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Hockey East Recruiting: Vernon Vipers Forward Liam Coughlin Commits to UMass-Amherst

UMass head coach John Micheletto has been hot on the recruiting trail lately.

Vernon Vipers forward Liam Coughlin has committed to UMass-Amherst for the fall of 2014, according to USHR. The former Catholic Memorial star has scored two goals and two assists in 10 games played in the British Columbia Hockey League.

The South Boston, Mass. native is a prototypical power forward who scored 27 goals in 21 games last season for the Massachusetts high school hockey powerhouse of Catholic Memorial. Coughlin's older brother Kevin originally committed to UMass-Lowell before opting for major junior.

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.