SHETLAND COMMITS TO TRINE UNIVERSITY
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CT CHIEFS’ SHETLAND COMMITS TO TRINE UNIVERSITY
NEWINGTON, CT – (April 22, 2021): Brandon Johnson, President of the EHL’s Connecticut Chiefs, proudly announced that Chiefs forward, Tyler Shetland, has formally declared his NCAA college commitment to the Trine University Thunder of the NCHA.
Shetland was a late-season addition to the Chiefs roster. Among his strengths are his speed, hockey skills, and offensive prowess. “Getting Shetland was a huge deal for us,” EHL Head Coach Neil Breen. “Tyler is a tremendously talented athlete who added offense, leadership, and experience to our front-end and truly helped us find our second-half success.”
A native of Laguna Hills, CA, Shetland helped the Chiefs finish third in the Central Division and advance to the second round of playoffs.
When asked about his experience with the Chiefs, Tyler said, “My experience with The Chiefs organization was incredible. The Chiefs and the EHL provide an excellent model for development for their players. Any young player looking for a home, big or small, will find an excellent place here with (Coach Breen). I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to play for him and this program. The support and constant communication from him and the staff the entire way through was second-to-none.”
“We’re excited for Tyler as he continues his journey,” added Breen. “He’s a fantastic kid with a bright future. We wish him all the best as he heads to a great hockey program and education at Trine University.”
ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT CHIEFS
Brandon Johnson founded the Connecticut Chiefs in 2008 with two teams. Today, the Chiefs have twenty teams playing youth and Junior hockey. The teams primarily play at the AAA level in some of the top leagues on the east coast. The Junior teams play in the EHL. The Chiefs have advanced almost 500 players to Prep, Junior, and college hockey.
ABOUT NEIL BREEN
Spokane, Washington native Neil Breen played at the highest levels of the sport from age 14 before receiving a scholarship to Quinnipiac University. While at Quinnipiac, he played for legendary Head Coach Rand Pecknold, who appointed Breen Team Captain. At the end of his playing days, Quinnipiac inducted him into the University’s Hall of Fame. After graduating, Breen played a year of professional hockey in the Central Hockey League and later became a teacher in the Connecticut School System. Breen came back to hockey as a coach and gained extensive experience in the EHL with the Hartford Wolfpack, the Springfield Junior Blues in the NAHL, and Tri-City Storm in USHL.