A fantastic season comes to an end a weekend too early. Making it to the Elite 8 of Division I men's hockey after an abysmal season last year is nothing short of a miracle, especially with a team so laden with freshmen. This is not the end but rather the beginning.
Thanks to the seniors who really showed their leadership all season: Chase Priskie, Scott Davidson, Brandon Fortunato, Craig Martin, Luke Shiplo. Best of luck in your future endeavors.
Chase Priskie will be remembered as one of the best players to ever wear the "C" in Hamden. The Bobcats were a much better team this year under his captaincy. His offensive prowess from the blue line and on the power play this season was as impressive as I've seen in my time following the team.
Brandon Fortunato became a dominate player in his short 2 season's wearing the blue & gold. While an injury cut that effort short, his contributions to this season will be remembered for a long time.
Scott Davidson's crushing blows will be greatly missed. Never a superstar but he knew his role and performed it well,
Craig Martin was a crafty, skilled forward that was always fun to watch.
Luke Shiplo, another who's game improved with each season, was fantastic playing on both ends of the ice.
It will be an interesting week or 2 ahead with the possibility of Shortridge, Rafferty, and Cukste being courted by the pros.
Thank you Bobcats for an entertaining and memorable season. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this program.