Culver Academy’s Dominic Vidoli commits to BU

The Boston University men’s hockey team just added a stellar find to their 2018 recruiting class as Culver Military Academy Prep defenseman Dominic Vidoli announced his commitment to join the Terrier family.

Vidoli is a grinder in a 6’0”, 170-pound frame, a force when it comes to corralling loose pucks and a terror on the boards. The Strongsville, Ohio native is willing to put his body on the line to stop a puck from sailing towards the net and should be someone Terriers head coach David Quinn can rely on to make sound decisions in the defensive zone.

In his first full season with Culver Academy in 2016-17, Vidoli logged four goals and four assists while compiling a +16 plus-minus rating in his time on the ice.

Vidoli improved his puck-handling and passing skills over the summer, and it has showed in the first 26 games of this season. The left-hander has poured in nine goals and 25 assists, becoming a staple of the Culver offensive attack.

With the likes of defenseman Brien Diffley and John MacLeod graduating, expect Vidoli to get a chance at filling in the minutes that these two will void. Should he impress over the summer and gel with his fellow defenseman, Vidoli could become a common member of the defensive third line in 2018-19.




  1. sounds like a nice pick up. Our coaches do such a good job with recruiting.

  2. They sure do! This makes me wonder who, among the returning players for the 2018-19 season, will be considered shut-down d-men? I think Kasper K will be another such defender. Also, I wonder how the competition is in the prep league in which Culver plays?

  3. Son of Caesar carlaci

    It just seems that players who do not go Jr. and only right out of Prep do not perform well in college of late. Just an observation. Plus we always seem to rely on very young players each year. Can’t win a championship like that.