The EHL NH Avalanche is happy to announce that veteran Dman AJ Przystawski has decided to continue his athletic and academic career at SUNY Brockport. The Golden Eagles are part of the very strong SUNYAC Div III College Hockey Conference and are coached by Head Coach Brian Dickinson who is in his 25th season behind the team bench. SUNY Brockport is located in Brockport, NY and they play their home games at their on campus facility the Tuttle North Ice Arena (1,800 seats).
Przystawski was part of the 2017 Avalanche EHL Championship team and came back to the Avs looking to earn his college commitment. After two seasons with Coach Cerrella the 6'4 dman knew what he was looking for and Brockport was a perfect fit both on the ice and in the classroom. "I would like to thank my family for all of their support over the last 3 seasons while I prepared on and off the ice to earn a college commitment and work towards my ultimate goal a college degree. I would like to thank Coach Cerrella for helping me over the last 3 seasons and preparing me for the next level. I also would like to thank Mario Martiniello and the entire NH Avalanche organization for everything they have done for me the last two years. I am very excited to join the Brockport family both on the ice and in the classroom in 2019, said Przystawski.
The Burlington, CT native is excited for the rest of the season with the Avs and is going to be counted on by the coaching staff to log a lot of ice time in quest for another EHL Title. "Aj has battled a nagging injury early that has limited his game time. But we are looking for him to return shortly and get right back into the line up and be an important piece for us again this season. He went on a few visits this season and really enjoyed Coach Dickinson and his visit to Brockport. He will be joining a few of my former players Shane Visnick and Doc Gentzler and I think Aj is going to do a great job on the blue line for the Golden Eagles. I am proud of him and very excited that he earned this opportunity to continue his education and athletic career," said Chris Cerrella.