The Springfield Pics are proud to announce the commitment of 2019-2020 season player Brenden Meyer to the Penn State University ACHA D2 team. Brenden has played with the Pics for his entire teenage career, playing up at the U16 level at the age of 13. He is a member of the 100-point club.
“I really have a lot to be thankful for. I am first, thankful for the overall structure of the Pics organization. I came in at 14 to play U16 under the Sarno’s, and that’s where I got to see my creative side of the game flourish. For u18 under Coach Bonneau, I was allowed to implement my creativity with the hard work style of Bonneau, and it got me the exposure I needed being selected to the league All-Stars. The jump to Premier, as an 18-year-old high school senior, forced me to make the right decision more often and faster if I wanted to see the ice due to how competitive the league was, but also how competitive it was to be put on the game sheet. The drive and attention to detail the Pics instilled upon me was a huge factor on my ability to roster for Penn State this season.” Meyer said in a statement regarding his commitment.
Pics General Manager, Rob Bonneau was quoted at saying “I was extremely proud to hear Brenden made Penn State ACHA Team. I had the opportunity to watch Brenden grow up in our program with stops at all levels we had to offer him. He always was extremely offensive for a defenseman, but it was his commitment to the defensive side of the puck was the reason he was able to move onto the next level. We wish Brenden the best of luck in the future.”
Meyer had to compete against 70 new skaters from all levels of play during tryouts. He was selected amongst 12 new players, 4 defensemen, 6 forwards, and 2 goaltenders.
Meyer joins USPHL Alumni Joshua Ferry from the Pittsburgh Vengeance.
The Pics wish to congratulate Meyer and wish him success at Penn State.