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Goaltenders

BRETT BOTHWELL

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, catches left. HOMETOWN: Red Deer, Alberta. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 30.

Bothwell joins the Dutchmen after playing the last two years at Wayne State, which dropped its hockey program at the end of last season. In 21 games with the Warriors last season, Bothwell was 8-13 with a 3.36 goals-against average, an .879 save percentage and a school-record two shutouts. The previous year, he was named to the College Hockey America All-Rookie team after going 8-9-1 with a 3.57 GAA and an .889 save percentage.

COREY MILAN

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 5-10, 155 pounds, catches left. HOMETOWN: Great Barrington, Mass. CLASS: Sophomore.

UNIFORM NUMBER: 31.

Milan posted a 6-8-6 record with a 2.53 GAA, a .907 save percentage and one shutout. In ECAC Hockey play, Milan was 5-4-5 with a 2.33 GAA and a .905 save percentage. His shutout came in a scoreless tie against Dartmouth Feb. 9 at Messa Rink. Milan made 32 saves in that game. He picked up an assist against Yale Nov. 3. He made a

career-high 50 saves against Massachusetts Nov. 25. Milan was named to the ECACH All-Rookie team.

RICH SILLERY

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 6-3, 195 pounds, catches left. HOMETOWN: Gaithersburg, Md. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 35.

Sillery didn’t play in any regular-season games last year, but did start in an exhib­ition game against New Brunswick Dec. 28. He stopped eight of nine shots in the first period of that game, a Union 7-5 win. Sillery appeared in six games during his freshman year, and had a 1-1 record with a 3.98 GAA and a .852 save percentage.

Defensemen

LANE CAFFARO

PERSONAL: 24 years old, 6-1, 195 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Slave Lake, Alberta. CLASS: Senior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 23.

Caffaro had three goals and 13 assists in 33 games last season. But it was his steady, composed play that caught the attention of ECACH coaches, who named Caffaro to the All-ECACH second team last season. Caffaro, who had 164 penalty minutes his first two years, including a team-record 101 his freshman season, had just 33 penalty minutes last season. He had three multiple-point games last year, including a three-point effort (one goal, two assists) against Clarkson Feb. 22. He was named co-captain last December, and will serve in that cap­acity this year. Last month, Caffaro was named to the ECACH all-conference preseason team by the coaches and media.

MIKE HARR

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 5-10, 195 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Norwood, Mass. CLASS: Senior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 7.

Harr had a goal and five assists in 34 games last season. His play improved greatly over his sophomore season because he took less chances pinching in to help the offense in the opposition zone and concentrated on his defense. Harr was named the team’s most improved player. He scored his goal, the first of his col­legiate career, Dec. 14 against Nebraska-Omaha, and later assisted on Chris Potts’ game-winning goal.

NOLAN JULSETH-WHITE

PERSONAL: 20 years old, 6-2, 210 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Chilliwack, British Columbia. CLASS: Freshman. UNIFORM NUMBER: 2.

Julseth-White comes to Union from the British Columbia Junior Hockey League’s Langley Chiefs. He was the team captain last season, and had eight goals and 26 assists in 39 games. The previous season, Julseth-White had 16 goals and 36 assists in 59 games. He was named to the BCJHL All-Star team both seasons.

JONATHAN LAREAU

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 6-0, 185 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Plainville, Mass. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 22.

Lareau saw action in three regular-season games, and didn’t record a point. He played in all three games in the Pete Kelly Tournament at New Brunswick.

BROCK MATHESON

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 6-1, 190 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Ganonoque, Ont­ario. CLASS: Sophomore. UNIFORM NUMBER: 6.

Matheson had one assist in 23 games. The assist came against St. Lawrence

Feb. 23. Matheson was an ECACH All-

Academic selection.

BRENDAN MILNAMOW

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 6-3, 210 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Wilton, Conn. CLASS: Senior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 27.

Milnamow skated in 35 games last season, and had two goals and seven assists. For the second straight year, Milnamow scored both of his goals against schools from his native Connecticut, the only difference being that he scored them at Messa Rink. He had a goal and two assists against UConn Jan. 4, and got the other goal against Quinnipiac Feb. 2. His nine points last season were a career high.

TAYLOR REID

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 6-1, 15 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Calgary, Alberta. CLASS: Freshman. UNIFORM NUMBER: 4.

Reid joins the Dutchmen after playing last season for the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Fort McMurray Oil Barons, where he had four goals and 20 points in 55 games. Prior to that, Reid spent time in the BCJHL with the Nanaimo Chiefs and the West Side Warriors.

MIKE SCHREIBER

PERSONAL: 23 years old, 5-10, 180 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Sherwood Park, Alberta. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM

NUMBER: 5.

Schreiber played in all 35 games last season, and had four goals and 13 assists. The 13 assists tied Lane Caffaro for most on the team. Schreiber had a pair of two-point games. He picked up two assists, including one on Torren Delforte’s game-winning goal, in a 3-1 victory at St. Lawrence

Jan. 25. He scored a goal and assisted on Adam Presizniuk’s goal with 2:07 left in the third period to help Union earn a 3-3 tie with Quinnipiac Feb. 2. Schreiber scored the game-winning goal in a 5-4 triumph over Colgate Jan. 12.

MIKE WAKITA

PERSONAL: 23 years old, 6-2, 220 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Kitmat, British Col­umbia. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 8.

Wakita got into 17 games last season, and picked up an assist. That came on March 14 against Cornell in Game 1 of the first round of the ECACH tournament. Wak­ita was an ECACH All-Academic selection.

Forwards

STEPHANE BOILEAU

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 5-11, 202 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Blainville, Quebec. CLASS: Sophomore. UNIFORM NUMBER: 25.

Boileau was the team’s second-leading scorer last season with six goals and 15 assists. All of his goals came on the power play, which led the team. He also led the Dutchmen with defensive rating of +10. He had six two-point games, and also scored two game-winning goals. Boileau scored his first collegiate goal against Yale Nov. 3.

ANDREW BUOTE

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 5-11, 185 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Grande Prairie, Alberta. CLASS: Sophomore.

UNIFORM NUMBER: 14.

Buote made the most of his two goals last season. They were both game-winners, and on the road. The first one came Nov. 30 in a 4-3 win at Quinnipiac. The other came Feb. 15 at Cornell. Buote played in 32 games. He was named the Scott Richardson Unsung Hero Award winner.

LUKE CAIN

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 6-2, 210 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Thunder Bay, Ont­ario. CLASS: Sophomore. UNIFORM NUMBER: 10.

Cain had two goals and an assist in seven games before his season ended

Nov. 9 at Dartmouth when he suffered a broken right tibia in the third period. The NCAA granted Cain a medical redshirt, meaning he has four years of eligibility. Cain scored his first collegiate goal against RPI in the Governor’s Cup Oct. 26.

JEFF CHRISTIANSEN

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 6-2, 200 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Elm Grove, Wis. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 24.

Christiansen, the brother of former Union defenseman/forward Doug Christiansen, got into only three games last season, and didn’t record a point. He had five goals and two assists in 16 games in 2006-07.

MATT COOK

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 6-0, 200 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Belle Mead, N.J. CLASS: Senior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 20.

Cook led the Dutchmen in goals last season with 10, the only Union player to reach double figures in goals. He was the only Dutchmen to score two goals in a game last season, doing it at Cornell Feb. 15. Cook had a goal and two assists against Ferris State Oct. 13. He was voted the team’s Seventh Player Award by the fans. Cook will be a co-captain for the second straight year.

RANDY HANAGAN

PERSONAL: 20 years old, 6-0, 190 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Lambeth, Ont­ario. CLASS: Freshman. UNIFORM NUMBER: 19.

Hanagan joins the Dutchmen from the BCJHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks. He had 34 goals and 33 assists last season, and led the team in scoring during the playoffs. In 2006-07, Hanagan had 19 goals and 19 assists.

JUSTIN PALLOS

PERSONAL: 20 years old, 5-8, 165 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Glastonbury, Conn. CLASS: Sophomore. UNIFORM NUMBER: 11.

Pallos collected four assists in 27 games last season. He got his first collegiate point against RPI in the Governor’s Cup Oct. 26. Pallos first learned to skate at age 2 at Messa Rink.

CHRIS POTTS

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 6-0, 195 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Phillipsburg, N.J. CLASS: Senior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 17.

Potts played in 33 games last season, and had four goals and two assists. He scored the game-winner in overtime against Nebraska-Omaha Dec. 14. Potts is one of the smartest players on the team, as he earned his second Thomas VanArden Dukehart Award, given to the player with the highest grade-point average on the team. Potts, who also won it in 2006, is the first engineering major to be a two-time recipient since Bill Snow, a 1988 graduate. Potts was an ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team selection, and a nominee for the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award. After wearing No. 19 his first three years, Potts changed his number to 17, a number he had worn throughout his career prior to Union.

ADAM PRESIZNIUK

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 6-0, 180 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Calgary, Alberta. CLASS: Sophomore. UNIFORM NUMBER: 29.

Presizniuk led the Dutchmen in scoring last season with seven goals and 18 assists, becoming the first freshman to be the team’s top scorer since Chris Ford in

1993-94. Presizniuk had five multipoint games, including a career-high three-point effort (all assists) at Quinnipiac Nov. 30. He was named to the ECACH All-Rookie team, and won the team’s most valuable and rookie of the year awards.

JASON SHAFFER

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 5-10, 175 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Eagle River, Alaska. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 16.

Shaffer saw action in 14 regular-season games last season, and had three assists. Two of those assists came in 3-1 win over St. Lawrence Feb. 23. Shaffer scored the game-winning goal against St. Thomas (New Brunswick) in the Pete Kelly Tourn­ament.

JOHN SIMPSON

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 5-10, 180 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Boxborough, Mass. CLASS: Sophomore. UNIFORM NUMBER: 18.

Simpson had five goals and five assists in 35 games last season. He had a pair of two-game goal-scoring streaks. Simpson scored the game-winner goal against Army Jan. 5. He had a goal and an assist against RPI Jan. 19.

MARIO VALERY-TRABUCCO

PERSONAL: 21 years old, 5-11, 180 pounds, shoots right. HOMETOWN: Montreal. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 15.

Valery-Trabucco had nine goals and eight assists in 35 games last season. The nine goals were second on the team. He had a six-game point-scoring streak (four goals, three assists) from Nov. 30-Dec. 8. He scored a goal in each of the first four games during the streak. Valery-Trabucco didn’t score a goal in the final 11 games of the season.

JASON WALTERS

PERSONAL: 22 years old, 5-11, 180 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Renfrew, Ontario. CLASS: Junior. UNIFORM NUMBER: 9.

Walters played in 35 games last season, and had five goals and 15 assists. His 20 points was third best on the team. He

recorded seven two-point games. Walters had a five-game point-scoring streak (one goal, seven assists) from Jan. 4-18.

BRIAN YANOVITCH

PERSONAL: 20 years old, 6-0, 180 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Mansfield, Mass. CLASS: Freshman. UNIFORM NUMBER: 26.

Yanovitch joins the Dutchmen from the Eastern Junior Hockey League’s Bridge­water Bandits. He had 18 goals and 33 assists last season. A 2007 graduate of Mans­field High School, Yanovitch had 30 goals and 31 assists during his sophomore season at the school.

KELLY ZAJAC

PERSONAL: 20 years old, 5-10, 185 pounds, shoots left. HOMETOWN: Winnipeg, Man­itoba. CLASS: Freshman. UNIFORM NUMBER: 21.

Zajac comes to Union from Salmon Arm, where he was a teammate with fellow freshman Randy Hanagan. Zajac had 24 goals and 49 assists for the Silverbacks last season. The previous year, he had 11 goals and 21 assists. Zajac’s brother,

Travis, plays for the New Jersey Devils.

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