GABRIEL CRETE COMMITS TO NCAA COLGATE UNIVERSITY
Navan, ON – The Navan Grads Junior A Hockey Club and the Central Canada Hockey League are thrilled to announce that forward Gabriel Crete has committed to NCAA Colgate University. The 2003 born Gloucester, ON native is in his first season with the Grads after spending last season with the Navan Grads U18 program in the HEO Midget AAA. In 43 career games with Navan U18, Crete registered 21 goals, 24 assists and 45 points.
On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at the CCHL Showcase Crete scored his first CCHL goal vs. the Brockville Braves in his first CCHL game of the season. Navan Grads General Manager and Head Coach Marty Abrams had this to say about Crete’s NCAA commitment to Colgate University, “Our entire organization is proud of Gabriel's recent commitment to Colgate University. As a graduate of our Navan Grads U18 program and current member of our Jr. A team, Gabriel has worked extremely hard both on and off the ice. Gabriel is a fierce competitor and great teammate; which are valued attributes in our program. We look forward to assisting him in his continued development this season in the CCHL.”
Crete said, “What impressed me the most is the state-of-the-art Arena on campus and the coaching staff. They made me feel like I’m already apart of the Colgate family.”
Crete added, “I believe the NCAA is the right path for me because it will allow me more time to develop and mature as a hockey player and person. Committing to Colgate University will provide me with an incredible opportunity both academically and athletically. The opportunity to play Division I college hockey and graduate with a degree was a major priority for myself and my family.”