Choate forward Joey Caffrey has committed to play college hockey at Harvard University. The Ramsey, NJ native is in his second season at the Connecticut prep school. A '95, Caffrey had five goals and eight assists, good for fourth on the team, last season as a junior.
Caffrey is a player more known for his vision and playmaking abilities, but he can score as well. "He can score goals but his playmaking ability is even more impressive," said Choate head coach Pat Dennehy.
Caffrey's biggest strength is his skating ability, according to his prep coach, the brother of Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy. "Joey has high end skating ability and creativity with the puck. He is an effortless, smooth skater who creates chances with speed off the rush."
Choate is 3-1-0 on the season with notable wins over Milton Academy and Tabor Academy. The Wild Boars lost their most recent game, a 4-1 setback to Westminster. Caffrey and his teammates next take the ice on Saturday at Deerfield. Dennehy is in his 10th season as head coach at the school and his 17th overall at the prep school level.
Caffrey will head to Harvard in the fall to play for head coach Ted Donato.
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