2012-2013 Freshman Class

Forward Stephen Miller (Photo: Dave Arnold)

It has yet to become official, but there have been a number of reports about the Canisius College freshman class for the 2012-13 season. Joining the Griffs next season will be one goaltender, two defensemen and two forwards. Here is a quick look at the players and links to the reports of their commitments:

Adam Harris
Goaltender
6-foot-2, 161 lbs
Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)
2011-12: 33 GP, 23-9 record, 2.75 GAA, .923 SV%

Matthew Backhouse
Defenseman
6-foot-2, 183 lbs
Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
2011-12: 57 GP, 3 G, 28 A, 31 Pts, 54 PIM

Chris Rumble
Defenseman
6-foot, 192 lbs
Wenatchee Wild (NAHL)
2010-11: 46 GP, 7 G, 23 A, 30 Pts, 71 PIM

Ralph Cuddemi
Right Wing
6-foot-1, 190 lbs
Mississauga Chargers (OJHL)
2011-12: 46 GP, 27 G, 36 A, 63 Pts, 20 PIM

Stephen Miller
Left Wing
6-foot-1, 196 lbs
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL)
2011-12: 43 GP, 15 G, 29 A, 44 Pts, 39 PIM

The most intriguing of these players is perhaps Miller, who was the 109th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and was 85th in the midterm rankings. There was good reason to Miller’s ranking as he scored 21 goals in 27 games at Noble High School in 2010-11.

Update: It is now official, as the official Canisius site has confirmed the additions to the roster.

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