Bruins’ Larkin commits to Western Michigan

Published 7:38 am Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bruins forward and current leading goal-scorer Hugh Larkin announced his commitment to Western Michigan University recently.

Larkin, 20, is in his second year with the Bruins and has registered 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) through the first half of the season. His 11 goals lead the team among active Bruins and his total points is good enough for second on the roster.

“Hugh has worked really hard for this opportunity and we are happy to see it pay off,” said Bruins Head Coach Steve Howard. “He plays a heavy game and is a big part of our offense. The Broncos are getting a great kid that can slot in anywhere in their lineup, right away. We expect Hugh to continue making a big impact for us down the stretch.”

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The Livonia, Michigan native began his junior career in 2017-18 playing in the BCHL for the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Larkin joined the Bruins in 2018-19 where he played in 57 games and tallied 39 total points.

“Being here in Austin for almost two years now has made me a better player and person,” said Larkin. It has brought me this opportunity and I can’t thank the organization and fans enough.”

Larkin becomes the third player this season to announce their collegiate intentions for the Bruins behind Josef Mysak (Niagara University) and Ben Almquist (University of Minnesota Duluth). In addition, Larkin becomes the third player on the Bruins roster committed to Western Michigan along with forwards Carson Riddle and Barrett Brooks.