The Massachusetts hockey program picked up a commitment today from 5’9”, 187 pound forward Ryan Badger. Over The Boards was the first to have the news:
Badger has already turned 21 years old so it’s pretty safe to say he’ll be coming to Amherst this fall. UMass still has some spots to fill for the upcoming recruiting class, so this will help fill at least one of those voids. Badger originally committed to Maine way back in 2011 when Tim Whitehead was still coaching in Orono. However, last summer he reopened his recruiting. He’ll join Joe Widmar as a former Maine recruit who also switched his commitment to coach John Micheletto and his staff.
The Hainsport, NJ native has spent the last two seasons with the Flyers of the USPHL where he’s had 121 points, including 41 goals, in 91 games. Badger has been captain of the Flyers for the last two years. Here’s the Flyers’ release on his commitment.
Here are some highlights. First is a double overtime winner from the most recent USPHL playoffs while the second is a shootout winner from last season.