Phillips Andover's Lata commits to Colgate

Phillips Andover hockey senior forward Michael Lata has given a verbal commitment to Colgate for the 2015-16 season, head coach Dean Boylan confirmed to ESPN Boston on Tuesday.

The Toronto, Ontario native formerly attended Upper Canada College (prep) before enrolling at Andover.

Lata tallied 14 goals and 10 assists last season for the Big Blue.

"He's a big power forward who can finish and is very good in front of the net," Boylan said. "He has made tremendous strides the last two years and I believe Colgate is going to really appreciate his upside."

SBNation's Jeff Cox first reported the news of Lata's commitment.