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Thursday, September 29, 2011

SEASON PREVIEW: Western Michigan

Head Coach: Andy Murray (first season)

Home Arena: Lawson Ice Arena, Kalamazoo

2010-2011 Record: 16-10-10, 10-9-9-5 CCHA

Bronco Returnees: Goalie Nick Pisellini, JR, Forward Chase Balisy, SO, Forward Shane Berschbach, SO, Forward Greg Squires, SR, Forward Dane Walters, JR

Departing Broncos: Head coach Jeff Blashill (new assistant coach with Detroit Red Wings), forwards Max Campbell (18-17-35) and Ryan Watson (6-8-14), defenseman Mike Levendusky (2-2-4) and goalie Jerry Kuhn (2.35 GAA)

New to Lawson Ice Arena: Murray, goalies Frank Slubowski (BCHL) and Kris Moore (BCHL), defensemen Garrett Haar (USHL), Matt Stewart (USHL) and Jordan Oesterle (USHL) and forwards Robert Francis (USHL), Justin Kovacs (USHL), David Killip (BCHL), Alex Carpenter (USHL) and Will Kessel (USHL)

The Pressing Question: Can the vast experience of Murray keep Western Michigan on the upward path established by Blashill?

He Said It: "There are so many great people out there, including some Western Michigan alumni who wanted this job. When I accepted this job, I thought, ‘Holy smokes. I won’t take that for granted.’” - Murray, to USCHO.com

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