SSK's Beau Starrett commits to Cornell

South Shore Kings forward Beau Starrett announced his commitment to Cornell last week.

The Bellingham native and former Catholic Memorial Knight is the youngest of four brothers and joins his brothers, Peter (Harvard), Troy (Babson) and Shane (BU), in having either played or committed to playing college hockey.

Starrett, a 6-foot-4, 190-pounder, has 6-12—19 totals through 18 games in his first season with the USPHL squad. Last year with CM, he posted 9-9—18 totals with the Knights, while reaching the Super 8 crossover round.

“He’s been really good for us so far,” Kings head coach Scott Harlow said. “He’s a kid you can project obviously, maybe to 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, and you can’t teach that. He’s just scratching the surface now, his upside is tremendous.”

He received a “C” grade in the NHL Central Scouting Service’s “Ones to Watch List” for the 2014 draft.

Starrett also received interest from Brown before making his commitment.

“He’s a well-grounded kid,” Harlow said. “And, being the youngest of four kids, you know he’s taken some lumps. He understands the opportunities ahead of him and I’m sure that take advantage of them.”