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Traversa Wins Alps Hockey League Championship With Rittner Buam

Former Hobart College hockey forward Tommaso Traversa ’15 recently won the Alps Hockey League Championship as a member of Rittner Buam, a professional hockey team in Ritten, Italy.

It was the team’s first ever Alps Hockey League title. The team won the series 4-1 over Asiago, capturing the title with a 3-1 victory on April 10. Rittner Buam finished the regular season in first place with a 24-3-2 record this season. The team went 10-2 in the playoffs.

During the regular season, Traversa played in 28 games, logging five goals and eight assists for 13 points. He played in all 12 playoff games, posting eight points on five goals and three assists. In the championship series, Traversa notched a goal and three assists.

Traversa has been playing hockey professionally since graduating from Hobart in 2015. Traversa spent the 2015-16 season playing for the ECHL’s Alaska Aces. He played in 67 games for the Aces, registering 17 goals and eight assists for 25 points.

Traversa played in 101 career games at Hobart, recording 32 goals and 40 assists for 72 points. He was named the 2014-15 ECAC West Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-ECAC West first team. Traversa was a three-time member of the ECAC West All-Academic Team and was named to the league’s all-rookie team as a first-year.

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