August 10, 2006

2006-2007 Roster Updated, Again...Again

Please let this be the last time this year's roster is being updated. If you have not heard, Ryan O'Byrne has signed with Montreal. This now means that Cornell has lost 9 players off of last year's team: 6 due to graduation and 3 to the AHL (most likely). Those graduated, of course, are Cam and Chris Abbott, Louis Chabot, Jon Gleed, Matt Moulson, and Dan Pegoraro. Those who left early were David McKee (Anaheim), Sasha Pokulok (Washington), and Ryan O'Byrne (Montreal). Collectively that's 4 forwards, 3 defensivemen, and 2 goalies.

Assuming (fingers crossed, salt over the shoulder, et cetera) everyone else on the roster returns to school over the next few weeks, the roster will look like this:

Seniors: 7 (6 in 2005-2006)
F - Byron Bitz
F - Mitch Carefoot
F - Matt Hedge*
F - Mark McCutcheon
F - Kevin McLeod*
D - Dan Glover
D - Evan Salmela

Juniors: 4 (7 in 2005-2006)
F - Chris Fontas
F - Raymond Sawada
F - Topher Scott
D - Doug Krantz

Sophomores: 9 (4 in 2005-2006)
F - Evan Barlow
F - Matt Connors
F - Michael Kennedy
F - Ryan Kindret
F - Tyler Mugford
D - Taylor Davenport
D - Jared Seminoff
G - Troy Davenport
G - Dan DiLeo

Freshmen: 8 (8 in 2005-2006)
F - Blake Gallagher
F - Colin Greening
F - Justin Milo
F - Tony Romano
F - Joe Scali
D - Brendon Nash
D - Justin Krueger
G - Ben Scrivens

  • F - Joe Devin
  • D - Mike Devin
  • D -
  • D -
  • F -

    That means 26 players are now scheduled to be on campus when practice resumes. That compares to 25 players on the roster in 2005-2006 (though it would have been 26 had Shane Hynes not left before the season began). By position, the breakdown is 16 forwards (14 this past year), 7 defensivemen (8 this past year), and 3 goalies (3 this past year).

    There are still only two known committments for 2007-2008: Joe and Mike Devin. It would still appear that this class will be a bit smaller and that the focus will be on blueliners. A class of 3-5 should probably be expected.

    Note: Matt Hedge and Kevin McLeod were added to the roster at the beginning of the season.
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