Former RoadRunner Brice French has decided to forgo his College eligibility to follow the professional route in his . French joined the Danbury Hat Tricks of the FPHL last weekend after a brief tryout.
“Brice came down to visit the week before our Blaine trip and skated with us. After practice he stopped and asked me if I could help turning pro VS returning to school. Although I was not in favor as we had placed him at Northland College NCAA D3 and we felt that was the best fit for his hockey and academic needs. I did agree to help and reached out to a friend, Dave Macisaac Head Coach of the Danbury Hat Tricks to see if he would give Brice an opportunity. Dave agreed and next I knew, Brice called me from the bus on the way back from North Carolina where he had just played his first three games with the Hat Tricks.” states Coach Mike Beavis
French added one point in his first three games in the FPHL and skated a regular shift back on D for the Hat Tricks during that time. During his time with the RoadRunners French had (1) G and (7) A in 32 games and committed to Northland College NCAA. After his commitment Coach Beavis asked French and netminder Christian Wong-Ramos if they would like to gain an opportunity to compete for the Fraser Cup Championship as they both had interest from the Sheridan Hawks. Both players agreed and finished their junior careers with Sheridan,
French called Coach Beavis after his first three games to thank him for helping once again in advancing his career. “Hey, played my first games with Danbury and just wanted to say thank you. Playing Hockey is a dream come true and I couldn’t have done it without the support of the RoadRunners.” stated French. “It’s always a good feeling when you help guys reach their goals and I knew that Brice may be a good fit for Dave’s team… Dave was the same type of player as French and I told Dave that when we originally talked about the opportunity. Mac’s response was “Sounds like someone we need. Let’s get through Christmas and we can touch base after.” Added Beavis Beavis went onto say that he had another former player that was with the Hat Tricks for the weekend. Defenseman, Tyler Davis who played for Beavis in the 2004-2005 season in Syracuse.
French and the Hat tricks will be back in action Thursday January 13th @ 7PM as they host the Watertown Wolves. The RoadRunners wish Brice all the best with his new team and his decision to enter the professional ranks with his hockey career.