June 25, 2008

2008-2009 Roster Update, III

Updated 8/30/08

It appears that Jacob Johnston has left Cornell to spend the year playing for Camrose (Alberta JHL). Hopefully, Jacob will return to the team next year. Check out the latest at elynah.

The Big Red welcome six new members to the team. The incoming class features three forwards (Sean Collins, Locke Jillson, and Jordan Kary), two defensemen (Keir Ross and Sean Whitney), and one goalie (Michael Garman). The class features students from three states (Colorado, Massachusetts, and two from Texas) and two provinces (Alberta and Manitoba).

Cornell's roster is currently comprised of 14 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 4 goalies. At 27, the roster is only one above the average size of recent classes (at least for this decade).

Here's the breakdown by class and position:

Seniors: 8 (4 in 2007-2008)
F - Evan Barlow
F - Michael Kennedy (C)
F - Tyler Mugford (A)
F - Derek Punches (Wayne State)
D - Taylor Davenport
D - Jared Seminoff (A)
G - Troy Davenport
G - Dan DiLeo

Juniors: 6 (7 in 2007-2008)
F - Blake Gallagher
F - Colin Greening (C)
F - Joe Scali
D - Justin Krueger
D - Brendon Nash
G - Ben Scrivens

Sophomores: 7 (6 in 2007-2008)
F - Joe Devin
F - Patrick Kennedy
F - Riley Nash
F - Dan Nicholls
F - Tyler Roeszler
D - Jordan Berk
D - Mike Devin

Freshmen: 6 (8 in 2007-2008)
F - Sean Collins
F - Locke Jillson
F - Jordan Kary
D - Keir Ross
D - Sean Whitney
G - Michael Garman

On the horizon...

Targets (6-8): Fs: 3-5, Ds: 2, Gs: 1
  • F - Erik Axell
  • F - Kevin Cole (expected to defer to 2010)
  • F - Armand De Swardt
  • F - John Esposito
  • F - John Knisley (2011)
  • F - Vince Mihalek
  • F - Chris Moulson
  • D - Braden Birch
  • D - Mathieu Brisson (2010)
  • D - Nick D'Agostino
  • D - Jarred Seymour (could defer to 2010)

    For 2009 & 2010: The Big Red is in pretty good shape for next year's class at this point. Pending additional changes to the roster, Cornell will lose four forwards, with five now lined up (assuming Kevin Cole defers another year, as expected). The remaining needs (at forward) depend on whether there are any early departures next season, so look for another 1 or 2 forwards to be added to this class -- and of course, there's always room for some speedy snipers who can play both ways. On defense, Cornell will say goodbye to Taylor Davenport and Jared Seminoff and welcome Braden Birch and Nick D'Agostino, which should allow Jarred Seymour to defer until 2010. In the crease, Cornell will lose two goalies (and it will be Ben Scrivens' final season), so look for a goalie to be added to the class.
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