Thursday, August 4, 2011

Former Adrian College standout to join Brahmas?

Winger Mike Towns comes from a tradition of excellence

The Daily Telegram, a newspaper located in Adrian, Michigan reported yesterday that former Adrian College standout Mike Towns will join the Texas Brahmas for the upcoming season. Towns' signing has neither been confirmed or announced by the Brahmas organization.

Towns, who turned 25 yesterday, served as the Bulldogs' captain the past two seasons and compiled 60 points (24 G, 36 A) in 103 career games during his collegiate career. The 6' 4", 220-pound native of Surrey, British Columbia helped Adrian’s penalty kill consistently rank among the best in NCAA Division III.

The Bulldogs' seniors ended a remarkable run with a 4–3 loss in the D-III championship game to St. Norbert College (Alma mater of former Brahmas captain Jason Deitsch). Under then new head coach Ron Fogarty, the group of 17 young men who came together as freshmen for the 2007-08 season established a tradition of excellence built upon a simple motto: "We will win!"

And win they did. The Bulldogs went on to become Adrian's first team to win four consecutive Harris Cup titles and four straight MCHA regular season titles, as well as the fastest team to record 100 victories in the NCAA.

Towns spoke to Issac Berky of U.S. College Hockey Online about the team's success following the completion of the season.

“I hope to have left behind a great program and tradition that will continue to make Adrian College one of the most-recognized programs in D-III hockey,” Towns said. “The tradition that we built is a winning program from scratch, and that’s not easy to do.”

Here's a fun video made after the Bulldogs defeated Marian University 5-0 to win their fourth straight MCHA Tournament title.

Here's another video, titled Adrian College Hockey - The Brotherhood produced and posted on YouTube in April.

Prior to committing to Adrian College, Towns played junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. With the Vees, Towns contributed to the Interior Division Championship teams in 2006 and 2007. During his four seasons there (2003-07), Towns registered 52 points (21 G, 31 A) and 517 PIM. He served as alternate captain in 2006 and 2007 was named the team's most improved player in 2007.

Read the original article from The Daily Telegram here

Photo Credit: The Daily Telegram

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