NHL: There was a lot of action in this year’s end-of-college-season NHL signing frenzy and Eamon McAdam (Bruins ’10-11) was involved, signing a three-year entry level deal with the New York Islanders, the team that drafted him in 2013. McAdam just finished up a strong senior year at Penn State where he was named to the All-Big 10 2nd team and was nominated the Mike Richter Award.
NCAA DI: As for Bruins that were still in the hunt for an NCAA title, Johnny Simonson (Bruins ’11-13) and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks are headed to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, FL after defeating Northeastern, 6-2 and then Michigan, 5-2. Their semifinal opponent is Denver on Thursday, April 7th at 7:30 CT. C.J. Smith (Bruins ’11-13) had an assist in UMass-Lowell’s 3-2 OT win over Yale in the Regional Semis on Saturday before the River Hawks had their season ended by Quinnipiac the next day, 4-1. Smith finished his Sophomore year as the team leader in points (17 goals, 22 assists) for the 2nd season in a row.
NCAA DIII: Jeremy Finger (Bruins ’10-12) didn’t register a point, but his UMass-Boston Beacons played in one of the wildest games of all time, losing to St. Norbert in the National Semifinal, 8-7 in Double OT on Friday in Lake Placid, NY. The Beacons got out to a 3-0 lead in the first before surrendering 7 consecutive goals to go down 7-3. They stormed back in the third with four straight to force OT. Wisconsin-Stevens Point would defeat St. Norbert for the DIII National Championship on Saturday.
USHL: Josh Wilkins (Bruins ’14-15) had a goal and as assist as Sioux City was swept by Waterloo and Sioux Falls at home. Trey Dodd (Bruins '13-15) also scored a goal for the Musketeers on Saturday. Niko Hildenbrand (Bruins ’13-14) continued his strong play (5 points in 5 games), scoring for Fargo on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Omaha.