Austin forward Larkin makes NCAA D1 commitment
January 2, 2020
The Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward and current leading goal-scorer Hugh Larkin announced his commitment to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Western Michigan University in the NCHC.
Larkin, 20, is in his second year with the Bruins and has registered 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 27 games played. His 11 goals lead the team among active Bruins and his total points is good enough for second on the roster.
“Hugh has worked really hard for this opportunity and we are happy to see it pay off,” said Bruins Head Coach Steve Howard. “He plays a heavy game and is a big part of our offense. The Broncos are getting a great kid that can slot in anywhere in their lineup, right away. We expect Hugh to continue making a big impact for us down the stretch.”
The 6’2/190 lbs. native of Livonia, Michigan, joined the Bruins during the 2018-19 season where he played in 57 games and tallied 39 total points. In 81 career NAHL games to date, Larkin has recorded 64 points.
“Being here in Austin for almost two years now has made me a better player and person,” said Larkin. “It has brought me this opportunity and I can’t thank the organization and fans enough.”
With the commitment, Larkin becomes the Bruins eighth committed player this season. In addition, Larkin becomes the third player on the Bruins roster committed to Western Michigan along with forwards Carson Riddle and Barrett Brooks.