New Jersey forward Haviland makes NCAA commitment
April 30, 2020
The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Shane Haviland has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Elmira College Soaring Eagles, who play in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). His commitment begins in the fall of 2020.
Haviland, 20, a lifelong member of the Titans Youth Hockey Program, played two seasons with the NAHL club and had 43 points (11 goals and 32 assists) in 74 regular season games. This year the Sea Girt, New Jersey native had 33 points (8 goals and 25 assists) in 43 contests.
“I would like to thank the Titans organization for everything they have done for me, especially the ownership group of George Haviland and Jimmy Solovey,” stated Haviland. “I also would like to thank my coaches – Craig, Bobby, Shaps and the rest of the staff for giving me the opportunity to play hockey at a high level and at home. And last, but not least, I would like to thank my teammates, who I call brothers. I would not be where I am today without them.”
Haviland made his NAHL debut during the 2017-18 season with he Springfield Jr. Blues. In 127 career NAHL games, Haviland recorded 53 points.
"We are so proud of and happy for Shane on his commitment to Elmira College,” stated Titans head coach and general manager Craig Doremus. “In Shane’s two seasons with us he was a big part of our forward group and contributed so much offense for us. Shane will be a great player at Elmira, and we look forward to following his career there. We wish him and his family nothing but continued success.”
Haviland is a NAPHL to NAHL Ladder of Development success story. Prior to playing in the NAHL, Haviland played in the NAPHL for three seasons for the successful New Jersey Jr. Titans program, playing with the 18U team during the 2016-17 season and the 16U team during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Overall in 49 career NAPHL games, Haviland recorded 33 points.
Elmira College located in Elmira, NY. The Soaring Eagles are coached by Aaron Saul. This past season Elmira had an overall 17-8-1 record.