Alex Bales continues to go places.
The 5-foot-9 defenseman from East Amherst, N.Y., already has skated regularly in a myriad of American locales, including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, New Haven and now Kearney, Neb. His next stop will come later this year in Rhode Island at Providence College, where he committed to in the summer of 2022.
“I fell in love with it right away on my visit,” Bales said of his future alma mater. “I saw how hard their (defensemen) play, and I could see myself in their system. I liked the campus and the coaches, and it was a really good fit.”
Bales will join a Friars squad that finished 16-14-7 overall last season and won seven of its first 10 outings to start the current campaign while earning a top-five national ranking. Providence is looking to return to the heights of 2014-19, when it earned six consecutive NCAA tournament berths, played in two Frozen Fours, and won the 2015 national championship.