Pittsburgh Penguins Elite forward and Coraopolis native Matthew Weber has committed to Bentley University.
Weber, 18, spent the last three seasons in the Penguins Elite program, and in 2017-18, he was the leading scorer on the under-18 midget major squad.
Weber scored 13 goals and added 26 assists for 39 points to lead the U18 Penguins. It was a big offensive outburst from the 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward. Playing for the U16 team in 2015-16 and 2016-17, he scored just seven goals and 18 points over two seasons.
The big season caught the eye of scouts at the next level, and Weber was invited to play four games with the Shreveport Mudbugs of the Tier-II junior North American Hockey League at the end of last season. He played nine NAHL games and scored two goals and had two assists.
Weber will play the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons in junior hockey and remains tendered to the Mudbugs in the NAHL. Weber was drafted in the 10th round of the 2018 USHL Draft by the Fargo Force. He will join Bentley for the 2020-21 season.
Weber is the second local player to commit to Bentley this summer. Former Moon and Pens Elite forward Brendan Walkom will join the Falcons this fall.
Bentley is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, and plays in the brand-new Bentley Arena, a 2,117-seat venue that opened in February. The Falcons are in the Atlantic Hockey Conference, the same conference as Robert Morris.