Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Revolution are proud to announce on Thursday that forward Mark Tosti officially committed to Stevenson University of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) for the fall of 2020.
Tosti, 20, has spent the past three seasons in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) with the Revolution’s Junior A program and been a member of the organization since 2015-16. The Newtown, PA native has recorded 49 points in 65 career EHL contests, after netting 23 goals and chipping in 26 helpers.
The forward also spent the past three seasons skating for head coach Jon Rogger, who spoke highly of Tosti's growth since joining the Junior A program back in 2017-18.
“Any time you spend a couple of years with a player it's always amazing to watch kids grow as both a player and a person,” said Rogger. “Mark has become a top-six forward for us this season and has done a great job both on and off the ice.”
Tosti’s performance on the ice and statistics this season displays his growth as a top-point producer in the EHL. Philadelphia’s second-leading scorer has posted a career-high 15 goals and 18 assists in 33 games played, thus far. While the playmaker is enjoying his success with the Revolution this season, he’s also excited for the future at Stevenson.
“Ever since I went down to visit, it was awesome and it was just a no-brainer,” said Tosti.
Coach Rogger wasn’t shy to express his assistant captain’s potential to blossom with the Mustangs, either.
“I think he will do extremely well at the next level because he knows what it takes to stay in the lineup and how to compete for 60 minutes every night,” said Rogger. “He can be used on the penalty-kill because of his speed and knows how to get pucks out; as well as being a power-play guy because of his shot and quick release.”
In addition to the dynamic skater’s hard work on and off the ice, Tosti also credited the organization and the staff such as coach Roggers, Assistant Coach Joe Matiskiel and General Manager Chris Kanaly for this next big step in his hockey career.
“Kanaly, Rogger and Joe have been a huge part of my development,” said Tosti. “Having a staff such as the Revolution is a huge part of a player’s development and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”
Tosti also expressed gratitude for how the staff assisted him to get back on the ice and in form, after recovering from shoulder surgery.
“Battling through a shoulder surgery last year was extremely tough, however, once I was able to skate the coaching staff made sure I had the necessary ice (time) I needed to get back in the swing of things.”
Additionally, Tosti pointed out his appreciation for Kanaly.
“He’s such as caring human being and prestige coach. I’m honored to have been one of his players.”
The future Mustang also acknowledged his trainers, Ben Silvers and Chris Barcless, for his development as a skater.
Stevenson is currently ranked 12th in the nation for NCAA Division III ice hockey and is second for the UCHC.
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