Nine players in RPI's 2012-13 recruit class
RPI announced its 2012-13 recruiting class Thursday, and it is a big one.
Coach Seth Appert is bringing in nine players -- five forwards, three defensemen and a
Here are the forwards:
-- Milos Bubela had five goals and 13 assists in 29 games for the U.S. Hockey League's Dubuque Fighting Saints. Before joining the Fighting Saints, the Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, native played for Team Slovakia in the World Junior Championships.
-- Andrew Commers had 23 goals and 23 assists in 31 games for St. Thomas Academy in Edina, Minn.
-- Travis Fulton collected 24 goals and 38 assists in 45 games for the Vaughan Vipers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
-- Mark Miller had 11 goals and nine assists in 57 games for the USHL's Omaha Lancers.
-- Mike Zalewski, who is a native of New Hartford, had 38 goals and 37 assists in 60 games for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.
Here are the defensemen:
-- Craig Bokenfohr had eight goals and 22 assists, along with 114 penalty minutes, for the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
-- Chris Bradley collected seven goals and 14 assists for the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.
-- Phil Hampton had six goals and 12 assists for the Oakville Blades of the OJHL.
The goalie is Jason Kasdorf of the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers. A Winnipeg Jets' selection in last year's NHL draft, Kasdorf was 10-16-3 for the Bucs with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. In 2010-11, Kasdorf led the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Portage Terriers to the Royal Bank cup tournament, which is Canada's Junior "A" national championship event.