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Austin defenseman Whitehouse makes NCAA commitment

August 15, 2022

Liam Whitehouse at the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.

The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Liam Whitehouse has announced his commitment to continue his education and play NCAA Division III hockey at the University of New England.

Whitehouse, 20, was acquired in a trade with the Johnstown Tomahawks prior to the start of the 2021-22 season. During this past year with the Bruins, Whitehouse recorded seven points in 54 games played and was selected to and played in the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team.

For his career, the 6’3/205 lbs. native of Mount Kisco, New York, appeared in 146 North American Hockey League regular season games and recorded 18 points.

"Liam is a presence on the ice, " Head Coach Steve Howard. "He is one of those shut-down defencemen that every team needs. He utilizes his size to separate players from the puck and because of that, he will be a great addition to UNE's team".

The University of New England is a private research College with campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine. The Nor'esters compete at the NCAA DIII level as members of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and are ranked #5 in the NCAA DIII Hockey Preseason rankings.

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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