Last month marked a first for Lewiston's own Joseph Cecconi, pictured, as he tallied his first USHL goal.
Cecconi was in his first game with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of Michigan, who recently acquired him through a trade with the Green Bay Gamblers. He was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth-round (70th overall) during the 2013 USHL Phase Two draft.
This season, Cecconi is playing for the Buffalo Junior Sabres Minor Midget (under-16) team and has recorded 38 points (15 goals and 23 assists) in 39 games played. Last season, the Lumberjacks' prospect also played for the Buffalo Junior Sabres Minor Midget Team, totaling 16 points (2 goals and 14 assists) in 61 games played.
The son of Regina Scibillia-Cecconi and Joe Cecconi Jr., Joseph is currently a junior at Lewiston-Porter High School. His mom said she's excited all the early-morning skates, miles traveled and her son's hard work are paying off. He has received three Division 1 scholarship offers - from Niagara University, Canisius College and St. Lawrence University - with others large schools inquiring.
Cecconi started his hockey career at age 3 with the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles. His hockey mom served as the team's manager and the first female travel president for the organization.