Men's Hockey Adds Three To 2017-2018 Freshman Class
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head men’s hockey coach David Berard has announced that three student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to attend Holy Cross and play for the Crusaders. Andrew Dumaresque (Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia), Pete Kessel (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Logan Milliken (Canmore, Alberta) will join the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2017.
"We are very excited to welcome the Class of 2021 to Holy Cross,” said Berard. “In addition to Logan Ferguson and Frank Boie, who signed in November, Logan, Andrew and Pete will be instrumental pieces to our lineup next season. The five-player class provides valuable depth and competition at the forward and defense positions and enhances our style of play. We are delighted that they are joining our program and we look forward to their arrival in the fall."
Dumaresque is a 6-foot-1, 185 pound center who played for the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). This season he appeared in 58 games with 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points. He also received the team honor of Most Community Minded for the 2016-2017 season. Dumaresque attended Milton Academy where he played two seasons of varsity ice hockey. He was team captain his senior year and earned the program’s Neil Hernberg Seventh Player Award both seasons he was on the team. In the 2015-2016 season, Milton Academy placed second in the NEPSAC Elite Eight Championship and tied for the ISL Championship. That same season Dumaresque was named to the All-ISL Team. For his career, Dumaresque played in 51 games with 28 goals and 29 assists for 57 points.
"I chose Holy Cross because it offers a great opportunity both academically and athletically. Academically, it is a great school with a great alumni network. Athletically, I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the program right away." - Andrew Dumaresque
Kessel is a 6-foot-2, 195 pound forward who plays for the Lone Star Brahmas of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). As an assistant team captain this season, he appeared in 58 games with 27 goals and 20 assists for 47 points. His team won the South Division Playoff Championship in 2015, and were South Division Regular Season Champions for the 2016-2017 season. For his career, Kessel has played in 147 games with 46 goals and 45 assists for 91 points.
"I chose Holy Cross because of my relationship with the coaches, the strength of the hockey program and the quality of the education. With that, the Holy Cross experience will allow me to become the best student-athlete I can be." - Pete Kessel
Milliken is a 5-foot-11, 185 pound defenseman who played for the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). This season he appeared in 55 games with five goals and 17 assists for 22 points. For his career, Milliken has played in 105 games with 11 goals and 35 assists for a total of 46 points.
"What really sold me on Holy Cross was when I came to visit the school. Meeting the coaches and seeing how they run the program as well as meeting the players and touring the campus all made it seem like a great fit! I am extremely excited to get started!" - Logan Milliken
Holy Cross men’s hockey previously announced that two student-athletes signed national letters of intent. Along with the new signees, Frank Boie (Needham, Mass.) and Logan Ferguson (Calgary, Alberta) complete the Crusaders’ incoming class for the 2017-2018 season.
Boie is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound defenseman, who played for the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). This season he appeared in 54 games with six goals and seven assists for 13 points. Boie went to The Rivers School where he played four seasons of varsity hockey for head coach Shawn McEachern. He was awarded the Paul Light Award his senior year for being named the team MVP as well as earning The Rivers School Scholar Athlete Award. The team won the 2014 and 2016 Eberhart championship. He earned 2015-2016 first team All-League accolades. For his career, Boie posted 10 goals and 44 assists for 54 points.
"I am excited to attend Holy Cross to further my education and develop as a hockey player. I am looking forward to playing for Coach Berard and contributing to the growing success of the program. I can't wait to get started." - Frank Boie
Ferguson is a 6-foot, 180-pound forward, who played for the Canmore Eagles of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Ferguson was the captain of his team for the 2016-2017 season and won the Team MVP. This season he has played in 60 games with 32 goals and 62 assists for 94 points. He ranked second in the AJHL in points, was third in assists and tied for fifth in goals. Ferguson was named the team MVP in 2015-2016 as the leading scorer with 22 goals, 50 assists and 72 points. Ferguson has 194 career points with 62 goals and 132 assists. He was invited to the Team Canada West Selection Camp in 2015 and 2016.
"I chose Holy Cross because it is a great combination of strong academics and a high end hockey program. I am really excited to be part of a program with players and coaches who will push me to reach my full potential, both on and off the ice." - Logan Ferguson
HOLY CROSS MEN’S HOCKEY NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT SIGNEES
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown / Team (League)|
|Frank Boie||D||6-1||185||Needham, Mass. / Langley Rivermen (BCHL)|
|Andrew Dumaresque||C||6-1||185||Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia / Langley Rivermen (BCHL)|
|Logan Ferguson||F||6-1||180||Calgary, Alberta / Canmore Eagles (AJHL)|
|Pete Kessel||F||6-2||195||Bloomfield Hills, M.I. / Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL)|
|Logan Milliken||D||5-11||185||Canmore, Alberta / Wenatchee Wild (BCHL)|