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Former Denver Recruit Ray Pigozzi Commits to UMass Hockey Program for This Fall

Ray Pigozzi will be a member of the UMass hockey program when the Minutemen take the ice in October.

Second year head coach John Micheletto has picked up a late commitment for his UMass hockey program. Former University of Denver recruit and Chicago Steel forward Ray Pigozzi will be a Minutemen come October.

The Evanston, Ill. native had initially committed to DU, but will now enroll at UMass and play for Micheletto starting this fall. Pigozzi played midget hockey for the Chicago Mission program before joining the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League for two years. He played this past season for the Chicago Steel in the USHL where he tallied eight goals and 26 assists in 53 games.

Pigozzi has some international experience, having played for the US team at the Under-19 World Championships. During the 2011-12 season Pigozzi was named to the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

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Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.