Congratulations to Premier forward Billy Vizzo on his commitment to NCAA Division I American International College!
Vizzo, from Shelton, Connecticut, currently leads the USPHL Premier in both goals (23) and points (52) through the first 36 games of the season. A dynamic forward, Vizzo is known for unleashing one of the best shots in the USPHL while also having the offensive awareness to set up his linemates with top-notch assists.
"Billy is one of the best players in the USPHL, hands down," said General Manager Ron Kinnear. "With a good chunk of the season still to go, he has scored more goals and points than any forward we've had in the three year history of this team. AIC is getting a great player who will be able to fill the net at the Division I level."
"After seeing him play for the Bay State Breakers and Connecticut Yankees, we were obviously excited to have Billy Vizzo here at PAL" added Director of Scouting Pete Judge. "He's taken a huge step this season and been probably the most consistently dangerous forward in the USPHL. Billy has also been one of our best penalty killers for the last two years, and understated quality of his game."
The American International College Yellow Jackets compete in Atlantic Hockey, a conference that will feature some familiar faces as five current and former PAL Junior Islanders teammates will also play for various Atlantic Hockey teams next season.
"I think AIC is going to be a great fit for me," Vizzo said. "I've always wanted to play Division I hockey, and I'm very happy I'm going to get the chance to do so."
Vizzo also noted the influence of the Junior Islanders coaching staff on his development.
"This organization has done a lot for me. Before I came here, I had a lot of missing pieces in my game. Coaches Dan Marshall and Ed Galiani have really helped improve my game, and I would like to thank them for everything they have taught me."
The entire PAL Junior Islanders organization wish Billy Vizzo the best of luck as he continues his hockey career at American International College!
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