SPRINGFIELD, MO — Junior hockey veteran, Chris Brown is heading to Springfield, Missouri to begin his collegiate hockey career at Missouri State this fall.
The six foot, 185 pound defenseman joins the Bears from the St. Louis Jr Blues of the NA3HL. Brown also spent time with Springfield JR Blues of the NAHL. Brownâ€™s junior hockey career consists of 179 games played (combined NAHL & NA3HL), 7 goals, 52 assists, and 120 penalty minutes.
Brown brings a defense first skill set with exceptional vision and great hockey sense. He plays a solid two-way game with a strong work ethic and leadership. During his time in St. Louis this year, Brown was named an alternate captain with the Junior Blues.
While attending Missouri State, Brown plans on studying pre-law.
The St. Louis, Missouri native chose Missouri State because of the relationships he already had with some of the players on the Division I roster (Ryan Hogland, Alex Turin, and Andrew Kovacich). The decision to commit was also made easier in the fact that his brother Matt recently was recruited to MSU to play baseball.
Brownâ€™s personal game plan is to play with energy, urgency, and intensity which is the style of play that head coach Bob Bucher instills on the Division I team.
â€œPersonally, I would like to reach my full potential in hockey, and if the opportunity arises, pursue a professional career. As a team, the goal is to win 4 National Championships in my time at the school,â€ said Brown.
When Brown is not on the ice or in the classroom, he enjoys being with friends and family, watching and playing other sports, and traveling.