Anthony Angello, forward, #17
This is no fault of the incoming freshman. Nevertheless, they will be expected to right the missteps of the last couple of seasons. In this coming class of nine skaters, there is greatness and great potential. Their choices of uniform numbers indicate that they are ready to pick up the mantle and expectations of Cornell hockey in various ways.
Coach Schafer asks all incoming players to research "the best player" who wore their jersey number. Well, Class of 2019, you are all in luck. Consider this your Take-Note (do those still exist on campus?) abridgment to that task. The following are the numbers that the members of the incoming class have chosen and the likely style of a former icon that they can emulate.
The list, like Cornell hockey itself, has a heavy prejudice toward celebrating former champions.
Luc Lalor, forward, #28
Alec McCrea, defenseman, #29
Matt Nuttle, defenseman, #5
Chad Otterman, forward, #22
Trent Shore, defenseman, #23
Brendan Smith, defenseman, #2
Beau Starrett, forward, #10
Mitch Vanderlaan, forward, #14
Well, there you have it. This reveals by implication what the anticipated roster for next season will be.
Careful readers will note that a non-graduated player owned #2 over the last two seasons. It is unclear what Eric Sade's future will be with the Cornell hockey program. Regrettably, his name does not appear on the roster. One can draw reasonable conclusions from that. We, the contributors at Where Angels Fear to Tread, wish him the best in his future studies at Cornell University and future endeavors. This writer is sure that the Lynah Faithful extend the same wishes.