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Austin forward Morrissey makes NCAA DI commitment

December 2, 2022

The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to share that forward Gavin Morrissey has announced his commitment to continue his education and to play NCAA Division I Hockey at Minnesota State University-Mankato in the CCHA.

"I'm excited to announce my commitment to Minnesota State University," stated Gavin Morrissey. "Thanks to my family, teammates, coaches, and everyone who helped along the way!"

A 5’11/180 lbs. native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, Gavin Morrissey is in his second season with the Bruins and has played in 64 career regular season games in the NAHL, recording 28 points.

So far this season, he has 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists), which is currently 3rd on the team in scoring. He was recently named the NAHL's Central Division Star of the Week for November 21-27, 2022.

Morrissey becomes the first Bruin this season to announce his NCAA commitment and the fourth Bruin in team history to commit to Minnesota State (Jason Pawloski 12-13, Casey Jerry 13-14, and Riese Zmolek 14-15).

"Gavin is a smart young man, both on and off the ice," mentioned Bruins Head Coach Steve Howard. "He's a great playmaker and is going to fit in well with the systems that Coach (Mike) Hasting has in place". "Gavin has worked hard for this opportunity and we are happy to see that hard work pay off."

Minnesota State University, Mankato, also known as Minnesota State, is a public university located in Mankato, Minnesota. The Mavericks compete at the NCAA Division I level and are members of the CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association). Last Season, Minnesota State was the Regular Season (MacNaughton Cup) and Playoff Champions (Mason Cup) in the CCHA and made their second straight NCAA Frozen Four Appearance after winning the Albany Regional.

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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