July 21, 2009

A Sunshiny Day

According to Chris Heisenberg, the Big Red has picked up a 2011 commitment from Brian Ferlin (6' 2", 195), a 1992-born forward from Jacksonville, Florida. Brian will be playing with the Indiana Ice (USHL) this fall. Last season, Brian was named the Metropolitan JHL's South Division Player of the Year while playing with the Jacksonville Ice Dogs, where he scored 40 goals and had 37 assists in 38 games for the Junior Bs.

Brian participated in the Select-17 Festival in Rochester this month where he scored 3 goals and added 3 assists in 5 games. Brian was also named to the camp all-star game.

Brian will be participating with the USA's Under-18 team in the Ivan Hlinka tournament next month in Slovakia.

Welcome to Cornell, Brian.

July 2, 2009

2009-2010 Roster Update

Cornell released its list of incoming recruits and it contained one surprise: Armand de Swardt is coming in this fall instead of deferring a year.

This fall's roster stands at 28 -- 17 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 3 goalies -- assuming there are no early departures. That stands a little heavy at the forward position, which hopefully provides for some spirited competition.

Here's the breakdown by class and position:

Seniors: 6 (8 in 2008-2009)
F - Blake Gallagher (A)
F - Colin Greening (C)
F - Joe Scali
D - Justin Krueger
D - Brendon Nash
G - Ben Scrivens

Juniors: 6 (6 in 2008-2009)
F - Joe Devin
F - Patrick Kennedy
F - Riley Nash (A)
F - Dan Nicholls
F - Tyler Roeszler
D - Mike Devin

Sophomores: 6 (6 in 2008-2009)
F - Sean Collins
F - Locke Jillson
F - Jordan Kary
D - Keir Ross
D - Sean Whitney
G - Michael Garman

Freshmen: 10 (6 in 2008-2009)
F - Erik Axell
F - Armand de Swardt
F - John Esposito
F - Vince Mihalek
F - Greg Miller
F - Chris Moulson
D - Braden Birch
D - Nick D'Agostino
D - Jarred Seymour
G - Omar Kanji

On the horizon...

2010-2011:
Targets (5-6): Fs: 2-3, Ds: 2, Gs: 1
  • F - Kevin Cole
  • F - Rodger Craig
  • F - Brian Ferlin (2011)
  • F - John Knisley (2011)
  • D - Mathieu Brisson
  • D - Kirill Gotovets
  • G - Andy Iles

    For 2010-2011: It looks like there's most likely only 1 forward position open, pending any early departures and possible deferals.