A second chance at playing Division 1 hockey was all Ian Murphy needed to secure a college commitment.
Then a senior at Dexter, he chose the Division 3 route by initially committing to Williams College out of the NESCAC. But the Braintree, Mass., native opted to give junior hockey a chance. He really wanted to push himself.
Murphy was drafted by the Tri-City Storm in the USHL Phase II Draft this past May and went out to Kearney, Neb., making the team. He impressed college coaches with his stellar play at the USHL Fall Classic, including a highlight-reel goal that he batted in from midair.