Monday, July 20, 2009

By the numbers

Minnesota State put out its preseason prospectus this week and there are a few things of interest.

Here are the freshmen and their jersey numbers:

7-Tyler Pitlick, forward
16-Tyler Elbrecht, defenseman
17-Evan Mosey, defenseman
25-Eriah Hayes, forward
29-Eli Zuck, forward
30-Phil Cook, goaltender
35-Kevin Murdock, goaltender

Another newcomer, forward Mike Dorr, who will be eligible to play in January after transferring from Minnesota, will wear No. 18.

Four veteran players are changing numbers this season. Goalie Austin Lee will wear No. 1, James Gaulrapp is switching to 13, Andrew Sackrison is changing to 21 and Tyler Thompson will wear 23.

It appears defenseman Baylor Dieter is no longer on the team. He played in 11 games last year as a freshman, mostly at the end of the year after Channing Boe went down with a broken leg, and was named the team's most-improved player.

The Mavericks have just seven defensemen listed on their roster and 18 forwards. I'll be curious to see if coach Troy Jutting switches one of the forwards to D. Late last season, freshman Joe Schiller practiced with the defensemen.

The Mavericks roster will represent eight states/provinces, including Minnesota (19 players), Alberta (Galiardi, Mouillierat), Illinois (Cook, Mosey), Alaska (Zuck), British Columbia (Irwin), Florida (Murdock), Michigan (Harrison) and Missouri (Elbrecht). ... The Mavericks also have recruits for 2010 from Arizona (Danny Heath) and Oklahoma (Josh Berge).

1 comment:

Nation said...

What happened to Baylor Dieter?