Hockey Adds Defenseman

Penn State men's hockey adds another commitment with the pledge of defenseman Connor Varley.

The Nittany Lions continue to prepare for the programs move to division one with another commitment; this time from Connor Varley a native of Landale, Pa. Varley, a defenseman, played the past season for Alberni Valley of the Junior A British Columbia Hockey League.

He is slated to see action in the USHL this coming season after he was drafted by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the fifth round of the May Entry Draft.

After playing much of his high school career for LaSalle in Philadelphia, Varley opted to transfer this past year to Northwood in Lake Placid, NY.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound defenseman was a major target for the nittany Lions. As Buccaneers head coach and general manager Regg Simon said, "We're excited for Connor and the opportunity he's earned. Penn State evaluated Connor at our try-out camp and with him being a Pennsylvania native, moved on him right away."

It has not been determined if Varley will join PSU's Class of 2012 or 2013, although if he opts to play in the USHL 2013 would seem to be the more likely choice.


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