Clarkson has at least five players joining the team next season and more could be added before school starts in the fall. The Golden Knights also have three players who have already made commitments to come to Potsdam in 2012.
Here's a sneak peek at the future Golden Knights:
*Defenseman J.D. Carrabino, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound 19-year old who is playing for Springfield of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Carrbino has played in 26 games this season with three goals and 23 assists and he has 87 penalty minutes.
*Defenseman Luke Juha, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound 17-year old who is playing for Burlington of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Juha has played in 41 games and he has nine goals and 35 assists with six penalty minutes. Here's a feature on Juha and four of his former junior teammates from a few years back:
*Forward Mitch Zion, a 5-foot-10, 17-5-pound 18-year old who is playing for the Cornwall Colts of the Central Junior Hockey League. Zion, who was a CJHL all-star, has 13 goals and 22 assists in 35 games and 12 penalty minutes.
*Forward Joe Zarbo, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound 19-year old who is playing for Wellington of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. The younger brother of freshman Matt Zarbo, Joe has played in 46 games this season with 31 goals and 27 assists and 35 penalty minutes. Here's a news clip of one of his games from high school:
*Forward Ryan Van Stralen, a 6-foot-3, 204-pound 17-year old currently playing for Smith's Falls of the Central Junior Hockey League. Van Stralen has played in 50 games and has 23 goals and 21 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. Here's an interview he gave shortly before he decided to come to Clarkson:
*Goalie Gabe Antoni, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound 19-year old currently playing for the Salisbury Prep School. Statistics were not available.
*Defenseman Kevin Tansey, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound 17-year old playing for Cumberland of the Central Junior Hockey League. Tansey has played in 45 games and has 10 goals with 15 assists and 56 penalty minutes. As you can see in these videos he's a physical player:
*Forward David Ferriera, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound 17-year old who is playing for Team Comcast Midget (not sure the league). Ferriera has played in 32 games this season with 15 goals and 25 assists and he has 18 penalty minutes.