The University of Delaware Blue Hens are back and will be taking on the West Chester University Golden Rams at UD’s Gold Arena this Friday at 7:30. West Chester is coming off a win against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The coming game will be the first to feature the new roster, including 22 returning players and 10 new rookies!

The players joining the team have proven great potential, and are ready to take on the Golden Rams in their first official game. Joining the team this year are:

  • #10 Ryan Burns – Forward – Manasquan, NJ – Jersey Shore Whalers (USPHL Premier)
  • #2 Adrian Rodriguez – Defense – Parkland, FL – New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (T1EHL)
  • #14 Ben Bergman – Forward – Boca Raton, FL – Long Beach Sharks (NA3HL)
  • #15 Dylan Pasley – Forward – Montclair, NJ – North Jersey Avalanche (AYHL)
  • #17 Michael Racioppi – Forward – Atlantic Highlands, NJ – New Jersey Titans (AYHL)
  • #18 Cal Raymore – Forward – McMurray, PA – Pittsburgh Predators (NJPHL)
  • #25 Jake Nimeh – Forward – Allentown, PA – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (EHL)
  • #28 – Will Zimmer – Forward – Randolph, NJ – New Jersey Freeze (EJEPL)
  • #29 Nickon Yazdani – Goalie – Great Falls, VA – Wisconsin Muskies (USPHL-Premier)
  • #37 Gavin Husler – Forward – Plainview, NY – Long Island Edge (EJEPL)

This week’s player to watch is captain, Michael Zidansek! Zid has had a huge impact on the team ever since he first took the ice in 2015 as a freshman. Last year, Zid had 6 goals and 23 assists, making a large impact on the team’s success. On and off the ice, Zid is an incredible leader for the team, and as we enter his final season playing for UD, we look forward to seeing Zid lead his team to victory in his final games as a Blue Hen!

Be sure to stay tuned with the Hens during the last few weekends of the season. Follow the team on all social media platforms.

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Written By: Rachel Stamberg