BRUINS ALUMNI REPORT: A Trio of Firsts, Richards Racking Up Points at Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

ECHL: In his second year in the professional ranks, Cory Dunn (Bruins ’13-15) has his first professional goal. The defenseman, who tallied five points in just seven games last season with Newfoundland, has found a home in Kalamazoo in 2019-20. The goal scored on Monday afternoon was not only his first in the pros, but also his 6th point of the season topping his previous career high.

NCAA DI: In just his first year playing DI college hockey, Alex Mella (Bruins ’17-18) can now say he’s earned his first collegiate point. In just his eighth game played this season, Mella registered an assist as his Northeastern Huskies took down UMass-Lowell, 2-1. Mella and the Huskies are currently the 12th ranked team in the United States.

NCAA DIII: Playing at Adrian College, former Bruin defenseman Terry Ryder (Bruins ’18-19) has racked up seven points in his rookie season. His most recent point? His first collegiate goal, scored last Saturday. Ryder’s goal was the seventh of eight on the night for the Bulldogs as they crushed Trine, 8-1. In addition to scoring points, Ryder is a +12 as a defenseman which shows how shutdown the blueliner can be.

Jon Richards (Bruins 15-17) is already working on his junior year in the collegiate ranks. His second year in DIII playing for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Richards is averaging a point per game scoring nine goals and added 16 assists in 25 games for the BluGolds. In 2018-19, Richards managed to score 16 points, making 2019-20 his best season in collegiate hockey to date. Not only has Richards blow his career high in assists out of the water, but one more goal and he’ll have topped his career high in that category as well.