Lone Star forward Googins makes NCAA commitment
The Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Evan Googins has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Norwich University.
Googins, 21, made his only season in the NAHL count in 2019-20 with some impressive offensive numbers. The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Braintree, Massachusetts, began the season with the defending Robertson Cup Champion Aberdeen Wings, recording a respectable five points in his first 12 NAHL games.
Following a trade to Lone Star in November, Googins continued to thrive with the Brahmas, which included 19 points in 32 games played for the remainder of the season. His best stretch of the season came in November when he had nine points, including his first career NAHL hat-trick. His 17 total goals this past season ranked 5th in the Brahmas line-up. Googins ranked within the top-ten skaters on the Brahmas in game-winning goals (4), powerplay goals (5) and shot percentage (25.5%). The skater will be the first Brahma alum to play for the Cadets, but joins two other NAHL players from the 2019-20 season in committing to Norwich University.
“Evan is always working hard on and off the ice and gives you everything he has got every night. He has an unbelievable shot and should have a great NCAA career at Norwich. He can put the puck in the net, which is something that will translate to success at the college level,” said Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong.
Prior to playing junior hockey, Googins spent three seasons playing at Thayer Academy.