Austin Bruins forward and current leading goal-scorer Hugh Larkin announced his commitment to Western Michigan University.

Larkin, 20, is in his second year with the Bruins and has registered 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) through the first half of the season. His 11 goals lead the team among active Bruins and his total points is good enough for second on the roster.

The Livonia, MI, native began his junior career in 2017-18 playing in the BCHL for the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Larkin joined the Bruins in 2018-19 where he played in 57 games and tallied 39 total points.

With the commitment, Larkin becomes the third player this season to announce their collegiate intentions for the Bruins behind Josef Mysak (Niagara University) and Ben Almquist (University of Minnesota Duluth). In addition, Larkin becomes the third player on the Bruins roster committed to Western Michigan along with forwards Carson Riddle and Barrett Brooks.

Larkin and the rest of the Austin Bruins are back in action on Friday, January 3 against the Bismarck Bobcats in North Dakota. Following a two game set with the Bobcats, the Bruins have a rare Thursday night game before returning home on Friday, January 10 against the St. Cloud Blizzard.