STORRS, Conn. – UConn head men’s hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh announced the addition of five student-athletes for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Incoming freshmen Adam Karashik (Ridgefield, Conn.), Brian Rigali (Libertyville, Ill.), Zac Robbins (Glenview, Ill.), Bradley Stone (London, England) and Evan Wisocky (Hoboken, N.J.) will make their Husky debuts this fall.
Adam Karashik – Freshman, Defenseman, Ridgefield, Conn. / Chicago Steel (USHL)
A Connecticut native, Karashik spent 2016-17 helping the Chicago Steel capture the USHL Clark Cup Championship. He played in 52 games for the Steel and ended the season with nine points on two goals and seven assists. He finished with a +14 rating on the year. In 2015-16, he played for Avon Old Farms collecting 29 points on three goals and 26 assists before joining the Neponset Valley River Rats of the MHSL and the Steel to close out the year. Karashik attended Ridgefield High School where he helped lead his team to a FCIAC Championship. He was named the Freshman of the Year and was an All-State selection.
Brian Rigali – Freshman, Forward, Libertyville, Ill. / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
Rigali spent the past two seasons playing for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. In 2016-17, he helped lead the Musketeers to an Anderson Cup Championship and a spot in the Clark Cup Finals. Rigali was sixth on the club in scoring, finishing the season with 30 points in 59 games. He scored 10 goals and assisted on 20 other and was a +23, second on the team. In the playoffs, he scored three goals and tacked on an assist. In 2015-16, Rigali played 36 games with Sioux City, scoring five goals with eight assists. He played for the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL in 2014-15, scoring eight goals with 14 assists over 58 games.
Zac Robbins – Freshman, Forward, Glenview, Ill. / Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL)
Robbins comes to Storrs after playing for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL the past two seasons. Over two seasons, Robbins appeared in 116 games for the Roughriders, posting 40 points on 17 goals and 23 assists. Last season, he served as an Alternate Captain and finished second on the team in scoring with 23 points coming on 10 goals and 13 assists. He scored four times on the power play. In 2015-16, he helped lead his team to the playoffs and the Anderson Cup title while scoring seven goals with 10 assists in 59 games. Prior to joining Cedar Rapids, Robbins played a season for the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL. He scored 12 goals and had 17 assists.
Bradley Stone – Freshman, Goaltender, London, England / Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL-Pr)
Stone split time last season between the Boston Jr. Bruins and Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, both of the USPHL Premier League. He ended the year with the Bruins, and was 4-0 with a 1.97 goals against average and a .938 save percentage while helping the team advance to the finals of the 2017 USPHL Dineen Cup. Starting the season with the Flyers, he appeared in 10 games and had a 3.61 goals against with a .915 save percentage. In 2015-16, he played for the Flyers, posting a 2.50 goals against with a .933 save percentage in 12 games. He also appeared in 15 games with the USPHL-Pr’s Portland Jr. Pirates that season. Stone came over from his native England and attended prep school at the Northwood School from 2012 through 2014.
Evan Wisocky – Freshman, Forward, Hoboken, N.J. / Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Wisocky will begin his collegiate career after skating with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL last season. He played in 57 games for the Phantoms, finishing seventh on the team in scoring. Wisocky scored 10 goals with 12 assists for 22 points in helping lead the team to the playoffs. He had a goal and five assists on the power play. Wisocky played 30 games with the Sioux City Musketeers in 2015-16, posting five points on two goals and three assists.