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For the Northeast Generals , Steven Ardagna and Owen McNamee both earned college commitments last week.
Both players are leaders who will be remembered as Generals working go get better.
As Head Coach Bryan Erikson said
“‘Steve made an impact almost immediately. Off the ice he is just an amazing kid. His teammates love him as did everyone at the rink. He is a guy Matt Dibble has liked and I was 50/50 on at camp. But the thing he did was just got better everyday and earned my trust. I thought he would be a 7/8 D man but pretty soon it was clear he would never be out of the lineup. We are every lucky that we get young men like Steve who help as they help continue the Generals way for all current and future Gens. Conn will be a great fit for him and I can’t wait to watch him bring his work ethic and ability to them.”
On Owen’s commitment he added
“Owen is a fantastic kid that earned his teammates and the coaches respect from Day 1. He works so hard at everything he does. I’m not sure he played a single game healthy all year. Just an absolute warrior. Owen decided to get his academic career started and we couldn’t be happier for him. Drury is getting a program changer.”
NA3HL Head Coach Darryl Locke added on Owen “ Owen was a good player for us last season. He’s everything a coach is looking for in a player. He’s a great teammate, gives 110% everyday, is a leader on and off the ice, and has a boat load of talent. What I like most about him is his compete level and his mean streak. We preach the way you practice is the way you play in games. Owen brought that intensity to practice everyday. He held himself accountable and it showed in his play. He held his teammates accountable and showed true leadership without a letter on his jersey. I can’t say enough good things about him. We’re definitely going to miss his professional approach and attitude around the building. Drury is getting a good player but a better person.”
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