July 16, 2007

RoughRider Commits To Cornell

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announced that Vince Mihalek (5' 10", 175), a 1990-born forward, has committed to the Big Red, presumably for 2009. Vince, who is from Willowick, OH, spent last year at Gilmour Academy where he recently completed his junior year. Vince was originally scheduled to spend this season with Mahoning Valley in the NAHL before the RoughRiders selected him in the 4th round (43rd overall) of the USHL draft.

Vince was considered one of the top prospects in the Cleveland Barons AAA system before moving to Gilmour. His move to Gilmour was prompted by his desire to put himself in a more competitive academic environment. He is reportedly a quick and talented offensive player, with a bit of a tough edge to his game. Vince participated in the recent Select 17 camp, where he scored 2 goals in 5 games. Vince was also invited to the prestigious Elite Prospects Showcase in 2005.

Welcome to the Big Red, Vince.

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