The move from the college ranks to professional hockey has not been without its speed bumps for former CC defenseman Eamonn McDermott, who is in Loveland taking on the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL playoffs.
The Idaho Steelheads defenseman has two assists through seven games. His first point came on a pretty move against the Eagles during the regular season. He looped around two forwards to create space and laced a long pass up ice for an Idaho winger.
“It’s definitely different but the guys have been very welcoming,” said McDermott, who is now roommates with former Tigers captain William Rapuzzi. McDermott also expressed surprise at the news of former CC coach Scott Owens’ resignation.