Rivera to Potsdam
The Ct Jr. Wolfpack is proud to announce its 8th college commitment of the 2011-12 season. Veteran forward Jake Rivera has committed to SUNY Potsdam for the 2012-13 season. The 6’2, California native has 18pts this season for the Jr. Wolfpack and will be asked to bring his size and toughness to the Potsdam Bears offense. The Bears play in the might SUNYAC Div III league which is known to be one of the best Div III college hockey leagues in the country. Rivera will join team mate Todd Thomas next year at Potsdam, a school that was his first choice to play college hockey at next season. “I am very excited to play for Coach Bernard and the Potsdam Bears. I would like to thank the Jr. Wolfpack organization and Coach Cerrella because without them this would not have been possible. I would like to thank my family for all of their support throughout my hockey career and helping me get to where I am today. Lastly I would like to thank my teammates, couldn’t have done it without them as well,” said Rivera. The power forward will be a big part of the Jr. Wolfpack for the remainder of the regular season as the Jr. Wolfpack continue their playoff push. “Jake has done a good job here and we are very happy for him commitment to Potsdam. They were his number one choice all along and he was able to accomplish that here. The SUNY is a great league and Jake has the ability and determination to compete at that level and beyond. He wears his heart on his sleeve, plays hard and that is all you can ask for from a player. I wish him the best of luck and I know he is going to do well in the future for Potsdam,” said Chris Cerrella. Rivera is the second player in as many days as the college hockey placement success in Hartford continues. please check out our website www.ctwolfpack.org as there will be more college hockey commitments to come for the Jr. Wolfpack and their players.