Aberdeen defenseman Brandon makes NCAA D1 commitment
October 24, 2019
The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Pierson Brandon has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Colgate University in the ECAC.
Brandon, 19, is in his second season with the Wings. The 6’0/174 lbs. native of Irvington, New York, has played in 70 career NAHL regular season games and has accumulated 5 goals and 24 assists for 29 points with a +50 rating. He also has appeared in 12 career playoff games.
Last season he was named to the NAHL All-Central Division Rookie Team while on his way to the 2018-19 NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship. He also played in the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the NAHL Selects Red Team.
“Pierson has always been a committed player to the Aberdeen Wing organization. He doesn’t accept excuses, and plays every night with a mindset that drives results. He is a player that won’t compromise team value for individual success. Pierson is a big piece to this year’s blue line and was also a large part of our National Championship run. Pierson will be a great asset to the Colgate Raiders roster,” said Wings Head Coach Scott Langer.
Brandon has a habit of winning wherever he goes. He was a member of the 2015-16 AYHL 16UA Champion team where he also had the most points by a defenseman (25). In 2016-17 He was on the AYHL 16U National Championship team. In 2017-18 He was on the AYHL 18U Premier Champion and T1EHL U18Championship teams.
Colgate University is located in Hamilton, NY. They play in the ECAC Hockey League. Brandon will be the 1st Wings player to play for Colgate. They currently have a 1-3-1 overall record. Last season they finished with a 10-23-1 overall record.
“The Aberdeen Wings organization has been such a pivotal part of my development and helped me immensely throughout this process. I have nothing but high regard for the coaching staff and the Odde family for everything they do for us on and off the ice. Their support and investment in the team is a major reason for this achievement, and I am incredibly grateful for that,” said Brandon.