Friday, May 14, 2010

Canton native Puskar chooses AIC

USHL Press Release

Waterloo Black Hawks forward Jon Puskar has committed to American International College and will attend the school beginning this fall.

Puskar, who turns 21 today, was acquired by the Black Hawks in a trade from the Lincoln Stars in early February. During 18 regular season games for Waterloo, the Canton native recorded 10 points (4g, 6a) and even of his 10 points were notched in power play situations.

Puskar's time with the Hawks was highlighted by a two-goal performance against his former team in Lincoln on March 9, during an improbable 8-6 comeback victory. In 44 total games during his lone USHL season, he compiled 21 points (11g, 10a), including two game-winning goals.

"I'm very excited for Jon," said Waterloo coach P.K. O'Handley. "We were thrilled to bring his experience to our roster late in the season, and from the time he arrived, he set a great example for our younger players with his hustle and work ethic."

Puskar played 76 games for the Alpena IceDiggers of the North American Hockey League from 2007-2009, registering 33 goals and 29 assists for 62 points.

Photo courtesy USHL Images

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