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Goalie Danny Tirone Expected to Enroll at New Hampshire for Second Semester

With Casey DeSmith likely not returning, recruit Danny Tirone will join the Wildcats at mid-year to help in goal
With Casey DeSmith likely not returning, recruit Danny Tirone will join the Wildcats at mid-year to help in goal

With New Hampshire senior goalie Casey DeSmith suspended indefinitely, and likely not returning to the ice for New Hampshire, after an arrest for domestic violence earlier this month, New Hampshire finds themselves looking a bit bit shaky in net. The Wildcats have just two goalies on the roster in junior Adam Regan--who has played a total of 6:38 in his first two years at New Hampshire--and freshman Adam Clark.

As a result, Jeff Johnson of the Cedar Rapids Gazette is reporting that the Wildcats will be bringing in goaltending recruit Danny Tirone at mid-season. On Tuesday, the Cedar Rapids Rough Ridgers, Tirone's USHL team, traded for another goalie--Miami commit Ryan Larkin--with the expectation of needing another goalie in January.

Tirone is an excellent goalie recruit who finished in the top 10 in the USHL in goals against average and save percentage last season as a rookie for the Rough Riders, and was expected to replace the outgoing DeSmith as New Hampshire's starter next season. Now, with DeSmith's legal troubles, it appears that timetable has been moved up to the middle of this year.