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  • #31
    Originally posted by SanTropez View Post
    I agree Dubbers, with Kloos, Cammarata, Fasching, Guertler, Lettieri, Bischoff and Brodzinski coming in this will be a great Gopher class.
    Amen to that! I'm pretty excited to see some of these guys play!


    • #32
      Re: Let's Do This Right -- List YOUR Team's Freshman

      Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
      I can only guess this invoked a dikkhead remark that would make Hobart Higgins (not sure you will know who that is) blush.
      Having a clear conscience just means you have a bad memory or you had a boring weekend.

      RIP - Kirby


      • #33
        Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post


        • #34
          Re: Let's Do This Right -- List YOUR Team's Freshman

          SCSU's Freshmen


          David Morley
          A medical redshirt last season, Morley was a top producer for Victoria of the BCHL two seasons before finishing first on his team in points and ninth overall in league points. Morley has been working out and practicing with the team for the past year as he works to overcome concussion symptoms. Morley is from Richmond Hills, British Columbia.

          Joey Benik
          Benik led the record setting RBC Cup Champion Penticton Vees in scoring last season, good for second place in total league points. Joey will come in with high expectations to produce immediately, but all indications are that he’ll be up to the task. Benik is from Andover, Minnesota.

          Jimmy Murray
          Yet another team leading scorer, Murray has displayed remarkable growth over the past two seasons transitioning from a USHL cut, to the NAHL, to a USHL leader with Omaha. Like Benik, Murray is not tall but is incredible strong for his stature. He’ll add creative playmaking abilities to the Huskies skill set, evidenced by his 49 USHL assists, which was good for second in the league. Murray is from Darien, Illinois.

          Kalle Kossila
          Again, another team leading scorer, Kalle can also claim the highest PPG average from Finland’s SM-Liiga. SCSU has attempted to bring in top Finnish players in the past and develop them in the USHL only to see them struggle and head back to Europe. Kossila’s junior numbesr speak to his potential, but it’s a total mystery as to the ultimate impact he’ll have for the Huskies. Kossila was born in France but raised in Helsinki, Finland.

          Jonny Brodzinski
          Son of D2 era great Mike Brodzinski and brother to Minnesota Gopher recruit Michael Brodzinski, Jonny will attempt to represent his family proudly after a one-year stint with Fargo in the USHL. Known as a shooter and a goal scorer, Brodzinski will fight to earn his playing time the first season, hopefully developing into a solid contributor over the course of his collegiate career. Brodzinski is from Ham Lake, Minnesota.


          Ethan Prow
          Prow is a local recruit proudly representing central Minnesota’s D1 hockey program. Prow has represented the USA as part of the World Junior A Challenge and was a solid, dependable contributor for Des Moines of the USHL the past two seasons. Ethan led Des Moines in defensive scoring last season. He’ll fight for a spot on the second or third pairing, as the Huskies have a solid top two that will eat up about 50% of defensive icetime. Prow is from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.


          Joseph Phillippi
          Phillippi is a redshirt freshman who spent the season last year practicing and working out with the team. He occasionally dressed for games as an emergency backup for Ryan Faragher, but he’ll start the season as a backup and likely see some playing time after the departure of Mike Lee to the NHL. Three years ago, Phillippi was named the winner of Minnesota high schools’ award for top senior goaltender, named for SCSU legend Frank Brimsek. Phillippi is from Shoreview, Minnesota.

          Rasmus Reijola
          Another Finnish experiment, Rasmus had underwhelming stats in the premier Finnish junior league. Some have speculated that Reijola will compete with Phillippi for the primary backup role, but whether that’s true or not, there’s no doubt that sophomore Ryan Faragher will get the bulk of the time in net.


          • #35
            Re: Let's Do This Right -- List YOUR Team's Freshman

            Here is Clarkson's incoming class:

            Simon Bessette
            Ht: 6-0, WT: 185
            Hometown: St. Jean, Quebec
            Previous Team: Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
            Notes: Wellington Team Captain … Skated in 46 games in 2011-12, scoring 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assists ... Played for 2009 Canada East team in World Junior A Under 19 Championships.

            Todd Christian
            Ht: 6-1, WT: 190
            Hometown: Norwalk, Connecticut
            Previous Team: Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
            Notes: Named Notre Dame's Most Valuable Forward … Led Hounds in scoring with 57 points in 57 games, including a team-high 25 goals ... Was a teammate of current Clarkson defenseman James Howden on the 2010-11 Notre Dame team.

            Jeff DiNallo
            Ht: 5-7, WT: 160
            Hometown: Aurora, Ontario
            Previous Team: Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
            Notes: Skated in 38 games during regular season, recording 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points … Scored two power-play goals and three game-winners … Played for Canada East in 2011-2012 World Junior A Under 19 Championship.

            Christian Finch
            Ht: 6-0, WT: 190
            Hometown: Claremont, Ontario
            Previous Team: Stouffville Spirit (OJHL)
            Notes: RBC National Junior Tier II Player of the Year ... OJHL Most Valuable Player … OJHL’s leading scorer with 104 points, including league-high 67 assists … Third in OJHL with power-play goals, scoring 8 of his 37 goals overall on the man-advantage … Helped to lead Stouffville to OJHL playoff title and a berth in the Dudley Hewitt Central Canada Junior A Championship final ... ...Scored 30 points (12-18) in 16 playoff games ... Finished the year with 33-game point scoring streak … Posted 33 multi-point games, including a five-point outing and seven four-point efforts … Earned back-to-back Gongshow Gear North-West Conference Player-of-the-Month Awards in November and December, as well as 1st Team All-Star honors following the season … Was a member of the North Division All-Stars that finished as runner-up at the inaugural Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.

            March 1, 2012 - Third Spirit player commits to Clarkson
            March 29, 2012 - Finch Named Most Valuable Player
            May 12, 2012 - Finch National Player of Year

            Paul Geiger
            Ht: 6-3, WT: 200
            Hometown: Stouffville, Ontario
            Previous Team: Stouffville Spirit (OJHL)
            Notes: OJHL Best Defenseman … A top scorer in the OJHL from the blueline with 1.25 points per game with 54 points, including 41 assists (fifth overall in the league) … Helped to lead Stouffville to OJHL playoff title and a berth in the Dudley Hewitt Central Canada Junior A Championship final ... Played 25 games in the playoffs and led all OJHL defensemen in scoring with 34 points, including 31 assists ... Won a silver medal as a member of Team Canada East at the 2011 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge.

            March 20, 2012 - Geiger Named Top Defenseman
            January 28, 2012 - Scholarships run in family

            Andrew Hunt
            Ht: 6-2, WT: 180
            Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia
            Previous Team: Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
            Notes: BCHL Coastal Conference First-Team All-Star … Played in 52 games recording a 30-19-1 record … Posted a .913 save percentage and a 2.92 goals against average ... Started all 12 playoff games, posting a .920 save percentage.

            Greg Lewis
            Ht: 6-0, WT: 170
            Hometown: Mars, Pennsylvania
            Previous Team: Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
            Notes: Played in 26 games during the 2011-12 regular season, recording a .923 save percentage and a 1.77 goals against average … Posted a 12-11 record with four shutouts ... Played five games in the postseason and recorded a 1.71 GAA and a .942 save percentage.

            Patrick Megannety
            Ht: 5-11, WT: 192
            Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
            Previous Team: Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
            Notes: Skated in 41 games during the regular season, recording 26 goals and 20 assists for 46 points … Scored seven power-play markers and six game-winners … Played for Canada East in 2011-2012 World Junior A Under 19 Championship.

            Christian Powers
            Ht: 5-10, WT: 185
            Hometown: Carlisle, Ontario
            Previous Team: Stouffville Spirit (OJHL)
            Notes: Played in 47 regular-season games combined for Stouffville and Hamilton, scoring 61 points on 25 goals and 36 assists … Tallied 11 power-play markers and seven game-winners … Served as team captain at Hamilton before being acquired by Stouffville midway through the 2011-12 campaign ... Helped in the stretch run to lead Stouffville to OJHL playoff title and a berth in the Dudley Hewitt Central Canada Junior A Championship final... Skated in 25 playoff games and scored 14 goals and 23 points.


            • #36
              Re: Let's Do This Right -- List YOUR Team's Freshman

              Just 4 freshmen for WMU this year. Added some size overall, or at least some height.

              Kenney Morrison- D, 6'2, 198

              Juniors: Spent the 2011-12 season with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL … was the top goal-scoring defenseman in the league with 15 goals, also adding 20 assists for 35 points and helped the Lancers into the second round of the playoffs … spent the 2010-11 season with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL, playing with teammate Frank Slubowski … helped the Bulldogs to the first round of the playoffs by tallying 35 points on eight goals and 27 assists … was also named the Alberni Valley's Rookie of the Year.

              Josh Pitt, F, 6'3, 198

              Juniors: Played four seasons in the CCHL with the Kemptville 73's and the Ottawa Jr. Senators … had a career-best season scoring 36 goals and 23 assists in 59 games split between the 73's and the Jr. Senators., helping the Jr. Senators to a CCHL Quarterfinals appearance … totaled 119 points on 59 goals and 60 assists in 196 career games in the CCHL.

              Colin Hargrove, F 6'2, 216

              NHL: Selected in the seventh round, 205th overall, by the Boston Bruins in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

              Juniors: Played two season with the Fargo Force in the USHL … totaled 65 points in 110 games on 29 goals and 36 assists in two seasons … had career-best year during the 2011-12 campaign, finishing third on the team in scoring with 38 points and also lead the team with 140 penalty minutes.

              Nolan LaPorte, F, 6'0, 192
              Juniors: Helped the Green Bay Gamblers to a Clark Cup Championship in 2012 … finished fourth in the USHL in scoring in the 2011-12 season with 70 points on 36 goals and 34 assists in 57 regular season games … including playoffs, totaled 82 points in 69 games during the 2011-12 campaign … combined to play two seasons in the USHL with Green Bay, totaling 110 points in 134 games, including playoffs.
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