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UMass Hockey Adds Steven Iacobellis

Steven Iacobells is the newest member of UMass hockey's Class of 2017.

Steven Iacobells is the newest member of UMass hockey's Class of 2017.

July 24, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass hockey has added 5-9, 170-pound forward Steven Iacobellis of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) to its roster, UMass head coach John Micheletto announced on Wednesday. A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Iacobellis joins Brennan Baxandall, Marc Hetnik, Alex Wakaluk and Brandon Wahlin as the fifth member of the Minutemen's Class of 2017.

"Steven's been an offensive leader throughout the course of his career," said Micheletto. "He's been offensively productive every step of the way and was Salmon Arm's Unsung Hero award winner this year, which speaks to his determination as well as his productivity. He is going to add to our grit and get after it out of our forward group and his speed and offensive creativity will certainly help the players around him be better."

Iacobellis appeared in 155 career games in the BCHL, totaling 106 points on 37 goals and 69 assists combined in his time with the Penticton Vees (2010-11), Cowichan Valley Captains (2011-13) and Salmon Arm SilverBacks. This season with the SilverBacks, he logged his most productive season in the BCHL with 42 points (15g, 27a) over 35 regular season contests, including three game winners. Iacobellis ranked second on the squad in goals and assists and third points in 2012-13 and received Salmon Arm's Unsung Hero award.

In 78 games with the Vancouver NW Giants at the major midget level from 2008-10, Iacobellis totaled 121 points on 45 goals and 76 assists.

Iacobellis graduated from Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in 2011 where he was an honor roll student. He is the son of Saverio and Margaret Iacobellis.



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