Recently, two Generals program graduates have found new homes in the transfer portal. Luke Perunovich and Mike Egan are both playing at new homes next year. Recently, Head Coach Bryan Erikson had the time to chat about both players and what St Thomas and Niagara will be getting from their new players this year.
“Luke Perunovich is a great kid that is an elite skater. He was awesome for us. His skating and lateral quickness are at the very elite level. He can zip the puck around and has a deceptive shot at the point that gets through. His elite vision combined with his skating and passing ability make him a huge get for St. Thomas. At Providence it was a numbers game behind a lot of NHL guys. He got hurt and got behind the 8 ball but battled his way to get icetime. Really proud of what he did at Providence and can’t wait to see what he does at St. Thomas.”
“Mike Egan is an all time kid and player. Represented us with pride during his 2 years here (our first 2 years as a program). Was awesome on the ice and off the ice. Wore a letter. He had been one of my true regrets of not getting something done at the Division 1 level while he was here. But he landed with Coach Rice at Babson and it couldn’t have gone better. Coach Rice is a great man and hockey Coach and he helped Mike round out his game. Niagara is getting a kid that is a winner, that can score and is a natural leader. I couldn’t be happier for Mike. Just incredibly proud to have played a small part in his journey.”
For Niagara, Eagan has the potential to provide the same level of leadership and gravitas that Pierce Crawford did for a young Mercyhurst group this past season. Eagan projects to help the young forwards of the Purple Eagles round out their games and work to improve defensively. Head Coach Jason Lammers is looking for leaders at Niagara, and Mike Eagan is a program leader ready to show the world his skills at the division one level.
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