By: Patrick Donnelly
The Terriers and head coach Albie O’Connell announced on Wednesday that the team has added graduate transfer Alex Brink. Brink played four seasons for Brown University in the ECAC before committing to play at BU this season. The 25-year-old skated in 95 total games for the Bears, registering 28 total points (12G, 16A) over that span.
In 31 games as a senior last season, Brink notched six goals and eight assists for 14 points to go along with 68 penalty minutes; his plus-seven rating was good enough for second on the team. The forward was named MVP of the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh with four points in two games, highlighted by a three-point performance (2G, 1A) against Union in the championship game, earning him ECAC Player of the Week honors for the week of January 7th, 2019.
The year prior as a junior, the 6-foot, 200-pound skater tallied one goal and four assists in 31 games as well as 50 penalty minutes. After notching nine points (5G, 4A) in 30 games as a freshman, Brink only skated in three games as a sophomore after an injury cost him the rest of his season.
Before attending Brown, the Hamilton, New York native played two seasons of junior hockey for the Boston Jr. Bruins of the USPHL Premier League, totaling 40 goals, 64 assists, and 104 points in 95 total games played. Brink graduated Brown with a bachelor’s degree in business, entrepreneurship, and organizations, and was a three-time ECAC All-Academic Team honoree with the Bears.
Fans may recall last season’s graduate transfer Max Willman also having joined BU from the Brown University hockey program. A high-energy forward himself, Brink looks to fill a similar role as Willman, adding depth to the Terriers’ forward corps with the ability to chip in with offensive production.