Former Montour and Pittsburgh Penguins Elite forward Aiden Beck has committed to play college hockey at Robert Morris, he announced on Twitter on Monday.
Beck, 19, had originally committed to Canisius College, Robert Morris’ Atlantic Hockey Conference rival located in Buffalo, but changed his mind to play college hockey in his home town.
“Proud to announce that I will be playing D1 hockey at @RMUMHockey this fall,” Beck wrote. “Excited to follow in my parents footsteps and get started in my hometown”
Beck is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound left-handed shot and will start his RMU career this fall. He had originally committed to Canisius back in 2015.
Beck played in the Penguins Elite system through midget major, spending 14 games with the U18 squad in 2014-15. That was also his second of two seasons with the Montour Spartans.
In 2015-16, he moved to the NAHL, scoring five goals and four assists in 45 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. He started the 2016-17 season in Wilkes-Barre and finished it with the Springfield (Ill.) Jr. Blues. He went back to Springfield in 2017-18, when he had three goals and three assists in 22 games.
Robert Morris had previously announced a 10-player freshman class for 2018 and nine offseason departures, with seven graduates and a pair of transfers. Beck’s late addition to the class most likely signifies another departure of some type.
A team spokesperson declined to comment on potential roster moves.