The five men signed at the Pfeil Center with family, friends, and future teammates in attendance. "Everyone brings something different to the ice," said Head Coach Phil O'Connell. "They will have an immediate impact on our team, and will complement our returning players next season."
Goaltender Kyle Ressler made the trip from Ohio to sign with his new teammates. "I came to Holy Cross because it was an up and coming program," said Ressler. "I can see our team going places, and I hope to be a good asset for them."
Kevin Smith added, "I know a lot of guys that have gone to Holy Cross. It is an easy transition from high school, and I like the small college atmosphere."
Much like Knafel, Harding did not want his playing career to end. "I really like the attention that you receive in the classroom," said Harding. "There is a family atmosphere with our hockey team and with the college."
The Saints are members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division III, and play in the Midwestern Collegiate Hockey Conference (MWCHC).