The Selkirk Steelers announce that graduated forward Justin Derlago has accepted an offer to play at New York’s Utica College for the 2015-2016 Season. The Division 3 School plays in the NCAA East College Athletic Conference(ECAC) West Conference.
“Utica College is excited to have Justin on board. Justin has played 4 years of Junior Hockey in one of the top leagues in the country for one of the top organizations. Justin skates well, has shown a knack for the net and has exhibited tremendous character in our interactions. We welcome Justin to Pioneer Nation” said Utica College Head Coach Gary Heenan.
Derlago who hails from East St. Paul, MB played in a total of 185 regular season games with the Steelers over four years while compiling 53- goals, 45- assists for a total of 98 points.
“I’m very happy for Justin to have received this scholarship. The 20 plus goal scorer played a major role in Selkirk’s success this past season. He played in all situations and was a key member of our core leadership group this past season that helped establish our culture moving forward. I know he will do well down in Utica due to his work ethic and attitude. It was a pleasure to coach Justin this last season and I wish him all the best.” said Selkirk Steelers Head Coach/Director of Player Personnel Wayne Bartley.
The Executive and Management of the Selkirk Steelers extend their best wishes to Justin and this wonderful opportunity.