Generals Goaltender Adam Backe Commits to Trine University
Richmond Generals Goaltender Adam Backe ( 6'5 200 Goalie 98 ) commits to Trine University . Trine competes at the NCAA Division 3 level of play and are an Independent team still deciding on a conference to join as of as of now. Trine also has an ACHA College hockey program that competes at the ACHA Division 2 level of play in the Central Division that is one of the top ACHA Division 2 teams in the country.
Adam played 2 years for the Tampa Scorpions AAA program before joining the Generals and helped lead them to Nationals and a top AAA ranking every year. Adam played for the Generals Premier team this year appearing in 14 games with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses with an .881 Save % .
Backe on playing for the Generals," I am honored to announce my commitment to further my education and continue my dream of playing college hockey at Trine University. It was a great expierence to play for the Richmond Generals this past season. Throughout the season I have built friendships and memories that I will never forget and cherish always. Coach Lyke and Coach Hasenzahl are like no other coaches I have had before and they have really pushed me to become a better player on the ice and more importantly a better person off the ice. They are truly passionate about their program, the game, and most importantly their players. Because of them I am thankful to live my life long dream of playing college hockey. I would like to thank Coach Lyke, , The Richmond Generals, my family , and friends for they have supported me through this journey. "
Coach Lyke on Backe," Adam is a huge, big bodied, goaltender who takes up a ton of space in the net and is very aggressive at challenging shooters. Adam has a great compete level and has worked extremely hard all year on his development as a player and young man. Adam has a great oppurtunity in front of him with Trine University where he will have the oppurtunity to be one of a select few goaltenders to battle for a spot on the NCAA Division 3 team and if that is not the right fit he will be able to play and be a top goaltender on the top ranked ACHA program. Adam has the ability to be a big game goaltender and we expect him to battle and compete for that NCAA spot.The great thing about this option for Adam is either way he will be playing on a strong college hockey program and getting the opportunity to earn an engineering degree from a great school. I am very proud of Adam and all he has accomplished this season with our program. We wish Adam and the Trine University Hockey Program the best of luck next season! "
Adam becomes the 14th Generals player to commit to a college hockey program for next year. Adam joins former and current Generals players Zachary Jones ( UMass -Amherst NCAA Division 1 ),Cameron Sangster ( Becker College NCAA Division 3 ), Peter Costa ( Anna Maria College NCAA Division 3 ), JT Kossakowski ( Southern New Hampshire University NCAA Division 2 ), Adam Czarnecki ( Milwaukee School of Engineering NCAA Division 3 ), Taylor Urch ( Lawrence University NCAA Division 3 ), Zach Pierce ( Worcester State NCAA Division 3 ), Chad Lopez ( University of Wisconsin Superior NCAA Division 3 ), Alec Allen ( Lawrence Tech University NAIA ), Mike Curran ( Aquinas College NAIA ), Rob Ivy ( Oklahoma University ACHA Division 1 ), David Mitchell ( University of Colorado ACHA Division 1 ) , Jacob Ugenti ( Mercyhurst University ACHA Division 1),