Men's Hockey Signs Six to National Letters of Intent

Holy Cross Athletics   11-15-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head men’s hockey coach David Berard has announced that six student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Holy Cross and play for the Crusaders. Matt Barry, Will Conley, Bryce Dolan, Erik Gordon, Conner Jean, and Anthony Vincent will join the men’s hockey program in the fall of 2018. Here’s a look at the incoming student-athletes:


Name Ht. Wt.  Pos. Hometown
Matt Barry 6-0 170 F Naperville, Ill.
Will Conley 6-0 205 F Strathmore, Alberta
Bryce Dolan 6-1 195 D Barrington, R.I.
Erik Gordon 5-10 170 G Duluth, Ga.
Conner Jean 5-10 180 F Oakland, Mich.
Anthony Vincent 6-0 175 F Wilton, Conn.


“We are excited to welcome Matt, Will, Bryce, Erik, Conner and Anthony to the Holy Cross Family starting next season.  They are a very talented group that will bring a terrific work ethic and outstanding leadership skills to our lineup.  All of them will be key contributors and will be instrumental in our continued development as a championship-level program” said head coach David Berard about the six newcomers.


Barry, a 6-foot, 170-pound forward, plays for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL). He is currently second on his team in scoring with two goals and seven assists for nine points. Prior to playing in Youngstown, Barry played for the Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL) where he tallied 23 goals and 36 assists for 59 points in 59 games played. He was named to the NAHL All-Rookie First Team for the 2016-2017 season.


Conley, a 6-foot, 205-pound forward plays for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Conley currently leads his team in goal scoring, with 18, and is second in total points, with 23. Conley has played for the Oil Barons for three seasons. In the 2016-2017 season, Conley scored 24 goals to go along with 24 assists for 48 points in 59 games. He helped his team win the North Division Regular Season Championship. The 2017-2018 season marks the third straight season Conley has served as an assistant captain (2016-2018).


Dolan, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound defender plays for Kimball Union Academy of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) in Meriden, N.H. At Kimball Union, Dolan is a four-year member of the varsity hockey team and will serve as captain for the 2017-2018 season. In 2016-2017, Dolan helped guide his team to a NEPSAC Championship, Lakes Region Championship, and a Nichols/Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament Championship. During his career at Kimball Union, he has totaled 12 goals and 32 assists. Prior to playing for Kimball Union, Dolan played at Bishop Hendricken High School where he helped the team to a State finalist finish in back-to-back seasons (2014, 2015).


Gordon, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound goaltender plays for the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL).  During the 2016-2017 season, Gordon played for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL) where he posted a .909 save percentage in 17 games played. He also played 15 games for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL), recorded a .944 save percentage, 1.56 goals against average and was the All-Midwest Division Goaltender of the Year. In addition, Gordon played four games for the United States National Development Program (USNTDP) in 2016-2017.


Jean, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward has played two seasons for the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) where he led his team to an AJHL Championship in 2017.  Jean currently leads his team in goal scoring with 12 and has 17 total points through 18 games. In the 2016-2017 regular season, Jean posted 24 points in 22 games with 11 goals and 13 assists.  Jean finished first in the Western Canada Cup in scoring with nine points in five games (5-4-9). Prior to joining the Bandits, Jean played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the CCHL and Kimball Union Academy (N.H.).


Vincent, a 6-foot, 175-pound forward is in his second season for the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), where he serves as an assistant captain. He currently has 12 points with four goals and eight assists in 12 games played. Prior to Chilliwack, Vincent attended Salisbury School, where he was a four-year member of the varsity hockey team and captained the team in 2015-16. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Robert Gardner Athletic Award and the Roswell H. Rudd Hockey Award. Vincent led his team to a 2013 Housatonic Hockey League championship and three-consecutive New England Prep School Championships (2013-2015), which set a school record.

-Go 'Saders!-




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