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Sunday, September 25, 2011


Head Coach: Bob Daniels (20th Season)

Home Arena: Ewigleben Arena, Big Rapids

2010-11 Record: 18-16-5 (12-12-4 CCHA, 5th)

Welcome Back:

Forwards – Eric Alexander (Jr.), Kyle Bonis (Jr.), Justin DeMartino (Soph.), Andy Huff (Soph.), Jordie Johnston (Sr.), Cory Kane (Soph.), Matthew Kirzinger (Jr.), Travis Ouellette (Jr.), Aaron Schmit (Sr.) and Garrett Thompson (Soph.)

Defensemen – Chad Billins (Sr./Co-Captain), Scott Czarnowczan (Soph.), Derek Graham (Sr.), Tommy Hill (Sr./Co-Captain), Michael Trebish (Sr.) and Brett Wysopal (Sr.)

Goalies – Rob Granett (Soph.) and Taylor Nelson (Sr.)

See Ya:

Forwards – Mike Embach, Mike Fillinger, Nate Hennig, Justin Menke and Todd Pococke

Defensemen – Zach Redmond and Scott Wietecha

Goalie – Pat Nagle

Welcome To Big Rapids:

Forwards – Justin Buzzeo (Tri-City/USHL), Nate Milam (Topeka/NAHL), Dominic Panetta (Tri-City/USHL) and T.J. Schlueter (Dubuque/USHL)

Defensemen – Jason Binkley (Tri-City/USHL), Simon Denis (Tri-City/USHL) and Travis White (Traverse City/NAHL)

Goalie – C.J. Motte (Waterloo/USHL)

NHL Draft Picks: None

The Skinny: Ouellette (10-11-21) returns as the Bulldogs leading scorer from a year ago, along with two of their top four defensemen in Billins (5-11-16) and Wysopal (2-12-14).

He Said It: “When he started off last year, he started off slowly, like a lot of sophomores do. You make the assumption that because you’re a year older things will come easier. But in the second half of the season he really played well for us. He’s an excellent playmaker, and he can help on the power play and penalty kill, and will see a lot of ice time this year.” – Daniels, talking to Inside College Hockey about Ouellette.

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