Coach Travis Hyde.