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Briere Commits to Arizona State Junior Hockey News

Published: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019  
By: Patrick Auld

Carson Briere, the third leading scorer in all of the North American Hockey League and leading scorer for the Johnstown Tomahawks has committed to Arizona State for the 2020-2021 season. Briere currently has 34 goals along with 39 assists good for 73 points in 47 games.

Briere is only 5’9, but plays a much bigger style of hockey, just like his dad Daniel Briere did for many years in the NHL. Although small, he uses his speed to create chances for himself and his linemates, and he is one of the most clutch players in the league. Last year Briere played for the Tomahawks but did not have the same level of success. Last year the Philadelphia native had 22 points in 39 games for the Tomahawks in 2017-2018.

Just recently Briere attended the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament up in Massachusetts this past week here he was able to compile four points in two games for Team Blue. This whole year he has proven he has what it takes to play at the next level and he has chosen an up and coming program in Arizona State. Coach Greg Powers has the Sun Devils ranked 11th in the country currently with a 21-10-1 record. Brierre chose Arizona State two years after former Tomahawk Filips Buncis, who is currently a sophomore out in the desert.

As alluded to previously, Briere is the son of former star Daniel Briere who had a long run in the National Hockey League. Briere is a right handed shot with a September of 1999 birth year, and played for the Philadelphia Junior Flyers growing up as a kid since he is from Philadelphia.

Author: Patrick Auld

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