Sunday, April 19, 2009
OU hockey looks to sign new prospects
While hockey fans across the nation are watching their favorite teams participate in the NHL playoffs, OU hockey fans are watching their team closely to see the offseason moves being made.
The Sooners, who finished postseason play with a 6th place finish in the final rankings, will lose eight players to graduation, and four more for personal reasons.
Junior Chris Nicolaou said the team will be hard-pressed to find replacements for all the players who will be lost.
“There are some guys you just can’t replace,” Nicoloau said. “But I know our coaching staff is doing its best to get a bunch of new guys in here for next season.”
Team officials say that the team is in the middle of the recruiting process, and has eyes on several players from the North American Hockey League, as well as the United States Hockey league.
“We as players are kind of in the dark right now as well,” Nicolaou said. “In the coming weeks, will all get a better idea of who will be skating for our team next season.”