WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head men's hockey coach Paul Pearl has announced the 2013-2014 freshman class for the Crusaders. Mike Barrett (Orland Park, Ill.), Nick Finn (Canton, Mass.), Cameron Lawson (Vancouver, British Columbia), Brett McKinnon (Kelowna, British Columbia) and Logan Smith (Littleton, Colo.) will join the Holy Cross program in the 2013-2014 academic year.
"We are extremely excited about the young men we have coming to Holy Cross in the fall," said Pearl. "They each bring a different element and they will all be expected to contribute 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)||Quote from Paul Pearl|
|Mike Barrett||F||5-9||195||Orland Park, Ill. / Jersey Hitmen (EJHL)||
"Mike is versatile in that he can play wing or center. He has an outstanding skill set and was one of the leaders in his team's EJHL championship run."
|Nick Finn||F||6-0||195||Canton, Mass. / Boston Bandits (EJHL)||
"Nick is a big, skilled left winger. He has an excellent release and good power play instincts."
|F||5-8||165||Vancouver, British Columbia / Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
"Cameron is a solid two way centerman with a very hard shot and great offensive instincts. He is hard to knock off the puck and is very elusive."
|Brett McKinnon||F||5-11||180||Kelowna, British Columbia / West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)
||"Brett is a strong left winger who forechecks tenaciously. He is good around the net and has excellent speed."|
|Logan Smith||D||6-4||210||Littleton, Colo. / Langley Rivermen (BCHL)
||"Logan is a big strong puck moving defenseman who can play in all situations. In his first year on the Langley Rivermen he was voted captain."|
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