Brandon Bussi Commits To Western Michigan University

Brandon Bussi Commits To Western Michigan University

December 12, 2018 Off By Rachel Anderson

Two-time goaltender of the week, Brandon Bussi, has officially announced his commitment to Western Michigan University. The Muskegon Lumberjacks starting goaltender has been dynamite this season. Previously committed to St. Lawrence University, Bussi decided to decommit about a month ago and pursue other options. In an exclusive interview with Bussi, he told Access Hockey MI, “Things changed,” he said, “I felt like I needed a new change, a new beginning, a fresh start.”

Brandon Bussi Officially Commits to WMU

Having spent this season in the USHL developing his career, Brandon was in pursuit of other options to advance his career, in hockey or otherwise. The decision, however, was a hard one to make for the 20-year-old netminder. “Its obviously a difficult decision to make. It’s changing your future life…I’m excited.”

Ultimately, Brandon wants a chance to play collegiate hockey which weighed heavily into his decision. Bussi sat down with us and explained his decision to make a switch. “Obviously, I want a chance to play. In the end that’s tough to do… in college, everyone is so good. In the end, (I wanted) a place where I could see myself going to school for four years.”

With a general pursuit of business while in college, Bussi hopes to get more time in the net to develop. As for now, he plans on contributing to Muskegon as long as required. Maintaining his focus in the USHL, Brandon will be devoting his time to his current teammates as well as his development. Partnered with Keegan Karki, Muskegon’s net will be taken care of should anything change. “Our work ethic in practice, our competition has grown our relationship. Karks a great kid – we’re good friends,” Bussi told Access Hockey MI. 

The Future Goaltending of the Muskegon Lumberjacks

There are few other details known in regards if Bussi will depart prior to the end of the 2018-19 season. Bussi is an overage and Western Michigan University (WMU) can request an early departure from the USHL. In the meantime, Brandon will remain with the Lumberjacks and continue to be a foundational part of the team.