Thunderbirds alum, Salt Lake City native Levy achieves milestone with commitment to NCAA D-I Arizona State
Hank Levy‘s father, Jeff Levy, played NCAA Division I hockey at New Hampshire back in the 1990s.
Now, the younger Levy will take that step after recently committing to play for Arizona State’s D-I program starting this fall.
“The opportunity to play at ASU was the product of a season with consistent success and my coach, Fred Harbinson (of the BCHL’s Penticton Vees), promoting me,” Levy said. “I talked to ASU in person, through email and over phone calls and decided it was the best fit for me.
“The things that most appealed to me about ASU is the close proximity to home (Salt Lake City), the amazing new hockey arena they’ve built (Mullett Arena) and just the opportunity to live in such a cool place.”
Levy said his major is still undecided at this point.
This past season with the Vees, Levy went 13-0-0 with a 1.81 GAA, a .918 save percentage and a pair of shutouts. Along with Luca Di Pasquo, the tandem captured the Wally Forslund Trophy as the goalies with the best team GAA (1.77).
“The BCHL is one of the top leagues in North America which allowed me to have great competition every day,” Levy said. “The league does an awesome job at promoting players to college hockey.”
Heading to college hockey, Levy knows he has goals to accomplish, on and off the ice, and people that helped him get to this point in his career.
“My freshman expectations for myself are to continue to develop my game on the ice, contribute to a winning culture, and be a great teammate,” said Levy. “In the classroom, I’d like to get as high of grades as I can and stay on top of schoolwork during travel.
“I’d like to thank my family for their continued support, especially my dad, who has put just as much time and effort into this as I have.”
During his days in youth hockey, Levy developed his game with the Colorado Thunderbirds.
— Matt Mackinder
(May 2, 2023)