August 13, 2006

Blueline Blues

With a little more than a week left before classes begin, what else is there to do but wonder if Cornell might bring in another defensive recruit to bolster its blueline depth? It seems unlikely that the Devin boys would be brought in a year early as they should both greatly benefit from having a year to play against better competition. It also seems unlikely that the twins would be split up, leaving one of them on the other side of the continent playing in another country. Of course, it could happen. Assuming that it doesn't here's a list of some of the top uncommitted players, according to Chris Heisenberg's site.

Bear in mind that the Devins were born in 1987 and that there are only two incoming recruits (Blake Gallagher and Tony Romano) who were born in 1988. That would seem to make it more plausible that those born in 1987 or earlier would be better prepared to make an early jump to the Big Red...well, at least it's probably more plausible than thinking someone could change their plans and gain admission in less than 10 days. It could also be that the coaching staff might be looking for someone who could come in for the second semester and provide some necessary depth. At any rate, the late decision by Ryan O'Byrne really put the team in a tough spot. Also, bear in mind that the academic qualifications of these young men are unknown to me.

Massachusetts & New England:
  • Jonathan Wolter (Westminster), 5' 11", 175. 1988.
  • Mike Cornell (Walpole/EJHL), 6', 185. 1988.
  • Matt Kronk (Jr. Bruins), 6' 3", 210. 1988.
  • Gavin Carson (Hotchkiss), 6' 5", 203. 1986. Playing in Hawkesbury, COJHL, this coming year.

    Ontario & Eastern Canada:
  • Stephen Duffy (St. Michael's/OPJHL), 6' 3", 207. 1987.
  • Brock Matheson (Kanatta/COJHL), 6' 1", 185. 1987.
  • Brad Wilson (Ottawa/COJHL), 6' 1", 175. 1987.
  • Benoit Gravel (Hawkesbury/COJHL), 6' 7", 225. 1987.

    USHL:
  • Corey Toy (Omaha), 6', 175. 1988.
  • Dan Lawson (Chicago), 6' 3", 230. 1988.
  • Jake Bauer (Sioux Falls), 6', 185. 1987.

    Minnesota & Midwest:
  • Cameron Cooper (Holy Angels), 5' 11", 173. 1988. Playing in Tri-City, USHL, this coming year.
  • Drake Herd (Breck), 5' 11", 175. 1987.
  • Alex Stuart (Shattuck St. Mary's), 5' 10", 170. 1988.
  • Tyler Pedersen (St. Louis Park), 6' 5", 213. 1987.

    NAHL:
  • Trent Bonnett (Cleveland), 6' 2", 195. 1988.
  • Mike Levendusky (Texarkana), 6' 1", 190. 1986.
  • Chris Nutiri (Wichita Falls), 6', 185. 1987.
  • Colin Long (Texas), 6' 2", 190. 1987.

    Saskatchewan & Manitoba:
  • Chris DeBruyn (Melville/SJHL), 5' 10", 190. 1986.
  • Luke Brisebois (Notre Dame/SJHL), 6' 1", 185. 1986.
  • Rhett Reinhart (Nipawin/SJHL), 5' 10", 175. 1987.
  • Kealin Wong (Estevan/SJHL), 6', 180. 1987.

    Alberta JHL:
  • Nick Holden (Sherwood Park), 6' 3", 195. 1987.
  • Evan Oberg (Camrose), 6', 165. 1988.

    BCHL:
  • Ryan Wagner (Penticton), 5' 10", 190. 1987.
  • Taylor Reid (Nanaimo), 6', 170. 1987.
  • Nolan Julseth-White (Langley), 6' 1", 185. 1988.
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