Four players with ties to the New York/New Jersey area made commitments in recent days, highlighted by Long Island Gulls U16 right wing Thomas Zocco.
Merrimack College received a commitment from Zocco and Nashville Junior Predators U16 left wing Luke Goukler. Both players had productive appearances at the USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp last month in Amherst, N.Y.
Zocco, from Staten Island, N.Y., found the back of the net four times during five games at the camp. He’s a rugged winger who can fire the puck with zip.