Men's Hockey Announces Class of 2023

Holy Cross Athletics   05-16-2019

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head men’s ice hockey coach David Berard has announced the incoming class of 2023. The class will consist of seven student-athletes, four forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie. Here’s a look at the incoming athletes:


Grayson Constable F 6-2 201 Lethbridge, Alberta Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
Nick Hale D 5-9 165 Raleigh, N.C. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
Christian Hayes F 5-7 167 Milton, Mass. Thayer Academy (USHS-Prep)
Mike Higgins D 5-10 205 Needham, Mass. Northeast Generals (NAHL)
Alex Peterson F 5-10 172 Landsdale, Pa. Amarillo Bulls (NAHL)
Matt Radomsky G 6-2 185 Winnipeg, Manitoba Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
Bobby Young F 5-11 185 Kitchener, Ontario Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)

Look at the class of 2023 here.


We are very excited to welcome these seven players to our program,” said Berard. “This class is multifaceted and will make an impact in every positional group on our team. They provide a great mixture of size, speed, skill, hockey sense, and toughness. Most importantly, they enhance the culture that we have worked hard to establish at Holy Cross. We look forward to working with this group over the next four years.”


Constable, a 6-foot-2, 201-pound forward, played for the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Constable recorded 54 points in 52 games played in the 2018-19 season, with 24 goals and 30 assist, while serving as a captain. In the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, Constable played in 93 games with Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), where he tallied 38 points from 12 goals and 26 assists.


Hale, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound defenseman, played for the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL where he tallied four goals and 16 assists in 39 games played. Hale played three seasons of varsity hockey at the Salisbury School. The defenseman played in 80 games for Salisbury and added 19 goals and 34 assists for 53 career points. Hale was a 2017 All-NEPSAC West Hockey first team selection.


Hayes, a 5-foot-7, 167-pound forward, played four seasons of varsity hockey at Thayer Academy. Hayes captained the team in his senior season, and as a junior was named an ISL Honorable Mention. In the 2017-18 season, Hayes posted 29 points in 30 games from 11 goals and 18 assists. In his career at Thayer, Hayes played in 105 games and tallied 32 goals and 41 assists.


Higgins, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound defenseman, played two seasons for the Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Higgins was named a 2019 NAHL Top Prospect and in his career with the Generals he played in 77 games. The defenseman scored six goals and recorded 29 assists with the Generals.


Peterson, a 5-foot-10, 172-pound forward, played his last two seasons with the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL. He racked up 93 points in 114 games played with the Bulls, scoring 39 goals and adding 54 assists while captaining the team. Peterson played four seasons of varsity hockey at North Penn, where was named the All-Intell Ice Hockey Player of the Year. Peterson helped his team to a 2015 league championship and in his junior and senior seasons, recorded 58 goals and 57 assists for 115 points.


Radomsky, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound goalie played the last three seasons with the Steinbech Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). Radomsky played to a .929 save percentage in the 2018-19 season. Over 40 games, he recorded a 2.06 goals against average. He made appeared in 15 playoff games, where he recorded a .915 save percentage. The netminder holds the longest shutout streak in Pistons program history at 188:09 minutes. He also recorded the program’s most shutouts in a single-season (8) and most career shutouts (15). Radomsky received numerous MJHL player of the week and goaltender of the month honors. The goalie led his team to three championships in the 2017-18 season: the RBC Cup, Turnbull Cup, and ANAVET Cup. In his career with the Pistons, Radomsky owns a 1.98 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.


Young, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward has played his last two seasons with the Bonnyville Pontiacs. Young has recorded 76 points in 108 games played at Bonnyville. He recorded 30 goals and 46 assists while serving as a team captain in the 2018-19 season. Young was named the team’s MVP in 2018. The forward also played three seasons of varsity hockey at Kimball Union Academy, where he led the team to an Elite Eight Championship for just the second time in school history. Young also helped the team to consecutive NEPSAC Championships (2015, 2016). During his time at Kimball Union, Young recorded 100 points in 103 games from 62 goals and 38 assists.




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