The Springfield Pics are proud to announce the commitment of Elite Team Goalie Ray Picard to ACHA Air Force Academy for the 2022-2023 season. Ray, who is originally from Portland, Connecticut, played for the Pics the past 3 seasons with U15’s, U16’s and Jr. Elite. Ray is part of the U16’s 2021 American League Championship and posted a league best SVS’s of .966%. When asked about Ray here is what the coaches had to say:
GM Rob Bonneau: “We are extremely proud of Raymond for his appointment to USAFA and grateful for the time he spent with the Pics as he carries on playing hockey with the Falcons in the ACHA.”
Elite Coach Chris Beaudoin: “Ray is a great kid on and off the ice. He came to the rink ready to go, and was ready when his name was called…to include winning us a couple of big games during the elite season.”
U16’s Coach John Sarno: “Ray is a good, reliable goalie who gives the team a chance to win, a very reliable person too. He was a big part of our U16’s 2nd league Championship team. We wish Ray a big congrats and best of luck.”
The Springfield Pics are proud to announce the commitment of Premier Player Corey McNally to NCAA Division III Anna Maria College for the 2022-2023 season. Corey who is originally from Minnesota played for the Premier team this past season with 39 games for the Pics. McNally was known as a 2 way forward bringing grit to the defense while also lighting the lamp 4 times to include 2 Power Play goals and a game winner as well as garnering 11 assists.
When GM Rob Bonneau was asked of Corey’s contributions this season here is what he had to say: “Corey is a very skilled offensive player who has the ability to score at the next level. The thing I liked about Corey this past season was his willingness to play our D-zone system. In order to play college hockey you must be willing to play defense. We wish Corey the best the next 4 seasons at Anna Maria college”.
The Springfield Pics are proud to announce the commitment of Premier Player Matt Tullo to Virginia Tech for the 2022-2023 season. Matt played for the Premier team for the past two seasons with 86 games for the Pics, lighting the lamp 21 times, and garnering 35 assists.
“Matt has been a very important part of the success of the team the last two seasons. He played in every role, power play and penalty kill. Matt came to practice everyday and worked hard. Matt was one of captains last year and his leadership will be missed. Virginia Tech is getting a power forward who is going to compete and make a difference from day 1. We wish Matt the best the next 4 seasons at Virginia Tech”; GM and Head Coach Rob Bonneau is quoted as saying.