AMARILLO, TX – Buffalo, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Texas and now back home again.
For Amarillo Bulls goaltender Trevor Micucci, it has been a whirlwind adventure in junior hockey and now he is about to embark on a new journey for the next four years.
Micucci announced (today) Tuesday his NCAA College Commitment to Buffalo State University, Division III SUNYAC. The Buffalo, NY native is thrilled about going to school 20 minutes from his home.
“I’m very excited as Buffalo State has great program and I’m looking forward to being a part of it,” he said. “From a goalie standpoint, their guys are signing professional contracts after finishing their school so that was a plus. The program has been on the rise in recent years so the future is very bright there.”
Micucci began the season with the Minnesota Wilderness before being acquired by the Bulls in a trade just after Christmas. In 22 combined games, he has a record of 5-11-2-1 with a Goals Against Average of just over 3.50 and a save percent of .896.
“I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for me,” he said. “I am looking forward to playing a lot of games there and being home for another four years.”
Micucci said there are a lot of people that have helped him along the way including his father, who is a goalie coach.
“My parents and my girl friend have always been there to support me,” he said. “Coach Rocky (Russo) basically got me onto the scene and was the first person to scout me. I owe a lot of credit to him.”
Amarillo Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo is thrilled to see Trevor get his opportunity to go to school in his hometown.
“Trevor is an excellent goaltender and a really good person that comes from an excellent family,” Russo said. “Buffalo State is getting a goaltender who can step right in, compete and do well. I am very proud of Trevor for advancing his career and look forward to see what he’s going to do at the Division III level.”
Trevor Micucci becomes the fourth Amarillo Bulls player on the 2017-18 roster to announce his NCAA College Commitment joining defenseman Brendon Michaelian (Robert Morris University), and Austin O’Rourke (UMASS-Lowell) Micucci is the 12th overall joining Jason Brancheau (Ferris State), Brandon Bussi (St. Lawrence), Billy Duma (Air Force Academy), Luke Edgerton (Niagara University), Anthony Firriolo (Colorado College), Steven Ipri (Mercyhurst), Alex Truscott (Niagara University) and Brendan Furry (Niagara University).
The Amarillo Bulls are back in action on a four game road swing with the first in Corpus Christi to face the IceRays this weekend at American Bank Center against the IceRays. Fans can tune into the action live on Friday and Saturday on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and PPV with Hockey TV beginning with the Bulls Warm Up Show at 6:40 pm. The puck drop follows at 7 pm.
Hockey is back at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center on Friday, Mar. 9 and Saturday, Mar. 10 when the Bulls host Corpus Christi at 7 pm. Friday is the return of the Family Four Pack ($44) and Bring A Bud Pack ($22). Saturday is Bulls player parents night and sponsored by Amarillo Youth Hockey. The Bulls will wear special retro jerseys and have a live auction immediately after the game. Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com.