Zapernick plays in first NCAA game, Readman & NMU start their season, and Savoie continues to shine

NCAA Division I

Over this past week, nine Crusaders alumni dressed in an NCAA Division I game including Will Zapernick. Zapernick played in his first game for the University of Vermont against UMass Amherst on Friday night. Unfortunately, he did not register a point as the Catamounts fell 4-1 to the Minutemen.

Staying in the Hockey East, Zach Kaiser and his UMass Lowell started their season a couple of weeks ago. They fell 4-2 to Providence on home ice. They get back on the ice tonight when they take on the UConn Huskies.

Ty Readman also saw the ice for the first time this season when Northern Michigan began their year against Ferris State. Readman finished even in their 5-4 win and fired one shot on goal.

Over in the NCHC bubble, Carter Savoie led the charge once again for the University of Denver. The freshman forward played in four games for the Pioneers and scored his seventh of the season last night against St Cloud State University. He also picked up two assists earlier in the week against Western Michigan. Michael Benning also played in three games for the Pioneers, and Reid Irwin dressed in two.

Jarred White and Brett Van Os both played for Western Michigan as they went 0-2-1 to close out their bubble experience. White was held scoreless in his two games while Van Os netted his fourth of the season against Omaha.

Tanner Laderoute (University of Minnesota-Duluth) and Ryan Cox (University of Niagara) each played in two games for their teams but were held pointless.

Garrett Clegg (Robert Morris), Carter Gylander (Colgate University), Merritt Oszytko (RIT), Cody Laskosky (RIT), and Jacob Franczak (Long Island University) did not have any scheduled games this week.


Braden Christoffer played in four games for HC Innsbruck over in Austria. He took his points tally up to 27 and now has 10 goals and 17 assists in 20 games this season.