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Maryland forward McCoy makes NCAA D1 commitment

December 2, 2020

The Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Hunter McCoy has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Brown University in the ECAC.

McCoy, 20, has had a big month of November both on and off the ice. In his 6 games played in November, the 6’0/190 lbs. native of Newburyport, MA, totaled 4 goals and 4 assists and has extended his point-streak to 7 games.

Brown University took notice of the forwards impact and he will be joining their program next season. McCoy’s production in a Black Bears uniform hasn’t just been limited to this past month. In his 12 games with Maryland in the NAHL so far this season, he has tallied 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points.

“Hunter came to Maryland as a man on a mission. He competes hard in everything he does, and truly has a passion for the game. He is a great story for the younger players in our program. He believed in himself, he works hard to get better, and he loves to compete every time he steps onto the ice. He knew what he had to do, on and off the ice to get a commitment, and took charge of his destiny.  We could not be happier or prouder of Hunter McCoy. Brown University is getting a really good person and hockey player on their campus,” said Black Bears head coach Clint Mylymok.

"First and foremost, I want to thank my family for all of the countless sacrifices, love, and support they have given me throughout my life, to allow me to chase my hockey dreams. Without them, along with all of my coaches, teammates, teachers, and friends, none of this is possible.   They believed in me and pushed me to be the person and player I am today,” said McCoy. “Coming into my final year of junior hockey, with so much uncertainty going on in the world, I made the decision to come to Maryland and it was the best decision I ever made. Coach Mylymok and Gotkin have built a top tier program loaded with talent in just a few short years.  I could not be more grateful for becoming a part of the culture in which competing, and development are at the forefront.  I believe the lessons I have taken from here will carry into the next steps of becoming a successful student-athlete at Brown University (ECAC). It took a lot of hard work and commitment and it is very humbling to have it all come to fruition. It will be a dream come true when I head there this fall."

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