Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Shoring Up The Blueline

Future 'Cats to the rescue!

With a number of upcoming departures on the defensive end of the ice The University of New Hampshire Wildcats secured commitments from two blueliners for '09 and 2010 - obviously these guys haven't heard that the world is coming to an end in 2012 - yes the Wildcats must win a National Championship before then, as a matter of fact some may just see that as the very event that precipitates Armageddon.

First up is Brett Kostolansky in '09. Born under the constellation Aquarius, on the 27th of January 1990 Denver, Colorado, Brett has recently gained all but the right to drink in the good ol' US of A. He has played for the legendary Shattuck St. Mary's School for at least the past four years culminating in this, his senior year, and 8 goals, 31 assists and just 16 penalty minutes in 44 games. What only Brett's tailor needs to know is that he is that he's 5'10" and 185 lbs - alright so his tailor needs a bit more than that but all we need to know is that he can play hockey something special and wants wear Blue and White! He is slated to play for the Chicago Steel next season.

Then the very next year we'll give a big welcome to Joey LaLeggia of Burnaby, British Columbia. At 15 (he'll turn sixteen on the 24th of June - alright, if you insist, born under the sign of Cancer in the Year of the Monkey) he is 5'8"-5'9" (reports vary but I don't think his height does) and 135 lbs but with plenty of time to grow. Regardless of size we know what we need to know and that is, this kid can play hockey! Joey is a highly-touted offensive defenseman who possesses excellent feet and has 7 goals and 31 assists, 28 penalty minutes, in 36 games with his Vancouver North-West Giants (the top team in their league) who came to the Whittemore Center for a midget (the hockey kind!) tournament in mid January. He has many options on the table for next season including staying put, the BCHL and the USHL.

Welcome, welcome, guys!

Welcome to you both!

Go 'Cats!


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