JERSEY SHORE WILDCATS NEWS
The Jersey Shore Wildcats of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that goaltender Rio Virgoe has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey for the University of Arkansas.
Virgo, 21, is from Allen Texas. The 6’4/205 lbs goalie played 25 games, 15 wins, 8 losses with a 2.91 goal against average and a 0.915 save percentage during the regular season 2016-17.
Virgo also spent time on a call up to the NAHL Wichita Falls Wildcats at the end of the season after a great run during the 2017 NA3HL playoffs with a 0.926 save percentage.
” Last season was a pleasure to play for the Jersey Shore Wildcats. All my development and progression as a hockey player significantly improved with coach Leiverman and coach Brule always being there, whether it was a rough patch or a hot streak. I’ve never felt more part of something great than my last season of junior hockey. Thank you for everything.” said Virgo.
” When we recruited Rio during summer of 2016 I saw the potential right away , not only on the ice, but also his leadership skill. He had a slow start due to a previous injury that kept him out for a while, but when he got his fitness level and timing on the ice back he became over night a top goalie in the league in my opinion. We wish him all the best with the Razorbacks this season,” said Eric Brule, Director of Hockey Operations for the Wildcats.