Men's Ice Hockey Announces Four Additions to Class of 2016
Courtesy of American International College Sports Information
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - American International
College head men's ice hockey coach Gary Wright announced
that David Gandara (Canyon Lake, Calif.), Derek Henderson
(Smithfield, R.I.), Brandon Lubin (Commerce Township, Mich.) and
Chris Porter (Stouffville, Ont.) will join the Yellow Jackets for
the upcoming 2012-13 season.
Gandara, a 5-11, 185-pound forward, scored 21 goals with 31 assists fir 52 points while skating for the Chicago Hitmen of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) last season. He finished tied for the team-lead in scoring, led the team in assists and was second in goals.
Henderson a six-foot, 175-pound defenseman, was a member of the Eastern Junior Hockey League's (EJHL) South Shore Kings each of the last two seasons. He scored scoring three goals with 14 assists for 17 points in 45 games last season after three goals with five assists for eight points in 37 games in 2010-11.
Lubin, a six-foot, 185-pound defenseman, played in 58 games as a member of the NAHL's Amarillo Bulls, scoring five goals with 13 assists for 18 points during the regular season before adding three assists in 11 playoff games. He started the 2010-11 season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) before arriving in Amarillo midway through the season, scoring one goal with 16 assists in 46 combined regular season games before scoring two goals with three assists in 13 playoff games for the Bulls.
Porter, a 6-3, 195-pound forward, was a member of the Ontario Junior Hockey League's (OJHL) Stouffville Spirit each of the last three seasons and was second on the team in scoring last season, scoring a team-best 39 goals with 41 assists for 80 points in 49 regular season games. He added 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points in 24 playoff games in 2011-12. In total, Porter skated in 144 regular season games in which he scored 68 goals with 68 assists for 136 points to go with 20 goals and 16 assists for 36 points in 42 career playoff games.
The Yellow Jackets will open the 2012-13 season with a weekend series at Penn State October 12-13.