College Commitment: Barrette to Adrian
(Bradford, ON, January 30)

The Bradford Rattlers are pleased to announce that veteran forward #25 Matt Barrette has made his college commitment. Barrette will be attending Adrian College next September and playing for the Bulldog's ACHA program.

The Bulldogs are the #1 ranked ACHA organization in the nation, a perennial powerhouse at USA Nationals and currently undefeated in regular season action.

Barrette was part of a five Rattlers invited for a private skate earlier in the season. After touring the facility and considering his other College options, Barrette has commited to Adrian.

Over three seasons with the Rattlers, Barrette has posted 31 points (15g, 16a) in 98 games. The penalty kill specialist has been a staple in the core of the Bradford lineup for the past three seasons, with a reputation of scoring clutch goals. He is an Assistant Captain of the Rattlers.

Matt commented on his commitment:
"I’m very excited to start my new chapter next fall at Adrian, wouldn’t have been able to do this without my family, friends and especially the Rattlers organization who have developed me into the player I’ve become today! Wouldn’t have wanted to spend the last three seasons any other way! I️ would like to thank the Rattlers for everything they’ve done for me over the past three seasons. Also like to thank the coaching staff Sean Werth, Coach Jackman and Coach Willenborg for getting me ready for my next step in my hockey career!"