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Morrisville Mustangs Mens Hockey Brings in Four New Recruits

By Scott Kinville/CNY Hockey Report.

Morrisville Mustangs Mens Hockey Head Coach Kevin Kogol and Assistant Coach Andrew Veglucci have brought in four recruits for the 2023-24 season. Among those recruits is a goaltender who suffered only one loss during the 2022-23 season; another is a franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

The Mustangs will be looking to build on a 2022-23 regular season record of 8-17-0. This edition of the Mustangs was a very young team, as they had seven freshmen, four juniors, and no seniors.

The Mustangs have brought in a “local” player, Ethan Henry hails from Buffalo, NY. They have also brought in a player from as far away as the Canadian Rockies, as Calgary, Alberta is the hometown of Logan James. Morrisville drew two players from the USPHL Premier League and one each from the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

Here’s a look at the goaltender, defenseman, and two forwards the Morrisville Mustangs have brought into the fold for the 2023-24 season.

Nicholas Pineo

  • Position: Goaltender.
  • Height: 6′ 2″ / Weight: 160 pounds.
  • Age: 21 / Hometown: Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • 2022-23 Teams/League: Ogden Mustangs and Hudson Havoc of the USPHL Premier League.
  • 2022-23 Statistics: Regular Season: Record: 12-0-0-0 / GAA: 1.32 / Save Percentage: 0.938 / Shutouts: 4. Playoffs: Record: 4-1-0 / GAA: 1.20 / Save Percentage: 0.939 / Shutouts: 2.
  • Notes: According to the USPHL, Pineo had the most wins in the league during the 2022-23 season without losing a game with a record of 12-0-0-0. He played one game for the Ogden Mustangs before being traded to the Hudson Havoc. He did not suffer a loss until the playoffs, helping the Havoc reach the Nationals.

Logan Robins

  • Position: Forward.
  • Height: 5′ 10″ / Weight: 176 pounds.
  • Age: 21 / Hometown: Detroit, Michigan.
  • 2022-23 Team/League: Fort Wayne Spacemen/USPHL Premier.
  • 2022-23 Statistics: Regular Season: 42 Games Played / 25 Goals / 28 Assists / 53 Points / 43 PIM. Playoffs: 7 Games Played / 4 Goals / 6 Assists / 10 Points / 0 PIM.
  • Notes: Robins has played the last four seasons for the Spacemen, serving as their captain in 2022-23. In his career at Fort Wayne, Robins has played 166 regular season games totaling 89 goals and 89 assists for 178 points – making him the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

Ethan Henry

  • Position: Forward.
  • Height: 5′ 10″ / Weight: 170 pounds.
  • Age: 21 / Hometown: Buffalo, NY.
  • 2022-23 Teams/League: Cornwall Colts + Pembroke Lumber Kings/CCHL.
  • 2022-23 Statistics: Regular Season: 35 Games Played / 1 Goal / 3 Assists / 4 Points / 10 PIM.
  • Notes: Henry played three games with Cornwall in 2022-23 before being traded to Pembroke for the rest of the season. He played for the Charlotte Rush of the USPHL Premier in 2021-22 (Jestin Somero, who played three seasons for the Musangs before joining the Binghamton Black Bears of the FPHL at the end of last season, had also played for Charlotte).

Logan James

  • Position: Defense.
  • Height: 6′ 3″ / Weight: 185 pounds.
  • Age: 21 / Hometown: Calgary, Alberta.
  • 2022-23 Team/League: Sioux Lookout Bombers/SIJHL.
  • 2022-23 Statistics: Regular Season: 49 Games Played / 2 Goals / 11 Assists / 13 Points / 74 PIM. Playoffs: 7 Games Played / 0 Goals / 1 Assist / 1 Point / 4 PIM.
  • Notes: James is a left-shot defenseman. He had one three-point game (three assists) in 2022-23, as well as a pair of two-point games for the Bombers.

The Morrisville Mustangs 2023-24 regular season begins on October 28th, 2023 at home against Lebanon Valley. For more information about Morrisville Mustangs hockey, including schedules and rosters, please visit https://morrisvillemustangs.com.

The Morrisville Mustangs celebrate after scoring a goal during a game against Plattsburgh at the Morrisville IcePlex on February 15th, 2023.
An interview from February 2023 with Morrisville Mustangs Assistant Coach Andrew Veglucci and forward Chris Mott.

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