BRUINS ALUMNI REPORT: ECHL Opens Season, More NCAA DI Stars in the Making

Dec 15, 2020

AUSTIN, Minn. – Following last week’s Alumni Report where only the NCAA DI had opened their season of play, the ECHL shortly followed suit beginning their 2020-21 season. Take a look at three Bruins in those two levels who are off an running.

ECHL: In his fifth professional season, Eamon McAdam (Bruins ’10-11) begins play for his fifth ECHL team. Following 40 games played with the Adirondack Thunder in 2019-20, McAdam was forced to find a new home this season when the Thunder announced they wouldn’t be competing in the 2020-21 ECHL season. The former Penn State University goaltender landed on his feet in the sunny state of Florida with the Jacksonville Icemen. With the Icemen, McAdam started Saturday night’s game against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits where the Perkasie, PA, native earned his first win of the year in his first start. McAdam stopped 27 of 30 shots in the game, helping his Icemen get their first “W” of the year.

NCAA DI: Dante Sheriff (Bruins 2017-20) is the all-time leader in points for the Austin Bruins. It’s no surprise that now that he’s in the collegiate ranks, he’s beginning to make a name for himself. In just two games played with the Mercyhurst Lakers, Sheriff has tallied two goals, including his first NCAA goal coming in his debut for the Lakers. The lamp-lighters came on back to back nights for the Woodbridge, Ontario, native, but ultimately both contests ended up going in favor of the Clarkson Green Knights who beat Mercyhurst 6-2 and 4-3.

NCAA DI: We covered him last week, but since then, Hugh Larkin (Bruins 2018-20) has had quite a week. When we checked in the Livonia, Michigan, native last week he was just suiting up for the first time out at Western Michigan. While that was reason to celebrate enough, the former Bruins forward would score his first collegiate goal on Tuesday, December 7. The late third-period goal was crucial for Western Michigan, helping the Broncos earn a tie with Colorado College, 3-3. Western Michigan was less than six-minutes away from losing their fourth consecutive game, but Larkin and his goal changed that. Following the tally and the subsequent tie, Western Michigan went on to defeat St. Cloud State and Colorado College in back-to-back games. It was Larkin who sparked WMU’s early-season turning point.