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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

TEAM PREVIEW: Northern Michigan

NORTHERN MICHIGAN WILDCATS
Head coach: Walt Kyle (seventh season)
Home arena: Berry Events Center (3,754)
Last season: 20-20-4 overall, 12-13-3 CCHA (6th), beat Notre Dame in CCHA third-place game
Back for more: Goaltenders Brian Stewart and Derek Janzen, forwards Billy Smith (assistant captain), Nick Kosinski, Gregor Hanson, Tim Hartung (captain), Phil Fox, Nathan Sigmund, Jared Brown, Nick Sirota (assistant captain), Mark Olver, Mike Maltese, Ray Kaunisto and Matt Butcher (assistant captain) and defensemen Alan Dorich, Blake Cosgrove, Andrew Fernandez, Erik Gustafsson, Erik Spady, Derek May and T.J. Miller (assistant captain)
So long, farewell: Goaltender Reid Ellingson (went to USHL after freshman year, will return in '09-10) and forwards Matt Siddall, Andrew Sarauer and Brant Marple
Welcome to campus: Forwards Andrew Cherniwchan, Justin Florek, Phil Axtell (transfer from Michigan Tech) and Tyler Gron, defenseman Ben Lindemulder and goaltender Devan Hartigan
NHL draft picks: 3 (Butcher, Miller, Olver)
Notable Quotable: "I think one of the reasons we'll be strong is because of our leadership because when you go into a year you can always project the players and at the end of the day for your team to be better you have to have the same kind of chemistry and leadership and all that stuff.”– Head coach Walt Kyle

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