Local Sports Journal
MUSKEGON – For the second time in a week, the Muskegon Lumberjacks hockey organization saw one of its own earn a trip to the prestigious Ivy League as Lumberjack defenseman Adam Larkin announced Friday that he will play at Yale University once his junior career is over.
Larkin joins Lumberjack teammate Robbie DeMontis at Yale. DeMontis announced at the beginning of the week that he too would be joining the Bulldogs.
“I chose Yale because of the opportunities available at the institution; the hockey team has proven to have continued success especially under the current coaching staff, and then, of course, the education itself cannot be matched at many other places in the world,” said Larkin. “Yale provides an incredible opportunity in hockey as well as education for me to succeed after my time there.”
Larkin, a Clarkston, MI, native has compiled one goal and four assists in 27 games for Muskegon, his first in the Port City.
Prior to joining Muskegon, Larkin spent last season with the Honeybaked Midget Major Team out of the High Performance Hockey League (HPHL) totaling 20 points (6 goals and 14 assists) in 31 games played while also serving as an Assistant Captain on the team. Additionally, Larkin played in five games for the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings out of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) notching a plus-two rating.
From 2010-12, Larkin played two seasons of varsity high school hockey for the Clarkston Wolves, totaling 69 points (29 goals and 40 assists) in 52 games.
For his play, Larkin earned a Div. 1 All-State First Team during the 2011-12 season.