Las Vegas’ Garcia decides on NCAA D-I Arizona State for fall of 2017
The North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Aston Rebels announced Tuesday that team captain and forward Dom Garcia has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Arizona State University starting in the fall of 2017.
The Sun Devils are currently an independent team but will be part of a conference in the next two years.
Garcia, 20, is fourth on the team with 39 points (11 goals and 28 assists) and boasts a solid plus-25 rating.
The Las Vegas native recently played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament where he had four points (all assists) in two games. Last year, Garcia was the Rebels inaugural recipient of the team’s Most Improved Player and Hardest Working Player awards.
“These past couple of months have been quite a journey,” said Garcia. “I can’t thank my family, teammates, coaches and everyone who has supported me in deciding. Arizona State had what I was looking for and has big plans for the future, just as I do. I cannot wait to become a part of that tradition.”
“I am extremely happy for Dom,” added Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “He is a good, quality, creditable person who has an incredible work ethic. He is a natural leader. I know he will do well in life no matter what he does. I am very glad that I have had the opportunity to coach him.”