North Andover, MA – Brendan Murphy has decided to take his academic and hockey career to the state of Maine, where he will attend Colby College. Murphy is the third Islanders to make his college decision in the last couple of weeks and the staff could not be happier for Brendan. “Colby is a great fit for Brendan and I am excited for him and the next four years of his life,” stated GM/Head Coach Sean Tremblay. “He is exactly what Coach Pat Dennehy of Choate said he was in being a first class citizen and tireless worker on the ice. He has been terrific for us all season and will bring a great deal of compete to the Mules.”
“I am very proud and honored to have the opportunity to play college hockey at Colby next year,” stated Brendan Murphy. “It is an amazing feeling to be able to attend such a prestigious school as Colby while competing in one of college hockey's most elite and historic conferences, the NESCAC. The Islanders Hockey Club and Coach Tremblay have meant the world for my development as a hockey player and as a person. Coach Tremblay has helped me improve and refine my game tremendously. He pushes us every day to be the best players, teammates, and citizens that we can be. I have no doubt that my transition to college hockey will be made easier because of the help I've had from the coaching staff and my teammates at IHC. I can't thank them enough for the help they have been in elevating my game every day since I arrived in September.”
Tremblay went on to say, “Murph is simply the type of player and person you want on your team and in your locker room. He makes you want to get to the rink and get to work because of who he is and obviously that starts at home. He hails from a terrific family, a great school and program, and it show each and every day. He came into our camp and truly earned his spot on this team and is a huge reason for our success as a team. There is no question he will bring the same intensity and character to both Colby College and Coach Blaise MacDonald.”
The IHC will wrap up the first half with three huge games as they travel to the Junior Bruins on Thursday and will host the Jersey Hitmen on Saturday and Sunday in Gallant Arena.