In early February last year, Brian Chambers received a wake-up call.
After starting the 2017-18 season with the United States Hockey League’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, the center from Weymouth, Mass., was sent back to New England, where he finished the campaign with the North American Hockey League’s Northeast Generals.
“After grinding it out from September to February, getting sent back to the NAHL was a little bit disappointing because you want to be in the USHL,” Chambers, 20, said. “I thought, ‘All right, I have to prove to people that I can play at the top level.’ I went back to the USHL this season and I think I’ve done that. I hope I can keep it going.”
Based on his body of work in the first half of this campaign, there’s no reason to believe Chambers won’t conclude it on a high note.