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Tenth NESCAC roster: Conn College

Better late than never: Conn College has posted its 31-member roster, including 10 new players. The Conn College roster reflects modest attrition: four veteran players with remaining eligibility are not returning for another season although only one–junior d-man Brendan Russ (12GP: 3-1-4)–played significant minutes. The other three players not returning are sophomore F William Lavezzoro (1GP: 1GP: 0-0-0), sophomore d-man Trent Thomas (1GP: 0-0-0), and junior goalie Bailey Aust (no stats). All 9 players in our recruits database are listed on the roster plus an additional player (G Michael McHale, who has been added to the database).

Conn College kicks off the season by hosting Wesleyan tonight and then Trinity on Saturday afternoon.

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Evan Buitenhuis’ pro career is off to an excellent start

Here is a link to an excellent piece in the Hamilton student newspaper that details Evan Buitenhuis’ excellent start to his professional career. The article explains the mysterious relationship between ECHL and AHL teams (his contract is with the Islanders’ AHL franchise (Bridgeport Sound Tigers) but he is playing for the Worcester Railers, which is an ECHL team that has a relationship with the Bridgeport team). And Buitenhuis is well placed in that Bridgeport’s NHL parent team, the Islanders, has weaknesses in goal.

Ninth NESCAC roster: Trinity

The Trinity Bantams have posted their 30-member roster, including 6 new players. Our recruits’ database includes all 6 new players (5 freshmen and Quinnipiac transfer Devin Moore). All 24 veteran players with remaining eligibility have returned for another season. ¬†This lack of attrition that we see throughout the NESCAC hockey world is one of NESCAC hockey’s great features as it implies a high level of dedication to the team, even when it is not necessarily a winning team. . ¬†.

Trinity heads to Tufts’ tomorrow night (Friday) for its first game and then it is onto Conn College on Saturday for an important early test for both teams, which are our picks to finish at the top of the league.. .

Conn College remains a hold out on disgorging its roster.

Eighth NESCAC roster: Amherst

Amherst has posted its 27-member roster, including 5 freshmen. Zero surprises here as all veteran players with remaining eligibility returned for another season and all 5 freshmen are included in our recruits database.

We are still waiting on rosters for Conn College and Trinity . .

Seventh NESCAC roster: Wesleyan

Wesleyan has posted its 28-member roster, including 8 new players. All but one veteran player with remaining eligibility returned for another year of action. Not on the roster is sophomore back-up goalie Pat Schena (no stats), who is also a football player. Two recruits, d-men John Fiallo and Jack Zangre, evaded detection during the recruiting process and have now been added to our recruits database.

Yet to post their rosters are NESCAC laggards Amherst, Conn College, and Trinity.

Sixth NESCAC roster: Bowdoin

Bowdoin has posted its 31-member, including all 7 of the recruits listed in our recruits database and all expected returning players. No attrition and all very stable!!

Just four more rosters to go before the season kicks off this Friday with, among other things, a visit by Williams to Bowdoin and by Middlebury to Colby.

Fifth NESCAC roster: Middlebury

Middlebury has posted its 27-member roster, showing significant attrition, with 7 members of last season’s team with remaining eligibility not returning for another season. All 9 recruits listed in our database are rostered. The 7 veteran players who did not return this year are all enrolled at Middlebury, with several being multi-sport athletes, perhaps choosing to concentrate on other sports. The three multi-sport athletes are d-man and junior Frank Cosolito (18GP: 2-1-3), who plays both football and lacrosse, and sophomores F Charlie Lawrence (13GP: 1-2-3) and D Eric Jeremiah (24GP: 1-2-3), both of whom are also lacrosse players. The four other veteran players not returning are senior F Ethan Cohen (1GP 0-0-0), sophomore F Jack Flanagan (13GP: 0-0-0), sophomore D Tommy Napolitano (no stats), and senior F Mark Lyman (4GP: 0-0-0). On the other hand, d-man Spencer Cage, who did not play last season, has returned to the team for his senior year. As always, we generally do not know who is no longer on the team for injury-related reasons.