September 19, 2011

Big Red Bliss

USHR has reported that Ryan Bliss (6' 2", 192), a 1996-born defenseman from Bedford, NH, has committed to Cornell for 2014. As a freshman at St. Paul's School last year Ryan played in 24 games and scored a goal and had two assists.

After the Beantown Summer Classic, USHR considered Ryan one of the top 4 blueliners at the event, mentioning early interest from Cornell and Yale. After visiting BU last week, Ryan selected the Big Red over Vermont.

Welcome to Cornell, Ryan.

September 9, 2011

De Jong Da Bear

Nolan De Jong (6' 2", 170), a 1995-born blueliner from Victoria, BC, has committed to the Big Red for either 2013 or 2014. Nolan spent last season with the South Island Thunderbirds where he scored 3 goals and added 9 assists in 38 games for the Saanich Minor Midget team. This season Nolan will be playing with the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL).

Victoria has been very good to Cornell over the past two seasons with three former Grizzlies currently on the Big Red roster: sophomore Dustin Mowrey, and freshmen Madison Dias and Joel Lowry.

Nolan has been shortlisted by BC Hockey and is under consideration to represent Team Pacific at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Welcome to Cornell, Nolan.

Photo: Victoria Grizzlies