With many hockey players lacing up the skates at a very early age, having a father who played the game himself growing up can provide a boost.
That is the case for quite a few of the top prep school players in New England, including Dexter Southfield defenseman Ben Meehan. The Walpole, Mass., native quietly has become one of the top blueliners in the region. Much of the foundation for his success can be tracked back to his father, Scott Meehan, who played collegiately at UMass Lowell.
“My dad has been the most influential person in my hockey career. He’s coached me growing up. He taught me the game, and he’s been so supportive over the years. I can’t thank him enough,” said the younger Meehan, who has verbally committed to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“I’ve been fortunate enough growing up to go to a bunch of games at Lowell each season. I’ve fallen in love with it. When I was lucky enough to get an offer from them, it was a no-brainer to commit there,” said Meehan.