Sunday, June 12, 2005

Northville native Giosa makes D-I choice

Alpena leading scorer Eric Giosa makes his college commitment.

Outgoing Alpena IceDiggers forward Eric Giosa has committed to play Division I college hockey this fall for the Sacred Heart Pioneers.

The 20-year-old from Northville led the team in scoring this past season with 22 goals and 24 assists for 46 points while playing in all 56 games. Giosa recorded seven power-play goals and had one game-winner.

"Eric was a big part of our team the last two seasons," Alpena head coach and general manager Ken Miller said. "We are very proud of Eric and we wish him the best as he moves on to Sacred Heart.”

Giosa will join former IceDiggers Archie Dessert (Connecticut), Bret Norris (Canisius), Bobby Phillips (Mercyhurst) and Paul Scalici (Bentley) who play in the Atlantic Hockey conference. It also means he will see former IceDiggers head coach-GM Mike Mankowski who will be behind the bench as an assistant coach with Canisius.

Sacred Heart University is located in Fairfield, Conn.

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