Sunday, March 18, 2018

Kevin McKernan signs with Fort Wayne Komets of ECHL

Senior assistant captain Kevin McKernan (photo copyright BobcatsHockeyBlog)

Quinnipiac men's ice hockey senior assistant captain Kevin McKernan has signed with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL, an affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes. McKernan played in 33 games for the Bobcats this season recording 3 goals and 9 assists with a minus 4 rating. Over his four year career for Quinnipiac, the Milbury, Massachusetts native played in 138 games recording 12 goals and 24 assists with a plus 5 rating. He showed some versatility this season when he was moved to forward in the ECAC playoffs scoring a goal in game one of the first round series against Yale.

He was part of two Quinnipiac teams that won the Cleary Cup for the ECAC regular season champion in 2015 and 2016 along with winning the schools first ever Whitelaw Cup in 2016 as the champions of the ECAC tournament. He also played in the NCAA Tournament twice in 2015 and 2016 with the latter year making it all the way to the National Championship game in Tampa, FL before falling to North Dakota. He scored presumably the biggest goal of his career in the National Semifinals against Boston College just 2:31 into the opening period which helped the set tone for Quinnipiac the rest of the game. His senior class will leave Hamden with 94 wins during his time as a Bobcat.

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