5 New Players Joining Squad
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's hockey team has added four new forwards and one defenseman to help in its defense of the ECAC Hockey regular season championship. The Bulldogs, who graduated two forwards, two blueliners and a goalie, seek a third straight league regular season title.
All five of the class of 2014 student-athletes competed in the Northeast during 2009-10. Three of the new Elis played in the juniors (Eastern, North Atlantic) last winter while two come to Yale from New England prep schools.
"We are very excited about our incoming class. Kyle [Wallack] and Dan [Muse] have worked hard to recruit a group of extremely competitive people, student-athletes who understand the commitment necessary to be successful at Yale. Each of these players brings something special to our program and will battle hard to be contributing members of our team," said Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey.
The Bulldogs are coming off a pair of 20-win seasons, consecutive ECAC Regular Season Championships and an NCAA Tournament win last March.
YALE MEN'S HOCKEY CLASS OF 2014
5-11, 195 Flanders, NJ
At Delbarton School: School's all-time leading scorer with 261 points over three seasons… Two-time New Jersey Player of the Year… Three-time first-team all-state selection… Played on three state championship teams… 2009-10 team was ranked No. 2 nationally… Had 23-11-34 for the New Jersey Colonials in the Atlantic Youth Hockey League in the fall of 2009… Personal: Kenneth Tyler Agostino is the son of Anne and Ken Agostino... Drafted in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft by Pittsburgh.
5-11, 180 Colchester, CT
At Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep: Played three years of high school hockey… Two-time all-state… All-region junior year… Two-time state champions… Three-time regional champions… Scored GWG in double overtime of state semifinal against East Kentwood junior year… Played WR and CB for football team… Pitcher and shortstop for baseball squad… Student of the month… Student of the year nominee… Graduated summa cum laude and received the presidents education award… In the NAHL: Won a 2008-09 junior hockey national championship playing for the St. Louis Bandits… scored the game winning goal in double overtime of the NAHL championship game… Personal: Clinton Bourbonais is the son of Christine and Frank Bourbonais… Interested in becoming a biomedical engineer so he can work on producing prosthetic appendages that will work with nervous systems and allow natural movement… High school rival of current teammate Andrew Miller and former teammate of Union's Keith Kinkaid.
Brad Peltz (in photo)
6-0, 182 Mount Kisco, NY
At Avon Old Farms: Played varsity hockey for four seasons… Captained 2008-09 team… Earnest and Persistent Award… Yale Book Award… Order of Old Farms… In the EJHL: Scored 19 goals and had 34 points in 45 games for the Jr. Bruins in 2009-10… Selected by Ottawa Senators (190th) in 2009 NHL Entry Draft.. Personal: Bradley G. Peltz is the son of Claudia and Nelson Peltz… Brother, Matthew, is Yale '06… Enjoys flying planes.
6-0, 185 Pittsburgh, PA
At Taft School: Played four seasons and was one of three captains for 2008-09 season… Led team with 36 points in 27 games playing center… Founders League All-Star… Team made 2009 New England Quarterfinal playoffs… Named No. 2 long-stick midfielder in New England lacrosse… Western NE All-Division I lacrosse team… Taft Honor Roll for three years… National AP Scholar… In EJHL: Tallied 44 points in 41 games and led Jr. Bruins with seven game-winning goals… Played on playoff semifinalist… Personal: Jesse Bond Root is the son of Kathy and David Root… Cousin of pro football hall of famer Dan Marino… Grandfather, Russell "Lefty" Foster played baseball in the Phillies' organization and was a B-26 gunner in WWII… Played on 2006 state championship Mt. Lebanon High School (Pittsburgh) team before going to Taft.
6-2, 200 Dedham, MA
At Noble and Greenough School: Two-time captain and four-year letterman… Had 12 goals and 38 points in 28 games in 2009-10… Led all prep school defensemen in scoring as a senior… Team won ISL and was New England Prep School semi-finalists… Went 5-29-34 (29 GP) in 2008-09… Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche (184th) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft… All-ISL junior and senior seasons… 2009-10 All-New England… Honorable mention All-ISL sophomore year… All-ISL lacrosse player who captained team senior year and earned four letters… Personal: Brendan Gus Young is the son of Lorrie and Kevin Young… Father played football, lacrosse and wrestled at Dartmouth… Brother, Seamus, played hockey at Princeton (2006)and then two years in the pros… Brother, Colin, plays hockey at Babson College (2012).