PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men's hockey head coach Brendan Whittet is pleased to announce the addition of eight incoming student-athletes who are set to join the roster for the 2017-18 season. Brown's latest group of incoming freshmen is made up of five forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender.
Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
Buffalo, New York
Chris Berger comes to Brown after playing last season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. He registered 30 points behind ten goals and 20 assists in 48 games for the Buccaneers. Berger previously served as an assistant captain for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, posting 90 points in two seasons with Second Team All-Prospect honors, and also played in the OJHL All-Star Game. In addition, Berger was named to the U.S. Junior Select Team roster in 2016.
Wenatchee Wild (BCHL)
Colin Burston spent the last three seasons with the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League, where he racked up 68 points in 2016-17, posting 25 goals and 43 assists in 56 games played. Burston helped lead the Wild to the best record in the BCHL this past season and added seven points in the playoffs. Before Wenatchee, Burston played two seasons with the Notre Dame Argos of the SMHL, scoring 44 points in 2013-14.
Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
Anea Ferrario comes to Providence after playing the 2016-17 season with Sioux City of the United States Hockey League, helping the Musketeers reach the Clark Cup Finals. He finished the season with a +13 rating in 55 games with the Musketeers. Ferrario spent the previous season with Des Moines of the USHL, skating in 49 games for the Buccaneers.
Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
Luke Kania spent the last two seasons with the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League. He most recently posted a .914 save percentage in 37 games this past season and recorded a .936 mark in eight playoff games. In 2015-16, Kania registered a 2.63 goals-against average for the Wilderness in the regular season and went on to put together an impressive playoff run, as he posted a 1.72 GAA with a .928 save percentage in nine games. He also spent time with the Aberdeen Wings (NAHL) and played two seasons at Shattuck St. Mary's Prep School.
Bloomington Thunder (USHL)
Los Angeles, California
Alec Mehr comes to College Hill after spending the last three seasons with the Bloomington Thunder of the United States Hockey League. He registered 28 points last year, scoring 14 goals with 14 assists, and previously notched six points in the playoffs in 2016. Prior to the USHL, Mehr played for The Gunnery during the 2013-14 season, where he added 27 points behind 13 goals and 14 assists.
Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)
Ben Taylor arrives at Brown after he spent the second half of last season with the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League. He also previously played with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. Taylor compiled a standout high school career at Tabor Academy, where he served as a two-time captain and totaled 47 points and 23 goals over the final two seasons.
Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Tony Stillwell comes to Brown after playing the second half of last season with Green Bay of the United States Hockey League, registering 13 points with Gamblers. He also played for Sioux City and Waterloo of the USHL the previous season. Stillwell put together an accomplished high school career at Notre Dame Academy, where he was named the Wisconsin Player and Defenseman of the Year in 2015.
Jersey Hitmen (USPHL)
Joachim Weberg arrives at Brown after playing last season with the Jersey Hitmen of the United States Premier Hockey League. He collected 40 points in 37 games with the Hitmen, posting 20 goals and 20 assists, and also spent the 2015-16 season with the Lincoln Stars. Weberg previously played for Shattuck St. Mary's before the USPHL, where he was named the NLHL Playoff MVP in 2014 and totaled 46 points during his final season in 2014-15.