Brendan Heller transitions into a Student-Assistant coach for the Division III Ice Hockey team for the 2017-18 season. Heller is a senior who was a goaltender for the Division III hockey team for the past 3 seasons.
Heller started playing hockey in Cleveland, Ohio, at six years old. He moved to the Philadelphia area where he played for multiple teams growing up including the Valley Forge Colonials and Pope John Paul II High School. He began playing goalie around eight years old. He thanks his dad for getting him into hockey at a young age. “I still remember being 5 or 6 years old and watching the Flyers with my dad with players like Lindros, LeClair, and Recchi dismantling the other team. My father was also a hockey player growing up and following in his footsteps playing hockey in college was always a goal of mine.”
During his playing career at Arkansas, Heller started a handful of games and performed well with a stout group of veterans in front of him. He completed his freshman campaign with zero goals allowed. His tenure also included being a part of the 2015 team that won the SECHC Championship and made a Nationals appearance.
Heller is looking forward to working with the team as much as possible and helping integrate the newer players into the program’s culture and traditions.