Just two winters ago, Babson goaltender Brad Arvanitis was living out any college hockey player’s dream.
The Holliston, Mass., native was along for an incredible ride as the UMass Minutemen — led by 2019 Hobey Baker Award winner and Colorado Avalanche 2020 Calder Trophy-winning defenseman Cale Makar — were one game away from bringing home a national championship at the Frozen Four in Buffalo.
“Having that experience (at the Division 1 level) was just so humbling,” Arvanitis said of playing in a UMass program that Greg Carvel has led into Hockey East’s upper echelon in just five years. “Those guys are going to be lifelong friends, and I know they’re rooting for me just as much as I’m rooting for them. It was a great time to be there, but continuing into last year I was just trying to be better going into each game.”