Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pinkston looks ahead, goes Ivy League

Tri-City Storm defenseman Rick Pinkston has committed to play hockey for Dartmouth College beginning in the fall of 2011.

The 6-foot-1, 198-pound defenseman is in his second season with the Storm and has two points (1g, 1a) in 19 games while leading the team with 61 penalty minutes. The Trenton native played 37 games for the Storm during the 2008-09 season, recording five points (2g, 3a).

"I felt it was the best decision for me, not only for the next four to five years, but the next 40 as well," said Pinkston. "It's a supreme education and with an excellent hockey program that has a rich tradition. It has always been a dream of mine to play for an Ivy League school."

"We are excited and proud of Rick and his decision to commit to Dartmouth," Storm head coach-GM Drew Schoneck said. "He has made great strides this season as a player, and we look forward to his continued development."

Photo courtesy USHL Images

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