Michigan Tech signed four players to a National Letter of Intent yesterday.
A pair of goaltenders, Corson Cramer and Josh Robinson, will join the team for the 2008-2009 season and defensemen Tommy Brown and Steven Seigo will join the team in 2009-10.
Cramer (6-foot, 175 pounds) posted a 10-13-3 record in 27 regular-season games for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the United States Hockey League. The Colorado Springs native also posted a 3.59 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage. He finished the previous season with a 2.72 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage for the Junior Blue Jackets.
Robinson (6-foot, 180 pounds) posted a 22-17-2 record in 43 regular-season games for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. The Frankenmuth native finished with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in the regular season. Robinson helped Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge and also represented the West Division at the 2008 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game. In 2006-2007, Robinson recorded a 3.41 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage for the Musketeers.
“Corson and Josh will be great additions to the team," said MTU assistant coach Chris Tok. "They both spent the past two seasons playing in the very competitive USHL. The pair will give us great depth at the goaltending position.”
Brown, a native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has tallied 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points in 50 games for the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The left-handed defender (5-foot-9, 175 pounds) helped Team Canada West to the gold medal at the 2007 World Junior A Challenge and was named to the SJHL All-Rookie Team.
Seigo, a 6-foot, 180-pound defender, has tallied 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 58 games for the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He assisted on the game-winning goal to lift Team Canada West to the gold medal of the 2007 World Junior A Challenge. Last season, the Edenwold, Saskatchewan native recorded 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 56 games for the Pontiacs.
“Tommy and Steven have proven they can excel while playing junior hockey in Western Canada,” said Huskies assistant coach Pat Mikesch. “One more year will allow them to physically mature and play in the WCHA starting the fall of 2009.”
“We are excited about this class, both for the qualities they are bringing on and off the ice,” said Tech head coach Jamie Russell. “Our recruiting classes are getting better and better each year.”
Joining Cramer and Robinson as members of the 2008-2009 recruiting class are Seth Soley (Omaha Lancers), Brett Olson (Waterloo Black Hawks), Ricky Doriott (North Iowa Outlaws), Bryce Reddick (Cowichan Valley Capitals) and Alex MacLeod (Camrose Kodiaks).
Brown and Seigo are part of the 2009-2010 class that also includes Evan Witt (Alberni Valley Bulldogs), Jacob Johnstone (Green Bay Gamblers), Anthony Schooley (Tri-City Storm) and Jake Hauswirth (Omaha Lancers).