NCAA Commitments

NCAA: Penn State Reportedly Lands Top Grad Transfer, NMU Picks Up Forward From NJ

Posted on March 31, 2020

Maine forward Tim Doherty will reportedly transfer to Penn State, according to a tweet from Mark Divver. Doherty is a Rhode Island native who led the Black Bears in scoring this past season, scoring 14 goals and adding 23 assists in 34 games. Over his three years at Maine, Doherty has totaled 34 goals and…

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NCAA: Suffolk Commits Swedish Defenseman Olle Akermark

Posted on March 30, 2020

Suffolk received a commitment from ’00-born defenseman Olle Akermark, who is listed as being from Tampa, Florida and was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Akermark is a 6-foot-2 blueliner who played four seasons at Governor’s Academy (2015-19), including captaining the team as a senior. This season he has appeared in 48 games for the Fredericton Red…

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NCAA: UNH Lands Top BCHL Rookie, Skidmore Picks Up Goalie

Posted on March 29, 2020

The UNH Wildcats added a forward with promising offensive numbers for 2021 in John Evans, a British Columbia native. The ’02 has been one of the best rookies in the BCHL this season, scoring 22 goals and adding 28 assists in 57 games for West Kelowna. He’s the fourth-leading rookie scorer in the league and…

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NCAA: St. Lawrence Adds a Forward, Ferris and Canisius Each add Defensemen

Posted on March 27, 2020

St. Lawrence is continuing to rebuild under first-year head coach Brent Brekke and the Saints added a forward for next season in Logan Ritchie out of the NAHL. The Missouri native is in his second season with the Kenai River Brown Bears, where he has 22 goals and 26 assists in 52 games. Ritchie had…

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NCAA: Niagara Adds an Offensive Defenseman, Former Michigan Commit Rebounds with UNO Offer

Posted on March 26, 2020

Niagara received a commitment from offensive defenseman Noah Carlin earlier this week. A 2000-born blueliner from Michigan, Carlin had 30 points (12 goals, 18 assits) in 50 games for the Amarillo Bulls in the NAHL this season. Growing up in Michigan, Carlin played for the Honebaked program and debuted for Amarillo in 2018. “We liked…

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NCAA: Carson Briere Commits to Mercyhurst

Posted on March 23, 2020

Former Arizona State forward Carson Briere committed to Mercyhurst over the weekend. Briere, whose father Daniel played 18 years in the NHL, was a redshirt freshman at Arizona State this season but was dismissed from the team in November (along with two other players) for a violation of team rules. After leaving ASU, Briere went…

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NCAA: Wisconsin’s Dhooghe Announces Transfer to Arizona State

Posted on March 20, 2020

Sean Dhooghe became the first NCAA player to announce he’s transferring, utilizing the NCAA transfer portal. Dhooghe, who was an assistant captain at Wisconsin this season, will transfer as a graduate student, which means he’ll be eligible to play for the Sun Devils immediately. Dhooghe was being pursued by multiple teams, including a few in…

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NCAA Commits: UNE Adds Second-Leading EHL Scorer, Michigan State Commits Former Union Recruit

Posted on March 19, 2020

The University of New England picked up a key forward this week in ’99-born New York native Geordan Buffoline. Buffoline was a four-year varsity player at Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa High in New York, where he had 49 points in 22 games as a senior. After finishing high school he joined the Vermont Lumberjacks in the…

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NCAA: Sacred Heart Adds Hard-Working 2003 Forward

Posted on March 18, 2020

Sacred Heart added an important piece for the future in 2003-born forward Jake Bongo this week. A local product – he’s from Ridgefield, Conn. – Bongo had a whopping 76 points (27 goals, 49 assists) in 56 games for the Selects Academy 16U team this season. Bongo was also selected to USA Hockey’s Select 16…

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NCAA: BC Adds Future Forward, Three CT Rangers Commit

Posted on March 17, 2020

Boston College added a future forward in 6-foot-3 Dexter forward Jack Dempsey. A Natick, Mass. native, Dempsey finished the prep season with 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists) in 30 games this season, more than tripling his offensive output from last season (16 points in 30 games). Prior to joining Dexter, Dempsey skated for Catholic…

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