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Eight Added To Purple Eagles Men’s Hockey


Niagara Men’s Hockey Welcomes Incoming Class

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Niagara University men’s hockey head coach Jason Lammers announced the addition of eight newcomers to the team ahead of the 2019-20 season. Three of the incoming athletes are collegiate transfers, while the other five join from junior leagues.
These eight players, along with Jason Pineo, make up the full incoming class for 2019-20. Pineo, a forward from Toronto, was announced as an NLI signee on December 21.
Cam Cook | Forward | Halifax, NS | Shreveport Mudbugs

  • Four-year veteran of the NAHL.
  • Spent previous two seasons with the Shreveport Mudbugs, totaling 80 points (40 G, 40 A) in 111 games.
  • Two-time Robertson Cup champion, first with Fairbanks Ice Dogs (2015-16) and again with Shreveport (2017-18).
  • Majoring in psychology.

Ryan Cook | Defense | Lancaster, NY | Merrimack College

  • Played three seasons for Merrimack (Hockey East).
  • Appeared in 73 games as a Warrior, registering eight points (3 G, 5 A) and 69 penalty minutes.
  • Two-time Hockey East All-Academic Team honoree.
  • Posted a career-best five points (1 G, 4 A) in 2018-19.
  • Majoring in sport management.

Croix Evingson | Defense | Anchorage, AK | UMass Lowell

  • Played two seasons at UMass Lowell (Hockey East).
  • Selected by the Winnipeg Jets with the 211th pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
  • Appeared in 32 games as a River Hawk, registering eight points (1 G, 7 A).
  • Majoring in finance.

Ryan Naumovski | Forward | Troy, MI | New Jersey Titans

  • Spent parts of three seasons with the New Jersey Junior Titans organization.
  • Point-per-game player in 2018-19 (16 G, 43 A in 59 games).
  • Majoring in sport management.

Scott Persson | Defense | Kristianstad, Sweden | Lone Star Brahmas

  • Spent 2018-19 with the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL).
  • Appeared in 49 games last season, accounting for 26 points (4 G, 22 A).
  • Named Brahmas’ Rookie of the Year at season’s end.
  • Majoring in business management.

Walker Sommer | Forward | Avon, OH | Air Force

  • Played two seasons at Air Force (Atlantic Hockey).
  • Appeared in 53 games for the Falcons, registering 19 points (10 G, 9 A).
  • Registered one assist in 2018 Atlantic Hockey championship win over Robert Morris.
  • Majoring in finance.

Brandon Stanley | Forward | Sioux Lookout, ON | Philadelphia Rebels

  • 32 points (18 G, 14 P) in 51 games played for Philadelphia Rebels (NAHL) in 2017-18.
  • Majoring in sport management.

Chad Veltri | Goalie | Pittsburgh, PA | Youngstown Phantoms

  • Split 2018-19 USHL season between Sioux Falls and Youngstown.
  • Finished with .921 save percentage and 2.54 goals-against average in 25 games for Youngstown Phantoms.
  • 2016 National Champion with Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (T1EHL U18).
  • Majoring in integrated management.
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