Wayne, NJ - The Jersey Hitmen are proud to announce that EJHL leading scorer, Brendan Bradley, has accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Vermont next season. The 1992, Richboro, PA native, is enjoying his first season with the Hitmen scoring at an alarming pace. Just 21 games into the season, Bradley has scored 6 goals and added 30 assists good for tops in the league. Bradley has also been honored twice as EJHL offensive player of the week this season.
"Brendan has been arguably our most consistent player all season," commented Hitmen head coach, Toby Harris. "He has only been off the score sheet 4 times this season in 21 games, and guess what, we lost all four games. He has been an offensive dynamo, he has scored 2 shorthanded goals, he has blocked shots on the PK and most importantly, he comes to work every day, without fail. Coach Sneddon and the Catamounts are getting a tremendous player and more importantly, a tremendous person. The Hitmen are very proud and excited for Brendan and family!"
Bradley becomes the 11th division one commitment from this seasons 2012 Hitmen roster.
"I am so excited to be going to UVM," said Brendan Bradley. "I have been playing hockey for a long time and my parents have supported my decisions the whole way. I can not thank them enough." Bradley went on to say, "it has been a long road from Philadelphia to Fresno and finally ending in New Jersey with the Hitmen. Playing for the Hitmen has been an amazing experience and one that I will never forget. From the time I first heard from coach Harris last summer to when I made my commitment last night to Vermont, everything that coach has said, has come true. He told me that I would be exposed to all the top eastern schools. He told me that I would be an integral part of this 'high powered' offensive core and he told me that he was going to work just as hard for me off the ice as I worked for him on the ice. I could not ask for anything more, and that is why I made the commitment to play for the Hitmen. Today I could not be happier with my decision."
"I would like to thank my teammates, my coaches, the Hitmen ownership (Bobby Reiss) and everyone that has helped me attain my childhood dream of playing division one college hockey. Most of all, I would like to thank my family for all their help, guidance and support, as I would not be here without them. I can not wait for next year, to head up to Burlington, and help UVM win a Hockey East championship, but before that, my goal is to take home the Dineen Cup with the Hitmen!"
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