Three birthdays today: CHL Ice Mike Bozoian and USHL Ice players Max Cook and Brian Ferlin.
Mike Bozoian: Defenseman who played four games for the Ice in 2003-04. He had one assist. He joined the team after three years at Niagara University and a year in Germany. He also played for Dayton and Cincinnati in the ECHL that year, his only pro season. A native of Brownstown, Mich., he is 35.
Max Cook: A hard-working forward for the Indiana Ice from 2008-10, Cook quickly became a fan favorite. He had 41 goals and 49 assists in 117 games with the Ice. He had eight points in the 2009 playoffs, helping lead the team to a Clark Cup championship. The following hear, he had six goals in nine playoff games. He went from the Ice to play four years at Miami University, scoring seven career goals in a career that completed this spring. A native of Frankfort, Ill., he is 24.
Brian Ferlin: Forward who played two seasons for the Ice from 2009-11. He had 30 goals and 58 assists in 112 games, but had a standout year in 2010-11, where he tallied 25 goals and 48 assists. He had two goals and six assists in 13 playoff games over those two seasons. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and recently signed with the team after a three-year collegiate career at Cornell. There, he had 31 goals in 92 games. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he is 22.