Troy, NY -- RPI sophomore goaltender Jason Kasdorf's season could be over. The Winnipeg Jets draft pick was injured in his team's game at Boston College last month. Kasdorf attempted to rehabilitate the injury, but possibly made the ailment worse in a recent practice. It is believed that he will have season ending shoulder surgery sometime in the next few weeks.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was the 2012-13 ECAC Rookie of the Year after a phenomenal freshman campaign. Kasdorf was 14-5-2 with a 1.62 goals against average and a .935 save percentage.
The former Portage Terriers (Manitoba Junior Hockey League) and Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) backstop was drafted by Winnipeg in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft.
RPI should remain in contention for ECAC supremacy and national tournament consideration even without Kasdorf in the lineup. Junior Scott Diebold is 4-1-1 with a 1.58 goals against average and a .946 save percentage. The Buffalo, NY native admitted after a recent game that he is working on his rebound control, but the former Tri-City Storm (USHL) netminder has made some big saves in key situations to keep Seth Appert's team afloat in recent games.
RPI is 5-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the ECAC after a tie and a loss against Harvard and a dominating win over Dartmouth. The Engineers host Cornell and Colgate this weekend at the Houston Fieldhouse. Both games are set for 7 p.m. starts.
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