The Ogden Mustangs see another player commit to the NCAA. The Mustangs continue their forward momentum as a member of The United States Premier Hockey League with a warm sendoﬀ to Marco Duronio. The Mustang’s goalie is headed for Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.
“I’m excited because the Bethel Hockey Program (DIII) has been growing…I’m impressed (with) the culture they create at the school and on the hockey team.” Duronio said on a call from his home in Rochester, MI. “Head Coach Chris McKelvie really emphasizes life….to be a great person outside of academics & athletics.”
Duronio played one season in Ogden while accumulating a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 2.78 and a Save Percentage (SV%) of 0.912. With a GA of 55 and two SOs, Marco is the second NCAA commit of the 2021-22 season for the Mustangs.
In November 2021, Duronio joined the Mustangs and immediately elevated the team. “Marco came to our team at perfect time ….the room needed a little bit of encouragement outside of the coaching staﬀ…his leadership & character are his top qualities…that translates to him as a player on the ice…very detailed….he cares about the little things that make a big diﬀerence…” states Mustang’s Head Coach Kenny Orlando, adding “…that’s what makes him a GREAT goalie - instead of just a good goalie.”
Marco’s attention to detail will help him at Bethel University as he works toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biokinetics with a minor in Business.
Still, Duronio is quick to highlight his love for the Mustang’s fans, the rink, and the hockey culture in Ogden. “The whole experience was top class…I was extremely lucky to be there, and it was absolutely amazing - in every aspect.”
Congratulations and best of luck, Marco!
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