DUBUQUE, Iowa — Known as “Brett the Jet,” or simply “The Mayor,” forward Brett Boeing has committed to play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. With the commitment, he will join former Fighting Saints teammate William Lagesson on the Minutemen.
Boeing put the finishing touches on an exceptional career with the Dubuque Fighting Saints that spanned three seasons. Most recently, he returned to Dubuque from Michigan Tech at the midway point of the season to provide a consistent source of secondary scoring en route to an Eastern Conference championship.
“I love the coaching staff there, and I love the community,” Boeing said of UMass. “After going out to visit, it really clicked to me that it was the spot to be.”
Formerly of the Shattuck St. Mary’s program that produced NHL All-Stars such as Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews, Boeing will join a program at UMass that has two of its former captains, Conor Sheary and Justin Braun, competing on opposite sides for the Stanley Cup.
“It really helped coming back here, playing another year in Dubuque,” Boeing said. “Just being used to the team and the city, it wasn’t a hard transition coming back here. Coming back here was a real help.”
Boeing finishes his junior career with a combined 170 games of experience across the regular season and playoffs, 47 goals, and 60 assists, all with the Saints. UMass, a Hockey East program, is now under the direction of first-year head coach Greg Carvel.