Carter Diceman of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Collingwood Blues (photo credit – Ray MacAloney | OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA’s State University of New York at Geneseo Knights in Geneseo, NY beginning with the 2023-24 season.
The 20-year-old forward from King City signed with the OJHL’s Toronto Patriots ahead of the COVID-cancelled 2019-20 season. He played U18 seasons with the Barrie Colts and Toronto Nationals.
Diceman had 40 points (18 goals/22 assists) in 52 games with the Patriots in 2021-22.
He was dealt to Collingwood last summer and had 35 points (14G/21A) in 48 games this past regular season. He added 16 more points in 18 playoff games during the Blues’ run to their first OJHL title.
“My two seasons in the OJHL have been nothing but great memories and amazing hockey both with the Toronto Patriots and Collingwood Blues,” Diceman told the OJHL. “This past season with the Blues was unbelievable. From the first day of training camp to the last game, everything was done with such professionalism. The tight bond we had led us to win the first Buckland Cup in Collingwood’s history.
“I just want to also thank the billets, the volunteers, and the community of Collingwood for making this all possible. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my junior career. I am excited to start my next journey at Geneseo.”
“We’re excited for Carter and his family on his recent commitment to play at Geneseo,” Collingwood coach Andrew Campoli told the OJHL. “Carter played a large part in our pursuit for a Buckland Cup and his hard work and consistency paid off with his outstanding performance at the Centennial Cup in Portage. He leads by example on and off the ice and is well respected by his peers and our fan base. We wish him the best of luck on his next chapter.”
OJHL grads on Geneseo’s roster in 2022-23 included: Adam Harris (Oakville), Dakota Zarudny (Caledon), Tyson Gilmour (Wellington), Alexander Dameski (Brampton, Brantford), Bryan Zurowski (Brantford, Buffalo) and Justin Cmunt (Buffalo).
Congratulations to Carter and best of luck in the NCAA!
The OJHL, the largest Jr. A hockey league in Canada, has had more than 90 NCAA, U SPORTS, CHL and professional commitments in 2021-22 – including more than 25 NCAA Division I scholarships.
Check out all our 2022-23 commitments here: https://www.ojhl.ca/committments/