SLU Hockey Coach Says 7 Recruits Will Make An Impact
The St. Lawrence University men's hockey team will add seven incoming first-year players to the roster for the 2020-21 season, as announced by Charles W. Appleton II Men's Hockey Head CoachBrent Brekkeon Tuesday afternoon.
"We are excited about our incoming class of student-athletes! This is a talented and competitive group of young men that will have a tremendous impact on our program," Brekke said. "They all possess great character and exemplify the qualities of what is required to be a successful student-athlete representing our hockey program, Saints athletics and St. Lawrence University."
The class is composed of four forwards, two defensemen and one goaltenders. It consists of five Americans representing five states – Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Massachusetts – as well as two Canadians hailing from Ontario and Quebec.
About the Class of 2024:
Grant Adams – 6-2 | 195 | Goaltender
South Bend, Indiana | Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) / Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)
Adams started the 2019-20 season in Sioux Falls before he was traded to Salmon Arm in the second half of the season. In nine games with the Silverbacks, he finished with a 2.99 goals against average and .904 save percentage. Prior to playing junior hockey, Adams was co-captain of the hockey team at Culver Academy where he posted a 2.15 GAA and .918 save percentage in his senior season.
He will wear #35 for the Saints in 2020-21.
Luke Erickson – 6-2 | 210 | Defenseman
Woodbury, Minnesota | Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
Erickson spent the last two seasons with the Ice Dogs, serving as an alternate captain in 2019-20. Despite missing a large portion of the season due to injury, he doubled his point production from the year before, finishing with 24 points in 29 games played on five goals and 19 assists and was a +25.
He will wear #9 for the Saints in 2020-21.
Greg Lapointe – 5-9 | 175 | Forward
Granby, Quebec | Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
As a rookie for Coquitlam, Lapointe averaged more than a point per game, finishing with 60 points on 29 goals and 31 assists 56 games played. He was among the top-10 in the BCHL in scoring, named to the All-Rookie Team and was also a Second-Team All-Star. In addition, he was also the recipient of Coquitlam's Rookie of the Year, Top Scorer and Community Service Awards.
He will wear #26 for the Saints in 2020-21.
Tucker McIntosh – 6-1 | 175 | Defenseman
Toronto, Ontario | Ottawa Junior Senators (CCHL)
McIntosh finished the 2019-20 season as the top-scoring defenseman on the Senators with 33 points on 11 goals and 22 assists in 55 games played. He was selected to the CCHL All-Star game and won a silver medal at the World Jr. A Challenge. In addition, McIntosh comes to St. Lawrence ranked #174 in NHL central scouting.
He will wear #24 for the Saints in 2020-21.
Reilly Moran – 5-11 | 176 | Forward
Hingham, Massachusetts | Powell River Kings (BCHL)
As a rookie with Powell River, Moran finished second on the team in scoring with 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points in 58 games played. Moran was also the recipient of the team's Community Award, given to the King "who has actively been involved in the community events throughout the entire season, who was always willing to go the extra mile to make an impact in Powell River."
He will wear #17 for the Saints in 2020-21.
Logan Ritchie – 5-11 | 180 | Forward
O'Fallon, Missouri | Kenai River Brown Bears (NAHL)
Ritchie spent the last two seasons in Kenai River and had a breakout season in 2019-20, quadrupling his point production from the season before to finish second on the team in scoring with 48 points in 52 games played, including a team-high 22 goals and 26 assists. In addition, he was selected to participate in the NAHL 2020 Top Prospects Tournament.
He will wear #27 for the Saints in 2020-21.
Nicholas Trela – 6-2 | 185 | Forward
Trenton, Michigan | Amarillo Bulls (NAHL)
Trela spent the last two seasons in Amarillo and served as an alternate captain in 2019-20. He put up career-high numbers last season, with 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points in 48 games played. In addition, he was the recipient of the NAHL South Division Community Service Award.
He will wear #20 for the Saints in 2020-21.