For the NA3HL Northeast Generals, they did have a few more players join the team this past weekend. Head Coach Darryl Locke said, “ Before the season started, Bryan Erikson and I sat down to discuss the roster and what we could do to put us in a good position to compete for The Fraser Cup. We knew we had a pretty good team and that we might need to add a piece or two at the deadline to put us over the top. We kept two spots open on the roster at the deadline knowing we could add Michael and Owen after their prep school season ended. We knew it would be a natural fit as I’ve coached them for their youth career and they played on The U16 Generals a few seasons ago before leaving home for prep school. That familiarity was a major factor in the decision to bring them aboard. The way I would describe both players is they’re flat out winners. They’ll put up points, block shots, fight and do whatever they can to win. They’ve won championships at every level of hockey. Both won a Holt Division Championship just six days ago for Worcester Academy Prep School. They along with Caiden Hess, Tyler Ramm, and Matt Nuzzolilo played together on youth teams and won together. The only advice I gave to them when they were young was to be a good teammate and leave it all on the ice. I think they’ve done that. One of the coaches at Worcester Academy said to me Michael and Owen changed the culture of the program at Worcester. Their willingness to do whatever it takes to win was contagious to their teammates. It made their teammates work harder. I think as a player that’s the best compliment you can receive. Both scored goals in their first junior game on Friday against Danbury in a 3-2 win. I was happy for them but both reminded me after the game that the 2 pts and keeping the win streak alive was what they were happy about.”
NA3HL General Manager Bryan Erikson added “
Both Owen and Michael played for the Generals 16U team and we have obviously always considered them apart of the Generals Family as Darryl’s sons. His daughter Brigid is on of our team photographers too! It’s an amazing family that personifies exactly what the Generals stand for. Hard work, being a good person and being hard to play against.
Michael is a forward that brings a snarl to the lineup and a goal scorers mentality. He is a hard working 200 foot player that will be a huge part of our playoff run.
Owen has similar traits to his brother in that he plays with an edge. He hits and can move the puck quickly in transition. He brings depth to our D core as we make a run here.
Both are great kids as you would expect.”
Donate: To help us cover more games and tell more stories not found elsewhere about all of college sports, especially under represented athletes everywhere across the college sports landscape like unique untold stories across college hockey. Please click the below link and consider donating what you can. If you do, I will list you in every story we write as a supporter of crowd-funded journalism that can truly be free for all at this link.