Ogden Mustangs defenseman Stephon Perreault has committed to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the 2019-20 season.
Perreault joined the Mustangs at the trade deadline this season from the MJHL, bringing with him 170+ games of experience in Canadain Jr. A Tier II hockey. He added a lot of experience to an already-deep Mustangs defense corps and has logged a lot of minutes throughout the latter portion of the regular season and playoffs.
Perreault becomes the eight current/former Mustang this season to commit to an NCAA program.
“I’m really excited and feel privileged for the opportunity,” Perreault said. “UMass Dartmouth is a very respectable program, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Although Perreault’s time in Ogden has been short, he’s gained much from the experience.
“My time in Ogden has been nothing but a great experience,” Perreault said. “The coaching staff, along with my teammates, and the town, have been great, and I am very proud to play for this program.”
UMass Dartmouth is located an hour south of Boston and 30 minutes southeast of Providence, Rhode Island. It is one of five UMass campuses. The Corsairs compete in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.
“I chose Dartmouth over other programs for a few reasons,” Perreault said. “They obviously have a very good hockey program in place, but more importantly, they have a top notch pre-med program, which is what I was looking for. Also, being close to Boston and Providence, it’s a great place to be.”
The Mustangs continue to lead the WSHL in NCAA placement. They’ve had the highest NCAA placement rate in the Western States Hockey League over the past seven seasons, since joining the league.
Perreault joins the following current/former Mustangs with NCAA commitments: Zeke Zeier (Bethel), Anders Johnson (Fredonia), Kerry Kruzel (Buffalo State), Rhett Rampinelli (Wentworth), John Shively (Buffalo State), Ian Currie (St. Mary’s) and Owen Zdunski (SUNY Cortland). The Mustangs had five NCAA commitments last season, including Matus Spodniak who went to NCAA DI American International College.