Hooksett, NH – The New Hampshire Junior Monarchs are very pleased to announce that forward Brooks Herrington has committed to the University of Vermont for the Fall of 2010.
“We had originally thought that this season would be a learning one for Brooks. However,he took the opportunity that he was given at the beginning of the season with injuries and ran with it. There was no question about his stick skills, but his skating was something that we thought would need to improve to be effective at this level”, states Head Coach and GM Sean Tremblay. It was those stick skills that would keep Brooks in the lineup early on, as he would score some timely goals for the Monarchs in the first part of the season. It was his skating though that would make him one of the most intriguing new players in the league this year to college and pro scouts alike. “His stride and his foot speed have continued to improve leaps and bounds as the season has progressed. Brooks can now get himself to places that he simply couldn’t get to at the start of the year, and that obviously has resulted in his ability to generate much more offense”, adds Tremblay.
More offense is right. In 41 regular season games Brooks had a team leading 23 goals. His 11 powerplay goals were tops as well. He finished 3rd on the Monarchs in scoring with 45 points, and was ranked 193rd in the NHL Central Scouting Mid Term Rankings.
“I am excited about the chance to play with my brother (Lance, Monarchs ’08) and for Coaches Sneddon, Micheletto, and Mitchell. I hope to be able to contribute in a big way to a team that could already vie for a National Championship”, remarks Herrington. “I am very grateful for the opportunities Coach Tremblay afforded me to succeed, and for the work that he and Coach Dennehy have put in to make me a better player. I also consider myself very lucky to play with such a talented and motivated group of teammates. They push me everyday to get better.”
Brooks is the son of Lee and Joan Herrington of Bow, NH.