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Meet The Eagles, BC Men’s Hockey Edition: Jacob Tortora

Tortora could be a big factor in BC’s offense this season

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Name: Jacob Tortora

Number: 19

Position: Forward

Class Year: Freshman

Background: Tortora is a small, quick forward with a scoring touch - the stereotypical BC player. He went undrafted this past year, likely due to his 5’8” frame, but has impressive offensive stats. Last season he had 38 points in 50 games for the USNTDP U18 team, and the previous season he had 31 points for the U17 team. Tortora is definitely an offensive forward, not a two-way forward, but that is what the BC team really needs this season.

2017-18 Outlook: Tortora could be one of BC’s best players this season. This team lost a lot of scoring during the off-season, so a quick, offensively minded forward is a necessary addition to the squad. Tortora’s size might be a concern for some teams, but Coach York and Coach Brown are experts in coaching smaller forwards. Fans should expect to see him skating on the first or second line and to quickly start making an impact.

Fun Fact: Johnny Gaudreau was one of Tortora’s favorite players growing up. (Ed. Note: Guys...we are so old...)

Official BC Interruption Player Hashtag: #TortoraclipseOfTheHeart