Apr 12, 2012 8:04 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado College has received signed letters of intent from seven hockey players who will enroll at and play for CC in the future, head coach Scott Owens announced today.
The list of Tigers-to-be includes five forwards and two defensemen. Four will join the team later this year as freshmen on the 2012-13 roster, while three more will arrive in time for the 2013-14 season. Additions for the '12-13 campaign are center Cody Bradley of Tampa, Fla., left wing Hunter Fejes of Anchorage, Alaska, and right wing Jared Hanson of Palmer, Alaska, along with defenseman Michael King of Prince George, British Columbia.
Bradley, 5-10 and 166 pounds, has played in 15 games for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League this season, scoring six goals and adding four assists. In time split between Dubuque and the USHL's Indiana Ice, he's collected 18 points (9g,9a) in 31 games. His father, Brian Bradley, played 14 years in the National Hockey League before retiring with 503 career points (182g,321a) in 1998. The Fighting Saints wrap up their regular season this weekend before opening Clark Cup playoffs action as a No. 3 seed in the USHL East.
Fejes, a standout at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minn., is ranked 91st among North American skaters in the final 2012 draft rankings released earlier this week by the National Hockey League. At 6-1 and 191 pounds, he is expected to be selected within the top five rounds in June. Shattuck-St. Mary's, a perennial powerhouse in the USA Hockey Tier I Under-18 ranks, recently claimed its fifth national championship in nine years with an overall record of 50-5-2. Fejes led the team with 38 goals and finished second with 78 points in 55 games.
The 6-0, 190-pound Hanson, currently in his second full season with the USHL West-leading Lincoln Stars, has compiled 51 points (26g,25a), four game-winning goals and a +29 plus-minus rating in 53 appearances so far in 2011-12. Lincoln currently leads the second-place Omaha Lancers by one point in the conference standings, with two games to play. The Stars finished fifth in the West Conference during Hanson's rookie season in 2010-11.
King, 6-4 1/2 and 210 pounds, finished the 2011-12 season with the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He collected 19 points (4g,15a) in 32 games with the Westside Warriors of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League before being traded, then added a power-play goal and two assists in five appearances, including a pair of playoff games, with Lloydminster. In 2010-11, he compiled 23 points (5g,18a) while playing in 48 outings for Westside.
Also signing letters of intent to join the Tiger Hockey family a year later, in time for the 2013-14 season and CC's debut as a member of the of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, were forwards Matt Hansen of St. Cloud, Minn., and Christian Heil of Westminster, Colo., as well as defenseman Jaccob Slavin of Erie, Colo., who all will play another year of junior hockey before launching their collegiate careers.
Hansen, ho actually signed his letter of intent previously, currently plays for the Austin (Minn.) Bruins of the North American Hockey League, while Heil and Slavin are teammates with the Chicago Steel of the USHL.
Tigers To Be
Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Shoots DOB Hometown/2011-12 Team Arrival at CC
Cody Bradley C 5-10 166 L 5/26/94 Tampa, Fla./Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) 2012-13
Hunter Fejes LW 6-1 191 L 5/31/94 Anchorage, Alaska/Shattuck-St. Mary's School 2012-13
Christian Heil F 6-1 178 L 3/25/95 Westminster, Colo./Chicago Steel (USHL) 2013-14
Matt Hansen F 5-10 163 R 5/11/93 St. Cloud, Minn./Austin Bruins (NAHL) 2013-14
Jared Hanson RW 6-0 190 R 1/24/93 Palmer, Alaska/Lincoln Stars (USHL) 2012-13
Michael King D 6-4 1/2 210 R 1/22/93 Prince George, B.C./Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) 2012-13
Jaccob Slavin D 6-2 170 L 5/1/94 Erie, Colo./Chicago Steel (USHL) 2013-14