Despite it being the off-season, news hasn’t been all that slow on the recruiting and prospect front in the New England region.
Earlier this week, Jay O’Brien reaffirmed his commitment to playing the 2019-20 season in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees.
O’Brien, the former Thayer star from Hingham, Mass., spent his freshman season at Providence, but scored just two goals and three assists in an injury riddled season. He opted to leave the Friar program at the conclusion of the season.
A first-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2018 NHL Draft, O’Brien declared his intention to transfer to Boston University earlier this summer. Per NCAA transfer rules, he has to sit out the 2019-20 season.