Oakland Hockey General Manager Corey Hagood is pleased to announce the additions of forward Gabriel Lucchesi and defenseman Evan McCurdy to the 2022-23 roster. Lucchesi comes to Oakland from the Potomac Patriots (USPHL Premier) and McCurdy comes to Oakland from Walled Lake Western High School (MHSAA)
Lucchesi Adds Another Dimension To Oakland Offense
“The rich history of the hockey program, Oakland was the only school that checked all the boxes for me and has similar environment as my homeland (Canada). Lucchesi stated.
Lucchesi will add more grit and speed to head coach Sean Parker’s lineup. “I’m a gritty and strong player with some good speed and a quick release in the slot.”Lucchesi added. “I will play hard on the wall while bringing a good offensive punch and scoring chances.”
“I’m honored to be part of the hockey program and can’t wait meet the boys and contribute the tradition as much as I can.”
Lucchesi will major in Business while at Oakland.
“Gabe is a forward that we think adds a lot of depth up front for us.” Parker said. “The Quebec forward really thought Oakland was a great fit for him which was a mutual feeling from the coaching staff.”
McCurdy Adds Depth To Oakland
“I committed to Oakland because it was close to home, and I was given an opportunity to play college hockey. One of my dreams since a kid.” McCurdy said. “I’m excited to be a part of Oakland’s organization, it’s a great school, with a great hockey program. (I’m) excited to carry on the tradition.”
He is a physical defenseman that looks to spark the team. “I’m a defenseman, who has great ice awareness, you can expect to see a physical game play whenever I’m on the ice.” McCurdy stated.
McCurdy will major in Business while at Oakland.
“Evan is going to be a sold defenseman for us. Local kid that could play both forward or defense, but having him playing defense to help solidify the d-core.” Parker said.