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Thunderbirds standout, Denver native Pusateri nets NAHL opportunity with Odessa tender


Remy Pusateri had a successful season in 2022-23 with the Colorado Thunderbirds’ 18U AAA team and has parlayed that into a chance to play junior hockey.

Recently, the Denver native signed an NAHL tender with the Odessa Jackalopes.

“The opportunity with Odessa came up after the scout for Odessa watched me for multiple games,” Pusateri said. “We also had a few talks about my goals in life and he thought it would be best if I signed so soon as possible. I am extremely excited to leave home and play for such a great team. I’m going to miss all my players and coaches on my 18U team, though.

“The NA is a great place to be seen and be able to move to the next level.”

In addition to the Thunderbirds, Pusateri also spent time growing up with the Colorado Evolution and the Krivo School of Hockey Elite.

“I have played with the Thunderbirds since my 12U year,” said Pusateri. “The best coach I have had in my years has to be Phil Patenaude. He was my coach at 14U and my 18U coach, and he really gave me a chance to show myself.”

Moving forward, Pusateri has reachable goals in mind, both on and off the ice.

“My short-term goals include getting valuable playing time with Odessa as well as finishing high school with a 4.0 GPA or higher,” Pusateri said. “My long-term goals include playing high-level NCAA Division I hockey and getting accepted into a great school to continue my academics.”

Photo/Pusateri Family

— Matt Mackinder

(April 5, 2023)

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