Clapton headed to Southern Professional Hockey League
Men’s ice hockey forward Colin Clapton has signed a professional contract with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Founded in 2016, the Thunderbolts play at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.
Clapton played three seasons at Salve Regina after transferring from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2016. He totaled 26 goals and 20 assists for 46 points in his three seasons as a Seahawk.
“I am very excited and proud of Colin,” said head coach Zech Klann. “He has worked extremely hard for this opportunity to play professional hockey and I look forward to watching him grow as a player. His infectious attitude and work ethic make him the ultimate teammate and he will be greatly missed by all the staff.”
Clapton becomes the eighth player in program history to sign a professional contract, joining John Scorica ’15, Peter Gintoli ’16, Alex Pompeo ’16, Chase Hatcher ’17, Nick Owen ’17, Evan Schultz ’17 and Blake Wojtala ’19.