Tyler Drummond Commits to Curry College

Tyler Drummond is the most recent member of the Worcester Railers Jr. Hockey Club to announce his college commitment. The tall, rangy blueliner is headed to Curry College this coming fall.

The Colonels are an NCAA Division 3 program coached by Peter Roundy and play in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

“I have always wanted to go to a small school with a very close community existence and Curry is just that,” said Drummond. “Plus, they have a great hockey program. Attending Curry as a student athlete is very exciting for me. Being a New Yorker, spending the next four years in the Greater Boston area is also attractive to me.”

The Baldwin, NY native visited the Curry campus, located in Milton, MA in January and was given a tour by assistant coach Mikhail Bryan. He also attended a team practice and sat down with the coaching staff.

“Our meeting went very well,” he said. “I heard everything that I was hoping to hear.”

“I am absolutely excited,” said the two-year Railers rearguard. “In watching them play I am well aware they have a lot of very good hockey players on their roster. The coaches informed me that they like their defensemen getting up in the play offensively, and that suits my style.”

Drummond is in his second full season with the Railers EHL club, coming to Worcester after a solid prep school career at Hoosac School. He contributed a line of 5-19-24 for the 20-21 campaign, and currently has three goals and 20 assists in 41 games this season.

“Tyler Drummond has been a top defenseman for us the past two seasons,” said Railers head coach Sean Bertoni. “He has logged a lot of minutes in all situations. Tyler is a great skater with an offensive mind. Tyler has a ton of potential and will continue to grow and develop at the next level. He is a great kid and has been one of the leaders of the team. We will miss Tyler and look forward to watching him play at Curry. We are very proud of Tyler Drummond.”

“I can’t thank the coaches enough,” Drummond said. “Coach Bertoni has worked very hard with me. Coach Aucoin came to our staff this year and has added a wealth of hockey experience and I have learned a lot from him. Our skating and skills coaches, and our strength and fitness coaches allow every player in our program to grow in every area in building a foundation in the game of hockey. I’m especially grateful to coach Addesa for all of the time he spent counseling me in both hockey and life and the effort he and coach Bertoni have together contributed to my search for the right fit of a college choice.

“They (Railers organization) give us everything we need to succeed, from a first class strength and fitness center to a full-time trainer, and lots and lots of ice time. It was everything I needed to get to the next level.”

Before he heads off to Curry and college hockey, the Railers defenseman is looking to end this current season on a high note.

“Our goal ultimately is to win a championship. More than anything I just want to help my teammates live their dream,” Drummond said.