CM's Coughlin switches commitment to BU


Former Catholic Memorial hockey standout Liam Coughlin has committed to Boston University, after de-committing from UMass-Amherst, he tells ESPN Boston. He will sign his National Letter of Intent and join the Terriers for the 2014-15 season.

The South Boston native and ESPN Boston All-State First-Team center in 2013 is currently playing with the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League. With the Knights in 2012-13, the 6-foot-3, 201-pound left-handed shot registered 28-20-48 totals while helping to lead CM to a Super 8 crossover round game.

He will join former Knights teammate goaltender Shane Starrett as incoming freshmen at BU in the fall.

Coughlin, a 1994 birthdate, has 18 goals and 27 assists through 53 games with the Vipers this season.

News of Coughlin's commitment was first reported by BU's student run paper, The Daily Free Press.

We'll have more from Coughlin coming later on the blog.