TEWKSBURY, MA -- The Boston Jr. Rangers are pleased to announce that Anthony Nikolopolous has committed to Franklin Pierce University for the Fall of 2018. Nikolopolous is in his second season with the Rangers, and his first at the EHL level. After playing in the final nine games of the season last year with the Rangers' EHLP team, the '98 forward has 17 points in 42 total games to date this year in the EHL.
"We are very happy for Niko," said Rangers EHL head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He's worked very hard and has a great work ethic. His hockey IQ is really high and I think he's going to be a real nice college player. He's been a big asset for us this year!"
The native of Burlington, MA joined the Rangers' EHLP team late last season, and helped the squad make it all the way to the Finals. This year, Nikolopolous has made the jump up to the EHL, and has fit in well with the team's lineup. The future Franklin Pierce Raven took some time to reflect on his decision.
"I am very excited to be attending Franklin Pierce University in the Fall," said Nikolopolous. "I would like to thank Coach DeCaprio and Coach Blair for all they have done for me the last 2 years both on and off the ice. My time with the Jr. Rangers has been great and I am looking forward to being a Raven for the next 4 years."
Nikolopolous and the Rangers are set to being their Second Round matchup with the Walpole Express tomorrow afternoon. Game #1 of the best-of-three series is scheduled for 4:30pm, and a trip to the EHL Frozen Finals in Providence is on the line.
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