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uaafanblog
08-29-2012, 02:10 AM
Without "debating" ... how about you post snippets about YOUR freshman class? Follow my format or not ...

UAA Seawolves
8 players::3 Forwards -- 4 Defensemen -- 1 Goalie

Forwards
Bobby Murphy, Blake Tatchell (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=111942), Hayden Trupp
Tatchell is the top of this group. He was the SJHL League MVP last season with 86 (42g-44a) points in 57 games as a 20 year old. Murphy and Trupp are local anchorage kids who had generally minimum production in the BCHL and/or NAHL. I'd like to think Leask can pop in 10 goals this season. Anything more would be a nice bonus. Either Murphy or Trupp could find a niche role in the lineup but more likely this season will be mostly about developing.

Defensemen
Blake Leask (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=123989), Ben Matthews, Austin Sevalrud, Chris Williams
Blake Leask led all AJHL Defensemen in scoring last season. He was named the AJHL's Top Defenseman for the league with 13g and 36a. Austin Sevalrud had a solid 4 year junior career with above average offensive production. Chris Williams brings average junior offensive stats on a 6ft2in 215lb frame which to me projects him as a stay at home guy. Ben Matthews offensive contributions are similar to Wiliams and at 6ft3in 225lbs he'd also project to be a defensively focused player.

Goalie
Michael Matyas (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=132093)
Good numbers even when playing for a bad team in juniors. If he comes in and plays with confidence and keeps everything out the net he'll have a job. Otherwise he should push the current junior-tandem to raise the level of their game.

So Leask and Tatchell i.e .... "The Blakes" will be the names to watch for UAA.

Ralph Baer
08-29-2012, 07:53 AM
Extracted from RPI's recruit press release:

FORWARDS:

Milos Bubela (6-2, 190) from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia/Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
• 29 regular season games … 5 goals and 13 assists for 18 points … 6 penalty minutes.
• 5 playoff games … 0 goals and 2 assists for 2 points … 6 penalty minutes
“Milos is a highly skilled forward with good size to compliment his game. He was one of the top scorers on the Slovakian World Junior team before he joined Dubuque.”

Andrew Commers (5-10, 180) from Edina, MN/St. Thomas Academy (USHS)
• 31 regular season games … 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points.
“Andrew is a highly competitive forward who is a leader and a winner. He was a two-time state champion at STA including as a captain this past year. As a junior he teamed with current Engineers forward Zach Schroeder to help the school capture the title.”

Travis Fulton (5-10, 165) from Oakville, ON/Vaughan Vipers (OJHL)
• 45 regular season games … 24 goals and 38 assists for 62 points … 43 penalty minutes.
• 7 playoff games … 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points … 10 penalty minutes.
“Travis is a high energy competitive forward who also produces offense. He led the Vipers in goals, assists and points and will fit well with the way we play. He was an assistant captain this year.”

Mark Miller (5-11, 185) from Massena, NY/Omaha Lancers (USHL)
• 57 regular season games … 11 goals and 9 assists for 20 points … 43 penalty minutes.
• 4 playoff games … 0 goals and 1 assist for 1 point … 4 penalty minutes.
“Mark is a highly competitive forward and a leader who was captain for Omaha this past year. The way he plays is a great fit for our style.”

Mike Zalewski (6-2, 200) from New Hartford, NY/Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
• 60 regular season games … 38 goals and 37 assists for 75 points … 83 penalty minutes.
“Mike is a skilled power forward who has the size and talent to be a strong two-way player for our program. He was an assistant captain for Vernon, which he led in goals, assists and points.”

DEFENSEMEN:

Craig Bokenfohr (6-3, 195) from Spruce Grove, AB/Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
• 60 regular season games … 8 goals and 22 assists for 30 points … 114 penalty minutes.
• 4 playoff games … 0 goals and 2 assists for 2 points … 19 penalty minutes.
“Craig is a strong defender and captain of one of the best junior programs in Western Canada. He has the talent to become a top two-way defenseman for our program.”

Chris Bradley (6-2, 190) from Williamsville, NY/Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
• 54 regular season games … 7 goals and 14 assists for 21 points … 10 penalty minutes.
• 6 playoff games … 0 goals and 3 assists for 3 points … 0 penalty minutes
“Chris was one of the best two-way defenseman in the USHL this past season. He can run a power play but also shut down the top players on the other team. He was also an assistant captain for Youngstown.”

Phil Hampton (5-11, 185) from Oakville, ON/Oakville Blades (OJHL)
• 40 regular season games … 6 goals and 12 assists for 18 points … 10 penalty minutes.
• 10 playoff games … 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points … 2 penalty minutes.
“Phil is a skilled, puck-moving defenseman who was a captain for two premier programs in Canada, the Oakville Blades and Team Canada East.”

GOALTENDER:

Jason Kasdorf (6-3, 190) from Winnipeg, MB/Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
• 35 regular season games … 10-16-3 … 2.75 GAA … .913 SV PCT.
“Jason is a talented and big goalie with a strong junior pedigree. He is a draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets who took his former junior team, the Portage Terriers, to the Canadian National Championships.”

Driftryder
08-29-2012, 10:13 AM
8 incoming freshmen: 4 forwards 2 Defense 2 goaltenders (info from Gophersports)

Forwards:

Christian Horn (5-11, 175) Plymouth MN

International: Notched three goals and one assist in four games for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2009 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Fussen, Germany en route to a bronze medal.

High School: Skated for Benilde-St. Margaret's for four years under head coach Ken Pauly - captained Red Knights to 2012 state Class AA title with six points in tournament play - finished high school career holding school records for career points (207) and assists (127) and became the first player in school history to reach the 200-point and 100-assist plateaus οΏ½ earned all-state honors in his final two years and was a four-time All-North Suburban Conference honoree - became the first freshman in BSM history to lead the team in goals in 2008-09 - played three seasons in the Upper Midwest Elite High School Hockey League - scored the championship-winning goal in overtime to clinch the Bauer NIT Championship for Minnesota White in 2010 - won two state championships for the Red Knights in lacrosse was a second-team all-state honoree in 2011.

A..J Michaelson (6-1, 195) Apple Valley MN

International: Played for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher freshman Mike Reilly - Recorded three assists in four games and won a gold medal skating for Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Huttwil, Switzerland.

Juniors/High School: Played the 2011-12 season for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL, coached by P.K. O'Handley - followed a 20-point regular season with seven points in a 15-game run to the Clark Cup final - participated in the 2012 CCM USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, Mich. - played six games for the Black Hawks after completing high school season in 2010-11, skating with current Gopher sophomore Blake Thompson

played three years of prep hockey at Apple Valley for coach Jerry Hayes - put up a school record 62 points in his final season with the team - left as his high school's fourth all-time leading point-scorer (121) and second all-time leading goal scorer (62), winning two team MVP awards - helped lead the Eagles to a Section 3AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team captain for the following season - in 2011-12, was an all-state honorable mention honoree, was named to the All-Lake Conference team, and won Apple Valley's Bird of Prey Award - earned the Eagles' Rookie of the Year Award in 2008-09 - also played golf in high school - reached the state tournament and was named Team MVP in his sophomore year and was team's captain for the following year.

Connor Reilly (6-0, 175) Chanhassen MN

Juniors/High School: Helped the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships under head coach Fred Harbinson in 2011-12 - was a teammate of brothers and current Gopher freshmen Connor and Ryan - BCHL Interior Conference Second All-Star Team selection - finished seventh in the BCHL in scoring with 86 regular-season points

named Vees' Player of the Month in November - in 2010-11, skated for USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede under head coach and former Gopher Kevin Hartzell - was joined by brother Ryan and current Minnesota players Christian Isackson and Kyle Rau (Rau joined the team after the high school season ended) - was third on the Stampede in scoring during the regular season with 39 points - played three seasons of prep hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels under coach Greg Trebil - was the team's captain, leading scorer, and Team MVP in 2009-10 - was a three-time All-Missota Conference honoree and was honorable mention all-state in his senior season.


Ryan Reilly (5-9, 165) Chanhassen MN

Played last year in the BCHL for the Penticton Vees, 75gp 35g 45a 80pts


Defense:

Mike Reilly (6-1, 170) Chanhassen MN

International: Participated in the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp - recorded one assist in five games for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher freshman A.J. Michaelson.

Juniors/High School: Under head coach Fred Harbinson in 2011-12, helped the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships - was a teammate of brothers and current Gopher freshmen Connor and Ryan led BCHL defensemen in goals (24), assists (59), and points (83) and won the BCHL Interior Conference Best Defenseman Award selected to the BCHL All-Rookie Team and was a first-team All-Interior Conference selection - named Vees' Player of the Month in October skated for Shattuck St. Mary's under head coach Tom Ward in 2010-11

led Sabres defensemen in scoring with 43 points and helped guide the team to an Under-18 Tier I National Championship - played two seasons of prep hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels with both of his brothers under coach Greg Trebil - led team's defensemen in scoring and was an All-Missota Conference honoree in both years - drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Brady Skjei (6-3, 200) Lakeville MN

International: Particpated in the2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp - had a tournament-high plus-10 rating and added an assist in six games for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Under-18 Men's World Championship in Breclav, Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic - had a goal and two assists in four games at the 2012 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland for third-place United States - helped U.S. Under-17 Team win the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia - notched one goal and three assists at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Man. for second-place United States - had two goals and three assists for first-place Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill.

Juniors/High School: Two-year member of the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. under Danton Cole - skated for Randy Schmitz for two seasons at Lakeville North - helped lead Panthers to a Section 1AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team's MVP - two-time All-Lake Conference honoree - named Lakeville North's Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 - also played quarterback for the Panthers' football team - selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Goaltenders

Adam Wilcox (6-0, 178) South St. Paul MN

International: Participated in the 2008 USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp and the 2009 Select 17 Camp.

Juniors/High School: Was traded from Green Bay of the USHL to Tri-City in 2011-12 οΏ½ was the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week two times for the Storm under head coach Josh Hauge - was named Tri-City's Fan Favorite Defenseman and Most Valuable Player of the Season - appeared in 26 games for Anderson Cup and Clark Cup champion Green Bay in 2010-11, coached by Derek Lalonde - played three seasons of prep hockey at South St. Paul under head coach Jeff Lagoo - earned All-Minnesota honorable mention honors and All-Classic Suburban conference honors twice each - also served as an all-conference and all-state quarterback for the Packers' football team - won the Tom Nace Football Award at South St. Paul.


Matt LaPrade (6-4, 200) Chanhassen MN

uniors/High School: In 2011-12, played in eight games for the Bay State Breakers of the EJHL under David McCauley before being traded to Corpus Christi of the NAHL where appeared in two games for head coach Justin Quenneville - spent the 2010-11 season playing for the Colorado Rampage of the Midget AAA Tier I Elite Hockey League under Andrew Sherman - played three seasons of prep hockey for head coach Dave Nelson at Holy Family - captained the Fire in 2009-10 and won the team's MVP award twice - earned All-Wright County Conference honors in all three of his seasons at Holy Family - holds Holy Family school records for minutes played, saves, and shutouts.

uaafanblog
08-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Extracted from RPI's recruit press release:
Of the players I'm familiar with (mostly western) I'd have to say that Zalewski an Bokenfohr are a couple of guys that I would have coveted for UAA.

du78
08-29-2012, 10:25 AM
From DU Website

2012-13 DU Hockey Recruits
Garrett Allen, F, 6-0, 180, Delafield, Wis., Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
Before Denver: Played for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12• tallied 24 points on five goals and 19 assists in 54 games • added one shorthanded goal, 46 PIMs and 88 shots on goal • spent the 2010-11 season in the USHL, playing 14 games for the Fargo Force and 25 games for the Chicago Steel • recorded 42 points on 24 goals and 18 assists for Fargo in 2009-10 • captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 World Junior Challenge and was the team Most Valuable Player in the semifinal win over Canada.

Personal: Son of Randy and Angela Allen • brother of Nathan (23) • graduated from Fargo South High School (Fargo, N.D.) in 2010 • member of the Key Club • helped build a park for Cushing Elementary School in Delafield, Wis. • chose Denver for its great hockey program, academics, coaching staff, tradition of success and chance to win a national championship • career goal is to play in the NHL • enjoys golf, tennis, speed skating, skiing and fishing • favorite athletes are Sidney Crosby and Marian Gaborik • plans to major in psychology • born March 7, 1992.

Grant Arnold, F, 6-1, 215, Centennial, Colo., Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
Before Denver: Played the last three seasons from 2009-11 for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League • helped Green Bay to the Clark Cup and Anderson Cup championships in 2011-12 by tallying 17 points on eight goals and nine assists in 37 games • added two game-winning goals and a +12 plus/minus rating • recorded 15 points on six goals and nine assists in 59 games in 2010-11 • added 17 points on seven goals and 10 assists in 42 games for Clark Cup and Anderson Cup champion Gamblers in 2009-10 • named the Gamblers’ Unsung Hero in 2010 and 2012 • participated in the Little League World Series in 2003 and 2004.

Personal: Son of Steve and Lisa Arnold • brother of Kara (16) and Ashley (12) • graduated from Arapahoe High School (Centennial, Colo.) in 2010 • participated in Green Bay Gamblers Caps for Cancer program, visited hospitals and read and spoke to elementary schools • also coaches and skates with Denver youth hockey programs • chose Denver because its local and a great University • career goal is to have a successful career and steady income • favorite athletes are Ray Lewis, Wendel Clark and Lawrence Taylor • undeclared major • born May 18, 1991.

Gabe Levin, F, 5-8, 165, Marina del Rey, Calif., Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
Before Denver: Played for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League from 2010-12 • finished second in the NAHL in scoring with a team-leading 90 points on 18 goals and a league-leading 72 assists in 56 games in 2011-12 • added five power-play goals, three game-winning goals and a +36 plus/minus rating • helped Fairbanks to the West Division championship and was named to the All-NAHL Team • added 58 points on 16 goals and 42 assists in 55 games for league champion Fairbanks in 2010-11 • named to the NAHL All-Rookie Second Team • finished two-year career as Fairbanks’ all-time leading scorer.

Personal: Son of Ben Levin and Jo Anna Stuart • stepfather is Doug Stuart • graduated from Palisades Charter High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) in 2010 • volunteered at Fairbanks, Alaska, schools reading to students and participating in anti-drug programs • chose Denver because it was a dream come true to play for the Pioneers • career goal is to play hockey at the highest level and to have a successful career • enjoys going to the beach, volleyball and surfing • favorite athlete is Pavel Datsyuk • undeclared major • born December 15, 1991.

Dakota Mermis, D, 5-10, 180, Alton, Ill., Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
Before Denver: Played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 • helped Green Bay to the Clark Cup and Anderson Cup championships in 2011-12 by tallying 27 points on five goals and 22 assists in 60 games • finished second on the team with 98 penalty minutes and had a +22 plus/minus rating • added two power-play goals and 10 power-play assists • tallied eight points on four goals and four assists in 36 games for the U.S. Under-17 Team in 2010-11 • played two games for the USHL’s Lincoln Stars in 2009-10 • was a 2011 World Hockey Challenge finalist • named the 2010 Alton (Ill.) Telegraph High School Player of the year • member of the 2007 USA Hockey 12 and Under national championship team • will participate in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 29, 2012.

Personal: Son of Bil and Jolene Mermis • brother of current Pioneer Jarrod (22) • graduated from Alton High School (Alton, Ill.) in 2012 • chose Denver for its location, winning tradition and high-level academics • career goal is to play professional hockey and become a lawyer • enjoys hiking, biking, playing tennis, golfing, boating, badminton, ping pong and playing Xbox • favorite athlete is pro football Hall of Famer Randall McDaniel • undeclared major • born January 5, 1994.

Quentin Shore, F, 6-0, 180, Denver, Colo., U.S. Under-18 Team (USHL)
Before Denver: Played for the United States National Team Development Program (USNTD) in Ann Arbor, Mich., from 2010-12 • tallied 27 points on 17 goals and 10 assists in 60 games for the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2011-12 • led the team with eight game-winning goals and tied for the team lead with two shorthanded goals • helped Team USA to the gold medal at the IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship • netted 18 points on four goals and 14 assists in 52 games for the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2010-11 • helped Team USA win the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia • part of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that finished second at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Manitoba • member of the U.S. National Under-17 Team that placed first at the 2010 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill. • along with brothers Drew (2007-09) and Nick (2008-10), formed the only sibling trio to play at the NTDP • will participate in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 29, 2012.

Personal: Son of David and Sarah Shore • brother of former Pioneer Drew (21), current Pioneer Nick (19) and Baker (12) • graduated from Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, Mich.) in 2012 • has participated in numerous community service projects in Colorado and Michigan • chose Denver because its one of his favorite schools and playing in his hometown with one of his brothers is a dream come true • likes to play all sports and enjoys fishing • favorite athlete is Michael Phelps • intends to major in finance • born May 25, 1994.

Nolan Zajac, D, 5-10, 180, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Before Denver: Played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 • recorded 39 points on 11 goals and 28 assists in 53 games for Omaha • added four power-play goals, 15 power-play assists, three game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal • tallied one assist and a +5 rating in seven games for Cedar Rapids prior to his trade to Omaha • netted 30 points on three goals and 27 assists in 45 games for Cedar Rapids in 2010-11 • named to the USHL All-Star Team in 2011.

Personal: Son of former Pioneer Tom (1973-76) and Trish Zajac • brother Travis (27), Darcy (25) and Kelly (24) • brothers Travis and Darcy both played collegiate hockey at North Dakota and Kelly played at Union • brother Travis is a center for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils • graduated from George Washington High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in 2010 • chose Denver for its great hockey program, education and tradition of producing NHL players • career goals are to earn his degree from Denver and go as far in hockey as possible • enjoys golf, outdoor activities, video games and hanging out with friends • also played football, soccer and baseball • undecided major • born August 1, 1992.

bigblue_dl
08-29-2012, 10:57 AM
8 incoming freshman: 4 forwards 2 Defense 2 goaltenders (info from Gophersports)

Forwards:

Christian Horn (5-11, 175) Plymouth MN

International: Notched three goals and one assist in four games for the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2009 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Fussen, Germany en route to a bronze medal.

High School: Skated for Benilde-St. Margaret's for four years under head coach Ken Pauly - captained Red Knights to 2012 state Class AA title with six points in tournament play - finished high school career holding school records for career points (207) and assists (127) and became the first player in school history to reach the 200-point and 100-assist plateaus οΏ½ earned all-state honors in his final two years and was a four-time All-North Suburban Conference honoree - became the first freshman in BSM history to lead the team in goals in 2008-09 - played three seasons in the Upper Midwest Elite High School Hockey League - scored the championship-winning goal in overtime to clinch the Bauer NIT Championship for Minnesota White in 2010 - won two state championships for the Red Knights in lacrosse was a second-team all-state honoree in 2011.

A..J Michaelson (6-1, 195) Apple Valley MN

International: Played for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher freshman Mike Reilly - Recorded three assists in four games and won a gold medal skating for Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Huttwil, Switzerland.

Juniors/High School: Played the 2011-12 season for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL, coached by P.K. O'Handley - followed a 20-point regular season with seven points in a 15-game run to the Clark Cup final - participated in the 2012 CCM USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, Mich. - played six games for the Black Hawks after completing high school season in 2010-11, skating with current Gopher sophomore Blake Thompson

played three years of prep hockey at Apple Valley for coach Jerry Hayes - put up a school record 62 points in his final season with the team - left as his high school's fourth all-time leading point-scorer (121) and second all-time leading goal scorer (62), winning two team MVP awards οΏ½ helped lead the Eagles to a Section 3AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team captain for the following season - in 2011-12, was an all-state honorable mention honoree, was named to the All-Lake Conference team, and won Apple Valley's Bird of Prey Award οΏ½ earned the Eagles' Rookie of the Year Award in 2008-09 - also played golf in high school - reached the state tournament and was named Team MVP in his sophomore year and was team's captain for the following year.

Connor Reilly (6-0, 175) Chanhassen MN

Juniors/High School: Helped the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships under head coach Fred Harbinson in 2011-12 - was a teammate of brothers and current Gopher freshmen Connor and Ryan - BCHL Interior Conference Second All-Star Team selection - finished seventh in the BCHL in scoring with 86 regular-season points

named Vees' Player of the Month in November - in 2010-11, skated for USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede under head coach and former Gopher Kevin Hartzell - was joined by brother Ryan and current Minnesota players Christian Isackson and Kyle Rau (Rau joined the team after the high school season ended) - was third on the Stampede in scoring during the regular season with 39 points - played three seasons of prep hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels under coach Greg Trebil - was the team's captain, leading scorer, and Team MVP in 2009-10 - was a three-time All-Missota Conference honoree and was honorable mention all-state in his senior season.


Ryan Reilly (5-9, 165) Chanhassen MN

Played last year in the BCHL for the Penticton Vees, 75gp 35g 45a 80pts


Defense:

Mike Reilly (6-1, 170) Chanhassen MN

International: Participated in the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp οΏ½ recorded one assist in five games for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher freshman A.J. Michaelson.

Juniors/High School: Under head coach Fred Harbinson in 2011-12, helped the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships οΏ½ was a teammate of brothers and current Gopher freshmen Connor and Ryan led BCHL defensemen in goals (24), assists (59), and points (83) and won the BCHL Interior Conference Best Defenseman Award selected to the BCHL All-Rookie Team and was a first-team All-Interior Conference selection οΏ½ named Vees' Player of the Month in October skated for Shattuck St. Mary's under head coach Tom Ward in 2010-11

led Sabres defensemen in scoring with 43 points and helped guide the team to an Under-18 Tier I National Championship - played two seasons of prep hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels with both of his brothers under coach Greg Trebil - led team's defensemen in scoring and was an All-Missota Conference honoree in both years - drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Brady Skjei (6-3, 200) Lakeville MN

International: Particpated in the2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp - had a tournament-high plus-10 rating and added an assist in six games for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Under-18 Men's World Championship in Breclav, Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic - had a goal and two assists in four games at the 2012 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland for third-place United States - helped U.S. Under-17 Team win the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia - notched one goal and three assists at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Man. for second-place United States - had two goals and three assists for first-place Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill.

Juniors/High School: Two-year member of the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. under Danton Cole - skated for Randy Schmitz for two seasons at Lakeville North - helped lead Panthers to a Section 1AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team's MVP οΏ½ two-time All-Lake Conference honoree - named Lakeville North's Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 - also played quarterback for the Panthers' football team - selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Goaltenders

Adam Wilcox (6-0, 178) South St. Paul MN

International: Participated in the 2008 USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp and the 2009 Select 17 Camp.

Juniors/High School: Was traded from Green Bay of the USHL to Tri-City in 2011-12 οΏ½ was the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week two times for the Storm under head coach Josh Hauge - was named Tri-City's Fan Favorite Defenseman and Most Valuable Player of the Season - appeared in 26 games for Anderson Cup and Clark Cup champion Green Bay in 2010-11, coached by Derek Lalonde οΏ½ played three seasons of prep hockey at South St. Paul under head coach Jeff Lagoo - earned All-Minnesota honorable mention honors and All-Classic Suburban conference honors twice each - also served as an all-conference and all-state quarterback for the Packers' football team - won the Tom Nace Football Award at South St. Paul.


Matt LaPrade (6-4, 200) Chanhassen MN

uniors/High School: In 2011-12, played in eight games for the Bay State Breakers of the EJHL under David McCauley before being traded to Corpus Christi of the NAHL where appeared in two games for head coach Justin Quenneville - spent the 2010-11 season playing for the Colorado Rampage of the Midget AAA Tier I Elite Hockey League under Andrew Sherman - played three seasons of prep hockey for head coach Dave Nelson at Holy Family - captained the Fire in 2009-10 and won the team's MVP award twice - earned All-Wright County Conference honors in all three of his seasons at Holy Family - holds Holy Family school records for minutes played, saves, and shutouts.I was thinking that Kloos was coming in this year, but now that I'm seeing your list, I'm guessing he was the guy coming in if Bjugstad went to Florida. Is your list a sure thing?

mnstate0fhockey
08-29-2012, 11:18 AM
I was thinking that Kloos was coming in this year, but now that I'm seeing your list, I'm guessing he was the guy coming in if Bjugstad went to Florida. Is your list a sure thing?

You are correct. He'll be playing for Waterloo this season. The Gopher's 2013 recruiting class is going to be a monster one: Kloos, Cammarata, Fasching, Guertler, Lettieri, Bischoff, Brodzinski.

Driftryder
08-29-2012, 11:22 AM
I was thinking that Kloos was coming in this year, but now that I'm seeing your list, I'm guessing he was the guy coming in if Bjugstad went to Florida. Is your list a sure thing?

Yep, what msoh said.

Ralph Baer
08-29-2012, 11:34 AM
Of the players I'm familiar with (mostly western) I'd have to say that Zalewski an Bokenfohr are a couple of guys that I would have coveted for UAA.

Good to hear your opinion about Bokenfohr. Since he committed late, we weren't following him all season. Zalewski is probably the most anticipated forward and Bradley on defense. Kasdorf is a big mystery on defense. He was great in the MJHL in 2010-11 but seemed to have trouble adjusting to the USHL, but a porous defense in Des Moines did not help. I don't know where RPI got the stats for him that I posted, but they don't agree at all with what is on the USHL site.

Fighting Sioux 23
08-29-2012, 11:45 AM
North Dakota:

F - Rocco Grimaldi

Grimaldi will likely be the biggest name offensively for the bunch. As has been much debated, Grimaldi played 4 games last season in the Kelly Green and White before succumbing to a season-ending knee injury. Grimaldi was a star for the US National Development Team, scoring 25 points in 23 games. If Grimaldi can stay healthy, look for him to be a top point-producer for North Dakota.

F - Colten St. Clair

St. Clair is the second player who attended UND last year, but due to some weird technicalities had to sit out the season. The academic Sophomore stuck it out, and Colten should be a solid contributor in his first season on the ice in Grand Forks. The Arizona native played three seasons with the Fargo Force, totaling 84 points (43g-41a) in 151 games. Most believe St. Clair will be a 4th line forward this season, but should jump up to a top-six forward in the next year or two.

F - Drake Caggiula

The 18-year old from Ontario lit up the OJHL playoffs this past season, scoring 37 points in 23 games (after scoring 34 points in 25 regular season games). Caggiula likely would have come in next season if not for the departure of Brock Nelson. While Caggiula will not be expected to replace Nelson's numbers, he may be able to crack the lineup on the fourth line.

F - Coltyn Sanderson

The only member from Saskatchewan on this year's team, Sanderson played his last two seasons in the SJHL at Weyburn. Coltyn dominated this past season scoring 81 points (32g-49a) in 57 games. Sanderson has his work cut out for him, and it is unlikely that he will see much ice time (at least IMO). However, he'll surely drive some fanbases wild if he stays four years at North Dakota. Sanderson is a '91.

F - Bryn Chyzyk

And sometimes 'y'...Chyzyk comes to North Dakota from the Fargo Force of the USHL. The Manitoba native scored 28 goals in 57 games last season, good for 8th in the League. Bryn also added 21 assists for a total of 49 points. Chyzyk should push for ice time this season, although likely with the 4th line.

D - Jordan Schmaltz

Arguably North Dakota's top incoming recruit this season, Schmaltz was a force in the USHL. The Wisconsin native tallied 10 goals and 31 assists to finish 2nd in the USHL for scoring by a D-man. Schmaltz was also a key force in leading Green Bay to the USHL championship. Jordan is expected to be a top-6 blueliner for UND this year, and should see plenty of time on the powerplay as well.

G - Zane Gothberg

Another top-end recruit for UND, Gothberg is coming off a tremendous career in the USHL. The Grand Forks born, Thief River Falls native led the USHL in Save %, and was 2nd in GAA. Zane played the 4th most minutes in the league for Fargo, and was stellar in the playoffs, posting a .942 save % and 1.78 GAA. Gothberg will likely get the majority of starts in net for North Dakota this season.

French Rage
08-29-2012, 12:35 PM
What if we have more than one?

Hammer
08-29-2012, 12:37 PM
What if we have more than one?

Separate posts.

Rogie21
08-29-2012, 01:54 PM
From BU's just announced recruit class release (http://www.goterriers.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/082812aaa.html)

Matt Grzelcyk
D • 5-9 • 171 • Charlestown, Mass. • U.S. National Under-18 Team
Tallied 23 points (3g, 20a) last season in 60 games with the Under-18 Team ... Played on U18 squad that won fourth consecutive gold medal at the 2012 U18 World Championship in Czech Republic ... Competed with Under-17 Team in 2010-11, totaling 18 points (2g, 16a) in 55 contests ... Member of U18 Team that captured 2011 Four Nations title in Switzerland ... Attended Belmont Hill before joining USNTDP ... Named top defenseman in U16 division at ProAm Hockey's 2009 Midget Fall Classic. ... Selected by the Boston Bruins in the third round (85th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Parker on Grzelcyk: "We feel that Grzelcyk will be an impact player in every phase of the game for us. He'll get power-play time and he's a real smart defensive player on the initial rush, down low, killing penalties. He'll get a lot of ice time right off the bat. He's a guy who has a lot of poise and gives his teammates a lot of confidence."

Sam Kurker
F • 6-2 • 208 • Reading, Mass. • St. John's Prep
Led St. John's in scoring with a 32-28¬--60 line in 24 games as a senior last season ... Totaled 126 points (67g, 59a) over the final three seasons of his prep career ... Selected to U.S. Under-18 Select Team that played in 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and Czech Republic ... Tabbed MVP of 2012 MSHCA High School All-Star Classic ... Named to Mass. High School All-Star Team that played in 2011 Bauer National Invitational Tournament ... Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round (56th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Parker on Kurker: "Kurker is very talented and can play on the top two lines or the third and fourth lines. It doesn't matter where you put him, he'll produce points and give us a physical presence. We were originally going to take him next year, but he was playing so well we decided to take him now."

Matt Lane
F • 5-10 • 170 • Rochester, N.Y. • U.S. National Under-18 Team
Totaled 30 points (13g, 17a) in 59 games with the Under-18 Team last season ... Named to the roster for first-ever CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, to be held Sept. 29 in Buffalo ... Named one of Team USA's top three players at the 2012 U-18 World Championships after helping the squad successfully defend its gold medal ... Scored 22 points (9g, 13a) in 55 games with the U17s in 2010-11 ... Won titles with U17 squad at 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament and 2010 Four Nations Cup ... Scored three goals in six games for U17 Team that finished second at 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Manitoba ... Skated with the Mississauga Reps midget program prior to joining NTDP with a 34-41--75 scoring line in 2009-10.
Parker on Lane: "We're really excited to get Matt in the fold. He's a very talented, strong-skating left wing who really came on in the second half of the year for the Under-18 Team. He performed extremely well in the international tournaments and he's going to bring strength, speed and a pretty good scoring touch to the forward group."

Sean Maguire
G • 6-2 • 202 • Powell River, B.C. • Powell River Kings (BCHL)
Played two seasons with Powell River, posting a record of 27-15-1 with a 2.39 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 52 games ... Guided team to BCHL finals this past season and back-to-back Coastal Conference titles ... Named a 2012 Second Team All-Star ... Backstopped Team Canada West to a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in November and was named tournament's top goaltender ... Two-time co-winner of the BCHL's Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy (lowest combined GAA) ... Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (113th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Parker on Maguire: "Maguire's a big guy who fills a lot of the net and he's got a lot of talent. He had a real good junior career in Canada. We've known him for a couple of years and really like him. We knew we were coming to this point where we were losing two senior goalies and we were very fortunate to get him."

Mike Moran
F • 6-1 • 200 • Marshfield, Mass. • Bay State Breakers (EJHL)
Played 2011-12 season in BCHL with Victoria Grizzlies - where he was an assistant captain and on same line as fellow BU recruit Wesley Myron - and Penticton Vees, tallying a combined 46 points (18g, 28a) in 39 contests, before returning to Massachusetts to join Bay State (11-4--15 in 18 games) for the end of their season ... 2010-11 team captain at Taft School, where he scored a team-high 13 goals and tied for team lead in points with 23 ... Helped Taft claim title at 2011 Lawrenceville Tournament ... Three-sport athlete at Taft (football, baseball) ... Nephew of BU associate head coach Mike Bavis.
Parker on Moran "Moran's a hard-nosed, big, strong skater. He's going to give us depth on the wing. He could establish himself pretty early as filling a void that we have, and that's size and physical play."

Wesley Myron
F • 6-2 • 190 • Victoria, B.C. • Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
Played three seasons for hometown Grizzlies, centering a line in 2011-12 that included fellow BU newcomer Mike Moran ... Scored a team-best 42 points this past season on 17 goals and 25 assists in just 26 games before being sidelined by shoulder injury ... Totaled 118 points (53g, 65a) in 149 career games with Victoria ... Won a gold medal with Team Canada West at 2011 World Junior A Challenge ... Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, becoming first B.C. native to be drafted by the Canucks since 2008.
Parker on Myron: "Myron's a big, strong center iceman who can play the wing as well. He's a good puck handler and a good point producer. He should fit in on the power play and be on our top three lines for sure."

Matt O'Connor
G • 6-5 • 195 • Toronto, Ont. • Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Spent last two seasons with Youngstown, helping Phantoms reach 2012 USHL Eastern Conference semifinals ... Finished 2011-12 season with a record of 28-16-5, a 3.04 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage ... Tied for second in the league in wins and was second in saves (1350) ... Spent two years in OJHL with Upper Canada Patriots and Burlington Cougars ... Posted .903 save percentage in 2009-10 ... Was OJHL's only 16-year-old goalie in 2008-09 for expansion Upper Canada club.
Parker on O'Connor: "Matt's another goalie with great size. He was the backstop of a pretty good USHL team, but he was the go-to guy for that team. He saw a lot of pucks. He had a real good career there, and despite an injury that kept him back a little bit, he emerged as one of the premier goalies in the league. We're confident that he and Maguire can give us a one-two punch right off the bat."

Ahti Oksanen
D • 6-3 • 195 • Espoo, Finland • Espoo Blues (Jr. A SM-Liiga)
Top scoring defenseman for Espoo Blues U20s in 2011-12 with 41 points (14g, 27a) in 51 games ... Amongst league defensemen, he ranked second in points, third in assists and first in plus-minus (+42) ... Named a 2011-12 league All-Star ... Split 2010-11 season with the Blues' U20 and U18 teams, tallying 15 points in 22 games in an injury-shortened season ... Played on Finland's U18 squad in 2010-11 ... Ranked 66th among European skaters this past year by NHL Central Scouting.
Parker on Oksanen: "We were very fortunate to get a player of Ahti's caliber so late in the game. He is a very skilled defenseman who should step right in and develop into a very good player in our league. He will fill the gap left behind by Adam Clendening's early departure."

Danny O'Regan
F • 5-10 • 175 • Needham, Mass. • St. Sebastian's
Joined the U.S. National Under-18 Team after a standout career at St. Sebastian's ... Named to 2012 MIAA All-State First Team after recording 60 points (32g, 28a) as a senior ... Member of goal-medal winning Team USA squad at 2012 U18 World Championship ... Tallied 10 points (4g, 6a) in 14 games with the U18s ... Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (138th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ... Born in Germany in 1994 when his father, former Terrier captain Tom O'Regan, was in the middle of an 11-season European playing career after appearing in 61 NHL contests with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Parker on O'Regan: "Danny's another guy we thought would be coming in September of 2013, but he played extremely well in his senior year at St. Sebastian's. We've known about him for a while since he's Tommy's son. He's always been a very clever guy and a great player in his age group. He excelled in international competition for the Under-18 Team and there's a good possibility he'll be a first- or second-line center for us."

bigblue_dl
08-29-2012, 03:20 PM
You are correct. He'll be playing for Waterloo this season. The Gopher's 2013 recruiting class is going to be a monster one: Kloos, Cammarata, Fasching, Guertler, Lettieri, Bischoff, Brodzinski.Damm.

No Nanne? I expected Nanne and Lettieri to come in together.

UMLFan
08-29-2012, 03:22 PM
UML's Class Released (http://goriverhawks.com/news/2012/7/30/MICE_0730120354.aspx?path=mhockey), includes 9 freshmen, and two players who redshirted last year will also be joining in.
A defenseman, Gregory Amlong (6-2, 200) joins the River Hawks after two seasons with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Amlong helped lead the RoughRiders to the Anderson Cup in 2010-11 and served as an assistant captain in 2011-12. A right-handed shot, he totaled 38 points (10g, 28a) in 99 career games with Cedar Rapids.

Adam Chapie (6-1, 175) has spent the last two seasons playing forward for the New Mexico Mustangs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). A gifted scorer, he totaled 91 points (46g, 45a) in 118 career games with the Mustangs. Chapie enjoyed a career year in 2011-12, leading New Mexico in points (57), goals (31), power play goals (9), game-winning goals (4) and short-handed goals (2). He was selected to the NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament in 2012.

Playing for two teams in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) over the past two years, Michael Colantone (5-11, 190) will bring his high-scoring antics to UMass Lowell in 2012-13. Colantone ranked 11th in the BCHL in goals (33) and 14th in points (74) last season with the Prince George Spruce Kings, averaging over 1.25 points per game. Prior to that, he scored 35 points (13g, 22a) in 57 games with the Victoria Grizzlies in 2010-11.

Michael Fallon (5-11, 175) will join the River Hawks after a strong campaign with the Chicago Steel of the USHL. The forward led Chicago in points (48), assists (29), power play assists (13), power play goals (9) and game-winning goals (4). Prior to that, Fallon scored 58 points (17g, 41a) in 58 games with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL in 2010-11.

The second defensemen in UMass Lowell’s incoming class, Christian Folin (6-3, 210) enjoyed a stellar career with the Austin Bruins of the NAHL over the last two seasons. In 2011-12, he scored 11 goals and 20 assists while recording a plus-45 rating and earning a spot on the NAHL’s All-Central Division Team. Folin totaled 41 points (12g, 29a) in 87 career games for Austin.

A fifth round NHL Draft pick by the Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck (6-4, 200) spent last season in net for the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL. In his lone campaign Hellebuyck was named the league’s Co-Rookie of the Year and Co-Goaltender of the Year. He led the NAHL in minutes played (3,085:37) and saves (1,695) while recorded a 26-21-5 record, .930 save percentage and 2.49 goals against average.

Logan Johnston (6-1, 205) is a power-forward who skated for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL for the last four seasons. As captain, he led the Vees to the 2011-12 Royal Bank Cup and is a two-time NAHL Playoff MVP. In 208 career games, Johnston scored 39 goals, 61 assists and recorded 340 penalty minutes.

Hailing from the same hometown and team as fellow freshman Amlong, Ryan McGrath (5-7, 160) played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders from 2010-12. McGrath helped lead the RoughRiders to the Anderson Cup in his first season while scoring 42 points (18g, 24a). He was limited in 2011-12 due to injuries, but scored 17 goals and 19 assists in 39 games.

Lastly, A.J. White (6-2, 180) skated for two seasons with the Michigan Warriors of the NAHL, scoring 85 points (39g, 46a) in 115 games. In 2011-12, he led the Warriors in points (50), goals (28), power play goals (8) and game-winning goals (5). White was selected to the NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament this past year.

Joe Houk was a 1st Team All-American as a freshman at Hamilton (he followed Coach Bazin to Lowell), finishing there with a 17-16-33. He'll be a RS Junior.

Dmitry Sinitsyn will be a RS-Freshman. He joined the program in January of last season, but didn't play.

mnstate0fhockey
08-29-2012, 03:43 PM
Damm.

No Nanne? I expected Nanne and Lettieri to come in together.

I believe (Hammy could probably answer this better) Nanne is currently a 2013/2014 (depending on departures).

ScoobyDoo
08-29-2012, 03:43 PM
Damm.

No Nanne? I expected Nanne and Lettieri to come in together.

Nanne is likely a 2014 entry.

mnstate0fhockey
08-29-2012, 03:44 PM
Nanne is likely a 2014 entry.

My thought too.

icehawk
08-29-2012, 03:55 PM
North Dakota:

F - Rocco Grimaldi

Grimaldi will likely be the biggest name offensively for the bunch. As has been much debated, Grimaldi played 4 games last season in the Kelly Green and White before succumbing to a season-ending knee injury. Grimaldi was a star for the US National Development Team, scoring 25 points in 23 games. If Grimaldi can stay healthy, look for him to be a top point-producer for North Dakota.

F - Colten St. Clair

St. Clair is the second player who attended UND last year, but due to some weird technicalities had to sit out the season. The academic Sophomore stuck it out, and Colten should be a solid contributor in his first season on the ice in Grand Forks. The Arizona native played three seasons with the Fargo Force, totaling 84 points (43g-41a) in 151 games. Most believe St. Clair will be a 4th line forward this season, but should jump up to a top-six forward in the next year or two.

F - Drake Caggiula

The 18-year old from Ontario lit up the OJHL playoffs this past season, scoring 37 points in 23 games (after scoring 34 points in 25 regular season games). Caggiula likely would have come in next season if not for the departure of Brock Nelson. While Caggiula will not be expected to replace Nelson's numbers, he may be able to crack the lineup on the fourth line.

F - Coltyn Sanderson

The only member from Saskatchewan on this year's team, Sanderson played his last two seasons in the SJHL at Weyburn. Coltyn dominated this past season scoring 81 points (32g-49a) in 57 games. Sanderson has his work cut out for him, and it is unlikely that he will see much ice time (at least IMO). However, he'll surely drive some fanbases wild if he stays four years at North Dakota. Sanderson is a '91.

F - Bryn Chyzyk

And sometimes 'y'...Chyzyk comes to North Dakota from the Fargo Force of the USHL. The Manitoba native scored 28 goals in 57 games last season, good for 8th in the League. Bryn also added 21 assists for a total of 49 points. Chyzyk should push for ice time this season, although likely with the 4th line.

D - Jordan Schmaltz

Arguably North Dakota's top incoming recruit this season, Schmaltz was a force in the USHL. The Wisconsin native tallied 10 goals and 31 assists to finish 2nd in the USHL for scoring by a D-man. Schmaltz was also a key force in leading Green Bay to the USHL championship. Jordan is expected to be a top-6 blueliner for UND this year, and should see plenty of time on the powerplay as well.

G - Zane Gothberg

Another top-end recruit for UND, Gothberg is coming off a tremendous career in the USHL. The Grand Forks born, Thief River Falls native led the USHL in Save %, and was 2nd in GAA. Zane played the 4th most minutes in the league for Fargo, and was stellar in the playoffs, posting a .942 save % and 1.78 GAA. Gothberg will likely get the majority of starts in net for North Dakota this season.Who is this Rocco dude?;)

LTsatch
08-29-2012, 05:19 PM
Looks like Matt Beattie is the best of the new crop for Yale.

8 Frosh To Join Men's Hockey Program
New Bulldogs Introduced

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The eight freshmen who join the 2012-13 Yale men's hockey team this fall were announced today and include five forwards and three defensemen.
The new Bulldogs come from five different states and one province, and bring experience from the USHL (3), EJHL (2), BCHL, AJHL and a New England prep school.
They range in size from 5-foot-9 to a pair of 6-foot-4 skaters, while the average weight of the class of 2016 is just over 190 pounds.
"We are very excited to announce our class of 2016. [Yale assistant coaches] Dan Muse and Red Gendron have done an excellent job putting together a group that can make an immediate contribution to our hockey team," said Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey. "This group possesses the character, work ethic, and competitiveness that have become trademarks of Yale Hockey. They will be expected to come in and push us all to a higher level."

YALE HOCKEY CLASS OF 2016

Matthew Beattie
F
6-3, 190
Whitehouse Station, N.J.
Phillips Exeter Academy

Before Yale: Played one year at Phillips Exeter and had 39 goals and 73 points in 26 games… First-team All-New England… Team MVP… Skated four seasons for The Pingry School in New Jersey… Scored 100 goals and had 230 points in 100 career games… Two-time team MVP… Courier News Player of Year… Star Ledger Central Jersey Player of Year… Led team to Skylander Conference Championship in 2011… Skylander Conference Scholar-Athlete… Advanced math student… Personal: Matthew John Beattie is the son of Olga and John Beattie… Sister, Hanna (Pingry '13). is a highly recruited hockey player… Interested in engineering and business.

Carson Cooper
F
5-11, 182
Bow Island, AB
Ft. Murray Oil Barons

Before Yale: Played two years for Fort Murray in AJHL… Captain of 2011-12 team that won North Division title… Had 16 goals and 59 points… AJHL "Most Dedicated" Player Award… Team "most dedicated" and "hardest working" awards… Had 18 goals and 48 points for 2010-11 team… … Team's Coach's Choice Award… Skated for Spruce Grove Saints in 2009-10… Six goals and 21 points for AJHL Championship team… Won gold medal and scored winning goal for 2011 Team Canada West at World Junior Challenge… Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for three years… Personal: Carson Randahl Cooper is the son of Shelley and Randy Cooper… Interested in economics.

Cody Learned
F
5-9, 175
Amherst, N.H.
Boston Junior Bruins

Before Yale: Played 151 games with the Boston Junior Bruins in the "B" league and had 68 goals and 139 points over four years… Had 34 goals and 66 points in 2009-10… Played 75 games with Bruins "A" league team… Had 24 goals and 84 points over two seasons… Three-time Empire League All-Star… 2009-10 team captain… Led league in 2011-12 with 2.27 points per game… Played on three league tournament championship teams and one regular-season champion… 2010 Souhegan High School Senior Class Wellness Award (academic excellence)… Personal: Cody David Learned (lear-nid) is the son of Leslie and Jake Learned… Interested in political science.

Ryan Obuchowski
D
6-1, 185
West Bloomfield, Mich.
Indiana Ice

Before Yale: Played two years for Indiana Ice… 12-44-56 … Four season at Catholic Central High School… 14-32-46… Two-time all-league… First-team all-state… Two-time All-Catholic… All-academic team… Two-time league, division, regional and state champions… Gabriel Richard Award (4 years)… English Department Award… Math and Science Awards… National Honor Society… Personal: Ryan Obuchowski (o-boo-COW-skee) is the son of Sue and Tom Obuchowski… Interned as a kennel assistant at Stone Veterinary Clinic in Watertown, Conn… Brother, Brad, was a cheerleader at Ohio State University.

Rob O'Gara
D
6-4, 205
Nesconset, N.Y.
Boston Junior Bruins

Before Yale: Drafted by Boston Bruins in fifth round of 2011 NHL Draft… Played defense for the Junior Bruins U18 squad for two seasons while at Milton Academy… Helped Bruins win 2011 state title… USHR Defenseman of Year in 2011-12 at Milton… All-ISL and All-New England pick… Milton won New England Championship in 2010-11… Captained team and earned two varsity letters… Played for the Long Island Royals between ages of 13 and 16… Royals were 2010 state champions… Also played lacrosse at Milton and earned two varsity letters… Personal: Robert Dominick O'Gara is the son of Christine and Brian O'Gara… Served as counselor at two different hockey camps.

Charles Orzetti
F
6-4, 215
Wyckoff, N.J.
Surrey Eagles

Before Yale: Scored 10 goals and 19 points for Surrey in 2011-12… Team played in conference finals… Skated for EJHL Jersey Hitmen in 2010-11 and had 11 goals, 23 points… Added to USNDTP U18 team for two months during 2010-11 season… Played three varsity seasons at Delbarton School… Earned two state championships and played on the No. 2 team in the country in 2008-09… Played two years of lacrosse… AP Scholar… National Merit Commended Student… Personal: Charles Matthew Orzetti is the son of Charlene and Edward Orzetti… Brother played hockey at Navy… Sister attends Providence College… Interested in economics and financial services and has interned with Merrill Lynch and others… Studying for Level 1 CFA exam… Lived in Prague for two years during elementary school.

Stu Wilson
F
5-10, 170
Pittsford, N.Y.
Cedar Rapids Roughriders

Before Yale: Played three years for Cedar Rapids… Scored 19 goals and had 58 points as C and LW… Captain 2011-12 team and earned team community service award (2nd time) and Phillip Weber Memorial Scholarship… Assistant captain in 2010-11… Roughrider of the Year Award… 2011 Anderson Cup Champions… Skated with Yale defenseman Tommy Fallen '15… First-team all-league in Rochester for EJHL Maksymum Jr. B in 2008-09… Scored 30 goals and had 71 points… Personal: John Stuart Wilson is the son of Lynn and Wayne Wilson… Father played hockey at Bowling Green (1984) and is head coach of the men's hockey team at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mitch Witek
D
6-1, 205
Downers Grove, Ill.
Waterloo Black Hawks

Before Yale: Skated for Waterloo in 2011-12 and had six goals and 40 points in 74 games… Clark Cup Championship runner-up… Led all USHL defensemen in post-season scoring… Played 35 games for USHL Green Bay in 2010-11… Made it to Clark Cup Championship… Two-time USHL Defensive Player of the Week… Assistant captain for 2009-10 Team Illinois… Had eight goals and 28 points in 35 games for state title team… Played two years for Chicago Mission with one state title and one runner-up season… Hurdler with four track varsity letters at Downers Grove North… Holds three high school records… No. 12 in state with 39.2 in 300m… Two-time conference champion… Three-time sectional medalist… School all-academic team… AP Scholar… Illinois State Scholar… National Honor Society… Spanish National Honor Society… Conference academic Achievement Award… Scholastic Achievement Award in track… Personal: Mitchell J. Witek (witt-eck) is the son of Linda and Jim Witek… Worked in Habitat for Humanity Camps