September 3, 2012

Colgate's Jack McNamara heads to Denmark

By Jesse Connolly

After two years at Colgate, forward Jack McNamara will be joining the pro ranks in Denmark. Following the completion of a tryout, he has signed a contract with the Herlev Eagles. 

Colgate's Jack McNamara (Photo: ECAC Hockey)

McNamara, a Chestnut Hill, Mass., native, played in 38 total games during his tenure with the Raiders. After posting 2-2-4 totals in 18 tilts as a freshman, McNamara went pointless in 20 contests in 2011-12.

McNamara’s older brother, Kevin, just completed his fourth and final year at the school and is now playing in Norway for Stjernen IHK. A 24-year-old defenseman, Kevin had 48 points in 140 games at Colgate.

The two each attended Belmont Hill in Massachusetts prior to their time at Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y.

The McNamara brothers' father, John, played for the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League after patrolling the blue line for Boston College for four seasons from 1982-86.

The Herlev Eagles compete in the AL-Bank Ligaen. Herlev is a suburb located northwest of Copenhagen in Denmark. According to the Eagles' website, McNamara's contract is for one year.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.