After three seasons with the Wenatchee Wild, forward Troy Conzo has continued his playing career at the NCAA Division I level with the Colorado College Tigers. He’ll begin his junior season this fall.
A native of Nesconset, NY nestled in the middle of Long Island, Conzo was playing bantam hockey with the Long Island Gulls and had a dominant season in 2011-12. The next two seasons he pushed himself, working through the New Jersey Rockets program and continuing to grow his game. He was named the MetJHL Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in 2013, which drew the attention of the Sioux Falls Stampede who drafted him in the USHL Futures Draft.
He appeared in a few games with the Des Moines Buccaneers to open the 2014-15 season, but soon found himself in Wenatchee, as the Wild played their final season in the NAHL before moving into the BCHL. The Wild were a young squad that season, with Conzo being one of a dozen high-school aged players. Over the next couple of seasons, each of them saw their games develop as they prepared to move on to the next level. Conzo’s growth was exponential, as his point production nearly quadrupled in his second year, and then doubled again in 2016-17, leading to his college commitment to play for Colorado College, located in Colorado Springs. His play has been solid and consistent as he prepares for his third season with the Tigers.