May 13, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College Hockey Coach Tim Army announced on Thursday, May 13 that student-athletes Mark Adams (Boxford, Mass.), Derek Army (North Kingstown, R.I.), Damian Cross (Nepean, Ont.), Jamie Ferullo (Rochester, N.H.) and Kevin Hart (Cumberland, Maine) each have committed to attend PC beginning in September 2010.
Adams, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman, was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons at Malden Catholic High School before spending one season with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. While with Chicago, Adams played in 53 games and recorded four goals and 10 assists for 14 points during the 2009-10 season.
Army, the son of Friar head coach Tim Army, is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound center who played at the Gunnery School of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association during the 2009-10 season. He led the team with 23 goals and finished with 45 points in 32 games. For his efforts, he earned All-NEPSAC West Rookie Team honors. Prior to the Gunnery, Army played at Moses Brown School where he was a team captain in 2008-09 and earned Rhode Island All-State First Team honors. He also has taken part in the USA Hockey National 14, 16 and 17 Festivals.
Cross, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound right wing, played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Junior Hockey League. As an assistant captain in 2009-10, Cross led the CJHL in scoring during the regular season and postseason. He played in 62 games and recorded 53 goals, 87 assists for 140 points. He was named Most Outstanding Player in the CJHL and was one of six finalists for the RBC Canadian Junior Hockey Player of the Year.
Ferullo is a 5-foot-9, 170-pound right wing who played for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of Eastern Junior Hockey League. He was two-year assistant captain, who helped lead the Monarchs to the regular season and post-season titles. Ferullo also was selected to play in the EJHL All-Star game last season. Prior to the Monarchs, he attended Spaulding High School. He has taken part in the USA Hockey National 14, 15, 16 and 17 Festivals.
Hart, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound defenseman, played at Phillips Exeter Academy of the NEPSIHA. Last season, he was the leading scoring defenseman with one goal and 10 assists for 11 points and was named to the NEPSHC All-Conference Team. Prior to Phillips Exeter, Hart was a two-time All-State player at Greely High School. In addition, he was named Class B Player of the Year in 2008-09.