Northern Michigan University announced three forwards have committed to attend NMU and play hockey starting next fall.
Leading the list is Marquette native Nick Kosinski. Joining Kosinski are Jared Brown and Mario Lamoureux, the younger brother of current Wildcats' forward Jacques.
"This is the start of our recruiting class of 2007," said NMU head coach Walt Kyle. "We are excited to announce these players. They will all fill different roles and provide a different balance to our lineup."
The 20-year-old Kosinski (5-8, 165) is currently playing for the Marquette Rangers of the North America Hockey League. After 20 games with the Rangers, he has five goals and 14 assists for 19 points. During the 2005-06 season, he skated for the Cleveland Barons where he appeared in 54 games and had 37 points on 14 goals and 23 assists.
Brown (5-10, 185), another 20-year-old, has skated for the past two seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League. He currently has 18 points on five goals and 13 assists while appearing in 12 games. Last year, he appeared in 56 games as he registered 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points.
Lamoureux (5-11, 190) has played for the Tri City Storm of the USHL for the past three seasons. This year after 12 games, the 18-year-old has two goals and three assists for five points. In 2005-2006, he collected 32 points on 13 goals and 19 assists while appearing in 57 games. His first season (2004-05) with the Storm, he skated in 59 games and had 22 points on seven goals and 15 assists.