Bogan Commits to Umass-Boston

Northeast Generals Defenseman Ryan Bogan has decided to continue calling Massachusetts his home after committing to play NCAA College Hockey at D3 Powerhouse UMASS-Boston.

Bogan joins 2017-2018 teammates Pat Harrington and Jeff Skinner with the Beacons.

Ryan just completed his second season with the Northeast Generals and his impact can’t be overstated.  After a 4 win first season it was imperative that the Generals draft well in Year 2.  And with their first pick in the 2017 Draft the Generals selected Ryan.  And he was instrumental in helping turn the Generals franchise around into one that has made the playoffs 2 years in a row and also pushed the #1 seed to 5 games in the same 2 years.

“Ryan’s impact for us has been huge.  In a lot of ways he helped validate us both on and off the ice.  He isn’t the flashiest player but he is very talented.  He is a great shut down d man.  One on one he is tremendous and we needed that last year.  He also knew how to win coming from great programs with Christian Brothers Academy and the North Jersey Avalanche.  And that winning attitude helped transform our locker room.  And it helped transform our program.  UMASS is getting a great player that will help them continue their winning tradition.” said Generals GM Bryan Erikson.

Head Coach Joe Lovell added “Ryan was awesome for us.  He was such a steady force for us on the blue line.  Hard to beat in the D zone, great on pucks and just a great kid.  Couldn’t be happier that we get to watch him locally and that he is joining a program where we feel he will contribute right away.”

UMASS plays in the NEHC (New England Hockey Conference) which is one of the most competitive Conferences in NCAA D3 Hockey.  Last season their finished ranked 12th in the nation.