OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University head hockey coach Enrico Blasi announced the addition of three players to the 2014-15 roster on Wednesday.
Joining the RedHawks next season are defenseman Scott Dornbrock (Harper Woods, Mich./Minot (NAHL)), forward Conor Lemirande (Janesville, Wis./Youngstown (USHL)) and defenseman Colin Sullivan (Milford, Conn./Green Bay (USHL)).
"We are excited to be signing Scott, Conor and Colin to NLIs,” coach Blasi said. “They each provide valuable assets to help make our team better, and are important additions to a large group of returning players for next season. We are looking forward to having them on campus and welcoming them to the Brotherhood."
The three signings bumps the RedHawks’ recruiting class to five after inking defenseman Louie Belpedio and forward Ryan Siroky back in November. Complete biographical information on the three signings is below.
Harper Woods, Mich./Minot (NAHL)
Before Miami: Played in 59 games, posting a career-best 24 points on seven goals and 17 assists during the 2013-14 campaign … tallied 35 points in 91 games with the Minotauros over a two-year span … also played with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL during the 2011-12 season … served as an assistant captain for Minot in 2013-14.
Coach Blasi on Dornbrock: "Scott is a big, tough and physical defenseman. He has good mobility for his size and is responsible with the puck. He knows who he is as a player and really takes care of his own end of the ice."
Janesville, Wis./Youngstown (USHL)
Before Miami: Cousin of Miami forward Andrew Schmit … finished the 2013-14 season with 17 points (7g, 10a) in 58 games … physical forward who also compiled 139 penalty minutes that season … spent most of two seasons in the NAHL with the Janesville Jets, where he served as team captain during the 2012-13 campaign.
Coach Blasi on Lemirande: "Conor has quite the presence on the ice. He adds a dimension of size, toughness, and skating ability that is hard to find. Everybody we talk to can't say enough about his character and leadership qualities as well."
Milford, Conn./Green Bay (USHL)
Before Miami: Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft … a 4-2-4 transfer who played 32 games on defense for Boston College during the 2012-13 season, posting one assist for the Eagles … recorded eight points on two goals and six assists in 41 games for the Green Bay Gamblers in 2013-14 … earned 2012 New England Prep All-Star Team honors as a senior defenseman at Avon Old Farms; recorded 16 points - seven goals and nine assists- in 17 games for the Winged Beavers … helped Avon Old Farms win the New England Prep School championship as a sophomore in the 2009-10 season.
Coach Blasi on Sullivan: "Colin is a high character kid and a solid two way player. He has good tools and an outstanding work ethic. With a year of college under his belt, he brings some valuable experience as a first year player in our program."