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Argentina Commits to Boston College

October 19, 2020 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Waterloo Black Hawks News Release

Waterloo, Iowa - On the cusp of his second season with the Waterloo Black Hawks, forward Matthew Argentina announced Monday that he has committed to Boston College for his post-junior hockey career.

As a 16-year-old United States Hockey League rookie in 2019/20, Argentina recorded five goals and six assists in 45 games. He notched a point in his very first USHL game; Argentina's assist on a score by Ondrej Psenicka came on the very first goal Waterloo scored last year. The Philadelphia native tallied his first goal against the Des Moines Buccaneers on October 26th. Late in the season, Argentina scored in back-to-back games during the same weekend versus USA Hockey's National Team Development Program and the Youngstown Phantoms February 28th and 29th. He finished the season with a +3 plus/minus differential and was "even" or better in 15 of his last 16 appearances.

"He brings a diverse skill set to the table, and he continues to develop a number of areas in his game," Black Hawks President and Head Coach P.K. O'Handley said of Argentina. "We are excited he has this opportunity to go to a storied program where the Black Hawks have had a lot of connections over the years."

In 2019/20, defenseman Ben Finkelstein and forward David Cotton were both seniors with the Eagles. Cotton signed a pro contract with the Carolina Hurricanes after the college season ended. The list of former Black Hawks who have reached the NHL after skating for Boston College includes Zach Sanford, Ian McCoshen, Patrick Wey, and Andrew Alberts. The Eagles program is one several which has helped four different Waterloo alumni reach the NHL; no NCAA squad has been part of the pathway for more Black Hawks on the way to hockey's highest level.

Argentina and the Black Hawks begin the 2020/21 USHL season on November 6th versus the Omaha Lancers.


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