Thank you Reece!

Jul 9, 2024

Reece Brednich moves on to collegiate hockey after playing in 3 seasons as a New Jersey Titan, capturing the 2022 Robertson Cup as a rookie.

The LaGrange, Kentucky native first joined the New Jersey Titans directly from the Ohio Blue Jackets 18U program towards the end of the 2021-22 season, signing a tender earlier in the year.  Brednich was immediately pressed into action on April 16th, 2022, making his debut against the Northeast Generals.  Brednich quickly found a role on a team preparing for a long playoff run, with his style of play and willingness to get in front of the net.  He appeared in 9 playoff games, recording a goal and 2 assists, en route to the franchise’s first national championship.

Returning for his first full season in the league, Brednich relied on his defensive prowess and ability to win important faceoffs to appear in 53 games, with 6 goals and 15 assists.  He burst onto the scoresheet against the Maine Nordiques on October 10th, 2022 with a pair of goals, the first of five multiple point games.

Named as an alternate captain in his final season, Brednich continued to be a stalwart in the faceoff dot and on the penalty kill.  He set a career high with 3 points on September 29th, 2023, with a pair of goals and an assist against Northeast.  He then matched that output two more times, with 3 assists against Danbury before logging a goal and 2 assists against Maryland three games later.  Putting up a career high of 28 points in 38 games, Brednich committed to Middlebury College in Vermont as the calendar turned to 2024.  Middlebury plays in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, and their 8 National Titles is an NCAA Division III record.  

“I was incredibly lucky to play my entire NAHL career in New Jersey.  From the second I arrived, I knew how special playing here would be,” said Brednich.  He continued, “The staff, fans, arena, and the community make New Jersey the best place to live and play junior hockey.  I’m excitled to take the next step in my hockey career while also obtaining an excellent education at Middlebury College, and I’ll miss seeing everyone around Middletown.”