Men's Hockey Announces 2012-2013 Freshman Class

WORCESTER, Mass.­ Holy Cross head men's hockey coach Paul Pearl has announced the 2012-2013 freshman class for the Crusaders. Brandon Adams (Prospect Heights, Ill.), Karl Beckman (Okemos, Mich.), Jake Bolton (Ellington, Conn.), Nathaniel Domagala (Oakville, Ontario), Tim Driscoll (Hingham, Mass.), Ben Kaplan (Burlington, Vt.), Brett Lubanski (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Joe McNamara (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), Castan Sommer (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Matt Vidal (Manorville, N.Y.) will join the Holy Cross program in the 2012-2013 academic year.  

"We are extremely excited with the quality and depth of our recruiting class," said Pearl. "Up front we brought in a group of guys with the potential to score at the Division I level. On the back end we have added size, strength and play-making ability. All of the freshmen will be given the opportunity to compete for playing time right away."

Here is a look at the freshman class. Click on a student-athlete's name to read more about him.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / Last Team (League)
Brandon Adams F 5-11 195 Prospect Heights, Ill. / Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
Karl Beckman D 6-1 190 Okemos, Mich. / Amarillo Bulls (NAHL)
Jake Bolton D 6-2 220

Ellington, Conn. / New Hampshire Junior Monarchs (EJHL)

Nathaniel Domagala D 5-11 190

Oakville, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)

Tim Driscoll F 5-9 180

Hingham, Mass. / Phillips Academy Andover (NEPSAC)

Ben Kaplan D 6-3 205

Burlington, Vt. / New Hampshire Junior Monarchs (EJHL)

Brett Lubanski F 5-11 185

Farmington Hills, Mich. / Kenai River Brown Bears (NAHL)

Joe McNamara D 6-0 180 Chestnut Hill, Mass. / Belmont Hill (NEPSAC)
Castan Sommer F 6-3 190 Shrewsbury, Mass. / Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
Matt Vidal F 5-9 175 Manorville, N.Y. / Bay State Breakers (EJHL)