PRINCETON -- The Princeton men's hockey team has announced its incoming class that will join the team for the upcoming season. The group of 10 players will a Princeton team that has hosted an ECAC playoff series in each of the last four years and has two NCAA Tournament appearances in that span.
The class is comprised of six forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender and replaces a graduating class of nine. The 2010-11 Princeton roster will include 28 players.
Forward • 5-11 • 185 • Shoots Left
Aldie, Va. • Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Ammon comes to Princeton after one season with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL. There he scored 15 goals and added six assists for 21 points in 42 games plated, winning an Offensive Player of the Week Award once during the season. Ammon played at Deerfield Academy prior to that, totaling an average of 30 points per season in his final two years there, while serving as an assistant captain in the 2008-09 season. Ammon's older brother Joey is a senior on the men's hockey team at Army.
Forward • 6-2 • 205 • Shoots Right
St. Louis, Mo. • Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
Berger joins the Tigers after one season with the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL. Last season in Des Moines, Berger totaled 28 points on 15 goals and 13 assists in 60 games played. Prior to that, Berger played on St. Louis Amateur Blues AAA Midget Major team in 2008-09 and amassed 56 points in 65 games played. The previous season he played for the Junior Blues and had 13 goals and 10 assists in 32 games. Berger was a scholar athlete at Saint Louis University High and also played tennis in high school.
Goaltender • 6-1 • 175 • Catches Left
Delta, B.C. • Penticton Vees (BCHL)
Bonar comes to Princeton with two years of experiencing playing in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees. As the team's starting goaltender last season, he sported a 28-9 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 39 games. Bonar was a BCHL All-Star, Academic All-Star, named to Team Canada West and the Tournament MVP of the World Junior A Challenge. In 2008-09, Bonar was 11-6 with a 2.45 goals-against and a .908 save percentage. He was also an academic All-Star that season. Bonar played for the Greater Vancouver Giants before playing in the BCHL.
Forward • 5-10 • 170 • Shoots Right
Nepean, Ont. • Nepean Raiders (CJHL)
Calof has spent the last two seasons playing for his hometown Nepean Raiders in the CJHL. Calof averaged 1.67 points per game in his two seasons in the CJHL, totaling 115 points in 2009-10 with 54 goals and 61 assists. A season earlier, he had 119 points on 57 goals and 62 assists. He led his team in scoring both seasons. Last season Calof was the MVP of the CJHL All-Star Game and played for Team Canada East at the World Junior A Championships. He also won the CJHL's A.K. Nielson Award for combination of academic excellence and hockey ability.
Forward • 6-3 • 190 • Shoots Left
Ottawa, Ont. • Smith Falls Bears (CJHL)
Carlson has played the last two seasons for the Smith Falls Bears in the CCHL. Last season, Carlson was an assistant captains and chosen to the league's All-Star team. He collected 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 points. A season earlier, he tallied nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points and was selected to play in the AAA Provincial Championships.
Forward • 5-9 • 180 • Shoots Left
Pierre, S.D. • Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
Farris played for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL in each of the last three seasons. Last year he scored 17 goals and 18 assists for 25 points in 60 games and was named the USHL Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Farris had eight goals and 14 assists in 2008-09 and five goals and 10 assists in 2007-08. Farris was a member of state championship teams in baseball (2004) and soccer (2000 and 2002).
Forward • 5-9 • 160 • Shoots Left
Ann Arbor, Mich. • Marquette Rangers (NAHL)
Ford played for the Marquette Rangers last season in the NAHL and scored three goals. Ford played for Detroit Compuware prior to that and earned the Gold Mid-West Elite Hockey League Academic Achievement Award in both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. Ford also lettered in lacrosse in high school.
Defenseman • 6-5 • 220 • Shoots Right
Hamilton, Ont. • Hamilton Red Wings (CCHL)
Goodwin has played for his hometown Hamilton Red Wings in each of the past three seasons and has increased his point total from the blue line in each year. Last season he scored 10 goals and added 32 assists in 48 games. A season earlier he had 23 points and both seasons he was named the team's Top Defenseman.
Defenseman • 6-0 • 170 • Shoots Left
Cranbrook, B.C. • Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
Ross has played for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL for the past three seasons, winning the team's award as Top Defenseman in all three seasons. Ross scored 10 goals and added 49 assists for 59 points last season to help his team to a regular season conference title. He was nominated for the conference's top defenseman award and a league All-Star. He also was his team's Top Scholastic and Most Sportsmanlike Player. Ross also played four years of baseball in high school.
Defenseman • 6-1 • 205 • Shoots Right
Eden Prairie, Minn. • Omaha Lancers (USHL)
Rush has played in the USHL for the past two seasons, playing in 46 games for Tri-City in 2008-09 and appearing for Sioux Falls, Lincoln and Omaha during the 2009-10 season, totaling two goals and 11 assists in 50 games. At Tri-City the previous season, he had a goal and 11 assists. Rush had six goals and 15 assists in 21 games at Eden Prairie High School in 2007-08 and was an all-state honorable mention and an all-conference selection.