February 26, 2006

Have You Heard the One About...

Ok, this isn't a joke (well, at least it doesn't appear to be one). According to Chris Heisenberg's site, Troy Davenport has committed to Cornell...again. Troy, who was a freshman on last year's team before returning to the USHL in mid-season, ostensibly unhappy over playing time, would likely be either a sophmore or a junior academically upon his return this coming fall. One has to wonder if this decision confirms that David McKee will be leaving after his junior year is completed. It's difficult to imagine Troy would want to spend a year on the bench watching David play when that was the reason he left last year. Of course, spending a year away might also have confirmed to Troy that a Cornell education is as important to him as anything else at this stage of his life. Regardless, Troy is a solid goalie and, although his previous departure was a bit stunning, it appears he didn't burn any of the bridges over Cascadilla or Fall Creek Gorges on his way out of town.

Troy (6' 1", 175), is originally from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and has been playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League. The Bucs are currently in first place in the USHL's Eastern Division. Troy is currently allowing 2.63 goals per game, while stopping 92% of the shots he's faced. Troy was a member of Eastern Conference All-Stars (where he had 16 saves on 18 shots faced in that game) and is the second Des Moines goalie to commit, joining Brian Foster who will be attending the University of New Hampshire next fall.

Hopefully, some additional news will be forthcoming in the next day or two.

Note: There's a couple of threads discussing Troy Davenport over at elynah. Check 'em out.

Photo: Des Moines Buccaneers

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