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Sonny Milano re-confirms Boston College commitment

LAKE PLACID, NY - AUGUST 02: Sonny Milano #20 of USA Blue celebrates his goal against USA White during the 2014 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp at Lake Placid Olympic Center on August 2, 2014 in Lake Placid, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Milano spoke Monday with reporters during the United States’ National Junior Evaluation Camp.

Sonny Milano’s 24 hours in the NCAA-CHL ongoing battle appears to end exactly where it started with the incoming freshman re-stating his commitment to Jerry York and Boston College.

Milano, Columbus’ 2014 first round pick (16th overall), was the subject of rumors over the weekend that he would forgo his collegiate eligibility and sign with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL), who hold his rights. Speaking Monday morning with reporters at the United States’ National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, New York, Milano didn’t dance around the question.

From NHL.com:

“A lot of people talk, I guess,” Milano said. “I was on campus two weeks ago for orientation. I keep in touch with all the [hockey] staff.”

Milano said he did investigate each path before deciding on college hockey, and still feels it’s the best route for him.

“Less games gives you more time to work out,” he said. “You’re playing against older guys. Just BC as well. It’s one of the better colleges in history, Jerry York is as great coach, he knows what he’s doing. It’s the best way to get to the NHL.”

This news matches up with what SB Nation College Hockey’s Jeff Cox and others reported last night.

The 5’11″, 185 lbs forward, who was once committed to Notre Dame, is one of 42 players in Lake Placid trying to make the US U-20 World Junior Championships team that will compete in Toronto/Montreal this December and January. He is one of six Boston College players participating.

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