Jr. | F | Mississauga, Ontario
Ornelas' sophomore season included four multiple-point
Key Statistics: Ornelas
finished third in RPI scoring last year with 22 points,
more than doubling his freshman total (nine) and trailing
only linemates Kevin Croxton and Oren Eizenman. Ornelas
had 13 goals.
What He Does: He stays
active at both ends of the ice, especially in the offensive
zone. He keeps moving, makes himself available and has
enough skill to capitalize on those scoring opportunities.
The Bigger Picture: Croxton’s
graduation leaves a huge scoring burden to fill at Rensselaer
and Ornelas will be looked upon to pick up some of the
slack. He’s tremendously excited about new coach
Seth Appert’s mindset. Appert will give his players
a chance to make aggressive and creative plays, as long
as they are responsible in working hard and backchecking
if they lose the puck.
Ornelas on new Rensselaer head
coach Seth Appert: “The way he wants
to play is just unreal. Nobody wanted to start the summer,
we just wanted to get playing right away.”