Hooksett, NH – The New Hampshire Monarchs are proud to announce Brian Billett has accepted a scholarship offer to attend Boston College. He is the second player from the Monarchs to commit to The Heights this year as Brian Dumoulin decided to be an eagle earlier this season. Billett will follow Dumoulin the following year as he is only a junior at Kennebunk (ME) High School.
GM/Head Coach Sean Tremblay offered this about Brian, “I am thrilled for Brian and his family. They all made a huge commitment to be a part of the Monarchs family, literally moving to a new community to be on our Jr B team. After a great start with the Jr B team we decided to move him up a year early and he certainly has proven to be everything we thought he would be as he carries a 9-1-1 record into the Christmas break. He has the potential to be the best goaltender we have had which puts him in great company with the likes of Brian Foster (UNH), Joe Exter (Merrimack), James Mello (Dartmouth), Justin Gates (Providence), Ryan Simpson (Providence), Joe Pearce (BC), and Phil Lauderdale (Ohio State). He has a few things we need to work on before he enters Boston College, but he is one of the hardest working players I have seen and truly cares about his development. I look forward to working with him during the next year and a half and preparing him for Hockey East.”
Brian went on to say, “Boston College is known for their tradition of excellence in both academics and athletics, and I felt that I wanted to be a part of it. When I visited, I knew that this was where I wanted to spend four crucial years of my life. Coach York and the rest of the coaching staff were a major reason in making my decision. I liked the way that they coached and interacted with their players on and off the ice. I set a goal to play Division One college hockey a long time ago, and it feels good knowing that I was able to achieve it. I am very fortunate for the support of my family as well. They knew that this was something I wanted, so they did everything they could to help me reach this goal. The New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs have made me become a better hockey player and person. I feel comfortable knowing that I am playing for a great organization that thrives for nothing but the best out of their players. I will be able to keep progressing with them for the next year and a half before I go to Boston College.”
Brian last played for North Yarmouth Academy and the Seacoast Spartans before joining the Monarchs this season as a junior in high school. Arguably one of the top 92 goalies in the country, Brian has posted a 9-1-1 record in the EJHL and boasts a .923 save %, a 2.37 GAA and has recorded 300 saves. He is a 3/19/92 and is 6’1/180. He is the son of Mark and Patricia Billett of Kennebunk, Maine.