Former Friar Men's Hockey Player Matt Bergland Signs with the Stockton Thunder

    Matt Bergland played in 138 games for the Friars.

    Matt Bergland played in 138 games for the Friars.

    Sept. 13, 2012

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

    Recent Providence College graduate Matt Bergland signed a professional contract with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL it was announced by the team on Thursday afternoon. The Thunder is an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers.

    Bergland played left wing for the Friars from 2008-2012. He suited up in 138 games, scored 33 goals and added 49 assists for 82 points. He also totaled 106 career penalty minutes and scored five game-winning goals for the Friars.

    A native of Faribault, Minn., Bergland played all 38 games during his senior season and he posted seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points. Bergland scored twice versus seventh-ranked UMass Lowell in game one of the Hockey East Quarterfinals to help the Friars become the first No. 7 seed to win a Hockey East Quarterfinal series in the 28-year history of the league.