There are no NCAA scholarships.
They play for love of the game.
They are the students who compete for the Gannon University club hockey team.
The team started its season on a promising note, with two victories against Wheeling Jesuit on Sept. 29 and Oct. 5. The Knights won 13-1 and 9-7.
The Gannon club hockey program begins its season under new leadership with Rev. Jason Glover(at right in photo), an instructor in the Gannon theology department. The Knights hit the ice with 17 players in uniform.
Senior Michael Martin (Greenville, Pa./Greenville) is serving as team captain. Junior C.J. Thibault (Mars, Pa./Mars Area) and sophomore Alexander MacFarlane (Bradford, Pa./Bradford Area) also provide leadership as assistant captains.
Several members of the program recently presented Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., with a team jersey. Dr. Taylor (left in photo), Gannon’s seventh president, was honored, appropriately, with a #7 jersey.
The roster for the 2012-13 Gannon University club hockey team:
# 3 Brennan Clouner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seneca Valley) D, Fr.
# 6 Chad Kaltenbach (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) C, So.
# 8 Nick Jenkins (Erie, Pa./Collegiate Academy) C, Fr.
# 9 Andrew Kalata (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) F, Jr.
# 10 Shane Cowan (Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep) F, Jr.
# 11 Michael Martin (Greenville, Pa./Greenville) W/F, Sr.
# 12 Alexander MacFarlane (Bradford, Pa./Bradford Area) D, So.
# 16 Josh Green (Erie, Pa./Harbor Creek) F, Fr.
# 20 Edward Gerus (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls) C, Jr.
# 21 Chris Greco (Mars, Pa./Mars Area) F, So.
# 29 Kyle Hartl (Clarence, Pa./Clarence) G, Fr.
# 38 Alec Battaglia (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) W, Fr.
# 44 Scott Scholl (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cheektowaga) D, Jr.
# 52 Raymond Tainaan (Bethel Park, Pa./PA Virtual Charter) G, Fr.
# 91 Zak Tomblin (Erie, Pa./Collegiate Academy) F, Fr.
# 92 C.J. Thibault (Mars, Pa./Mars Area) D, Jr.
# 96 Connor Sondel (Buffalo, N.Y./St. Joseph Collegiate Institute) W, So.
This article was originally published on Oct. 18, 2012 on www.gannon.edu.