Donavan Houle bringing intensity for Black Bears

He’s tied for team lead with four goals
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 12:10 PM EST
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ORONO, Maine (WABI) - Donavan Houle has stepped up this season for the Black Bears.

He's tied for team lead with four goals
He's tied for team lead with four goals(WABI)

The sophomore forward is tied with Grant Hebert for the team lead with four goals.

He’s got a motor that’s running all game, and he said that intensity has led to his early surge.

“I like the saying you create your luck, and obviously with a lot of hard work and dedication a lot of good things can happen. If you’re just working hard and moving your feet, I think that’s how you’re going to get the puck,” said Houle.

Head coach Ben Barr said Houle’s energy is something that sets a standard for the team, even though he’s just a sophomore.

“Donovan is a guy who’s in tremendous shape. He’s put in a lot of time away from here to get into shape, obviously. Is shows on the ice, and he’s been rewarded with it,” said Barr.

The Black Bears open up a five-game homestand starting with UMass Lowell in Portland on Saturday. Then it’s on to Vermont and Union College. Coach Barr spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Dutchmen.

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