It appears Joseph Manno has decided to take the NCAA route after all.
He tweeted this last night:
“Joe Manno (South Kent) who recently decomitted from UMass and was rumored with Saint John has committed to Northeastern for this Fall,” tweeted Judd Bracket, a tweet that was retweeted by Manno himself.
Manno, a sixth round pick of the Saint John Sea Dogs in the 2009 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft, reportedly backed out of his commitment to UMass a couple of weeks ago which opened up the possibility of him playing junior this year.
Manno announced via Twitter that playing for Saint John this season was an option but was still looking at other offers.
“What's this I'm hearing that I signed with the Sea Dogs,” he tweeted on August 3rd. “This is not true.”
“I am attending Saint John's camp but other options have been thrown my way nothing is said & done”
“Again don't believe everything that you hear. Things are not what they seem to be.”
His tweets were legit as he was named to the Sea Dogs’ training camp roster that was released on Friday.
In 24 games with South Kent last year he recorded 16 goals and 27 assists.