Two players from the Buffalo area are among the six recruits announced by new Canisius College hockey coach Trevor Large.
David Baskerville, a forward from Buffalo, played last season for the Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League. Before that, Baskerville played two seasons with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, scoring 25 goals, assisting on 38 others for 63 points in 96 games. He was Jr. Sabres assistant captain in 2015-16 when he recorded 19 goals and 26 assists.
Former Jr. Sabres goalie Tucker Weppner of Williamsville is another signee. Weppner, 6-feet-2, 194 pounds, posted a .898 save percentage and a 3.15 goals-against average in 71 regular season appearances for the Jr. Sabres in two seasons under coach John Tucker. He had a .944 save percentage and a 2.00 GGA in four postseason games for the Jr. Sabres in 2017.
Other Canisius recruits are forward Matt Long, Orland Park, Ill., and defenseman Blake Wareham, Park Ridge, Ill., and 6-3, 205-pound defenseman Logan Gestro from South Lyon, Mich., and forward Grant Meyer from Genoa, Ohio.