Year in Review: #7 Adam Pilewicz

Year in Review: #7 Adam Pilewicz

One constant over the past two seasons has been the presence of defenseman Adam Pilewicz on the Tomahawks back end.

Defending the blueline is a tough job, but the Sewickley native excelled at the task.

This season, he set career highs in assists (23), points (27) and plus/minus (+32). Additionally, the 96-birth year blueliner earned the role of assistant captain.

As one of the anchors on defense, Pilewicz saw hefty playing time against the East Division’s best players night after night.

“He has been a vital part of our D group and our entire team over his two seasons in Johnstown,” head coach Mike Letizia said. “He has worked extremely hard to grow and mature his game since his rookie year and deserves the credit for the work he has willingly put in.”

His hard work paid off in April.

A lifelong Penn State fan, Adam completed his childhood dream and committed to Penn State beginning in Fall 2017.

“I grew up a Penn State fan and I can remember going to football games every Saturday,” Pilewicz said. “I have spent a lot of time on the campus and I feel fortunate to be able to play hockey there and join my brother and sister at Penn State.”

Letizia added:

“The fact that Adam will now be a part of that continued evolution and tradition is very exciting. I am proud of him for earning a fantastic opportunity and I couldn’t be happier for him and his family.”