Norwalk, Connecticut – The Connecticut RoughRiders of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) forward Andrew Bella from Norwalk, CT has committed to the NCAA III's Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, members of the UCHC (United Collegiate Hockey Conference) for the Fall of 2020.
Bella has finished his second and last year of juniors after playing prep school hockey at the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY. He is a product of the CT RoughRiders Midget Program.
Andrew was the EHL’s Goal Scoring Leader with 40 goals in 46 games this season. He was selected on the Eastern Hockey League’s Mid-Atlantic Conference 1st Team All-Star this season, as well as EHL’s Offensive “Player of the Week” for Week 14 in December.
“Andrew Has one of the quickest releases in the league. A pure goal-scorer, he finds soft-ice nicely and has a cannon of a shot. Also, he shows the ability to distribute the puck and create plays for his line mates”. said CT RoughRiders Head Coach Eric Lind.
We wish him the best of luck next season with the Manhattanville Valiants. Congratulations to AJ and his family!
The Connecticut RoughRiders® are based out of the SoNo Ice House in Norwalk, Connecticut. The CT RoughRiders® are members the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). The CT RoughRiders® are affiliates of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders® - members of the United States Hockey League® (USHL) since 1999. The CT RoughRiders® number one goal is the development of our players not only on the ice but also off the ice and advancing them to the next level.