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First-year coach Chris Bernard is excited about taking over at Western New England College, and he feels his troops are, as well. “We have a really competitive group who’ll play an up-tempo, physical style of play. We’re really bolstered by a big, strong sophomore class.”

Some of the sophomores include last year’s leading scorer Mike Majesty, Hank Levin, Phil Lamy, and Jason Remsbecker. Bernard foresees this group being the foundation of the program, and he’s fortunate to have a senior class that’s trying to help change the climate for future classes. “guys like our captain, Mike Amato, and Tyler Cambell are helping the sophomores buy into the program.”

Bernard, a former goalie himself at Clarkson University (1994-1998) is happy to have junior Brandon Gervais back as the incumbent in goal, and is expecting big things from him. Gervais will also have Glen McAffrey and Brian Zagenello competing for ice time.

“One of the big things we have to do is to be enthusiastic,” Bernard said, “and challenge ourselves every night to give each team our best effort.”

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