When he was playing in the USHL, Chase Bradley of UConn got into the habit of trying to throw a big hit on his first shift of the night.
“It got me into the game,” he says.
And it still does. A couple of minutes into Friday’s game against Union, the sophomore winger unloaded on a Dutchmen defenseman.
“He put him in the third row,” said an NHL scout who was at the game.