July 28, 2014

Travis Daniel Signs Professional Contract With Huntsville Havoc

HUNTSVILLE, Al.—Recent graduate Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) signed a professional contract with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), the Havoc announced Friday afternoon.

Daniel, who captained the Beacons to a 17-6-4 record this past season, becomes one of a slew of recent UMass Boston men's hockey players under head coach Peter Belisle to go pro. 

Former teammates Bill Baker ('12) and Rob Florentino ('13) both have played for the Havoc in the past, with Baker currently playing with the Mississippi Surge. Fellow forwards David Lun ('11) and Tim Richter ('12) also have extended their careers, as the pair combined for 111 points this year for the Federal Hockey League Champion Danbury Whalers. 

Daniel led the Beacons this season with 25 assists and finished second on the squad with 36 points in 27 games. He recorded 23 or more points in all four seasons and finished his career fifth in program history with 125 points.

"We are very excited to have Travis join the Havoc," Havoc assistant coach Jordan Little said. "He has been consistent with his offensive production through junior and college and after speaking with his past coaches and players he has played with, he is also committed to playing on the other side of the puck.  Travis knows you don't have to be 6'4" and 200 lbs to go to the dirty areas of the ice and it shows in the way he plays."

The Southern Professional Hockey League is an eight-team professional hockey league based out of the southeastern and Midwestern United States.