September 15, 2006

Cornell's Class Ranked #8

Cornell's incoming class for 2006 is ranked at #8 by Inside College Hockey. This class appears to be very strong and it'll be a pleasure watching them develop over the course of their careers. The often mentioned forwards are the strength of the class, as mentioned by INCH as well, but the rest of the class is probably being underrated. Justin Krueger and Brendon Nash should turn out to be two wonderful additions to the blueline. They bring a blend of size, hockey acumen, and even a little offensive flair. Also flying a little under the radar are Troy Davenport and Ben Scrivens. Troy followed a strong season last year with an absolutely brilliant performance in the USHL playoffs. Ben did his part as well, playing very well for Spruce Grove in Alberta. In Ben's only opportunity to shine on a larger stage he played as well as any goalie in last year's Viking Cup. There's a lot to be excited about with this class...let's drop the puck.

The only other ECACHL team to make the list is St. Lawrence, in at #14. The Saints are a bit of a surprise. The thinking here is that Cornell, Harvard, and Quinnipiac had the strongest classes, followed by the Saints. But on paper they each look like pretty good classes.

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