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NH Avalanche Gagne Chooses UNH

By ADMIN, 07/31/19, 10:15AM EDT

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The New Hampshire Avalanche defender Alex Gagne  has announced his commitment to the University of New Hampshire.

“I’m excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at University of New Hampshire.  Huge thank you to my family, friends, teammates and coaches at the New Hampshire Avalanche and Justin Soryal for his support to get me where I am.  I can’t wait to be a Wildcat!” Said Alex Gagne

Gagne has been a strong member of the New Hampshire Avalanche program ever since he joined it way back in Learn to Skate!  He has made a significant impact in the program all the way through, winning multiple State Championships, League Championships and Tournament Championships.  Even with accomplishing all of these team titles, this past season was the best for Alex on a personal level.   He had a big year offensively 49 points (7 Goals, 42 assists) all while being a steady defensive presence.  Gagne's big season was rewarded.  He was selected in the 2019 USHL draft by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, committed to UNH and made Team USA for the Hlinka Gretzky Tournament.   What  a year!

“We are extremely excited for Alex to have been recognized for his exceptional play this season and in doing so be rewarded with a Division 1 Athletic Scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. Alex is a rare story of a kid showing up in a program at “Learn to Skate” and staying with that same organization all the way through his youth hockey career. He will be leaving the Avalanche program with a college commitment as well as a USHL draft pick.  The recognition being received by Alex could not happen to a more hard working and dedicated individual.  He is the model of a great teammate and focused hockey player. The entire Avalanche program is extremely proud of Alex and look forward to what is in store for him next.”  Said New Hampshire Avalanche Full Season Midget Director and Head coach Justin Soryal 

About the New Hampshire Avalanche

The New Hampshire Avalanche is a one stop shop where you can develop from Mites to the Eastern Hockey League Junior A Team. The NH Avalanche is a Tier 1 National Bound program that plays in the ECEL (www.ecelhockey.com) as well as the UT1HL www.unitedtier1hockey.com  .   The NH Avalanche play out of the Ice Den in Hooksett, NH and also own and operate a junior franchise in the Eastern Hockey League.