Limoges Bound for Big Ten

Picks Nittany Lions for Next Stop

Waterloo Black Hawks forward Alex Limoges has announced his commitment to Penn State University, becoming the 20th member of the 2016/17 squad to choose a Division I college.

Limoges joined the Black Hawks in early February after starting the season with the Tri-City Storm, where he was a member of their 2016 Clark Cup Championship squad.  In just 11 games for Waterloo, the 19-year-old has five goals and 11 assists.  On three occasions he has recorded three points or more, including Saturday’s 6-1 win against the Sioux City Musketeers.  That night, Limoges had two goals and an assist; he was named the co-CCM Forward of the Week by the United States Hockey League on Monday.

“Alex is a quality player and a quality person,” said Black Hawks Head Coach P.K. O’Handley.  “He has fit in really well and added a lot to the team in a very short time.”

Adding the statistics from his 36 appearances for the Storm gives Limoges 47 points (18 goals, 29 assists), which ties for seventh in the USHL this season.  He is also +12 for the year.  During last spring’s Storm playoff run, Limoges stacked up 14 points in 11 games and delivered the game-winning goal in three of Tri-City’s nine victories.  As a first-year USHL player in 2015/16, the Winchester, Virginia, native had 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) in 43 contests.

Limoges joins teammates Garrett Wait and Grant Gabriele with his commitment to a Big Ten member school.  Wait will attend Minnesota, while Gabriele will make his way to Ohio State.

Eamon McAdam previously represented Waterloo in Happy Valley.  After the 2015/16 season, McAdam departed from the Nittany Lions to sign a contract with the New York Islanders.

The Hawks travel to meet the Madison Capitols on Friday, then return home Saturday to host the Chicago Steel at Young Arena.  Immediately after Saturday’s game, the Hawks will auction a set of specialty jerseys to benefit Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.  For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visit waterlooblackhawks.com.

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