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  • bronconick
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    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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  • drewcu
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    Here is Clarkson's incoming class:

    Simon Bessette
    Forward
    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
    Forward
    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
    Forward
    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
    Forward
    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
    Defense
    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
    Goaltender
    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
    Goaltender
    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
    Forward
    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
    Forward
    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.

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  • The Exiled One
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    SCSU's Freshmen

    Forwards

    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.

    Defense

    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.

    Goaltending

    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.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Yep.
    Sigh

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  • bigblue_dl
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    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.
    Yep.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    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!

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  • SanTropez
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    Originally posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    And will pale in comparison to Minnesota's. Being completely serious here. No recruiting class will match Minnesota's next year. Might end up being the Gopher's best since the late 70's.
    I agree Dubbers, with Kloos, Cammarata, Fasching, Guertler, Lettieri, Bischoff and Brodzinski coming in this will be a great Gopher class.

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  • C-H-C
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    "UNH's Incoming Recruits for the 2012-13 Season"

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  • CornwallAce
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    From the AIC website

    8/21/2012 1:38:00 PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - American International College head men's ice hockey coach Gary Wright announced that David Gandara (Canyon Lake, Calif.), Derek Henderson (Smithfield, R.I.), Brandon Lubin (Commerce Township, Mich.) and Chris Porter (Stouffville, Ont.) will join the Yellow Jackets for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    Gandara, a 5-11, 185-pound forward, scored 21 goals with 31 assists fir 52 points while skating for the Chicago Hitmen of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) last season. He finished tied for the team-lead in scoring, led the team in assists and was second in goals.

    Henderson a six-foot, 175-pound defenseman, was a member of the Eastern Junior Hockey League's (EJHL) South Shore Kings each of the last two seasons. He scored scoring three goals with 14 assists for 17 points in 45 games last season after three goals with five assists for eight points in 37 games in 2010-11.

    Lubin, a six-foot, 185-pound defenseman, played in 58 games as a member of the NAHL's Amarillo Bulls, scoring five goals with 13 assists for 18 points during the regular season before adding three assists in 11 playoff games. He started the 2010-11 season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) before arriving in Amarillo midway through the season, scoring one goal with 16 assists in 46 combined regular season games before scoring two goals with three assists in 13 playoff games for the Bulls.

    Porter, a 6-3, 195-pound forward, was a member of the Ontario Junior Hockey League's (OJHL) Stouffville Spirit each of the last three seasons and was second on the team in scoring last season, scoring a team-best 39 goals with 41 assists for 80 points in 49 regular season games. He added 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points in 24 playoff games in 2011-12. In total, Porter skated in 144 regular season games in which he scored 68 goals with 68 assists for 136 points to go with 20 goals and 16 assists for 36 points in 42 career playoff games.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    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.
    Nope. Just sharing thoughts on recruiting classes. Not at all meant to slight BC's class next year, which looks to be stellar. But Gopher fans won't\shouldn't be envying any other team's recruiting class next year.

    My opinion, of course.
    Last edited by JDUBBS1280; 08-29-2012, 08:27 PM.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by sigx15 View Post
    Nope, but just wait for next years recruiting class. Enough talent and speedsters to make you drool.
    I can only guess this invoked a dikkhead remark that would make Hobart Higgins (not sure you will know who that is) blush.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by sigx15 View Post
    Nope, but just wait for next years recruiting class. Enough talent and speedsters to make you drool.
    And will pale in comparison to Minnesota's. Being completely serious here. No recruiting class will match Minnesota's next year. Might end up being the Gopher's best since the late 70's.
    Last edited by JDUBBS1280; 08-29-2012, 08:15 PM.

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  • sigx15
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    Originally posted by icehawk View Post
    What no 5'6" speedsters this year?
    Nope, but just wait for next years recruiting class. Enough talent and speedsters to make you drool.

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  • icehawk
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    Originally posted by BC/HE View Post
    http://thebostoncollegehockeyblog.blogspot.com/ has released these comments about BC's recruits:

    Forwards:

    Frank Vatrano- Many consider the 5'10 forward out of Springfield, MA to be the best forward in this class. Vatrano recorded thirty five points for the US National Development program team last season including an assist in the teams 3-3 tie at Boston University. Vatrano played first line left wing for the team most of last year and is noted for having an NHL type shot and is also tough to knock off the puck. This season, Vatrano will need to get a little bit faster to get accustomed to the guys that he will be playing with/against in Hockey East. If he can do that, he will easily be a top three line guy for the Eagles.

    Peter McMullen- The 6'2 forward who played last season for the Vernon Vipers recorded just three goals and four assist last season for the Vipers. McMullen played wing at the start of his high school hockey career for the Delbarton School (NJ) but became a center last year for the Vipers. The problem last year with McMullen is that he only played 22 games for the Vipers (Due to injury I think). While at Delbarton two seasons ago, McMullen recorded a team high forty six points including the game winning OT goal to give his school the state championship. Like Vatrano, McMullen does not have a ton of speed but he can use his body to fight off defenders and can use his big shot to put the puck in the net. I am not sure if I think McMullen will start on opening night or not for the Eagles. I could see him going back to right wing and playing with Mike Sit and maybe a Pat Brown on the fourth line but we will see once hockey starts.

    Brendan Silk- The 6'2 forward out of Wakefield, MA is coming off a year for the USNDT in which he played first line right wing (along with Vatrano). Silk didn't have a boatload of points last year but he did have a goal in the teams loss to Maine in November among other ones. Like Peter McMullen, I am not sure if Silk will start when the year kicks off. He, McMullen, or even both guys could be a part of the fourth line next year if they continue to improve their skating and get adjusted to the college game but only time will tell if they do indeed start for the Eagles.

    Defense:

    Mike Matheson- The 6'1 defenseman out of Point-Clare, Quebec, is one of the more highly touted defensive recruits in recent memory as he was drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers. While playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints last season, Matheson recorded eleven goals and 16 assist for the Saints which was tops for defenseman on the team. Matheson's strengths are that he is a highly skilled "offensive" defenseman with great speed and nifty puck moving ability in the offensive zone. I think Matheson could really help out on the power play with offensive skill and smart play making. One aspect of his game that must improve this season is his play in his own end. With a small frame at 6'1, Matheson must get stronger as the year goes on to get ready for the big, powerful, forwards that he will face this season.

    Colin Sullivan- A former Yale commit, Sullivan is a 6'2 defenseman out of Milford, CT. Last season, Sullivan recorded 17 points for the Avon Old Farms school and was also named to the NESPAC all league team by his fellow coaches. Like Matheson, Sullivan is a strong skater with good balance and is also is good physical condtion according to reports. When he gets to The Heights and starts his career here at BC, he must get quickly adjusted to the speed of the forwards that he will face. It takes a while for every freshman to get adjusted to the speed of the college game but if Sullivan can do it quickly, he could be a good player during his time at BC.

    Teddy Doherty- A 5'11 defenseman out of the Dubuque Saints and hockey power Shattuck St Marys (MN), Doherty is another guy that will probably start on opening night for the Eagles. Doherty recorded 16 points last season for the Fighting Saints but had nine of those points on the power play. I think that it will take Doherty a little bit longer to adjust to the college game but with more playing time and some coaching, he could turn out to be a solid defenseman. At 5'11, he is a little undersized so I would expect that he needs some polishing in his own end.

    Travis Jeke- A 6'4 defenseman out of the Northwood School (NY), Jeke is a towering walk-on defenseman that may not start at the beginning of the season for the Eagles, but has a chance to crack the lineup as the year goes on. Jeke recorded 27 points (including 16 goals) for the Detroit Little Caesars two season before attending the Northwood School where he had 31 points for the Huskies. If he can improve in a few areas as the season goes on, I think he could play a few games for the Eagles this season.
    What no 5'6" speedsters this year?

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  • BC/HE
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    http://thebostoncollegehockeyblog.blogspot.com/ has released these comments about BC's recruits:

    Forwards:

    Frank Vatrano- Many consider the 5'10 forward out of Springfield, MA to be the best forward in this class. Vatrano recorded thirty five points for the US National Development program team last season including an assist in the teams 3-3 tie at Boston University. Vatrano played first line left wing for the team most of last year and is noted for having an NHL type shot and is also tough to knock off the puck. This season, Vatrano will need to get a little bit faster to get accustomed to the guys that he will be playing with/against in Hockey East. If he can do that, he will easily be a top three line guy for the Eagles.

    Peter McMullen- The 6'2 forward who played last season for the Vernon Vipers recorded just three goals and four assist last season for the Vipers. McMullen played wing at the start of his high school hockey career for the Delbarton School (NJ) but became a center last year for the Vipers. The problem last year with McMullen is that he only played 22 games for the Vipers (Due to injury I think). While at Delbarton two seasons ago, McMullen recorded a team high forty six points including the game winning OT goal to give his school the state championship. Like Vatrano, McMullen does not have a ton of speed but he can use his body to fight off defenders and can use his big shot to put the puck in the net. I am not sure if I think McMullen will start on opening night or not for the Eagles. I could see him going back to right wing and playing with Mike Sit and maybe a Pat Brown on the fourth line but we will see once hockey starts.

    Brendan Silk- The 6'2 forward out of Wakefield, MA is coming off a year for the USNDT in which he played first line right wing (along with Vatrano). Silk didn't have a boatload of points last year but he did have a goal in the teams loss to Maine in November among other ones. Like Peter McMullen, I am not sure if Silk will start when the year kicks off. He, McMullen, or even both guys could be a part of the fourth line next year if they continue to improve their skating and get adjusted to the college game but only time will tell if they do indeed start for the Eagles.

    Defense:

    Mike Matheson- The 6'1 defenseman out of Point-Clare, Quebec, is one of the more highly touted defensive recruits in recent memory as he was drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft by the Florida Panthers. While playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints last season, Matheson recorded eleven goals and 16 assist for the Saints which was tops for defenseman on the team. Matheson's strengths are that he is a highly skilled "offensive" defenseman with great speed and nifty puck moving ability in the offensive zone. I think Matheson could really help out on the power play with offensive skill and smart play making. One aspect of his game that must improve this season is his play in his own end. With a small frame at 6'1, Matheson must get stronger as the year goes on to get ready for the big, powerful, forwards that he will face this season.

    Colin Sullivan- A former Yale commit, Sullivan is a 6'2 defenseman out of Milford, CT. Last season, Sullivan recorded 17 points for the Avon Old Farms school and was also named to the NESPAC all league team by his fellow coaches. Like Matheson, Sullivan is a strong skater with good balance and is also is good physical condtion according to reports. When he gets to The Heights and starts his career here at BC, he must get quickly adjusted to the speed of the forwards that he will face. It takes a while for every freshman to get adjusted to the speed of the college game but if Sullivan can do it quickly, he could be a good player during his time at BC.

    Teddy Doherty- A 5'11 defenseman out of the Dubuque Saints and hockey power Shattuck St Marys (MN), Doherty is another guy that will probably start on opening night for the Eagles. Doherty recorded 16 points last season for the Fighting Saints but had nine of those points on the power play. I think that it will take Doherty a little bit longer to adjust to the college game but with more playing time and some coaching, he could turn out to be a solid defenseman. At 5'11, he is a little undersized so I would expect that he needs some polishing in his own end.

    Travis Jeke- A 6'4 defenseman out of the Northwood School (NY), Jeke is a towering walk-on defenseman that may not start at the beginning of the season for the Eagles, but has a chance to crack the lineup as the year goes on. Jeke recorded 27 points (including 16 goals) for the Detroit Little Caesars two season before attending the Northwood School where he had 31 points for the Huskies. If he can improve in a few areas as the season goes on, I think he could play a few games for the Eagles this season.

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