The Kings are very excited to announce that forward Simone Dadiè has committed to play NCAA hockey at Colgate next season.
“I am very excited about getting this commitment” says Dadiè “I finally know where I am for the next 4 years of my life, which definitely takes some weight off my shoulders.”
Dadiè joined the Kings in December from the North Iowa Bulls in the NAHL. In 23 games for the Bulls he only had 9 points, but since making the jump to the BCHL he has excelled and become a point per game player with 13 points in 14 games. When he was signed, assistant general manager Stephan Seeger Jr. said “he will bring some size and presence to our group” and since joining the team he has been as advertised by making an impact every shift whether it’s on the scoreboard or other areas and he has established himself as one of the Kings top players.
“I would like to thank my family who always supported me throughout my ups and downs. I would like to thank coach Glenn and Stephan Seeger Jr. for bringing me in and giving me all the tools and opportunities to have success here.” adds Dadiè “My advisor Jay Lucknowsky, who helped me through the process of talking to colleges and getting to this point. Lastly I want to thank my team for helping me reach my goal.”
Now that he has his commitment Dadiè is now solely focused on the team and making a strong push for the playoffs. “Now I’m even more focused on our team goal and being ready for playoffs as I don’t have to worry about school anymore.”
Dadiè and the Kings are getting ready for a big weekend at the Hap versus the Langley Rivermen this Friday and Saturday. Currently the Kings sit 4 points behind the Rivermen for the final playoff spot and with 2 regulation wins the Kings could jump ahead of the Rivermen and put themselves in the playoff picture. Both games are at 7pm.