The Union College men’s hockey team announced its 2020-21 recruiting class on Friday.
Seven players make up the class. Five are forwards. Trevor Adams, from Muskegon, Michigan, played for three teams (Salmon Arm, West Kelowna and Chilliwack) in the British Columbia Hockey League last season and had a combined eight goals and 11 assists in 49 games.
Ville Immonen, from Seinajoki, Finland, played for the North American Hockey League’s Minot Minotauros last season. He had 11 goals and 30 assists in 48 games.
Gleb Murtazin is from Penza, Russia. He played in 23 games for the NAHL’s Amarillo Bulls last season and had five goals and 13 assists.
Bram Scheerer, who is from Edina, Minnesota, was with the NAHL’s Minnesota Wilderness last season. He had 14 goals and 20 assists in 37 games. He was the team’s third-leading scorer.
Finally, Tyler Watkins of Hermantown, Minnesota, was Scheerer’s teammate on the Wilderness. Watkins was the team’s second-leading scorer with 17 goals and 25 assists in 52 games.
The other recruits are defensemen. Nathan Kelly played in 60 games for Chilliwack last season. He had four goals and 13 assists.
Nic Petruolo of Neschanic, New Jersey, had a goal and eight assists for the U.S. Hockey League’s Green Bay Gamblers last season.
“We’re excited to bring in this group of talented student-athletes,” Union head coach Rick Bennett said in a press release. “I want to thank assistant coach John Ronan and former associate head coach Jason Tapp for their incredible efforts in adding these young men to the Union Hockey family. We feel that this class has great size, talent, and work effort, and above all, we know they will be a perfect complement to Union Hockey.”
The start of the 2020-21 season has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.