Gators Announce Pro-Am Roster for SCHL Summer 2017

The SCHL Pro-Am defending Champions are proud to announce their Summer 2017 roster.  Many will think that this star studded lineup will bring the Gators to their 9th Cup…and they are probably right.

“We have a pretty good base to work from.  It has been proven in the past, but we feel that we picked up some pretty good pieces for the summer and players eager to learn the Gator way of winning” said President RJ Gates.

The lineup boasts some new names and faces.  Rookies Charlie Curti recently completed his sophomore year at Yale University where he scored 2-12-14 from the blueline.

Jason Cotton, a recent transfer from Northeastern University will play for Sacred Heart University this upcoming season.

Jeremy Langlois is a highly skilled forward with almost 200 games played in the American Hockey League, most recently with the Rockford IceHogs.

Henry Hart is a power forward and will be entering his finals season at Yale University and will add some feistiness to Gang Green’s lineup this summer.

Jackson Barliant is a great addition to the locker room and is looking to regain his scoring touch with some of these SCHL All-Stars.

Jacob Meyers will serve as the Gator’s back up to the legendary Nick Niedert.

Re-added to the roster this summer is the explosive Joel Beal, Pat Kirtland and Patrick Harper.  Harper is fresh off a gold medal during this year’s World Junior Championships for Team USA.

#

POS

NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

W

L

GAA

SV%

1

G

Nick Nieidert

76

48

15

5.23

0.847

2

D

Ryan Miniaci

105

48

116

164

28

3

D

Mike Velez

118

24

108

132

26

4

D

Tyler Lovejoy

34

10

27

37

16

5

D

Charlie Curti

6

F

Keith Buehler

17

20

41

61

10

7

D

Zach Currie

11

14

5

19

10

8

F

Tim Richter

45

75

53

128

40

10

F

Jason Cotton

0

0

0

0

0

11

F

Jeremy Langlois

0

0

0

0

0

12

F

Scott McDougall

197

545

455

1000

30

14

F

Henry Hart

15

F

Bryan Leitch

91

98

313

411

28

16

F

R.J. Gates

224

229

306

535

88

17

F

Pat Kirtland

10

14

10

24

6

18

D

Les Hrapchak

149

58

188

246

70

19

D

Billy Sweezey

 

 

20

F

Jackson Barliant

21

F

Paul Kirtland

32

39

38

77

10

x

G

Jacob Myers

x

G

22

F

Patrick Harper

3

4

4

8

2

23

F

Joel Beal

33

42

63

105

10

Gators Force Game #3

9

2

Nieder 49 Saves Forces Game #3

It was do or die.  The 7 time SCHL Pro-Am Champions needed to win to force the deciding Game #3

“We felt we scored enough (10 goals) in Game #1 to win but needed to improve our defensive efforts if we plan on raising another Cup” said leading scorer Scott McDougall.

Nick Niedert

The Gators turned to veteran goaltender, Nick Niedert.  Fresh off his stint in the American Hockey League (AHL), Niedert provided the sound defense the Gators are used to in big games.

Niedert added, “It’s really about keeping the puck in front of you at all times and getting that key save when needed.  But there were some amazing back-checks from our forwards that helped big time.”

 

In Other News

The Gators are looking to capture their 8th in the last 10 seasons, whereas the Beast are looking for their first championship in team’s history.  “We feel that we have an upper hand when it comes to playing in the big games.  Having the series go to Game #3 is nothing new for us.  We will be ready” declared defenseman Mike Velez.

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 1 1 0 0 0
4 Tyler Lovejoy 0 2 2 0 0 0
6 Keith Buehler 1 0 1 0 2 0
7 Zach Currie 1 0 1 0 0 0
8 Tim Richter 1 2 3 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 4 2 6 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 1 4 5 0 0 0
16 RJ Gates 0 1 1 0 0 0
17 Gil Schaper 0 1 1 0 0 0
20 Paul Kirtland 1 3 4 0 0 0

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Nick Niedert 45:00 51 49 2 .961

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