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.
Excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Boston University. Can’t wait to be a Terrier this fall.
— Dominic Vidoli (@dominicvido63) February 21, 2018
New BU commit, ‘99 LD Dominic Vidoli (Culver Prep), brings more of a defensive style to the Terriers. Skates well, grinds and retrieves pucks. Stood out at Road to College Showcase last summer. His development is trending in right direction.
— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) February 21, 2018