So. | F | Boisbriand, Quebec
ranked third among Atlantic Hockey rookies in points
(25) and second in assists (16) last season.
Statistics: Parent, the lone rookie to appear in
all of the Pioneers' 35 games last season, scored nine goals
and 16 assists and ranked third among Atlantic Hockey freshmen
in points behind Ben Cottreau of Mercyhurst and Quinnipiac's
He Does: Gives Atlantic Hockey opponents fits. The
quick and nimble Parent scored 22 of his 25 points against
conference foes last season. Coach Shaun Hannah didn't hesitate
to use Parent in just about every situation, and the freshman
played a key role in keeping Sacred Heart in the thick of
the Atlantic Hockey title chase until the last weekend of
the regular season.
Bigger Picture: With eight of its top 10 scorers
returning, the Pioneers expect to challenge Canisius, Holy
Cross and Mercyhurst for the top spot in Atlantic Hockey.
Pioneer fans wouldn't complain about a repeat performance
from Parent, but he'll likely have to increase his production
to help replace the graduated Garrett Larson in order for
the team to improve on last season's fifth-place showing.
Heart coach Shaun Hannah on Parent: "Alex is
a very versatile player for us. He is an integral part of
the power play and is one of the key players we look to in
killing a penalty. His game is very creative and we could
see very early on that he could play at this level."