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Breaking Down Princeton’s First-Half Success And Where It Came From

Hi everyone, I’m back! At least for a little bit as I breakdown Princeton’s surprise success of the first half and how it will translate to the second half. In this piece I will visit two topics – first I will break down the success Princeton is having, where on the scoresheet it is most reflected. Secondly I will break down where that success is coming from.

This doesn’t mean the blog is back for good, but I would like to post some tidbits on it every now and then – especially because I can still pop into Baker from time to time (like I promised I would.)

Anyway, thanks to Princeton’s SID, Kristy, I have a handy breakdown of Princeton’s first quarter of this season vs. the second quarter of the season as well as the first half of this season compared to the first half of head coach Ron Fogarty’s first season.

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Getting To Know the Freshmen Tigers: Jackson Cressey

Jackson CresseyAs the captain of the Coquitlam Express last season, Jackson Cressey recorded a career-high 71 points despite missing several games due to injury. He played in 56 contests last season and scored a career-high 34 goals. He finished his career with the Express with 128 points across 198 games.

Eye On The Tigers caught up with Cressey to see what the incoming freshman had to say:


Why did you choose Princeton University?

I chose Princeton because the opportunity to attend one of the best schools and be a part of a great hockey program has always been a dream of mine and impossible to give up.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to meeting the rest of the guys and opening night against Michigan State.

When did you get into hockey? What’s your earliest memory?

I got into hockey I believe around three. My earliest hockey memory was my uncle giving me my first road hockey stick

What NHL team did you grow up rooting for and why?

Vancouver Canucks as they are my hometown team.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in hockey?

My biggest challenge was trying to stay positive and be opportunistic when I was struggling to get ice time my first year in junior.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen when playing hockey?

The strangest thing I’ve ever seen while playing hockey was a bench brawl we had down in Las Vegas during an Atom tournament.

Who’s the most influential person in your hockey career?

My Junior coach Barry Wolff has probably been the most influential. He put a lot of trust and confidence in me [and] gave me the opportunity to attend a school like Princeton

What’s the most exciting experience you’ve ever had?

Attending game 7 of the Stanley Cup final in Vancouver was the most exciting experience.

What do you plan on majoring in/what are your academic interests?

I plan on majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

What do you hope your legacy at Princeton University will be?

I hope to be remembered as hard-working and dependable on and off the ice when I leave Princeton.

Previous Q&A: Jordan Fogarty | Derek Topatigh | Joey Fallon | Jeremy Germain

See also: Princeton announces 2016-17 incoming freshmen


Princeton Announces 2016-17 Incoming Freshman Class

Princeton announced its freshman class for the incoming season on June 27. The class of 2020 consists of five forwards and a defenseman.

The class will replace five graduating seniors, which included four forwards and a defenseman. The Tigers are adding an extra forward this season, but they lost two forwards last offseason in Josh Melnick and Connor McLaren.

Joining Princeton this season are forwards Jackson Cressey, Jordan Fogarty, Joey Fallon, Liam Grande and Jeremy Germain. Derek Topatigh is the lone defenseman of the class.

After initially joining the Coquitlam Express for 10 games in 2012-13, Cressey spent the next three full seasons with the Express. He totaled 125 points over 160 games and netted a career-high 70 points over 52 games last season and was named the team’s MVP.

Germain also played in the BCHL, skating for the Chilliwack Chiefs in 2015-16. HE finished the season with 38 points over 56 games. Fogarty spent the last three seasons with the Sarnia Legionnaires of the GOJHL, netting 107 points in 134 games.

Fallon played for the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL last season, recording 22 points in 51 games. In 2014-15, Fallon played for the Gloucester Rangers of the CCHL where he skated with current Tigers Max Veronneau and Ryan Kuffner. Fallon registered 58 points in 61 games that season.

Grande and Topatigh both played in the OJHL. Grande played for Cobourg, the former team of current Tiger Alex Riche, for three full seasons. Over 117 games, Grande netted 103 points. Topatigh, the only defenseman of the incoming class, represented Canada East in the World Junior A Challenge last season. In 2014-15, Toaptigh was named the Ontario Hockey Association’s Top Prospect Defenseman. Through two seasons with the Orangeville Flyers, Topatigh recorded 60 points in 103 games.

Recruit Roundup

There’s been a lot of news since the last recruit roundup. The Tigers received several new commits, one from Jeremy Germain and another from Corey Andonovski. Jackson Cressey, Matt Thom and Colin Tonge were also named to Canada’s WJAC selection camp rosters.

Here’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:



Jackson Cressey returned from his injury on Nov. 18 against Penticton. He recorded his first point after his return when Coquitlam beat Wenatchee 4-1 on Nov. 20. Cressey has a hat trick on Nov. 27 against Prince Geroge. He added a goal the night after and is currently second on the team with 34 points.

Jeremy Germain, who committed to Princeton in November, has 15 points this season.


Reid Yochim finished November with nine points (2g, 7a). St. Andrew’s College also strung together a four-game winning streak in the month. His teammate, Corey Andonovski, has


Jake Paganelli had an assist in a Nov. 13 win over Bismark and another on Nov. 20. The next night, Paganelli scored a goal against Bismark. He’s currently on a two-game point streak after recording an assist and then a goal and an assist in a two-game set against Minot.

Joey Fallon recorded an assist in an overtime loss to Corpus Christi on Nov. 19. He’s currently on a seven-game scoreless streak.


Liam Grande returned to action at the end of Novemeber, playing in a 5-3 win over Toronto. He netted an assist the next night, and had a three-point game (1g, 2a) against Goergetown and fellow Princeton recruit Matt Thom on Nov. 28. Grande also had an assist on Nov. 30.

Derek Topatigh had a three-game point streak in November, where he scored a goal, a goal and an assist, and another goal over the stretch. He’s on a four-game point streak currently. After a goal and an assist in a win over Mississauga, Topatigh has recorded an assist in three-straight games. He’s Orangeville’s highest-scoring defenseman.


Jack Adams recorded a goal on Nov. 11. He’s currently on a three-game point streak after scoring a goal against Sioux Falls, an assist against Madison on Saturday and a goal against Madison on Sunday.


Doug Connor started two of the past four games – both last weekend – and now has four wins on the season. He backstopped the P.A.L. Junior Islanders to a 5-1 win on Dec. 5, making 22 saves. He made 24 saves in a 3-2 overtime win on Dec. 6

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Several Princeton Recruits Named To Canada’s WJAC Selection Camp Roster

Princeton hockey recruits Jackson Cressey, Matt Thom, Derek Topatigh and Colin Tonge were named to Canada’s World Junior A Challenge selection camp rosters.

Cressey, a member of the BCHL, was named to the Canada West camp roster. Thom, Topatigh and Tonge were all named to Canada East’s roster.

The World Junior A Challenge will take place in Cobourg, Ontario from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19.

Recruit Roundup

Princeton received two commitments in the past few weeks – one from the BCHL’s Jackson Cressey and the other from Christian O’Neill. Several Princeton recruits were also named to the CCHL All-Star Cup Challenge.

Here’s more on how Princeton’s recruits fared last week:



Jackson Cressey is tied for Coquitlam’s scoring lead but didn’t play last week.


Reid Yochim  recorded a goal in St. Andrew’s season-opening win


Liam Grande has not played since Sept. 29. Matt Thom recorded an assist against Milton on Oct. 30 and added two assists in an Oct. 31 win over Burlington. Colin Tonge scored a goal in a Nov. 5 loss to Stouffville. Derek Topatigh has three goals in his last three games, including a two-goal night against the Toronto J. Canadiens. The trio were named to the CCHL All-Star Cup Challenge.


Joey Fallon had an assist in the Oct. 30 win over Amarillo and a goal in the Oct. 31 win over the Bulls. Jake Paganelli had a goal and an assist in  Nov. 7 win over Coulee Region.


Christian O’Neill had a goal on Nov. 8.


Jack Adams recorded an assist in each of Fargo’s last two games against Des Moines.


Doug Connor played in two games over the last three weeks, playing both games last weekend against the Skipjacks Hockey Club. On Saturday Connor made 32 saves in a 7-3 loss and added 42 saves in Saturday’s 5-3 loss.

Here are the recruit stats:

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BCHL’s Jackson Cressey Commits to Princeton

Forward Jackson Cressey committed to Princeton for the 2016-17 season, the Express announced on Sunday.

Cressey, Coquitlam’s captain, is in his third full season with the Express. The British Columbia native has 25 points through 17 games this season, on pace to eclipse his previous career high of 38.

The ’96 forward will join fellow commits Joey Fallon, Jake Paganelli and Derek Topatigh at Princeton.