|(above) Alex Carle & Gus with DU alums Matt & David Carle|
Defenseman Alex Carle, the youngest of the three Carle brothers from Anchorage, committed to Merrimack College last week.
Carle, 18, is the captain at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. He'll begin at Merrimack of Hockey East in 2014. Likely he'll play a season in the USHL before college.
Matt Carle, the oldest brother, was one of the best players ever to play at the University of Denver winning two national championships and the Hobey Baker Award. Matt currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Second brother David Carle retired from hockey just before arriving at DU after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart that can trigger cardiac arrest during strenuous activity. He coached at DU for four years as a student assistant coach. Today, David is an assistant coach with the USHL Green Bay Gamblers.
2013 Recruiting Class Updated StatsD Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL) - 37 gms, 3 goals, 15 assistsF Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL) - 33 gms, 6 goals, 2 assistsF Landon Smith (Chicago, USHL) - 30 games, 10 goals, 5 assistsF Connor Chatham (Omaha, USHL) - 40 games, 14 goals, 13 assistsF Ray Pigozzi (Chicago, USHL) - 35 games, 6 goals, 16 assistsD Will Butcher (U.S. Under-18) - 39 games, 7 goals, 13 assistsF Trevor Moore (Tri-City, USHL) 38 games, 16 goals, 26 assistsD Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-18) 38 games, 7 assists.
2014 Recruiting Class Updated StatsF Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL) - 40 games, 3 goals, 13 assistsF Jared Fiegl (U.S. Under-17) 38 games, 4 goals, 9 assistsF Garrett Gamez (Tri-Cities, USHL) 30 games, 6 goals, 5 assistsF Cody DePourcq (Penticton, BCHL) - 43 games, 10 goal, 8 assists.
2015 Recruiting Class Updated StatsF Dylan Gambrell (Dubuque, USHL) 34 games, 5 goal, 15 assists