2012-2013 CHL/NCAA/Euro Prospects thread 2.0
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12-05-2012, 10:51 AM
Poked the bear!!!!!
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Five points in eleven games at Cornell this year, eight points in thirty four games last year. He must be defensive specialist
At the 2011 Under-18 World Championship he showed he was adapting well to the checking role. Playing center on a line with Blake Pietila (also on the preliminary roster) an Zac Larraza, they were given primary duties in shutting down the opponent’s top lines. Against Russia, that meant going head to head against Nail Yakupov, Mikhail Grigorenko and Nikita Kucherov.
“Some folks might be surprised to see Cornell’s Cole Bardreau, but his selection makes sense as a fourth-line center. That’s the spot he’ll be battling for. Bardreau plays with speed and physicality and has some great defensive sense. At the 2011 World Under-18 Championship, Bardreau saw significant time against Russia’s line of Nail Yakupov, Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Grigorenko and along with Blake Pietila, shut them down almost completely. So he has a track record and has been doing it at Cornell too.”
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