Miami’s incoming class completed
With the announcement that Dubuque (USHL) forward Kevin Morris (8-11-19 with the Fighting Saints) had joined the fold, head coach Enrico Blasi completed his recruiting class for the 2012-13 season, the last year the RedHawks will play in the CCHA.
Here’s Miami’s complete list of incoming players.
Riley Barber (F) – 5’11″/180, 24 games, 5-6-11 (USNTDP)
Alex Gacek (F) – 5’8″/175, 55 games, 13-19-32 (Youngstown, USHL)
Sean Kuraly (F) – 6’2″/192, 53 games, 31-38-69 (Indiana, USHL)
Kevin Morris (F) – 6’4″/180, 42 games, 8-11-19 (Dubuque USHL)
Matthew Caito (D) – 5’11″/180, 57 games, 7-19-26 (Dubuque, USHL)
Chris Joyaux (D) – 6′/190, 54 games, 5-15-20 (Chicago, USHL)
Ryan McKay (G) – 6′/196, 34 games, 2.20/.919 (Green Bay, USHL)
Jay Williams (G) – 6’1″/170, 31 games, 3.05/.894 (Waterloo and Sioux Falls, USHL)
* Marc Hagel (Princeton transfer- F) – 5’11″/190, 32 games, 7-11-18 (Princeton, ECAC)
* Hagel has one year of eligibility remaining (redshirt year) and is transferring and enrolling as a graduate student at Miami. Because he will will earn his undergraduate degree from Princeton this spring, he is eligible to transfer and play for the RedHawks immediately.
Noticeably missing from the list of confirmed players is talented USNTDP forward Ryan Hartman (24 games, 7-9-16) who was widely expected to join the RedHawks for the start of the new year. The absence of his name on the confirmed list made the signing of Morris and addition of Princeton transfer Marc Hagel even more important as Miami lost several forwards including Reilly Smith, Alden Hirschfeld, Matt Tomassoni, Pat Tiesling and Trent Vogelhuber from last year’s NCAA tournament team.
EDIT: Patrick Sieloff removed.