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Boyd Commits to Alvernia University

By Colin Casey, 12/27/21, 3:00PM EST

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The East Coast Wizards have their first college hockey commit of the 2021-22 season.

Defenseman C.J. Boyd announced Thursday that he has committed to play for Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania. The school announced in August of 2020 that they will add men’s hockey to their athletics programs and Boyd is expected to be a part of their inaugural season.

“Thank you to my family, coaches, and teammates for being behind me every step of the journey,” Boyd said of his commitment.

The 19-year-old blue-liner from Downington, Penn. has spent the last two seasons with East Coast, tallying two goals and 12 assists over 63 games. He was selected to play in the 2021 Eastern Hockey League All-Star Classic last month.

“CJ’s been the backbone of our defensive corps for two years now,” Wizards head coach Kory Falite said of Boyd. “He’s one of the hardest workers in the league."