Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UNO Hockey Adds Gallo; Loses Recruit Poulsen

Photo credit: Northern Cyclones (Yes, they used the old logo)

Defenseman Grant Gallo will join the UNO Hockey team for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Gallo, a San Diego, Calif., native, most recently was team captain for the Northern Cyclones of the Eastern Hockey League. In the 2013-14 season, he led all EHL defensemen in scoring, and was named the EHL Defenseman of the Year. He had 15 goals and 27 assists, and recorded 122 penalty minutes. Gallo was also selected as a member of the EHL All-Star Team, and the Cyclones won the 2014 EHL Championship. Gallo's team bio says his sister Gianna also plays hockey.

In a June 12 article on the Cyclones web site, Gallo said, "I am very thankful for the two great years I have spent with the Cyclones. It is an honor to play for a first class organization like the Cyclones and win a championship this past season with a great group of guys. I want to thank Coach Bill (Flanagan) and the entire Cyclones staff for preparing me to get to such a prestigious program like Nebraska. I am very proud to become a Maverick next season. It has also been a dream of mine to play Division 1 College Hockey and now my dream is coming true."

In the same news release, UNO announced that previously announced commit Shane Poulsen has chosen not to attend UNO. No reason was given.