Johnstown defenseman Perrault makes NCAA DI commitment
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman and assistant captain Ethan Perrault has announced his commitment to play NCAA Division I hockey at Augustana University in the CCHA.
“We are so happy for Ethan and his commitment to Augustana,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia. “He has demonstrated such growth from 2020-21 when he played some affiliate games for us, to now being our assistant captain and one of the best defensemen in the NAHL.”
In his career with the Tomahawks, Perrault has 31 points (4 goals, 27 assists) and a 16 +/- rating in 94 regular season games. The 6’4/195 lbs. native of Tipp City, Ohio also tallied a goal last season in Johnstown’s Robertson Cup Playoffs run.
“I’m excited to announce my Division 1 commitment to play hockey and further my education at Augustana University. I want to thank friends, coaches, teammates, and most importantly my family for helping me get here. Go Vikings!” said Perrault on social media.
So far during the 2022-23 season, the NAPHL grad has put up 13 points in 32 games played to date.
Perrault spent a brief stint with the United States National Team Development Program U18 team this past October, where he put up two assists in two games for Team USA.
“Ethan is a constant worker on and off the ice and brings an element of hard-nosed defense that is so valuable to any team,” added Letizia. “Additionally, he is a great kid. He has earned this opportunity to play Division I hockey at another new and upcoming hockey program. I really couldn’t be prouder of him and look forward to his continued leadership, and strong play in the second half of our season.”
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Perrault spent one season playing in the NAPHL with the Tri-State Spartants 16U team during the 2019-20 season.
Augustana University, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will begin their first year of Division I play in the 2023-24 season. The Vikings will play in the Central College Hockey Association (CCHA).