After playing a handful of games in both the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) last season, Lichman joined the Express for training camp at the very beginning of this year. To date, the 2000-born forward from Hoboken, NJ has played in 34 of his team's 40 total games, and has tallied 13 points to his name.
"Evan has been rock solid for us this season," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "His drive for success and passion for the game has been second to none. Evan comes to the rink focused, prepared, and with a refusal to be outworked. I am confident that Lich will make an impact at Amherst next season."
Lichman will set off for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) this fall, and attend one of the toughest academic schools in the country. Lichman is very proud of this accomplishment, and he took some time to show his gratitude to everyone who helped him along the way.
"I would like to thank Coach Lounsbury and Coach Stirling for all of their help in the recruiting process," said Lichman. "It has always been my dream to pursue hockey at an elite academic institution, and I can say wholeheartedly that I wouldn't be here without their guidance. Amherst's stellar academic reputation, in tandem with the rich history of its hockey program, made it an easy choice. I am beyond excited to start there this fall."
With this decision now finalized and off of his shoulders, Lichman can turn his focus primarily towards junior hockey. Lichman and the Express are in a tight battle right now, as they try and climb their way inside the playoff picture in the New England Conference.
Learn more about the Walpole Express on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.