Friedmann commits to Quinnipiac

At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds plus an offensive flair evident from his very first appearance in the BCHL, TJ Friedmann has a lot to offer to any team.

And while the Victoria Grizzlies are the current benefactors of his talent, in 2019-20 it will be Quinnipiac University that welcomes him to their program.

Friedmann has committed to the NCAA program in Hamden, Conn. but is slated to play one more season of Junior hockey before heading to school.

The native of St. Louis, Mo. has 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 40 games this season which puts him fourth in team scoring. He’s accumulated 29 goals and 37 assists in 78 career BCHL games since joining the Grizzlies late in October of 2016.

At Quinnipiac, Friedmann will be joining a Bobcats program that has long drawn talent from the BCHL. Currently, Quinnipiac has 11 league alums on its roster in Andrew Shortridge, Logan Mick, Matthew Creamer, captain Chase Priskie, Scott Davidson, Craig Martin, Luke Shiplo, Landon Smith, Nick Jermain, Bo Pieper and Odeen Tufto.

The Bobcats compete in the NCAA’s ECAC Hockey conference along with Princeton, Harvard, Clarkson, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, St. Lawrence, Brown, RPI, Colgate and Union.