had five points as a freshman, but exploded for 27 in
Statistics: Poirier ranked second on the Union scoring
charts last year (9-18—27), ahead of even more notable
Dutchmen forwards Joel Beal and Scott Seney.
He Does: Colgate's Jon Smyth wasn't the only sophomore
forward in the ECACHL to have a breakout season after a largely
anonymous rookie campaign. Union's Poirier played just 13
games as a freshman and even left school for a while. He came
back to rank among the most outstanding offensive players
on the team last year.
Bigger Picture: Poirier scored his points in bunches
last year for the lowest scoring team in the league. Changing
that streakiness into consistency is a goal that the Union
coaching staff has in mind for Poirier.
coach Nate Leaman on Poirier: "He was streaky
at times but shows a lot of potential. Some games he was around
the puck on every shift and there were other games when he
wasn't getting the touches on the puck that he should have."