The Langley Rivermen seems like a good fit to Jack Petrino.
That's why the 1994-born forward has chosen the junior A hockey path.
Petrino hails from Rochester Hills, Michigan and played for the Vancouver Victory in the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NOR PAC). In 40 games, he recorded 18 goals and 21 assists for a total of 39 points. Petrino is thrilled about the prospect of playing for the Rivermen.
"I am extremely excited to start my junior career in Langley and cannot wait to get there in a couple of months," Petrino said.
Choosing to come to the Riveremn was not a very hard decision for Petrino.
"I really like Coach Henderson," Petrino said. "He is a very nice guy and made me feel right at home when I went there, and just overall knows his stuff and seems like the type of guy you would like to play for."
Langley head coach Bobby Henderson is equally excited to have Jack on board with the Rivermen.
"Jack was a very highly-touted midget player that we targeted and are fortunate to have," Henderson said. "He plays an up-tempo style and possesses great speed, can play any wing up front, and is a guy that we see that can develop the potential to be a potent goal-scorer in this league".
Petrino describes himself as a player who will do whatever it takes to win: "I will do anything the coaches ask of me to do, but if I had to describe myself as a player, I would say I am a hard working, playmaking forward, but can also put the puck in the back of the net."
Petrino feels that playing in Langley will help him reach his goal of obtaining a hockey scholarship,
"I hope to learn something new about hockey when I am there," he said. "That will help get me to the NCAA ranks because that is my ultimate goal. I have always wanted to play there for quite some time, now."
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