HOOKSETT, NH -- The New Hampshire Avalanche are pleased to announce that Daniel McKiernan has committed to Suffolk University for the fall of 2023. The '03 native of Weston, CT is in his first season with the Avalanche, and through 11 Eastern Hockey League (EHL) games to date, McKiernan has tallied nine total points to his credit.
"Dan had a good season last year at Williston Prep and he has continued it in the EHL for us," said EHL head coach and general manger Chris Cerrella. "He’s plays the game the right way and it got him college attention early. He is going to be a great addition to the Suffolk University community, both on and off the ice. I wish him the best of luck in the future and we will continue to develop his game for the rest of the current season."
As Cerrella mentioned, McKiernan has made a smooth transition from prep school hockey to junior hockey, and as a result, the forward goes in the books as the 34th player in league history to choose the Rams' hockey program. Suffolk has now committed at least one EHL player per year for all 10 seasons since the league was formed back in 2013.
"I am proud and honored to announce my commitment to Suffolk University," said McKiernan. "I want to thank my family, coaches, teammates and friends who have supported and helped me along the way. I want to thank the Avalanche program and Coach Cerrella for all he did to help make this happen. I am very excited about the next steps in my hockey and academic journey."
McKiernan and the Avalanche are currently off for a short break due to the EHL All-Star College Series. New Hampshire is riding a four-game point streak, and their record of 7-3-1 has them right in the thick of things in the tough North Division.