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...

2009-2010:
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.
  • June 21, 2008

    NHL Draft

    Congratulations to the following Cornell recruits on their selection in this weekend's draft:

  • Braden Birch, Oakville, 28th selection in the 6th round (179th overall), Chicago.
  • Sean Collins, Waywayseecapo, 6th selection in the 7th round (187th overall), Columbus.
  • Nick D'Agostino, St. Michael's, 29th selection in the 7th round (210th overall), Pittsburgh.

    Here's the rest of ECAC's selections:

    Clarkson (4):
  • Mark Borowiecki, 139, Ottawa
  • Julien Cayer, 151, Detroit
  • Nick Tremblay, 173, Boston
  • Paul Karpowich, 185, St. Louis

    Dartmouth (1):
  • Mark Goggin (2009), 197, Boston

    RPI (2):
  • Jeff Foss (sophomore), 166, Nashville
  • Mike Bergin, 209, Dallas

  • June 20, 2008

    2008-2009 Roster Update, II

    The BCHL commitments' page now lists Chris Moulson as a 2009-2010 commit. Alberni Valley has its current roster up and Chris is indeed returning to the Bulldogs for another year.

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

    Cornell's roster is currently comprised of 14 forwards, 10 defensemen, and 4 goalies. At 28, the roster is two players above the average size of recent classes (at least for this decade). Given the number of early departures and injuries the team has had to deal with the past few seasons, the staff will undoubtedly welcome the depth and competition this fall should bring.

    Here's the breakdown by class and position:

    Seniors: 7 (4 in 2007-2008)
    F - Evan Barlow
    F - Michael Kennedy (C)
    F - Tyler Mugford (A)
    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: 8 (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
    D - Jacob Johnston

    Freshmen: 7 (8 in 2007-2008)
    F - Sean Collins
    F - Locke Jillson
    F - Jordan Kary
    D - Braden Birch
    D - Keir Ross
    D - Sean Whitney
    G - Michael Garman

    On the horizon...

    2009-2010:
    Targets (5-8): Fs: 3-5, Ds: 1-2, Gs: 1
  • F - Erik Axell
  • F - Kevin Cole (expected to defer to 2010)
  • F - Vince Mihalek
  • F - Chris Moulson
  • 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 three forwards, with three 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 two students and, with Nick D'Agostino and Jarred Seymour already committed, the Big Red should be done recruiting the blueline. There is, of course, the possibility that Jarred defers a year, which opens up a spot. 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.
  • Derek Grant Update

    Derek Grant (6'3", 190), a 1990-born center from British Columbia has committed to Michigan State over Cornell, Providence, and RPI. Grant, expected to be selected in the first few rounds of the NHL draft, is currently ranked the 40th best skater by Central Scouting. Grant, who'll return to Langley for another year before heading to State, was a BCHL all-star last season and finished among the top-20 scorers in the league with 29 goals and 39 assists.

    Thanks, RB, for the link.

    June 19, 2008

    Brekke: A RedHawk

    According to a message at US Hockey Report, Brent Brekke has agreed to join Enrico Blasi's coaching staff at Miami (OH). Brent has been with Cornell for 9 years, serving as the defensive coach for Mike Schafer.

    Brent will be a fantastic addition to Miami's program, and is a big blow to the Red as the summer Festival season begins this week.

    BRP wishes Brent and his family its best in their new life.

    Photo: Cornell Hockey