Meet Coach Kim Brandvold. After spending seven seasons as the skills coach for the Boston Bruins, Kim became the assistant coach for Boston University Men's Hockey in 2022. Under his guidance, the Terriers are one of the best skating teams in the NCAA and their speed is a key piece of their identity.
The following are some of the on ice instructors from pre season Summer Camp and on Sunday evenings.
Tom Ford » Director at Dynamic Skating and currently Boston Bruins Skills and Skating Instructor
Tom is known throughout the country as one of the most dedicated and knowledgable instructors in Hockey. Through great passion and focus Tom has worked with many of the top players in the area and helped their success, reaching NHL, AHL, D1 and other levels of hockey. Skating and Skills instructor for UML for past several years, and more recent the Boston Bruins. Tom has run the Bulldogs Pre Season Camp for years. Tom resides in North Reading, MA with his wife and their 4 children.
Ken Kuzyk (Canada)
(alumnus of Boston University and former NHL player and also served as head coach at RPI and St Anselm) has been one of the instructors assigned each week to the Bulldog's program. Dynamic Skating brings a tremendous value.
Marek Korencik (Slovakia)
CAREER: Has seen action in 79 games during his career as a River Hawk … Has five goals and seven assists for 12 points to his credit … Owns a +11 rating … Two-time Hockey East All-Academic Team selection.
AS A JUNIOR (2021-22): Appeared in 29 games for the River Hawks in the 2021-22 season … Registered career highs in all three scoring categories, scoring three goals and dishing out three assists for six points … Ended the year with a +5 rating … Scored his first goal of the year at Vermont (12/10) … Blocked a season-best two shots in three games (10/2 at Arizona State; 11/21 at UConn; 12/29 at St. Lawrence).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2020-21): Appeared in 17 games for the River Hawks, registering one assist against UNH (2/5)…Finished the year with a +3 rating…Blocked 12 shots...Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2019-20): He skated in 33 games in his freshman season, registering five points (2g,3a) with a +3 plus/minus rating. Korencik scored his first career goal for UMass Lowell on February 7th at Boston College. Notched a plus or even rating in 26 of 33 games for the River Hawks. Korencik was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for his efforts in the classroom.
Previous Team: Korencik played the last three seasons for Lulea J20 in the Swedish Super Elite League, skating in 116 games posting 34 points (9g,25a). He posted 20 points (6g,14a) in 42 games for Lulea in 2018-19. He also represented Slovakia at the last three WJC tournaments.
Personal: Son of Martina and Monika... Has a younger brother Lukas... Nickname is Koren... In his time away from the rink he likes reading books, playing other sports and enjoy nature... His favorite TV show is The Office... His favorite professional sports team is Lulea Hockey... His favorite sports figures and influence is Michal Martikan. His greatest sports moment was his world juniors experiences and representing his country."
Ryan Brushett (Montreal, Quebec)
AS A JUNIOR (2021-22): One of five River Hawks to appear in all 35 games during the 2021-22 campaign … Finished his first season in the Blue & Red with eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points … Led the team in power play tallies with five … Registered one game-winning goal as a junior … Scored a season-high two points on four occasions (1/14 vs. Maine (1G, 1A); 2/4 at BC (1G, 1A); 2/25 vs. LIU (2A); 3/12 vs. Merrimack (1G, 1A)).
Before UMass Lowell: Spent two years at Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)…Saw action in 54 games for Mavericks, scoring three goals and dishing out 22 assists for 25 points across two seasons…Two-time NCHC Academic All-Conference honoree…Led Powell River (BCHL) in scoring in 2018-19 and finished second in league scoring with 41 goals and 43 assists for 84 points prior to joining Nebraska-Omaha. Personal: Son of Paula Neill and Timothy Brushett…Has one sibling, Michelle…Enjoys reading and playing video games in his spare time…Lists Entourage as his favorite TV show…Names the Montreal Canadiens as his favorite team…Hopes to play professional hockey one day.
Edvard Nordlund (Sweden)
Before UMass Lowell: Played the 2020-21 season with the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks in the NAHL…Saw action in 17 games, posting a 9-5-3 mark, 3.03 GAA and .902 save percentage…Named the Gastrikland U16 Division I Goaltender of the Year. Personal: Son of Catharina Enblad Nordlund and Anders Nordlund…Has two siblings, Thea (18) and Ella (12)…Enjoys cooking and reading in his free time…Lists The Office and Game of Thrones as his favorite TV shows…Names AIK Hockey and the Nashville Predators as his favorite professional teams…Lists committing to UMass Lowell as one of his greatest sports memories…Hopes to pursue a career in ice hockey as a player before hopefully working in a front office role.
Jake Stella (Sweden)
Before UMass Lowell: Played three seasons with the AIC Yellow Jackets, making 81 appearances … Amassed 39 points off 13 goals and 26 assists … Served as an alternate captain for the Yellow Jackets as a junior … Helped the Yellow Jackets win back-to-back Atlantic Hockey Championships in 2021 and 2022 … Helped AIC reach the NCAA Tournament in 2021 and 2022. Personal: Son of Sofia and Tom … Has two siblings, Evan and Olivia … Goes by the nickname “Stells” … Enjoys golfing in his spare time … Lists Sons of Anarchy as his favorite TV show … Names AIK as his favorite professional sports team … Lists LeBron James as his biggest sports influence … Chose UMass Lowell because “it was a good place for me to develop in order to take the next step” … Hopes to play professional hockey after his collegiate career.
The Peewee Minor 08 Red Team played in the 22nd Annual Scotiabank Cup tournament in Toronto Canada over the October 25-27 weekend. In the Peewee Minor division we were the only team from the US. The kids played against some big time competition and fared well going 1-2-1 which made us 3rd in our division. Our two losses were to the #1 team in all of Ontario Tier 1 (Ottawa Sting) and the #5 team in all of Ontario Tier 1 (Mississauga North Stars) who both ended up in the championship game with Ottawa winning. The kids played hard and had a great time gaining experience against Canadian style hockey.
The Tournament provided game MVP awards, the awards went to Kian Corcoran (game 1), Joey Russo (game 2), George Elliott & James Dunham (game 3) and Sam Frangakis (game 4).
On Dec. 29, members of the 2005 and U14 New England Bulldogs took to the ice at Tsongas Arena for something unique. The Bulldogs participated in a game of sled hockey with experienced players from across New England. A lot of thanks to Jen and Tom Ford for all of their effort and hard work in putting this event together. Our plan is to play more of these games. It was a ton of fun and great for everyone.
At the skills competition the Squirt Major 08 team won the Relay skate with Jacoby Patterson, Matthew Lumia, Chace Kivlehan, and Derek Perault. Cohlton Carmody was the shootout winner and Grady Avila did amazing finishing 3rd in the goalie competition facing the most difficult shooters.
Chase Kivlehan also won a week long Can Am hockey camp scholarship for his essay on how he tries to be a leader on his team.
The team also won the “Fair Play Award” for the team that had the least amount of penalties in the tournament.
The United States Premier Hockey League ("USPHL") and the Eastern Hockey Federation ("EHF") have agreed to merge operations (the "Merger") into the USPHL to form the nation's largest amateur hockey league. The EHF will maintain its name and current 11 team Elite structure along with its multi-level, multi member Tier I divisions under the USPHL umbrella.
The new combination will also allow the EHF Selects Midget Division to create a one-of-a-kind competitive schedule with the USHPL's most competitive full season Midget teams to provide unmatched exposure to NCAA hockey programs for young aspiring hockey players.
The USPHL and EHF organizations have each developed a complete player development model where, for the 2018/2019 season, boys will train, compete and enjoy the sport of ice hockey within their respective age group at the right competitive level.
These programs go beyond the on-ice experience to include education, leadership and community service components to help foster a complete student-athlete. Upon completion of this process, the USPHL membership will consist of over 100-member organizations with 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20 and having a geographic reach that spans the complete Eastern Seaboard and expands west as far as Wisconsin.
The Merger of the EHF into the USPHL will be completed over the summer and will commence competition in September of 2018.
Please visit the USPHL website or the EHF website for more information regarding member teams and further announcements.
The New England Bulldogs would like to congratulate the Lowell Catholic High School Hockey team for winning the 2017 Division 2 State Championship at the TD Garden on Sunday, March 19th.
Lowell Catholic ended their high school season as State Champions!
Current Bulldog players Dawson Taylor, Colin Gleason, David Morey, and Michael Dibacco, along with incoming Bulldog players for the 2017/2018 season Mitchell and Michael Andrea, Nate Donaldson, Matt Pescatore, and Alex Graves.
The LC Crusader's march to the Garden saw them finish with a 20-2-2 record. After a dominant regular season, Lowell Catholic secured victories over Marblehead, Saugus and Stoneham in the MIIA State Tourney to earn the chance to play Scituate for the D2 state title on Garden ice. After a thrilling three periods of hockey, Alex Graves found the back of the Scituate net after recieving a pass from Nate Donaldson with just 1:06 remaining in regulation. That goal secured an historic 5-4 Lowell Catholic victory in one of the most exciting games in HS Hockey of recent times.
Congratulations to the PeeWee Major 02 team in their taking of the League Championship, beating the Minuteman Flames by a score of 2-1 in the finals. The 02 team has an impressive league record of 28-2-2.
ARLINGTON – Austin Prep made school history with Thursday night's 4-3 come-from-behind victory against Arlington Catholic. Facing their final Catholic Central League foe of the season, the Cougars ran the table for the first time, posting a league record of 10-0-0.
"Austin Prep has won the league before, but they’ve never won the league undefeated,” said coach Louis Finocchiaro. “These kids go in the record books, and it’s always going to be there for the rest of their lives. I’m proud of them for the way they battled back from being down all game. It tells me that we have no quit in our locker room.”
Bulldog Players Scott Duarte, Mike Egan, and Pat Lundy have contributed to Austin's success all season.
The New England Bulldogs are proud to announce that we will be joining the Eastern Hockey Federation (EHF) and the Eastern Minor Hockey League (EMHL) for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. We will be participating in the EHF Tier I Division and the EMHL Division. This is an exciting time for the Bulldogs organization and we are happy to be joining the best youth hockey league in the area. Please click the following link: EHF and EMHL for further information about the Eastern Hockey Federation League and the Eastern Minor Hockey League.