May 14, 2014

Bulldogs Introduce 5 Newcomers

3 Forwards, 2 Defensemen Join Squad

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Kenny Agostino, Jesse Root and Gus Young don their caps and gowns this weekend while five new members of the Yale men's hockey team prepare to enter the class of 2018.

 

Three forwards and two defensemen, who come from the USHL, NAHL, the U.S. National Program and a New England Prep School, have been added to the 2014-15 Bulldogs roster. There are two Minnesotans and one each from Long Island, New Jersey and Michigan.

 

"We are very excited to add this group of talented individuals to the Yale Hockey Family. Our entire group will work to help these young men transition to becoming contributing members of the Yale Hockey Team," said Keith Allain '80, who just completed his eighth season as the Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach. "We firmly expect our new team members to come to New Haven with skill, energy, and a relentless work ethic.  This is a big summer for all of them."

 

 

 

YALE HOCKEY, CLASS OF 2018

 

John Baiocco

F, 5-8, 170

New Vernon, NJ

Fargo Force/Dubuque Fighting Saints

 

In USHL:  Scored 10 goals and had 15 assists playing for both Fargo (37 gp) and Dubuque (12) in 2013-14.

At Delbarton School: Senior captain of the top ranked team in the state for 2012-13… 2013 hockey player of the year honors from MSG, Newark Star Ledger, NJISAA and Daily Record… First-team all-state and all-conference… 2012 Hockey Night in Boston Player Leadership Award… Member of four state championship squads (also NJ team of the Year Awards) and two Gordon Cup Conference titles… Daily Record and MSG 2013 Team of the Year… 

Personal: John Baiocco (bee-OKKO) is the son of Ann and John Baiocco… Interested in economics… John has two younger sisters, Ali and Nicole, who will be playing lacrosse at Harvard.

 

 

Henry Hart

F, 5-7, 155

Stillwater, Minn.

Phillips Exeter Academy

 

At Exeter:  Played 31 games and had 20-38-58… New England Fall Prep Hockey League All-Star… Competed in Elite 8 Playoffs… Won NE Fall league championship.

At Saint Thomas Academy (Minn.): Helped team win three state Class A championships… Compiled 93 games with 35-38-73 playing both center and wing… 2012-13 All-Classic Suburban Conference… Soccer all-state honorable mention… All-conference… Pioneer Press All-Metro honorable mention in soccer… Played soccer for three years and was team captain… Competed in long jump and the 4x100 relay on track & field team… Graduated cum laude… Two-time Eagle Award recipient for high honor roll… Torch Award for honor roll.

Club Experience: Helped Minnesota CCM National Invitational Tournament Team win 2013 championship… Played for Team Southeast, which was runner-up in Minnesota Upper Midwest Elite Playoffs… Ted Brill Great 8 section 4 A/AA Team.

Personal: Henry Charles Debolt Hart is the son of Holly and Kyle Hart… Taught hockey at Herb Brooks Foundation… Intern at Tony Sanneh Foundation… Mother played hockey at Dartmouth… Father wrestled and competed in track & field at Colgate… Sister, Annie, was a five-time All-America skier at Dartmouth and is now a pro with SMS T2 ski team.

 

Ryan Hitchcock

F, 5-10, 170

Manhasset, N.Y.

U.S. National Team Development Program

 

With USA NTDP: Played 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons… Scored 26 goals and had 82 points in 109 games over the two winters… Notched 8-11-19 in 38 games in 2012-13… Played in 2013 All-American Prospects Game… Attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich… High honor roll.

International Experience: Played on gold medalist U.S. U18 squad at 2014 World Championships… Played with Dylan Larkin, the cousin of his Yale classmate and teammate, Adam Larkin… Scored game-winning goal against Sweden in semifinal at the world tournament… Recorded 5-18-23 in 20 games for the U18 team.

With New Jersey Rockets: Played one season and had 19-29-48 in 24 games… 2012 MJHL MVP… 2012 MJHL champions.

With Long Island Gulls: Had 46 goals and 101 points over four seasons.

Personal: Ryan Hitchcock is the son of Mia and Kent Hitchcock… In final rankings from NHL Central Scouting. 

 
 

Adam Larkin

D, 6-0, 182

Clarkston, Mich.

Muskegon Lumberjacks

 

Muskegon Lumberjacks: Played 59 games during 2013-14 USHL season… Scored three goals and had 12 assists.

At Clarkston High School: Competed in 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons while accumulating 29-42-71… 2011-12 first-team all-state, Second-team All-Oakland County, Oakland Activities Association MVP… 2010-11 OAA First-Team All-League… Played one season each of soccer and baseball… AP Scholar… Senior Scholar… Summa Cum Laude… Advanced Studies Endorsement

Club Experience: Played 2012-13 for HoneyBaked in Michigan and had 14-40-54 in 71 games… HoneyBaked was national bronze medalists and state champions… Played 2010-11 and 2011-12 for Clarkston Wolves with 29-42-71 in 52 games… 2011-12 Wolves Team MVP… Wolves were 2010-11 regional champions

Personal: Adam Larkin is the son of Cindy and Paul Larkin… Father played soccer at Oakland University… Two uncles were also college soccer players, one went on to play professionally… Brother, Ryan, is a University of Miami hockey commit… Cousin, Dylan, plays hockey at Michigan… Cousin, Colin, plays hockey at UMass-Boston.

 
 

Nate Repensky

D, 5-11, 180

Duluth, Minn.

Bismarck Bobcats

 

In NAHL: Played 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons in Bismarck… Played 96 games and had 18-59-77 from the blueline over two campaigns… 2013-14 NAHL Defenseman of the Year…  All-NAHL Rookie Team…  All-NAHL Team… All-Central Division Team… Helped Bismarck become Central Division Champions.

At Duluth East High School: Class AA All-Tournament Team… All-area… AP Honorable Mention All-State...  Captained team senior year… Scored 20 goals and had 93 points over three seasons… Limited to 15 games as senior with 2 goals and 16 points... Herb Brooks Character Award… Finished second in the state after the longest Minnesota State Championship Game Ever (3-2 loss in 3 OT to Eden Prairie, 2011)… Helped Greyhounds reach state tournament every season… Academic Honor Roll.

Personal: Nathaniel Repensky is the son of Debby and Greg Repensky… Worked as a PCA for a child with down syndrome as a summer job.

 

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publcity Director

 

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