York and the Eagles hockey program received a commitment from defenseman Colin Sullivan. Sullivan, a former Yale commit, is a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder from Avon Old Farms. He was a 7th round, 198th overall draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Prior to attending Avon Old Farms, Sullivan spent two years at Fairfield Prep.
"His skating, puck handling, passing and shooting have all improved since he's been here, but the one thing scouts have noticed is how much stronger he's gotten physically," Gardner said. "That's come from hard work in the weight room."
Sullivan had previously committed to Yale but decommitted in January after the Bulldog coaching staff wanted to play a year of junior hockey before joining the program. Sullivan was looking to play as a freshman this season.
The Eagles had a scholarship open up when Brian Dumoulin signed with Carolina following BC's National Championship victory over Ferris State. Along with Dumoulin, BC loses two other starting defensemen (Tommy Cross and Edwin Shea) to graduation. Patch Alber, Patrick Wey, Isaac MacLeod and Mark Berget return for the Eagles in 2012-13 and will be joined by Sullivan and three other defensemen in the incoming class -- Teddy Doherty, Sam Piazza and Mike Matheson.
Welcome to the Heights, Colin!