AUSTIN, MN – Bruins Defensemen, Braidan Simmons-Fischer has announced his commitment to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey at the University of St. Thomas, the Bruins announced on Monday.
Simmons-Fischer, a native of Waterford Michigan, began his Junior career with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL in the 2019-20 season before finding his way to Austin for the 2020-21 campaign. So far for the Bruins, Simmons-Fischer has played in 56 career games and has collected 4 goals and 8 assist for a total of 12 points.
“I want to take this time to say thank you to all my friends, family, and coaches that have helped me along the way”, said Simmons-Fischer. ” I’m excited for the next 4 years ahead.”
“Our entire organization is beyond excited for Braidan!” stated Head Coach and General Manager, Steve Howard. “He wanted to stay here in Austin and switch positions to become a defenseman…here we are 20 games in and he’s earned his commitment to St. Thomas! We are looking forward to continuing his development on the back end and getting him ready to play at the University of St. Thomas!”
St. Thomas has recently made the jump from NCAA Division 3 Hockey to the NCAA Division 1 level and is competing in the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).