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2006-07 Franklin Pierce Preview

Jay McCormack has been the head coach of Franklin Pierce College for 17 years, with the team now kicking off its fifth as a varsity program. “We’ll be fast this year, we’ve got good team speed. Although we’ve got a lot of freshmen on the roster, we’re actually a pretty experienced team, with good depth on offense, and good depth on defense.”

One position still sorting itself out is goaltending. Junior Steve Moore returns, and he played in six games last year. Junior transfer Spencer Utman (SUNY Canton) appeared in twelve games last year for the Northstars, and he’ll be vying for the starting role. Also in the mix is freshman Jie Blauner.

Up front, McCormack will be leaning on Brian DelSavio, who led the team last year with 11 goals and 12 assists in 24 games. The senior captain will be flanked by juniors Joe Fields, and Ben Reynolds. Fields led the team in goals last year with 12, and the trio accounted for over half of the teams’ power play production. Coursen Schneider and Chuck Matthews are expected to contribute on offense as well.

On the blueline, McCormack has a core group of players returning. Sophomore Ed Kus, seniors Mike Anderson and Brett Bilodeau,, and junior Peter Wilson all bring experience to the defense. They’ll be joined be freshmen Rob Peretta and Steve Murphy, and Kyle Kruse.

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