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Merrimack Posts 2018-19 Men’s Hockey Roster

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The Merrimack men’s hockey program posted its 2018-19 roster on Tuesday, including incoming players with jersey numbers. In addition to announcing the newcomers, junior forward Tyler Drevitch has changed his number to No. 4.

Here’s a list of new players joining the Warriors in 2018-19.

3. Matt McArdle, Defenseman

Joins the program as a graduate transfer from Lake Superior State University (WCHA) … Logged over 80 appearances over three years for the Lakers, amassing 10 points (1g, 9a) in that span … Before arriving at Laker Superior State, played over 80 games in the USHL between three teams over the course of the seasons … Played in 41 games for the Fargo Force (USHL) in 2014-15, totaling a 1-5–6 scoring line, and then was traded to the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) late that year and collected three assists in 14 games and played in five playoff games … In 2013-14, split time between the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (NAHL) … Born July 11, 1995 … Son of Melinda and Peter McArdle … Brother to Shea … Plans to major in Business.

9. Ethan DeStefani, Forward

Played for the Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) in 2017-18 … Recorded 31 points in 53 games on 14 goals and 17 assists … Ranked third on the team in scoring … Added another assist in three playoff games … Played in five games in 2016-17 for Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) … Spent a year playing for Gunnery Prep and recorded 17 points (7g, 10a) in 34 games … Also played for New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs program and won the New England championship at The Gunnery School (prep) … Born Feb. 16, 1999 … Son of Joanne and Tim … Brother to Cade … Plans to major in Sports Management.

12. Jordan Seyfert, Forward

Split the 2017-18 season between two USHL teams, starting the first 40 games with the Chicago Steel before finishing with the Fargo Force … Recorded nine points in 15 regular season games for the Force, netting four goals and recording five assists … Helped Fargo win the Clark Cup (USHL championship) with three points over the course of 14 playoff games … Also had 19 points in 40 games with Chicago to start the year … Finished as a two-time Clark Cup champion after helping Chicago win the league title in 2016-17, scoring 19 points (9g, 10a) over 40 regular season games before adding another goal in 10 playoff contests … Played in seven games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2016-17, scoring one goal … Born April 3, 1999 … Son of Jodi and Jeffrey … Brother to Jeremy … Plans to major in Business Management with a minor in Marketing.

13. Chase Gresock, Forward

Last played for the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) … Finished the 2017-18 season with 46 points in 59 games, netting 26 goals and dishing 20 assists … Was the team’s third-highest overall scorer and led the team in total goals, upping his point total from the previous year by 30 points … Shared the team lead with 14 playoff points in 11 games, netting eight goals and recording six assists … Also spent 2016-17 and the end of 2015-16 with Youngstown … Born Aug. 13, 1998 … Son of Steve and Mitzi … Brother to Carson … Plans to major in Business Management.

15. Chase Olsen, Forward

Split 2017-18 between two teams in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), starting with the Olds Grizzlys where he appeared in 32 games and recorded 28 points (12g, 16a) before finishing with the Spruce Grove Saints, scoring 33 points in just 20 games on 16 goals and 17 assists … Also had nine points (5g, 4a) in 13 playoff games … Helped the Saints win the league title over the Okotoks Oilers … Played for Olds during the entire 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, as well, including an 81-point campaign in 2015-16 that saw him net 32 goals and dish 49 assists in only 58 games while ranking second in the AJHL in total points … Named MVP and Rookie of the Year … Invited to Canada West tryouts … Ranks in the top-50 all-time for points in AJHL history with over 200 points … Born July 2, 1997 … Son of Kari and Erik … Brother to Erika … Plans to major in Physics and minor in Chemistry.

20. Griff Jeszka, Forward

Joins the program as a transfer after spending the past two years at Hockey East member UMass … Saw action in 12 games in 2017-18 and registered four points on three goals and one assist … As a rookie at UMass, played in 33 games and ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 12 points, including seven goals, while leading the rookie class in goals and points (7-5-12) … Two-time Hockey East All-Academic Selection and was named a Top Scholar in 2017-18 … Played three seasons in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Coulee Region Chill (2013-15), Corpus Christi Ice Rays (2014-15) and Brookings Blizzard (2015-16) … Totaled 76 career points on 26 goals and 50 assists, playing a combined 155 games in the NAHL … Led Brookings in scoring in 2015-16 with 48 points (15g, 33a) and was named team MVP … Ranked in the top-20 in the NAHL during the 2015-16 regular season with 33 assists … Also played for the Marquette Hilltoppers (H.S.) and Team Wisconsin (U18) and was a finalist for WHCA Player of the Year in 2013 and a two-time all-state selection … Son of Mike and Karen Jeszka … Has two brothers, Bryan and Evan … Majoring in communications and media.

Last played for the Boston Jr. Bandits (USPHL-NCDC) … Led team with 55 points in 42 games, recording 21 goals and 34 assists … Named a 2018 NCDC All-Star … Had a goal and an assist in two playoff games … Split 2016-17 between the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Tri-City Storm of the USHL, recording 23 points in 57 games … Also played for Muskegon in 2015-16 … Born April 14, 1998 … Son of Megan and Scott … Brother to Tyler (who is currently a junior on the men’s ice hockey program), April, Lexi and Molly … Plans to major in business.

22. Logan Drevitch, Forward

Last played for the Boston Jr. Bandits (USPHL-NCDC) … Led team with 55 points in 42 games, recording 21 goals and 34 assists … Named a 2018 NCDC All-Star … Had a goal and an assist in two playoff games … Split 2016-17 between the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Tri-City Storm of the USHL, recording 23 points in 57 games … Also played for Muskegon in 2015-16 … Born April 14, 1998 … Son of Megan and Scott … Brother to Tyler (who is currently a junior on the men’s ice hockey program), April, Lexi and Molly … Plans to major in business.

23. August Von Ungern-Sternberg, Forward

Last played for the Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) … Finished with 27 points in 56 games in 2017-18, netting 10 goals while dishing 17 assists … Had six more points (2g, 4a) in 19 playoff games, helping the Wild win the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup (league championship) … Spent 2016-17 with the Bloomington Thunder (USHL) where he had 19 points (11g, 8a) in 49 games … Had 42 points (18g, 24a) in 57 games during his first stint with Wenatchee in 2015-16, representing his most prolific juniors season from an offensive standpoint … Born June 27, 1997 … Son of Beatriz and Steve … Brother to Heidi.

24. Christian Simeone, Forward

Last played for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL) … Recorded 23 points in 58 games in 2017-18, netting 12 goals while dishing 11 assists … Saw action in seven playoff games while adding three more points (1g, 2a) … Also played for the Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL) in 2016-17, appearing in 35 games while recording 14 points (4g, 10) … In 2015-16, logged 39 games and recorded 31 points (10g, 21a) during first year of juniors with the South Shore Kings (USPHL) … Born Feb. 12, 1997 … Son of Angela and Greg … Brother to Greg, Annabella and Julia.

26. Tyler Heidt, Defeseman

Spent the last two junior seasons playing for the Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) … Limited to nine regular season games in 2017-18 but still contributed nine points in nine games from the blue line on a goal and eight assists … Added two more points on a goal and an assist in three postseason games last year … During his last full season in 2016-17 – also with Melfort – he appeared in 54 games and totaled 21 points (7g, 14a) in that span while appearing in four playoff games and adding a goal, earning SJHL All-Rookie Team honors in the process.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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