The Suffolk Rams are set for a magical future.
East Coast Wizards forward and team captain Ryan Webb announced Wednesday that he will attend Suffolk University and play college hockey for the Rams. He becomes the fourth Wizard from this past season’s roster to commit to Suffolk, joining defenseman Joe Idelson and fellow forwards Will MacNeil and Cole Scott.
“I couldn’t be happier with the path that hockey has taken me on so far,” Webb said. “Beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue this journey at the next level. None of this would be possible without the support from my family, teammates, coaches, and the EHL.”
Webb, a Rockport, Massachusetts native, played at St. John’s Prep in Danvers prior to joining the Wizards ahead of the 2020-21 season. He quickly established himself as a top line forward in his first season, scoring 16 goals and adding 21 assists over 32 games. Webb followed it up in 2021-22 with nine goals and another 21 assists as captain of the Wizards.
“We couldn’t be prouder to announce Ryan’s commitment to Suffolk. He is a true leader both on and off the ice and his work ethic has truly paid off,” Wizards head coach Kory Falite said. “He’s been the backbone to our team the last few years and we’re excited to see what the future holds for him at Suffolk.”
Another East Coast Wizard is set to head to Boston to continue their career.
Wizards forward Cole Scott announced Monday that he has committed to play college hockey at Suffolk University. He is the third player from the 2021-22 team to commit to Suffolk, joining defenseman Joe Idelson and forward Will MacNeil.
“I’m very excited to be going to Suffolk and joining the Rams,” Scott said. “I want to thank my parents for all the sacrifices they made to help me pursue my hockey career. I’d also like to thank the East Coast Wizards organization, especially Kory, Chris, and Adrian who have been instrumental in my development as not only a player but as a person over the past three years.”
Scott joined the Wizards in 2019 and quickly became a key offensive piece to the team, scoring 11 goals and recording 11 assists in his first year. He followed it up with 11 more goals in 2020-21 before setting a Eastern Hockey League career high in goals, assists, and points this past season with a 12-21-33 scoring line.
“We are so excited for Cole. He has been here for three years, and we’ve seen him mature both as a player and as a person,” Wizards head coach Kory Falite said. “He is a true leader both on and off the ice and his work ethic has truly paid off. He’s been the backbone to our team the last few years and we’re excited to see what the future holds for him at Suffolk.”
The Wizards’ season may be over, but the commits keep coming.
East Coast forward Will MacNeil announced Friday that he has committed to play college hockey at Suffolk University in Boston. MacNeil, who grew up in nearby Belmont and attended Catholic Memorial, will continue his career in the 617.
“I am really excited to join the Rams next season,” MacNeil said. “I want to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for all of their support.”
MacNeil wrapped up the 2021-22 season with a pair of goals and eight assists over 27 games despite battling injury. He joins a Suffolk Rams program that finished fifth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.
“We’re extremely happy for Will and his commitment to Suffolk. They are getting a great hockey player and more importantly a tremendous person,” Wizards head coach Kory Falite said. “His perseverance getting through a major injury this season and return for the playoffs really shows the type of determination and character he has.”