The Eagles are an NCAA Division II/III program located in Waterbury, CT. The Men’s Ice Hockey program is led by head coach, Pete Whitney. Additionally, the Eagles skate out of the Northeast 10 Conference.
Crowther, 20, spent parts of the last two seasons with Philadelphia’s Junior A team of the Eastern Hockey League. The Salem, NH native recorded 44 total points in 55 career games with the Revolution while netting 15 goals and chipping in 29 assists.
Revolution head coach, Jon Rogger, spoke highly of the centerman.
“Crowther will excel at the next level because he loves to compete, and he performs at his best when he’s pushed,” said Rogger. “Every practice, shift, game and workout he brings 110 percent. Crowther doesn't have an 'off switch.' He wants to win every time he hits the ice and doesn't accept losing.”
The 5-foot-10 forward also expressed the importance of developing as skater at the Junior hockey level and with the Revolution, after deciding to return for his final year of eligibility.
“Playing another year of Junior hockey definitely helped me physically mature, think the game differently and build my confidence up,” said Crowther.
Keep in mind that the youngster was acquired via trade during the 2018-19 campaign from the Valley Jr. Warriors and was appreciative of the opportunity with Philadelphia and the organization’s staff.
“They (staff and players) welcomed me and I really grew a love for the game,” said Crowther. “It was a no brainer to go back. They definitely helped me grow and mature as a person and I really feel like I’m ready to jump to the next level because of that. I can’t thank them enough.”
Rogger believes that one of his former go-to centers will stand out for a few reasons at the NCAA level.
“One of Brandon's biggest strengths is that he's a two-way player,” said Rogger.
“He can put the puck in the net as well as be a set-up guy in the offensive zone. In the D-zone, he's not afraid to block shots or chip pucks out and make the simple play. Crowther is a reliable player that you can put in every situation at any part of the game.”
The Revolution’s latest NCAA commit also voiced his excitement to attend Post, especially after its staff “went the extra mile” to communicate with and recruit Crowther.
“I’m ready to go back to school and building those types of relationships,” said Crowther. “Looking forward to meeting new people and playing hockey.”