Michigan has announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Wolverines beginning in the 2006-2007 campaign.
The trio is made up of forward Brian Lebler (Penticton, B.C., pictured left) and defensemen Steven Kampfer (Jackson) and Chris Summers (Ypsilanti).
Lebler (6-2, 205 pounds) currently skates for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. In 24 games played this season he has 11 goals and five assists. Six of his tallies have come on the power play. Lebler was also with Penticton in 2004-05 when he had a line of 23-13-36 in 66 games, with 12 of his scores on the power play.
Kampfer (5-10, 180 pounds) plays for the Sioux City Musketeers (United States Hockey League) and has scored a goal and three assists in 15 games. He has racked up 31 PIM. A season ago with Sioux City, Kampfer had a 6-13-19 line in 47 contests with 91 penalty minutes.Kampfer was recently named to Team USA's Junior Select Under-18 squad that will play at the 2006 Viking Cup. Kampfer has skated for the U.S. in two other international tournaments. In August 2005 he was an assistant captain for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team, and in 2004 he was the captain of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.
Summers (6-2, 185 pounds) plays across town from the Michigan campus for the U.S. National Team Development Program. With the NTDP Under-18 team this season, Summers has two goals and two assists in 19 games to go with 14 penalty minutes. Three of his points (1-2-3) have come in Team USA's nine games against collegiate squads. With the NTDP Under-17 team in 2004-05, Summers had a 1-4-5 output in 35 games with 18 PIM. In November 2004, Summers helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Four Nations Cup.
Michigan will graduate three players from its roster at the end of the 2005-06 campaign -- forward Andrew Ebbett, forward Brandon Kaleniecki and goalie Noah Ruden.