The Bengals are an NCAA Division III program located just outside downtown Buffalo, NY. The Men’s Ice Hockey team skates out of the State University of New York Athletic Conference and is led by head coach Steve Murphy.
Pasic, 21, recorded 35 points during his first season with the Revolution after spending the 2018-19 campaign with the Walpole Express. The Barnstable, MA native netted 15 goals and chipped in 20 assists, which marked career highs at the Junior Hockey level in the Eastern Hockey League.
Additionally, Pasic’s 35 total points ranked fifth on the Revolution for the 2019-20 campaign.
The 6-foot-2 forward was in touch with Buffalo State all season leading up to the commitment and is eager to join another winning squad.
“I’m excited about the culture,” said Pasic. “Last year they finished third in the league and their main mentality right now is they want to win the SUNY, and I want to be a part of a winning program.”
Pasic also expressed how the Revolution prepared him for the NCAA level.
“I’d say they made me a tougher player and made me ready to be a part of the SUNY Division,” said Pasic on Philadelphia’s coaching staff. “Even in their Monday practices if you weren’t ‘giving it your all’ then your role on the team was on the line.”
Revolution head coach Jon Rogger spoke volumes to Pasic’s ability to produce to this past season at the Junior A level.
“Pasic is one of those guys that always seems to get on the scoresheet and is very consistent when it comes to producing points,” said Rogger. “He has the ability to use his size and strength to win battles in the corners and in front of the net.”
Rogger also believes that Pasic will excel at the next level due to how “dynamic” and effective he can be in various situations.
“He is hard to knock off the puck and when he gets the puck in tight, he knows how to finish. I know he will be able to produce at the NCAA level because he has been doing these things his entire career. When a player like Matt produces at every level like he has in the past, you know it won't change at the collegiate level.”
Pasic also recorded 11 total points on special teams this past season, after earning seven points on the power play (2g-5a) and four shorthanded assists. There’s no doubt that the forward adds a welcoming and unique dynamic for the Bengals in all areas on the ice.
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