The Lockport Express, proud members of the NA3EHL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Jacob Burford has committed to play college hockey at Rochester College. Rochester is a member of the ACHA Division I.
Burford, 19, completed his first season of playing in the NA3EHL for Lockport and had a solid season. The native of Grand Island, NY, was second on the team in scoring among all defensemen with 13 points in 40 games played (3 goals, 10 assists).
Burford (6’0/185) also recorded four points (all assists) in three playoff games this season. He also served as assistant captain for the Express.
Burford played his midget hockey for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres organization.
“We are very excited for Jake and his family for his ACHA commitment. He is the first Express player from our inaugural season to make a college commitment to play hockey and we are very proud of him. He is a leader on and off the ice and we wish Jake all the best as he starts a new chapter,” said Express Head Coach and General Manager Frank Vecchio.