Cook (Merrimack), Evingson (UMass Lowell), Sommer (Air Force) transfer to Niagara

Of the eight newcomers joining Niagara for the 2019-20 season, three are transfers, the school announced Thursday.

It’s not known if any will be eligible for the upcoming season.

“All our transfers are still working through the process of getting clearance from the NCAA,” said a Niagara spokesperson. “As it’s still ongoing, we don’t have any updates on their statuses as of yet.”

The three transfers are defensemen Ryan Cook (Merrimack) and Croix Evingson (UMass Lowell) and forward Walker Sommer (Air Force).

Evingson and Sommer played two years previously, while Cook skated three seasons.

Cook appeared in 73 games as a Warrior from 2016 to 2019, registering eight points (three goals, five assists) and 69 penalty minutes.

Evingson, a seventh-round pick (211th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2017 NHL Draft, played 32 games at UML, tallying eight points (goal, seven assists) from 2017 to 2019.

With Air Force, Sommer saw action in 53 games from 2017 to 2019, compiling 19 points (10 goals, nine assists), including an assist in the 2018 Atlantic Hockey championship win over Robert Morris.