BRUINS ALUMNI REPORT: Sturm Named Finalist for Hobey Baker, Pair of Goalie Alums Heading to Their Respective Postseasons

ECHL:  Eamon McAdam (Bruins ’10-11) and the Newfound Growlers have punched their tickets and are heading to the Kelly Cup Playoffs. With a couple of weeks left in the regular season,  McAdam is having himself a solid season. The Perkasie, PA, native has notched 18 wins on the season with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. Those numbers go on top of his 17 wins at the AHL level during some time he spent with the Toronto Marlies.

SPHL: After a long run in the ECHL,  Keegan Asmundson (Bruins ’10-11) has been returned on to loan to the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Asmundson faired rather well with the Tulsa Oilers but returns to Florida just in time for the Ice Flyers to make a playoff run. Pensacola has already clinched a spot in the President’s Cup Playoffs and will need the Mayville, ND, native in the crease as they try to secure home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

NCAA DI: The Hobey Baker award finalists have been trimmed down to just ten names, with Clarkson’s Nico Sturm still attached. Sturm (Bruins ’14-15) has 45 points on the season (14G, 31A) and has captained the Green Knights into the  NCAA hockey equivalent to the Sweet Sixteen. Up next for the Clarkson Green Knights, they take on Notre Dame this Friday in an attempt to make the “elite eight”.  To go with the Hobey Baker Award nomination, Sturm and fellow-Green Knight/former Austin Bruin Jake Kielly were named the top two Clarkson prospects by ESPN.

Also vying for the NCAA title is Josh Wilkins (Bruins  14-15) and his Providence Friars. Up first for the Friars in the round of 16 is the third-ranked Minnesota St.-Mankato. Wilkins is continuing an incredible junior season where he’s averaging over a point per game with 40 (16G, 24A) in 37 games played.