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Yale Welcomes 5 Newcomers

Yale Welcomes 5 Newcomers

3 Forwards, 2 Defensemen Added to Roster

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The five-member Yale Men's Hockey Class of 2022 was announced today and it includes three forwards and two defensemen.

Three of the five newcomers skated in the United States Hockey League last year, one played in the British Columbia Hockey League, and one comes from the United States Premier Hockey League.

The new Bulldogs were offensive minded in 2017-18. The three forwards combined for 89 goals last season, while the blueliners compiled 81 points.



NAME                                   POS.       HT.         WT.        HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS TEAM

Curtis Hall                           F             6-3         197         Chagrin Falls, OH/Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

Kyle Johnson                       F             5-11        180         Port Moody, BC/Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)

Graham Lillibridge                D            5-9          160         Geneva, IL/Chicago Steel (USHL)

Justin Pearson                      F              6-1          185         Nashua, NH/Islanders Hockey Club (USPHL)

Jack St. Ivany                      D             6-2          195         Manhattan Beach, CA/Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Curtis Hall

6'3, 197


Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Ursuline High School

At Youngstown Phantoms (USHL): Played 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons… Tallied 52 points in 113 games over the two seasons… Named to the All-Rookie 2nd Team in 2016-17… Selected to the 2017 USA Hockey/All-American Prospects Game and the USHL's Top Prospect Game.

International: Represented Team USA at 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup… Played for U.S. Junior Select Team competing at World Junior A Challenge.

Personal: Also played one year of high school lacrosse…Enjoys golf and waterskiing…Father, Michael, played hockey at Bowling Green University, followed by five seasons in the ECHL, AHL, and IHL.

Kyle Johnson

5'11, 180


Port Moody, British Columbia

Heritage Woods Secondary/Prince George Secondary

At Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL): Scored 107 points in 151 games over 3 seasons… Named MVP in 2015-16 season… Represented Team Canada West in World Junior A Challenge in 2016 and 2017… Assistant Captain of Canada West team in 2017 that won gold medal… Captained Prince George in 2017-18 season and led team to BCHL runner-up finish.

At Vancouver Northeast Chiefs (BCMML): Totaled 48 points in 40 games in 2014-15 season… Won BC Major Midget League Championship… BCMML top playoff scorer with 15 points in 6 games.

Personal: Named to Principal's List at Prince George Secondary … Received BC Provincial Government Achievement Scholarship… Father, Jay, ran track at University of Portland and Simon Fraser University… Interested in psychology and health and nutrition.


Graham Lillibridge

5'9, 160


Geneva, Illinois

Geneva Community High School

At Chicago Steel (USHL): Played first USHL season with Muskegon Lumberjacks, tallied 12 points in 47 games… Played for Steel from 2016-18… Totaled 73 points in 115 games… Won 2016-17 USHL Clark Cup Championship… Named 2017 USHL Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected for the USHL All-Academic Team… Played on 2017 USA Junior Select Team for World Junior A Challenge… Played in 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game… Served as Alternate Captain for 2017-18 season… Had 41 assists and 45 points in 56 games… Helped team reach Eastern Conference Semifinals.

At Geneva Community High School: In golf, was Upstate Eight All-Conference in 2013, O-K Black Division All-Conference in 2016, MHSAA 1st Team All-State in 2016… Earned High Honor Roll all four years of high school, one year at Mona Shores High School in Michigan… Also received Illinois State Scholar awards.

Personal: Sister, Darby, will play golf at Quinnipiac University… Interested in economics.

Justin Pearson

6'1, 185


Nashua, New Hampshire

Bishop Guertin High School

At Islanders Hockey Club: Tallied 32 points in 31 games at U-18 level for 2015-16 Season… Played in USPHL U-18 All Star Game… Won Founders Cup regular season title in 2017 and 2018… Won Dineen Cup in 2017 and 2018… Scored 98 points in 100 games over last two seasons with the Islanders Hockey Club.

At Bishop Guertin High School (Nashua, N.H.): Played four seasons for Bishop Guertin… Served as captain senior year scoring 54 points in 18 games… Named All-State, Nashua Telegraph Player of the State and Team MVP two seasons in a row… Won NH Division 1 State Championship in 2015… Runner-up in 2016… Played Lacrosse as a midfielder

Personal: Received President's Award for Educational Excellence and NHIAA Scholar-Athlete Award… National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society… Enjoys golf, hiking, and traveling… Interested in economics.


Jack St. Ivany

6'2", 195


Manhattan Beach, CA

Mira Costa High School/ Roosevelt High School

At Los Angeles Jr. Kings: Scored 24 points in 63 games over two seasons from 2014 to 2016… Served as Alternate Captain… 2016 USA Hockey Pacific District Champion.

At Sioux Falls Stampede: Scored 49 points in 109 games over two seasons from 2016 to 2018… World Junior A Challenge Silver Medalist in 2017… Played on the USHL Third All-Star Team for the 2017-2018 season… Alternate Captain for the 2017 season…  Played in USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in 2017 and 2018.

International: Played for Team USA 19u competing at World Junior A Challenge in 2019… tallied 2 points in 5 games.

At Mira Costa High School: California Amateur Hockey Association Scholar Athlete from 2014 to 2016… Mira Costa High School Scholar Athlete from 2014 to 2016… California Scholarship Federation Award Recipient in 2015.

Personal: Enjoys surfing, golf, and music... Interested in political science.