POTSDAM The Clarkson University mens hockey team is expecting to add eight new players this fall as Wednesday marked the first day of the spring signing period for NCAA Division I sports. The signing period runs until late summer.
The Golden Knights expect to add six forwards and two defensemen.
The defenseman are led by Kelly Summers (Carleton Place, Central Canada Hockey League), who is ranked 73rd among North American skaters in the Central Scouting Rankings for the upcoming National Hockey League draft. Also expected to join the Golden Knights is defenseman Tyko Karjalainen from Finland.
There are six forwards that Clarkson coach Casey Jones is expecting to join the squad: Nic Pierog (Surrey, British Columbia Hockey League), Ben Dalpe (Penticton, BCHL), Dylan Gareau (Carleton Place, CCHL), Janick Asselin (Hawkesbury, CCHL), Brett Gervaise (Fairbanks, North American Hockey League) and Samuel Vigneault (Andre-Laurendeau, Quebec Central Hockey League).
A more detailed look at this years class will be in Sundays edition.