Men's Ice Hockey Team Announces Incoming Freshman Class

July 10, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's ice hockey coach Paul Pearl has announced the 2006 incoming freshman class for the Crusaders. Seven student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2006-2007 academic year.

"Our staff is really excited to be bringing in a defenseman and four forwards with such a high level of skill and speed," said Pearl. "In net, we got the two top goaltenders in the Central Junior League. We expect this group to make significant contributions to our team's success."

The Crusaders are coming off their most successful season ever with a 27-10-2 record and their first win in the NCAA Tournament. The 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota on Friday, March 24, in the West Regional Semifinals in Grand Forks, N.D., marked the first time that a No. 4 seed defeated a No. 1 seed in NCAA action (since the tournament expanded to 16 teams), and is considered by many to be one of the greatest upsets in collegiate hockey history. The Crusaders also won the Atlantic Hockey regular season and tournament titles for the second time in three years, and was ranked No. 14 in the final USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll.

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Name                 Ht.    Wt.   Pos.   Hometown / Previous Team (League)
Tyler Chestnut       6-1    190   G      Faribault, Minn. / Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL)
Ian Dams             6-0    200   G      Manotick, Ontario / Nepean Raiders (CJHL)
Ryan Driscoll        5-10   180   F      Dorchester, Mass. / Thayer Academy (ISL)
Rob Forshner         5-9    170   F      Sundre, Alberta / Victoria Salsa (BCHL)
Peter Lorinser       5-9    165   F      Marquette, Mich. / Marquette Electricians (MWEHL)
Bill Pinel           5-11   175   D      Lake Forest, Ill. / Lake Forest Academy (MPHL)
Brodie Sheahan       5-10   170   F      Lethbridge, Alberta / Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)