INDIANAPOLIS– Senior defenseman Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was recently added to the East’s squad for the 2008 Frozen Four Skills Challenge in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center on Friday, April 11th. Flaishans joins UNH netminder Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.), who was selected to compete in the skills challenge back in late February.
In addition to Flaishans and Regan, UNH will be represented by Martine Garland and Jennifer Hitchcock of the women’s hockey program.
Flaishans, a first team All-Hockey East and a New England All Star, is among the top offensive defensemen in Hockey East ranking third at 0.65 ppg (5g, 19a). He’s the leading scorer among UNH defenseman and had a +8 rating this season.
To be eligible, all players must have exhausted their collegiate eligibility and be nominated by their head coach. The players were selected by representatives from the American College Hockey Coaches Association, the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee and the National Youth Sports Corporation.
The competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot. Each competitor will receive a complete set of equipment and a full uniform from Nike Bauer Hockey.

Tickets for the event are $10 and are on sale at the Pepsi Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 303/830-8497. The Frozen Four Skills Challenge will begin at 7 p.m. Mountain time and will be preceded by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award at 5:30 p.m. and the Hockey Humanitarian Award at 6:05 p.m. The Frozen Four Skills Challenge and the Hobey Baker Award will both be shown live on ESPNU.

The final rosters are:
East                                                            West
Men                                                            Men    
Will Engasser, Yale                                Eric Ehn, Air Force
Brad Flaishans, New Hampshire        Mike Forgie, Wayne State
Luke Flicek, Army                                    Jimmy Kilpatrick, CC
David Leaderer, Massachusetts            Nino Musitelli, Miami (Ohio)
Jake Morissette, Rensselaer                Andrew Thomas, Denver
Jon Rheault, Providence                        Daniel Vukovic, Michigan State
David Leggio, Clarkson                        Kyle Jones, St. Norbert
Kevin Regan, New Hampshire            Peter Mannino, Denver
Women                                                        Women
Martine Garland, New Hampshire    Tessa Bonhomme, Ohio State
Sabrina Harbec, St. Lawrence            Courtney DeHoey, Lake Forest
Jaclyn Hawkins, Connecticut                Karine Demeule, Minn.-Duluth
Jennifer Hitchcock, New Hampshire    Laura Fast, St. Cloud State
Hayley Moore, Brown                                Shannon Moulson, Niagara
Marykate Oakley, Princeton                       Bobbi Ross, Minnesota
Meghan Gluckian, St. Lawrence            Laura Hosier, Mercyhurst
Sarah Perry, Sacred Heart                    Britni Kehler, Minn. St.-Mankato
Coaches                                                Coaches
Seth Appert, Rensselaer                    Enrico Blasi, Miami (Ohio)
Nate Leaman, Union (N.Y.)                George Gwozdecky, Denver

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