Brandon was born and raised in Livonia, MI with his younger brother and sister. He started playing hockey young and after deciding to play goalie as a Squirt, he has never looked back. While manning the pipes for many teams in the Livonia Hockey Association, he won multiple championships as well as making multiple State Playoff runs with a State Finals appearance capping off his achievements.
Upon graduating high school, Brandon accepted an offer to continue his hockey career at Lawrence Technological University after being accepted to the school’s prestigious Architecture program. He played for the Blue Devils for five years, using all of his available eligibility. Four and a half of those years were spent working to receive his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree while his final season on the ice was spent starting his Master of Architecture degree. The combination of Brandon’s efforts on the ice and in the classroom led him to be a two-time ACHA Academic All-American as well as a three-time recipient of the Loyalty and Perseverance Award. Brandon was also the first captain of LTU’s White Team during their inaugural season as well as being awarded with the True Blue Award after his final season on the ice.
Brandon currently works for the team as a Graduate Assistant doing a multitude of different tasks for the team. His biggest tasks this season is to lead the program’s promotion efforts along with managing social media content. Brandon has a partial role with game-day operations when LTU is at home and assists other staff members where needed as well as taking part in score and stat entry/reporting. Brandon considers himself the team’s utility man, doing whatever is asked of him. White forward David Gasior (#22) was quoted saying, “[the players] do 90% of the work, mostly on the ice, and [Brandon] Paulus is the other 10%. He makes us all look good.” Brandon is also responsible for organizing events such as the first ever LTU Pink-Out, which helps to raise money to benefit breast cancer research, and Greek Night at LTU Hockey, which aims to recognize the flourishing Greek life that LTU has to offer. Both events will now occur annually.
When Brandon is not doing work for the team or tearing up the adult leagues with other LTU Hockey alumni, he can be found in the classroom or at his other job. To be a Graduate Assistant, one must be in a graduate program at LTU. Brandon’s program of choice is LTU’s accredited Master of Architecture program. Brandon also works part time at an architecture firm in addition to his obligations to LTU Hockey and his graduate studies.
Brandon currently resides in Livonia, MI with his parents, Mark and Debbie, and his younger brother and sister, Ryan and Allison.
|1||Thomas Rofe||FR||G||6-1||150||Grosse Ile, Mich.||Grosse Ile High School|
|2||Jon Albosta||JR||F||5-11||175||Saginaw, Mich.||Nouvel Catholic Central High School|
|3||Carl Glefke||SO||D||5-10||160||Sterling Heights, Mich.||De La Salle Collegiate High School|
|4||Brian Hackney||FR||D||5-10||175||Fenton, Mich.||Fenton High School|
|5||Kevin McCabe||SO||F||5-10||170||Sterling Heights, Mich.||Sterling Heights High School|
|6||Nicholas Henneman||FR||D||5-7||140||Bloomfield Hills, MI||Bloomfield Hills High School|
|7||Tyler Magdich||FR||D||6-4||185||Farmington Hills, Mich.||Harrison High School|
|8||Alex Johnson||SO||D||6-2||205||Rockwood, Mich.||Gibraltar Carlson High School|
|9||Dillon Tierney||FR||F||6-3||185||Highland, Mich.||Milford High School|
|10||Austin Fullmer||SO||D||5-11||165||White Lake, Mich.||Clarkston High School|
|11||Jason Drummy||FR||D||6-0||191||Rochester Hills, Mich.||Rochester Adams High School|
|12||Alec Seaman||SR||F||5-10||170||Ann Arbor, Mich.||Ann Arbor Pioneer High School|
|13||Josh Denomie||SO||D||5-10||165||Livonia, Mich.||Livonia Stevenson High School|
|14||Ryan Paulus||SO||F||5-8||150||Livonia, MI||Livonia Stevenson High School|
|15||Tommy Margolis||FR||F||6-3||195||Spring, Texas||Klein Oak High School|
|16||Joey Bruce||FR||F||5-9||155||Wixom, Mich.||Walled Lake Western High School|
|17||Travis Gragg||FR||F||5-6||142||Waterford, Mich.||Lakeland High School|
|18||Michael DeCarlo||FR||F||5-11||150||Waterford, Mich.||Lakeland High School|
|19||Drew Hauk||SO||F||6-0||165||Bloomfield, Mich.||Bloomfield High School|
|21||Chris Juengling||SO||F||6-1||165||Novi, Mich.||Walled Lake Western HS|
|22||David Gasior||JR||F||5-10||185||Livonia, MICH||Livonia Stevenson High School|
|23||Brenden Parker||SO||F||5-9||140||Livonia, Mich.||Livonia Stevenson HS|
|24||Dante Vitale||SO||F||6-0||175||New Baltimore, Mich.||L'Anse Creuse North High School|
|25||Jonathan Seloom||FR||D||6-0||145||Allen Park, Mich.||Allen Park High School|
|27||Travis Gorny||FR||D||6-2||160||Milford, MI||Milford High School|
|28||David Shepler||SO||F||5-7||170||Royal Oak, Mich.||Royal Oak High School|
|29||Alex Betz||SO||G||6-1||155||Indianapolis, Ind.||Franklin Center High School|
|30||Brendan Machcinski||SO||G||5-10||170||Brownstown, Mich.||Woodhaven High School|