Former Union College defenseman Tim Boyle has transferred to Division III Endicott College after playing a season of junior hockey for Scott Harlow's South Shore Kings in the USPHL Premier Division. Boyle, a fourth round pick of the Ottawa Senators in the 2012 NHL Draft, is the brother of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle, formerly of the New York Rangers.
Boyle played in 15 games for Union during the 2012-13 season before abruptly leaving school prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. He played in 42 games for the South Shore Kings last season, including five in the USPHL Playoffs. Boyle played prep school hockey for Nobles & Greenough.
Endicott announced earlier this summer its intention to elevate its men's and women's hockey programs to NCAA Division III from club hockey status. The school also broke ground on the Raymond J. Bourque Arena, a new on-campus facility, in July. The school hired former Wentworth head coach and UMass Lowell alum R.J. Tolan to be the school's first head coach at the NCAA level.
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