It’s been a remarkable few months for Elmira’s Johnny Beecher.
Last month, the pro hockey prospect signed his letter of intent to play D-I for the Michigan Wolverines next year. Beecher, who started his hockey career in Elmira for several junior league teams, has developed into one of the most promising young talents in the game. Nearly three years ago, Beecher was a player in the annual AHL junior skills competition in Syracuse.
On top of his experience, Beecher is also a Team USA player on the junior level team as he finishes out his time at high school in Michigan. 18 Sports takes the opportunity to sit down with Beecher at the First Arena rec rink, the place where it all began.