Breaking Down Robert Morris’ Men’s Hockey Roster After Recent Transfer Commitments


Derek Schooley returns as head coach, entering his 19th year at Robert Morris, including a two year hiatus after the program was cut in 2021 Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Nathan Breisinger

After the Robert Morris men’s hockey team added two transfers to its roster for the 2023-24 season on Monday, the Colonials team is starting to take shape.

The forward depth is nearly completed as Robert Morris now has 14 skaters on offense, including Ferris State’s Dallas Tulik after he committed on Monday as a grad transfer. On the back end, there is still some work to be done as the Colonials have five defensemen rostered and just recently added their first goalie in Niagara transfer Chad Veltri.

Looking at the roster breakdown, the Colonials retained three players from the 2020-21 squad and then added three more skaters prior to the current academic year.

Since then, the Colonials have delved into the junior hockey ranks to pick up a slew of signees.

Barring any decommitments, here is the current state of the RMU men’s hockey roster:

Forwards (14):

— Dallas Tulik (Ferris State, NCAA)

— Jackson Reineke (Anchorage Wolverines, NAHL)

— Walter Zacher (Austin Bruins, NAHL)

— McKay Hayes (Markham Royals, OJHL)

— Cameron Garvey (Collinwood Blues, OJHL)

— Lee Chiang (Markham Royals, OJHL)

— Tanner Klimpke (Olds Grizzlys/Whitecourt Wolverines, AJHL)

— George Krotiris (Cobourg Cougars, OJHL)

— Matt Boczar (Joined RMU 2022-23)

— Dominic Schimizzi (Joined RMU 2022-23)

— Charles Merkley (Joined RMU 2022-23)

— Gavin Gulash (Returning)

— Cameron Hebert (Returning)

— Matt Hutton (Returning)


Defense (5):

— Thomas Gangl (Smiths Smalls Bears, CCHL)

— Gabriel Lunn (Johnstown Tomahawks, NAHL)

— Luke Van Why (Maryland Black Bears, NAHL)

— Thomas Haynes (Brockville Braves/Smiths Falls Bears, CCHL)

— Michael Craig (Nanaimo Clippers, BCHL)


Goalies (1):

— Chad Veltri (Niagara, NCAA)