Sophomore commits to play hockey at the University of Connecticut

Johnny Mack, Staff Writer

For most sophomores, the thought of college is just beginning to become relevant; but sophomore hockey player Connor Mayer has already taken a big step. On Thanksgiving Day, the University of Connecticut contacted the defenseman after watching him play at practice and asked him to become part of their Division 1 program. Mayer is considered one of the top defenseman in his age group, impressing many schools with his skating and stickhandling skills. Mayer shined in the USA Hockey Select 15 Festival racking up two goals and five assists in five games. UCONN was the only school to give him an official offer, but he was ecstatic about the chance to be part of the program. “I love the coaches and what they are doing with the program and I loved the campus and the facilities,” Mayer said. Mayer will be the third Red Knight to commit to the Huskies program in recent years after Class of ‘14 alumni Spencer Naas and Johnny Austin both committed to play at Connecticut last year.