The Port Huron Icehawks of the IHL issued this news about two of Brockport's best last night...
PORT HURON, MI - The Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League will open training camp next Monday with a 33-man roster. The lineup includes 18 forwards, 11 defensemen and four goalies.
Training Camp opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 5 at McMorran Arena and will conclude with three exhibition games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Monday through Friday the camp schedule will include practice sessions from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and scrimmages from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On Saturday, the team will skate from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. All practices and scrimmages are open to the public.
"This summer we wanted to get faster, bigger and more physical. I think we have done that," Head Coach and General Manager Stan Drulia said. "I am excited about this training camp. No one's jobs are secure; 33 players will vie for 19 spots. I think we have some first year players that are going to push some experienced players for their job with this hockey team."
"Camp will be very interesting as we get into the exhibition games," he continued. "I am going to give these young players time to impress us. The summer is over. It is time to play hockey."
Among those taking to the ice next Monday are ten previously unannounced players. They include returners Jamie Lovell (D), Jason Selleke (RW) and Kevin O'Connor (D) and newcomers Cory Stillman (C), Mike Kinnie (F), Dave McNab (F), Mike Bray (RW), Myles Palliser (F), Mike Gershon (D) and Darcy Rees (D).
Dave McNab (6-0, 190 lbs) comes to the Icehawks after four seasons of collegiate hockey; one at State University of New York-Plattsburgh (2005-06) and three at SUNY-Brockport (2006-09). He recorded the best numbers of his career last season with 21 points (11g, 10a) in 27 games. The 25-year old native of Hamilton, Ontario also played three seasons in the Ontario Junior Hockey League. He will be reunited at training camp with former Brockport teammate Mike Gershon.
Mike Gershon (5-10, 195 lbs) played four years at Brockport College in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. Last season, he was named to the All-SUNYAC 2nd team with 17 points (8g, 9a) in 27 games. A native of Sparta, New Jersey, he will celebrate his 25th birthday next week.
The Icehawks open the 2009-10 regular season on Saturday, October 17 at home versus the Fort Wayne Komets. Single game tickets are on sale now at the McMorran Arena Box Office, any Ticket Master location or by phone at 810-966-3800. For more information and the complete 2009-10 schedule, visit www.porthuronicehawks.com