The Johnstown Tomahawks would like to congratulate alum Jordan Watt for his commitment to continue his hockey career at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania.
During the 2013-2014 season the Orange, California native finished 5th overall in Tomahawks scoring with 34 points (22g, 12a) in 58 games played. Watt led all Tomahawks with 8 power play goals this season and finished with 137 shots on goal.
“I am very excited to start the next chapter in my life. But I couldn't have been where I am today, if I didn't spend my last two junior years in Johnstown. Thank you to everyone in the city of Johnstown for all of your support” said Watt.
Prior to playing for the Alaska Avalanche during the 2011-2012 season, Watt played 11 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) requiring him to red shirt his freshman year due to NCAA eligibility rules. Watt is waiting to hear the NCAA’s ruling on whether he will be allowed to practice with the team during the upcoming season or required to sit out all on-ice activity, but still be allowed to travel with the Neumann Knights.
One of the reasons Jordan said he felt Neumann was a place for him was because of his eligibility situation and the fact that he will have the option to play club roller hockey, which he grew up playing before converting to ice hockey. Knights Division I club roller hockey team finished 2nd at the 2014 NCRHA National Championships, losing to the #1 ranked Lindenwold University.
“I am looking forward to finding out what college hockey is all about and meeting a new family of brothers where we all share the same goal of a National Championship. I’m also excited to get back into the classroom. Being out of school for three years, I guess you could say I miss it but that probably won't last long. Neumann University is known for their nursing program but this fall I will major in sports medicine/therapy. Neumann offers internships with the other sports teams so I can gain experience in what I would like to do some day for a career” said Watt.
Neumann University currently has three active NAHL alums on its roster and is part of the ECAC West Conference, NCAA Division III.