Maryland defenseman Sinclair makes NCAA D1 commitment
September 5, 2019
The Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Bryden Sinclair has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for the University of Maine, a member of Hockey East.
The current Maryland Black Bear and future Maine Black Bear is the first player in franchise history to commit to a NCAA Division I hockey program as a Black Bear. The move is an indicator of the steady progress the Black Bears have made as they begin their second year in the NAHL.
Sinclair is a 6’0/185 lbs., blue-liner from Peguis, Manitoba. Before coming to the Black Bears, Sinclair, 19, played for the OCN Blizzard in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Last season, Sinclair scored 5 goals and had 21 assists for the Blizzard. The two-way defenseman has shown tremendous potential with big-hit ability and will be a great new addition for the Black Bears.
"We are proud to announce Bryden Sinclair's commitment to the University of Maine,” said Maryland Black Bears Head Coach Clint Mylymok. “Maine plays in a very strong conference and is a program with great history and tradition. We are looking forward to being a part of Bryden's development this season and preparing him for his collegiate career. Maine is getting a quality person and player. This commitment is a true representation of what the NAHL and Maryland Black Bears stand for: optimizing the players’ opportunity, progression, and support system as they play to accomplish their goal of playing NCAA hockey."
“I’m very excited to continue my hockey career with the University of Maine Black Bears,” said Sinclair. “Maine is a great, prestigious program and I look forward to progressing as a player and person during my time here in Maryland. I’m thankful to my family, the Black Bears coaching staff, and all of those who helped me get to this point. Go Black Bears.”