Thursday, March 18, 2021

Rossi commits to Brockport


Tyler Rossi, a defenseman for the Valley Jr Warriors, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2021.

The 2000-born native of Amherst, NY recently finished his 3rd and final season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). After spending the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons with the Philadelphia Revolution, Rossi made the move to Massachusetts this year, and served as the captain of the Warriors.

"Tyler did a tremendous job for us this season," said Warriors head coach and general manager Ryan McGrath. "He was a fantastic leader and was a huge help to the coaching staff. His journey was so inspiring to witness. Tyler came from one of the lowest parts of his life [broken leg] to achieving his dream in 12 months."

Rossi is part of a three-player class that the EHL will be sending off to Brockport this fall, as his arrival on campus will be accompanied by Chris Aarons of the New Hampshire Avalanche and Jacob Rodrigue of the Boston Jr. Rangers. Overall, Rossi is the 29th player in league history to choose the Brockport hockey program.

It's also worth pointing out that all three future Golden Eagles were named EHL All-Stars back in November.

As McGrath mentioned above, Rossi battled a lot of adversity during his junior hockey career, and he didn't let a major injury slow him down from reaching this lifelong dream of his.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Rosenbaum commits to Brockport


The Northern Cyclones organization is thrilled to announce that USPHL Premier D Jordan Rosenbaum has committed to play his college hockey at SUNY-Brockport. Rosenbaum will join the Golden Eagles and begin his college career next season.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rosenbaum is in his first season with the Cyclones organization. He appeared in 37 games this past regular season for Premier, scoring 19 points (5 g, 14 a). In two USPHL First Round Playoff Series games, Rosenbaum scored four points (1 g, 3 a) against the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs.

Prior to joining the Cyclones, Rosenbaum spent the 2019-20 season with the Pittsburgh Vengeance of the USPHL’s Premier League.

“Going into this season, I was looking for a junior program that had a proven record of advancing players, and the Northern Cyclones organization was at the very top of that list,” Rosenbaum said after committing. “The pandemic made this year really difficult, especially because of the quarantines our team had to deal with and juggling of game schedules. But Coach Bill Weiand and the entire Cyclones organization made an incredible effort to keep our season going and play as many games as possible.”

Rosenbaum and Cyclones Premier finished the 2020-21 USPHL regular season with a record of 27-10-1. Their 55 points were good for third in the New England Division, while their .724 points percentage was second. Premier swept the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs 2-0 in a best-of-three First Round Series earlier in March.

“I would like to thank Coach Bill Weiand and the entire Northern Cyclones organization for pushing me and helping me reach my goal of playing college hockey! I am excited to continue my hockey career as a Golden Eagle!”