Hextall's journey to NHL continues
The Phoenix Coyotes selected Brett Hextall in the 6th round (159th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania played for Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) before playing three seasons with the University of North Dakota. Hextall, son of former NHL goaltender Ron Hextall, was a member of Gold Medal winning Canada West at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge. He previously played for Bishop Eustace Prep, leading the Crusaders to their first-ever Conference Championship in 2004. He currently plays for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. In 38 games this season for the Pirates, he has four goals and six assists.
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Constantine named Rookie of the Week
Mark Constantine was named ECAC Rookie of the week October 31, 2011. In his collegiate debut for the Plattsburgh Cardinals, Constantine scored two goals to earn the honor. Constantine played one season at the Hill School and was a four-year varsity player for Eustace. Despite being injured most of his Senior season at Eustace, Constantine finished third in all-time team scoring. In the first 15 games for Plattsburgh, Constantine has four goals and two assists.
Schuler leads the way for Skidmore Thoroughbreds
Brad Schuler, a Crusaders forward from 2005-2007, currently plays currently plays for the Skidmore Thoroughbreds. Last season, he played in all 26 games while collecting three goals and seven assists for 10 points. He was tied for team lead with two game-winning goals. After graduating from Bishop Eustace, the former team captain played Junior A Hockey Hockey for the Hamilton Red Wings.
Harding named to MDCHA All-Conference Team
Kevin Harding, a Crusaders forward from 2004-2008, helped guide the Cardinals of Catholic University to a 17-8 record and the 2009 MDCHA Championship. Harding was also selected for the Mason-Dixon Collegiate All-Conference Team. In 21 games for the Cardinals, Harding scored 20 goals and added 21 assists.
Hill commits to University of New Hampshire
Jamie Hill, a Crusaders forward from 2006-2009, currently plays for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL, scoring 28 goals and 39 assists in three seasons with the Blackhawks. He is the Crusaders second All-Time leading scorer and has committed to play for University of New Hampshire.
Tegeler scores in debut for UMass
Andrew Tegeler, a Crusaders forward from 2007-2009, currently plays for the University of Massachusetts. He previously played two seasons with the Junior Bruins and two seasons with the Crusaders. In two games with the Minutemen, Tegeler has one goal and zero assists as a Freshman.
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Saltiel guards the crease for Hobart College
Colin Saltiel, former Crusaders netminder from 2003 to 2006, attends Hobart College in Geneva, NY. The team was ranked seventh in the nation last season for Men's Division III Ice Hockey. Saltiel played three seasons for Bishop Eustace Prep, leading the Crusaders to Back-to-Back Conference Championships. The 6'1", 170 lb goaltender was selected First-Team All South Jersey for three seasons and finished Second Team All-State in 2006. Last season, Saltiel played for the Boston Bulldogs of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League, where he had a 3.17 GAA in 28 games.