AHL: We touched on him just a couple of Alumni Reports ago, but Austin Rueschhoff (Bruins ’15-16) has recently made some waves. The Wentzville, MO, native made his professional debut on Sunday, February 7th as the Hartford Wolfpack defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 5-2. Not only did Rueschhoff make his pro debut, but he registered his first pro point with an assist on the team’s fifth goal of the game. Rueschhoff continued to draw attention during his debut earning his first fighting major in a bout against Faribault, MN, native Seth Helgeson. Rueschhoff came to the aid of teammate Will Cuylle (who also happened to score the goal which got Rueschhoff his first career assist).
Here’s a look at the sequence that led up to Helgeson’s hit from behind on Cuylle. Rueschhoff drops the gloves afterwards & fights Helgeson.
The refs did not give a major for the hit.
Cuylle seemed OK after the hit. pic.twitter.com/XwuO6JeGcB
— Ricky Milliner (@Milliner06) February 7, 2021
NCAA DI: The Hobey Baker Award, given out annually to the top NCAA player has announced their finalists for the 2021 season. Included in the list is former Bruins netminder Zach Driscoll (Bruins ’14-15). Currently a junior at Bemidji State, Driscoll has a 6-4-3 record on the season with a .925 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average. The Beavers are currently ranked 17th in the nation according to the USCHO.com poll with a record of 7-4-3. Driscoll has played in all but one of Bemidji State’s games this season. Fan voting for this year’s Hobey Baker Award is currently open at https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote.
Congratulations to the 21 #NAHL Alumni that have been nominated for the 2021 @HobeyBakerAward, which is awarded annually to the top player in NCAA Division I @collegehockey. View the complete list and vote here: https://t.co/PKm0DUCswT #LeagueofOpportunity pic.twitter.com/kPwJiVdSV8
— NAHL (@NAHLHockey) February 9, 2021
NCAA DIII: Now that DIII hockey is up and rolling, so is former Bruins forward Jon Richards (Bruins ’15-17). Now in his third season at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Richards was given the Assistant “A” by Head Coach Matt Loen. Through two games, Richards already has two points, a goal, and an assist.
5:42 – 2ND PERIOD
🚨🚨BAR DOWN BABY!!! 🚨🚨
#28 Jon Richards with his first of the the year!! pic.twitter.com/Pd3FYU4X0o
— Blugold Hockey (@UWECHockey) February 6, 2021