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Getting To Know the Freshmen Tigers: Joey Fallon

Joey FallonJoey Fallon played for the Lone Star Brahmas in the NAHL last season, recording 22 points over 51 games. Prior to joining Lone Star, Fallon skated for the Gloucester Rangers of the CCHL where he played with Princeton’s Ryan Kuffner and Max Veronneau. That season, Fallon netted 64 points in 67 games.

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

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Why did you choose Princeton University?

I chose Princeton because It gave me the opportunity to receive the best possible education while also having the ability to play hockey at a high level. In addition, the beauty and the history of the campus made the choice an easy one.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to meeting all the guys on the team as well as my seven roommates.

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

I started playing hockey when I was four years old. My earliest memory is me not being able to skate so I sat on the ice and used my skate as a pickaxe trying to make a hole in the ice.

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

I grew up rooting for the New York Rangers. My dad was always a big fan so I was pretty much born into it.

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

The biggest challenge I faced in hockey was being cut from my squirt major team. It became a turning point in my career and it really made me realize that I could not take anything for granted.

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

The strangest thing that I have ever been a part of was winning a game in double overtime by shooting the puck from the red line, hitting an opposing defender and deflecting in the net.

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

The person who has had the most influence on my hockey career is my dad. He pushed me hard to be the best player I could be. He has driven me to countless 6 a.m. skates and plans his whole schedule around my hockey games. As far as on the ice, my youth hockey coach, Pat Lafontaine, and my high school coach, Chris Baudo, both did so much to shape the player and person that I am.

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

The most exciting experience I have ever had was going to Quebec City for two weeks for the international peewee tournament. I got to stay with a French billet family while playing kids from all over the world in front of thousands of fans.

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

I have always been interested in math, science and history and I plan on majoring in economics.

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

I hope my legacy at Princeton will be that I am remembered as a loyal and hard-working person.

Previous Q&A: Jordan Fogarty | Derek Topatigh

See also: Princeton announces 2016-17 incoming freshmen

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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:

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BCHL:

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.

CISSA:

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

NAHL:

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.

OJHL:

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.

USHL

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.

U18:

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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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:

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BCHL:

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

CISAA:

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

OJHL:

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.

NAHL: 

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.

TI18U:

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

USHL:

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

USPHL: 

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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Recruit Roundup

Liam Grande committed to Princeton for the 2016-17 season, giving the Tigers four commits in the OJHL.

Here’s how Princeton’s recruits fared this week:

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OJHL:

New commit Liam Grande hasn’t played since Sept. 29. He has nine points (6g, 3a) this season. Derek Topatigh scored a goal against North York on Saturday. Colin Tonge has not played since Oc. 15.

NAHL:

Joey Fallon has not played since Oct. 9, and Jake Paganelli did not play this past weekend.

USPHL:

Doug Connor made 40 saves on 47 shots in his team’s 7-3 loss on Saturday.

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Here are the recruit stats:

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Recruit Roundup

Here’s this week’s recruit roundup:

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NAHL:

Joey Fallon is on a three-game point streak. He added an assist in a 6-1 win and two points (1g, 1a) in a 7-2 win as Lone Star swept Amarillo. Fellow recruit Jake Paganelli is also on a three-game point streak. He recorded an assist against the Wilderness last weekend and added an assist against Minot on Friday and a goal on Saturday.

OJHL:

Colin Tonge recorded two points (1g, 1a) in a 3-2 win over Aurora on Oct. 8. Derek Topatigh is Orangeville’s highest-scoring defenseman. He has four assists in his last four games. Topatigh netted an assist against Trenton on Oct. 10, added an assist on Oct. 17 and recorded two assists on Oct. 18.

USHL:

Jack Adams netted his first USHL goal on Oct. 9. He finished with three points over the last two weeks, adding an assist against Cedar Rapids and Bloomington.

USPHL:

Doug Connor played twice two weekends ago. On Oct. 10, he made 30 saves in a 7-2 loss to the Rochester Junior Americans. He followed with a 30-save performance in a 2-1 loss to the Junior Bruins U18. They were Connor’s first losses of the season.

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Recruit Roundup

Junior hockey is completely underway, and so are Princeton’s recruits. Six recruits scored this week as the NAHL, OJHL and USHL have started regular-season play.

Here’s more on how the recruits fared this week:

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NAHL:

After being cut by the Green Bay Gamblers, Jake Paganelli joined the Austin Bruins. He recorded three points (2g, 2a) as the Bruins finished the NAHL Showcase 2-1.

Last week, Joey Fallon netted three points over four games. He recorded two assists in a 3-2 win over Minnesota, his first multi-point NAHL game. Fallon has four points through five games this season.

OJHL:

Defenseman Derek Topatigh netted an assist last week. Matt Thom also recorded an assist, as Georgetown went 2-1 over the week. Forward Colin Tonge scored four goals over three games last week, and netted two goals in a 5-3 loss to the Toronto Patriots.

USHL:

Fargo opened up the season with a 4-3 loss to Sioux City. Jack Adams recorded an assist.

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Princeton Recruit Joey Fallon Tendered By Lone Star Brahmas

Princeton hockey recruit Joey Fallon was tendered by the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL, the team announced on Thursday.

“I really liked everything that coach [Dan] Wildfong said. He won coach of the year so I knew I would be in good hands,” Fallon said in the release. “Everyone’s really is a winner and that’s what I want to be surrounded by. It’s my last year of juniors so I really want to win.” Continue reading Princeton Recruit Joey Fallon Tendered By Lone Star Brahmas

Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

Most of Princeton’s recruits are in the middle of their postseasons. Merritt and Josh Teves were eliminated, but Camrose, Kingston, Gloucester and Cobourg are still in the playoffs.

Derek Topatigh also committed to Princeton last week.

Here’s more from this week’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:

CCHL

Gloucester advanced past Kemptville with two wins. Joey Fallon recorded four points (2g, 2a) in the first win, while Max Veronneau scored a goal. Veronneau followed with two points (1g, 1a) in the second win, including the assist on the overtime goal.

The Rangers trail their second series 2-0. So far Fallon had an assist in each of the first two games. Ryan Kuffner has not returned to the lineup.

NAHL:

Austin Shaw did not play this week, and was not dressed as the backup in the last two games.

Prep:

Shattuck St. Mary’s and Jake Paganelli will participate in nationals, which will take place in Buffalo from Mach 26-30. The team defeated Bauer Emerson in the U18 semifinals 9-0 on Wednesday, and followed with a 3-2 championship win over the Minnesota Blades.

USHL:

The Phantoms are on a 14-game winning streak, but Josh Melnick‘s point streak was snapped at 10 games. On Saturday, he recorded two assists.

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Recruit Roundup

Most of Princeton’s recruits are in the middle of their postseasons. Merritt and Josh Teves were eliminated, but Camrose, Kingston, Gloucester and Cobourg are still in the playoffs.

Derek Topatigh also committed to Princeton last week.

Here’s more on how the recruits fared: Continue reading Recruit Roundup