Jersey Hitmen captain Trevor Owens has committed to play college hockey for head coach Jim Madigan at Northeastern University. The six-foot-one defenseman from Raleigh, NC is known for his toughness and physicality, but he can step into the offense without a problem. Owens has four goals and 10 assists to go along with 49 penalty minutes in 24 games played this season.
Owens is a rink rat who loves learning the game of hockey and is dedicated to perfecting his task.
"Trevor Owens is the epitome of a player who leads by example. He is always the first guy at the rink and the last to leave," said his junior coach, Toby Harris.
Northeastern is getting a terrific all around student-athlete and leader, according to Harris. "He greets everyone with a smile and takes time with our youth program. Northeastern is getting a dynamic leader and a talented human being."
Owens, a '93, has previously played in the USHL with the Chicago Steel, Waterloo Blackhawks and Indiana Ice. He was a member of the Jersey Hitmen's EJHL Championship team last season. He will matriculate to Northeastern in the fall to begin playing for the Huskies.
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