Sophomore forward and Fairport native Cole Bardreau was named to the preliminary roster for the US National Junior Team. The final roster will be narrowed down to 7 defensemen and 13 forwards (currently there are 9 and 15 listed respectively). Bardreau attended the summer camp which was narrowed down from forty-some players. The camp is mid-December, beginning in the training camp for the New York Rangers, moving to Helsinki before the tournament begins in Russia on December 26th. A few more articles have been written on Bardreau as well: D&C Article; D&C Blog post; NCAA Article.
There are a few other ECAC names on the list as well as players from across the NCAA and the CHL. Here's a look at the whole roster.
Big Red Faceoff
There was an excellent season-ending episode of Big Red Faceoff last night, and they even posted a clip of Cornell's own Jess Brown interviewing the team at Skate with the Big Red online. Check it out here if you missed it.
On the heels of the departure of goaltender Michalek and the rumored departure of Max Everson, it appears that two more players have left the team as well, Mark Luzar and Patrick McNally. We are not sure exactly why all of them left, though Girard spoke to why without naming names. Either way, it will be a bit of a a struggle for the Crimson with four fewer players.
Which Player Has Been on the Ice for A Goal in the Past 8 Games?
Probably not the player you expect. Cornell SID Brandon Thomas posed the question on twitter, with guesses of Espo, D'Agostino, and Miller coming in. The unexpected answer? Freshman defenseman Reece Willcox. He has been on the ice for ten goals over the last eight games, tied with Joakim Ryan for the team high. Incredibly impressive effort from Willcox and the Big Red.