Maine is adding a defenseman mid-season from the NAHL.
The Lone Star Brahmas announced Monday that veteran blueliner Jakub Sirota will be leaving the organization in order to join the Black Bears NCAA program. Sirota will begin attending Maine in the spring semester and will finish the 2018-19 hockey season with the Black Bears.
Sirota committed to Maine this past spring shortly after the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. He was slated to begin attending school next fall, but “circumstances necessitated Maine calling up Sirota sooner than originally planned,” according to a Lone Star news release.
Sirota played 57 regular-season games with the Brahmas and registered four goals and 26 assists. He added another goal and three assists in the Brahmas’ eight-game playoff run last spring.
Prior to his time with the Brahmas, Sirota played over 50 games for the Czech Republic, spent a full season with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, and was listed on NHL Central Scouting’s rankings.