Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Connor Clifton signs contract with AHL Providence Bruins

Connor Clifton '17 (photo by Mickey Bedell, Bangor Daily News)
Former Quinnipiac Bobcats captain Connor Clifton ('17) has signed an American Hockey League contract with the Providence Bruins as first reported by Mark Divver of the Providence Journal.

Rugged defenseman Connor Clifton signs AHL contract with Providence. Arizona 5th round in 2013 opted for free agency

LT. Connor Clifton will attend rookie camp & main camp next month

Clifton, a 2013 5th round draft pick by the Arizona Coyotes elected free agency instead of coming to terms with the Coyotes. In 4 seasons for the Quinnipiac Bobcats He had 19 goals and 37 assists in 156 games played while helping the program reach three NCAA tournaments including the 2016 Frozen Four. He will give the Providence Bruins a right shot defenseman with skating ability who brings physicality to the blue line. This is a solid pickup for the baby Bruins and someone that possibly could get an NHL deal with the big club in Boston down the road with continued development.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Goaltender Josh Mayanja commits to Quinnipiac

Josh Mayanja (photo courtesy of Josh Mayanka twitter account)
The Quinnipiac Bobcats have found a third goalie for the 2017-2018 season a source confirms to the With the departure of Chris Truehl who had a year left of college eligibility, Quinnipiac returned only one goaltender from the previous season. With Detroit Red Wings third round draft pick Keith Petruzzelli joining the team in the fall that gave the Bobcats only two goaltenders on the roster. Enter Josh Mayanja into the picture as the Framingham, Massachusetts native committed to Quinnipiac this afternoon presumably for the upcoming season.

Excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Quinnipiac! Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point

Mayanja is a 6'1, 165 pound goaltender who most recently played for the South Shore Kings (USPHL Premier). In 11 games played for the Kings he had a 3.52 goals against average with a .906 save percentage. Prior to joining the Kings, he played three years for the Boston Advantage U16 and U18 programs. Congrats to Josh on his commitment to Quinnipiac and welcome to BobcatNation.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.