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Director of Player Development, Trevor Jewell, had some updates on some Rush progrean graduates playing college hockey.
“When we talk about Rush Alumni, the first name that comes to mind is Blake Bennett. He has had an unbelievable start to this season. Drew Iannucci has also had a great start to this season, his freshman year. He has started hot with 4 assists in 4 games.
Drew is a great kid and fantastic hockey player. He came to the Rush looking to develop, learn and advance his career. He was a big part of our National Championship team. He left the Rush better than he found it. He was great in the community, with his billets and was a huge part of the CPH program with the amount of time he spent with a lot of the teams. On the ice he pushed his teammates to better, always competed and never stopped working. His work ethic was one of the best we have ever had. We knew once he committed to school, he would be a great college hockey player. His start to this year at Arcadia has shown that. He is still looking for his first goal, but we know it’s coming soon!
Where do we start with the season Blake Bennett is having? He was a huge part of our organization for the season he was here. Came to Charlotte for the culture and development. He had his ups and downs here but he never stopped working. On and off the ice he did everything we asked to become a better player and person. Everything he did, paid off.
Now he is having a career season with 14 points in his first 11 games. He is among the leaders in goals and points at the NCAA D1 level.
The impact he had here in Charlotte is immeasurable. We love being able to watch his success and support him along the way. We hope that he stays hot and continues to light the lamp as his season progresses.”
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