At Framingham State, “We had a very thorough try out process. We saw kids multiple times in every aspect,” coach Chris Heaney said. He also realizes they were one of the worst teams in the country last year, a fact that he knows “they can’t escape.”
Heaney will have several freshmen in the lineup, producing a situation in which he feels his staff will have to do as much coaching as teaching. He realizes that he needs “the right kid in the locker room. They either want to be in the program or not. They need to believe in the direction of the program.”
One believer is senior Ben Colby. With seven new defensemen, Colby, who is also the only senior, may start on the blueline, but he’s versatile enough to play forward as well. Colby is very highly regarded off the ice, as well. Framingham State is featuring him in their brochure, and he is also an honors student. Junior forwards Nick Glum, and Steve Boudreau will also be counted on. Pat Sampson is Framingham’s go-to in guy in goal, and some feel he has the potential to be one of the top netminders in the conference.