New England defenseman Glover signs NAHL tender
April 9, 2016
Brian Glover, an outstanding defenseman for the New England Stars of the NA3HL (formerly the NA3EHL), has tendered a contract with the Northeast Generals of the NAHL.
Glover, a 1997 birthyear of Baldwinville, Mass., had 11 goals and 27 assists in 43 regular season games this year. He has been with the Stars junior team for four seasons and was in tehir youth program for five seasons before that. He was also named to the All-NA3EHL 1st Team in 2015-16.
He also played on the NA3EHL East Division prospects team at the NA3HL Showcase this past December.
Glover said he was approached while playing in at the league showcase in Minnesota, so he knew moving up into the NAHL was a possibility for him next season.
"I was in contact with them through most of the process," he said. "I'm excited. I look forward to the exposure the league gets and the experience on and off the ice. There will be some good players and a lot of good life experiences. I'll get to go places I would have never gone before."
But Glover knows playing in the NAHL will come with some challenges.
"The speed, it's definitely going to be a lot faster, the guys will be stronger so I have some work ahead of me," he said. "And the grind. It's a 60 game season as opposed to 44 regular season games for the Stars so that will feel a lot different too."
Glover will prepare for that over the summer.
"Lots of gym time, running and the bike," will be in his future, he said.
Playing the Stars was an experience he will never forget.
"The coaches did a lot for me, we have a special bond and I'm going to miss that a lot," he said of playing with his teammates. "They all helped me get to the point I'm at today. It did a lot for my work ethic."
He will fondly remember team scrimmages involving the coaching staff.
"Coach Dan Fontas and Darryl Green would suit up and just make us look silly," he said with a laugh.