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Large influx of new players has Worcester State coach hopeful

Thirteen new players, including four new goalies, have Worcester State coach John Guiney hopeful for a turnaround season.

“Overall, we should be stronger up front with more offensive skill,” he said. “On defense, we will be more experienced.”

After allowing just over five goals per game last season, the Lancers have brought in four freshman to vie for playing time in net: Bryan Kalczynski (Erie Junior College), Taylor Fant (WSHL),  Mark Evans (Springfield Pics), and Tim Ford. Kalczynski was a two-time Junior College All-American while at Erie.

“I expect the goaltending to be stronger than last year with the addition of Kalczynski and Fant.” Guiney said.

The team’s lone returning senior is forward Chris Wallin (6-12). He’s joined on the front line by juniors John Cahalane (4-6) and Nick Asterito (7-11), along with sophomore Tim D’Orazio.

The defense returns a group of veterans, including junior Scott Rivers and sophomores Reese Lepard, Paul Conceison (0-3), Eric Rutz (2-4), and Tim Bowman (0-2).

Worcester State welcomes a host of new players as well, including forwards Derek Serbon (WSHL), Jordan Roberts (WSHL), Matt Guffey (WSHL), Tyson Cox (WSHL), Ryan Quirk, (EJHL), and Brendan Galley (WSHL). Defensemen Mark Owen (WSHL) and Dan Williams (Kent Hills) are also in the mix this season.


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