Boston College picked up a huge addition this week in forward Trevor Kuntar, a former Harvard recruit who had a breakout season in the USHL this past year with Youngstown.
“Kuntar finished this tournament tied for 8th in scoring with 5 points over 6 games,” NZ scouts said at this past year’s World Junior A Challenge. “As the tournament wore on, what struck me most about Kuntar was his gritty style of play. He was always around the net, and always mixing it up with opposing players–including strong puck protection, good net-front positioning, and solid body contact. He scored the Bronze Medal Winning Goal–ending the game in OT for the USA vs the Czechs. The 6’0, 200lb forward will attend Harvard next Fall.”
Kuntar had 28 goals and 25 assists in 44 games for the Phantoms this season. He’s been with the organization for three seasons after coming up through the Buffalo Jr. Sabres.
There is still mystery surrounding the 2020-21 college hockey season — when will it begin? Will all teams play? — but the Ivy League is expected to announce on Wednesday that it’s moving all fall sports to the spring. Harvard recently announced that its fall semester would be conducted completely online, which could also impact the ability to run athletics.
“Proud and honored to announce my commitment to get my education and play hockey for Boston College this fall,” Kuntar said in a tweet. “I’d like to thank Harvard and the coaches for their support over the years & their understanding of this difficult decision.”