Former Wildcat, Josh Lusby, Signs Professional Contract
Tucson, AZ: Arizona Wildcat Hockey is excited to announce that former Wildcat, Josh Lusby, has signed his first professional contract with the Knoxville Ice Bears in the SPHL. Lusby originally joined the Wildcats in the Spring of the 2019-2020 season where he would contribute 7 points in the 9 games he played. He would call Tucson his home for the two seasons, before graduating in May of 2023. Lusby finished his ACHA career with 23 points in 55 games played.
When asked about Josh Lusby, Arizona coach, Chad Berman, had this to say:
“We are so proud of Luz (Lusby),” said coach Berman. “Anyone who knows him understands how committed he is to his craft. He really wants to be great and puts in the work. This has been a goal of his for a long time, so it’s always great to see someone of such high character commit to a process and see it though. I can assure we will be following him from afar, he has a huge fan base in Tucson that will be rooting for him.”
Josh Lusby was known in the Wildcats locker room as a high character person that was always working his hardest. Perhaps the most memorable Josh Lusby moment was his final game in front of home fans where he contributed 2 goals in a 6-4 win over rival Arizona State.
Josh Lusby had this to say on this to say on his time with the Wildcats:
“I’m extremely excited to continue my playing career at the professional level. It’s been quite the journey, but I wouldn’t be here today without my time playing for the Wildcats. The competition level of the ACHA is getting better and better every year and this really prepared me to make the jump to the pros. I just want to thank the staff, coaches, and fans at the University of Arizona for their support over the years and send a big thank you to my teammates for their support and part in getting me prepared for the next level. Tucson will forever feel like home. BEAR DOWN!”
All of us here at Wildcat hockey are excited for Lusby and looking forward to watching him suit up for the Knoxville Ice Bears.
Bear Down, Rise Up!