Americans in the OHL Draft

10. Sasha Chemelvski – Honeybaked U16 – Sarnia

18. Brady Lyle – Shattuck St Mary’s U-16 – Brampton

19. Jacob Tortora – Don Mills Flyers U-16 – Barrie – BC commit.

20. Ivan Lodnia – Honeybaked U-16 – Erie

21 Jack Studnicka – Belle Tire U-16 – Oshawa

3/47 Cole Coskey – Chicago Mission – Saginaw – NOTRE DAME commit

3/49 Quinn Hughes – Toronto Marloboros U-16 – Sarnia – MICHIGAN commit.

4/61 Anthony Demeo – NJ Rockets U-19 – St. Saulte Marie

4/53 Michael Pastujov – Honeybaked U-16 – Saginaw – MICHIGAN commit.

4/67 Brady Tkachuk – St. Louis Jr. Blues U-16 – London

4/69 Kelton Hatcher – Team Comcast U-16 – Sarnia

4/74 Kyle Keyser (G) – Victory Honda U-16 – Flint

4/78 Kyle MacLean – NJ Rockets U-19 – Oshawa

5/84 Evan Barratt – Team Comcast U-16 – Flint

5/87 Joe Keane – Chicago Mission U-16 – Barrie – MIAMI commit.

5/89 Cayden Primeau (G) –  Team Comcast U-16 –  Mississauga – NORTHEASTERN commit.

5/95 Luke Boka – Victory Honda U-16 – Windsor

5/96 Nick Donofrio – Compuware U-16 –

6/110 Josh Norris – Oakland Grizzlies U-16 – Niagara – MICHIGAN commit.

6/111 Tyler Inamoto – Shattuck St Mary’s U-16 – Kitchener – WISCONSIN commit.

6/114 David Farrance – Syracuse Nats U-16 – Guelph – BOSTON UNIVERSITY commit.

6/116 Logan Hutsko – Shattuck St Mary’s U-16 – Peterborough – PENN STATE commit.

7/124 Hakon Nilsen – Little Ceaser’s U-16 – Flint

7/136 Josh Maniscalo – Shattuck St Mary’s Prep – North Bay – MINNESOTA commit.

8/114 Wyatt Bongiovanni – Honeybaked U-16 – Flint

8/147 Brock Hill – Milwaukee Jr. Admirals – Saginaw

8/149 Colton McKenna – Buffalo Regals U-16 – Sarnia

8/154 Tyler Madden – Avon Old Farms JV – Sudbury

8/158 Cameron Orchard – Michigan Nationals – Barrie

9/179 Mitch Gibson (G) – Team Comcast U-16 – Erie

10/184 Andy Nedeljovic – Victory Honda U-16 –

10/185 Chris Garbe – LI Gulls U-16 –

10/189 Cam Babiak Honeybaked U-16 – Sarnia

10/191 Adam Scheel (G) Cleveland Barons U-16 – Kitchener

10/198Chris Cameron Oakland Grizzlies U-16 – Barrie

10/199 Tyler Gratton – WBS Jr. Knights U-16 – Erie

11/202 Evan  Fear (G) – Chicago Mission U-16 – Sudbury

11/203 Fletcher Fineman – Broward – Windsor

11/204 Matthew Hohl – St. Louis Jr. Blues U-16

11/212 Hunter Canestra – WBS Jr. Knights U-16

12/228 Skyler Brind ‘Amour – Carolina Jr. Hurricanes U-16 – Hamilton

12/229 Matthew Cassidy –  Team Comcast U-16 – Sarnia

12/232 Drew Hunter – Oakland Grizzlies U-16 – Niagara

12/235 Tom Miller – Victory Honda U-16 – Ottawa

12/240 Matt Stoia – Compuware U-16 – Oshawa

13/251 Colin Felix – St. George’s – Kitchener

13/253 Hugh Anderson – Oakland Grizzlies U-16 – Owen Sound

13/254 David Tomeo (G) – Shattuck St Mary’s U-16 – Guelph

13/256 Sean Dhooghe – Chicago Mission U-16 – London – OHIO STATE commit.

13/261 Randy Hernandez – Florida Alliance U-16 – St. Saulte Marie

14/264 Liam Walsh – Victory Honda U-16 – Flint

14/266 Logan Cockerill – Belle Tire U-16 – Peterborough

14/275 Charlie Dovarny – Shattuck St Mary’s U-16 – Ottawa

15/284 Devin Fields – Little Ceaser’s U-16 – Flint

15/286 Adrian Danchenko – WBS Jr. Knights U-16 – Peterborough

15/291 Dylan Seitz – Nichols – Kitchener

15/301 Perry Winfree – Carolina Jr. Hurricanes U-16 – St. Saulte Marie

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Recruiting Sheet – USA Hockey Watch – 99’s

The following list of 99′ (birthyear) prospects is based on the statistical leaders from the USA Hockey Select Festival. Continue reading

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USA Hockey National Tournament – 2000′ Signees – USNTDP Call Ups

USA Hockey National Tournament Results Continue reading

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USA Hockey Nationals : Who’s In and Players to Watch

The USA Hockey Nationals will take place March 26th-30th in Amherst, NY. The tournament is sponsored by Toyota and will be hosted by the Amherst Youth Hockey Association. 

The following teams have qualified for the National Tournament in their respective age groups.  Continue reading

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NCAA Alumni in the NHL 14′-15

Any goalie who played in the NHL this season appears on this list. Players on the list registered a point in the NHL this season. Continue reading

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New York State Amateur Hockey : 99’s

This is the Select 15 Camp Roster from the New York District in 2014. 

Erik Urbank won't have to change the color of his helmet when he suits up for the Big Green in 2018.  Photo Credit : Dan Hickling

Erik Urbank won’t have to change the color of his helmet when he suits up for the Big Green in 2018.
Photo Credit : Dan Hickling

G Justin Stotz – Buffalo Regals U14 – Buff. Regals U16
G Kamm Cassidy – Lake Placid HS – Lake Placid HS

D David Farrance – Syracuse U16 – Syracuse U16 – BOSTON UNIVSERSITY ##
D Anthony Scanzuso – Buff. Regals U14 – Nichols School / Buff. Regals U18
D Logan Scarlotta – NE Jr. Falcons U14 – Selects Academy U16
D Daniel Smith – Buff. Regals U14 – Buffalo Regals U16

D Anthony Demeo – Portledge School – NJ Rockets U16 / NJ Rockets U18 ##
D Bobby Trivigno – Long Island Royals U14 – Shattuck St. Mary’s U16
D Adam Johnson – Mid-Fairfield U14 – Hotchkiss School

F Jacob Tortora – Don Mills U14 – Don Mills U16 – BOSTON COLLEGE ##
F Josef Glamos – Syracuse U14 – Syracuse U16
F Erik Urbank – Buff. Regals U14 – Nichols / Buff. Saints U18 – DARTMOUTH
F Matthew Gasiuk – Buff. Regals U14 – Nichols / Buff. Saints U18
F Nolan Moyle – Toronto Marloboros U14 – Toronto Red Wings U16
F Harrison Craffey – Buff. Regals U14 – Buff. Regals U16
F Tyce Thompson – PAL Jr. Islanders U14 – CT Jr. Oilers U16
F Josh Sanchez – St. Lawrence Thunder U14 – Albany Academy
F Scott Osani – PAL Jr. Islanders U14 – North Jersey Avalanche U16
F Michael Muschitiello – PAL Jr. Islanders U14 – Long Island Gulls U16

## indicates player was chosen in the 15′ OHL Draft.

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Hockey East : Top Players and Pro Prospects


Jack Eichel – Fr Boston University – Eichel is the best pro prospect the entire NCAA has had in a few years, he’s as one and done as it gets in NCAA D1 hockey. Noticeable every shift, Eichel is supremely skilled and has good size, a blue chip pro prospect in every regard. Also leads the nation in points.

Kevin Roy – Jr Northeastern – The best forward on the team since he arrived, Roy is a strong NHL prospect. The 93′ from Quebec had 104 points in the USHL prior to his NCAA career in which he has averaged better than a point per game every season. Roy doesn’t have great size, but his skill level is there, he’s a 4th rounder for Anaheim, he will have a contract off at the end of this season.

Danny O’Regan – Jr Boston University – A dual citizen (US and Germany), O’Regan has become a solid all around player in his three seasons with the Terriers. San Jose drafted him in the 5th round (San Jose has a history of selecting German players in the draft). O’Regan should have a chance to play in the AHL this year and could earn a spot with the Sharks for 15′, he could also come back for another season.

Mike Paliotta – Sr Vermont – A big, solid defenseman that can jump in offensively, Paliotta is a great NHL prospect. He came to Vermont from the USNTDP, played immediately, and has gotten bigger and better, he’ll be in the AHL by the end of the year and could see time with Chicago (70th overall in 11′ Draft) next season.

Robbie Russo – Sr Notre Dame – Like Paliotta, he came to the NCAA from the USNTDP and played intermediately, unlike him, Russo is a bit smaller. The 93′ from Illinois is a seasoned offensive defenseman and will have a chance in with Islanders (95th overall in 11′) organization.

Jon Gillies – Jr Providence – It was important for Gillies to have a strong season, he was the starter for the US World Jr. Team in 14′, he’s big and skilled, great attributes in any goaltender. Gillies has a great chance with Calgary, the organization that drafted him 75th overall in 12′. Gillies is about 6’5-225 and quick, he will have an opportunity to play professionally at the end of the season.


Brett Seney – Fr Merrimack – Seney is a 96′ and eligible for this year’s draft. He’s undersized, but having a highly productive season. The skill level is there, he’s producing as one of the youngest players in the league, expect a high draft selection. A London, ONT native, Seney came to Merrimack from Kingston in the OJHL.

Transfers Excel

Trevor Mingoia and Frank Vatrano were each highly recruited forwards. Mingoia was a 92′ on some really good Syracuse Stars teams, strong producer for Berkshire in the prep ranks, and good enough to go straight to Union a team building toward an NCAA Title run. Well, he only ended up playing in 18 games, it was a tough lineup to get into, and he spent some time in the USHL prior to transferring to Providence. (Providence coach Nate Leaman used to coach Union.) He’s now had a two productive seasons for the Friars and is one of the team’s top contributors.

Frank Vatrano was a big time scorer with the Boston Jr Bruins and tore up the Empire league when he was 4 years younger than half the league. (like Jack Eichel). He was highly recruited by Boston College and starred with the USNTDP. Vatrano ended up not playing any games with the Eagles, went back to his Jr. Bruins organization and ended up with UMass. Good for them, it’s great to see it going well for those two players.

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ECAC Highlights and Top NHL Prospects 14′-15′

The ECAC Hockey Conference has produced the past two NCAA D1 National Champions. Here is a look at the highlights of 2014-2015 and information of some of the top players.

F – Dan Ciampini – Sr Union – It’s going to be really interesting to see where Ciampini ends up next season. He’ll likely end the year with an AHL team and bounce between AHL and ECHL next season, but there’s a strong argument for giving him a chance. It was Ciampini who lead Union past Boston College in the Frozen Four and he’s an awesome goal scorer. He doesn’t have great size and isn’t particularly fast, but his production will give him a chance to prove himself in the pro ranks.

F – Mike Vecchione – So Union – He’s fast, strong with the puck, responsible defensively, and has a great wrister. Vecchione was originally committed to UNH and as a former Mass. prep star, he came to Union highly touted. He could have a professional opportunity at the end of this season, but might be wise to put in one more season with coach Rick Bennett.

F – Jimmy Vesey – Jr Harvard – He might be the best forward to come out of Harvard since Dominic Moore. He isn’t big, but it’s clear that he’s highly skilled. When Harvard players are NHL prospects, the organization that drafted them knows they are going to play in the NCAA for four years and that will most likely be the case with him.

D – Jeff Taylor – So Union – It’s unfair to compare him with the departed Shayne Gostibehere (Philadelphia) , one of the best defenseman in the history of the NCAA Tournament, but that’s the role he has for Union this season. Taylor is super smooth with the puck, reads the play extremely well, knows just what to do with the puck and puts it there. He was drafted by Pittsburgh following the National Championship run, but as a 7th rounder, they will likely give him another year to develop. They will certainly be keeping an eye on his development over the summer in development camps.

D – Pat McNally – Sr Harvard – McNally was the best player in New England Prep when he led Milton to a championship four seasons ago. (along with Yale’s Rob O’Gara). He’s an offensive skilled defenseman with size who it is rumoured would have gone much higher in the NHL Draft (he was a fourth round selection to the Canucks) if he had not committed to Harvard. He went anyway, had an outstanding season, then something happened. McNally was booted off the team for an academic investigation that involved 280 students in a history class. He earned his spot back on the team and was having another great season, leading Harvard to a #5 national ranking, and then is out with an injury for the rest of the season. Too bad for Harvard, but McNally is ready to be a professional.


G – Mitch Gillam – So Cornell – It’s hard to choose the best goaltender in a conference with so many great ones, but you have to look at the numbers. Mitch Gillam is the best goaltender in the country, statistically. Gilliam is the latest in an amazing line of Cornell goaltenders (Underhill, LeNeveu, McKee, Scrivens, Illes. Every Cornell goaltender is seemingly a solid NHL prospect, Gillam (Ontario) came in a bit older, he played for Berkshire in the prep ranks and two in the BCHL then sat behind Illes. Another factor that doesn’t work in his favor is Gillam is undersized for a pro goaltender. Looks like Cornell has it’s foundation for the next two seasons in place.

Honorable Mentions

F – Sam Anas – So Quinnipiac – Anas is the reigning ECAC Rookie of the Year and an out of nowhere NHL prospect. Anas is a finesse player with decent size for a pro forward, he should be back at Quinnipiac, he’ll return as one of the top pro prospects in the country next season.

F – Kyle Crisculo – Jr Harvard – New Jersey native is undersized and already a bit older, he’ll finish up at Harvard. Crisculo is a great NCAA player though.

F – Matt Peca – Sr Quinnipiac – A 7th round selection of Tampa Bay, he’s pretty small. Then again, Tampa Bay has a history of producing with smaller players. Peca has had a strong NCAA career and should have a spot penciled in for the AHL next season.

D – Devon Toews – So Quinnipiac – Toews is a strong NHL prospect. He has size and he’s developing early as a 94′ who’s already played a full NCAA season. He has NHL attention (4th round, Islanders). He should be back for another season with Quinnipiac, but he’s destined for bigger things.

D – Eric Sweetman – So St Lawrence – This team has two outstanding sophomore defenders in Sweetman and Gavin Baureuther, two similiar players. Sweetman is a Maryland product who excelled in lacrosse. He was solid in the USHL and has produced consistently for St. Lawrence. He’s a two-way defender, but a bit undersized. He’ll be back for one or two seasons.

G – Kyle Hayton – Fr St Lawrence – Yes, St. Lawrence has two very good defenders, but this team was outplayed in a lot of ECAC games and came out on top because of Hayton. At this point, it looks like he will certainly be Rookie of the Year. Hayton had an interesting prep career, he played in his hometown for Shattuck St. Mary’s then two in the USHL. He’s seriously undersized for a professional goaltender. Unless you’re ultra high level skilled and you’re as small as Hayton, you’re not going to have a lot of pro interest. You can’t deny that he is a great goaltender and has put together a great season for a team that wasn’t expected to do much.

G – Alex Lyon – So Yale – Another Minnesota goalie that found a way to the ECAC, Lyon had a few strong seasons with Omaha in the USHL prior to starting as a rookie for Yale. He has decent size, but he’ll be a four season NCAA goaltender.

G – Steve Perry – Soph – Clarkson – A Pennsylvania native, Perry came to Clarkson from Fairbanks in the NAHL. Again, an undersized goaltender, also undrafted, but Clarkson has a good one here.

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NCAA Hockey Pro Prospects 2014′-2015′

Best Available Defense

1. Mike Reilly – Jr. – Minnesota – COLUMBUS
2. Pat McNally – Sr. – Harvard  – TAMPA BAY
3. Colton Parayko – Jr. – Alaska – ST.LOUIS
4. Jeff Taylor – Soph. – Union – PENGUINS
5. Rob Russo – Sr. – Notre Dame – ISLANDERS
6. Casey Nelson – Soph. – Minn-State – Free Agent
7. Zach Palmquist – Sr. – Minn-State – Free Agent
8. Mike Paliotta – Sr. – Vermont – CHICAGO
9. Teddy Doherty – Jr. – Boston College – Free Agent
10. Dylan Zink – Soph. – U-Mass Lowell – Free Agent

Best Senior Forwards

1. Dan Ciampini – Union – Free Agent
2. Austin Czarnik – Miami – Free Agent
3. Zach Hyman – Michigan – Free Agent
4. Matt Peca – Quinnipiac – Tampa Bay
5. Blake Coleman – Miami – New Jersey
6. Taylor Holstrom – Penn St. – Free Agent
7. Tanner Kero – Michigan Tech – Free Agent
8. Evan Rodrigues – Boston University – Free Agent
9. Matt Leitner – Minn-St – Free Agent
10. Michael Parks – North Dakota – Philadelphia
11. Cody Wydo – RMU – Free Agent
12. Mark MacMillan – North Dakota – Montreal
13. J-P LaFontaine – Minn-St. – Free Agent
14. Justin Kovacs – Western Michigan – Free Agent
15. Matt Garbowsky – RIT – Free Agent
16. Dan Doremus – Denver – Free Agent
17. Pat Doherty – St. Lawrence – Free Agent
18. Matt Willows – UNH – Free Agent
19. Cole Gunner – Air Force – Free Agent
20. Grayson Downing – UNH – Free Agent

Top Underclassmen

1. Jack Eichel – Fr. – Boston University
2. Dylan Larkin – Fr. – Michigan
3. Mike Vecchione – Soph. – Union
4. Danny O’Regan – Jr. – Boston University
5. Riley Barber – Jr. – Miami
6. Sam Anas – Soph. – Quinnipiac
7. Kevin Roy – Jr. – Northeastern
8. Jimmy Vesey – Jr. – Harvard
9. Jay Compher – Soph. – Michigan
10. Jake Guentzel – Soph – Nebraska-Omaha
11. Mario Puskarich – Soph. – Vermont
12. Andrew Copp – Jr. – Michigan
13. Teddy Blueger – Jr. – Minn-St.
14. Justin Kloos – Soph. – Minnesota
15. Hampus Gustafsson – Soph. – Merrimack
16. Tyler Kelleher – Soph. – UNH
17. Dom Toninato – Soph. – Minn-Duluth
18. Alex Kerfoot – Soph. – Harvard
19. Evan Campbell – Soph. – U-Mass Lowell
20. Casey Bailey – Jr. – Penn St.

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USPHL Notes – Jan 2015

USPHL Observations

It looks like there is an upper tier of teams in the USPHL this season and they are as follows.

1. Jersey Hitmen
2. Philly Jr. Flyers
3. Boston Jr. Bruins

The Jr. Flyers are lead offensively by 94′ Trevor Gooch (Army), 94′ Ryan Badger and Gregg Burmaster (Clinton, NY), a Colorado College recruit. The Jr. Flyers are also very strong in net where 94′ Joseph Young (Union) and Curtis Frye (formerly of the USNTDP) have seen the bulk of the starts. The other goalie who’s played for the Jr. Flyers this season is 95′ Jeff Hextall.

The Jr. Flyers also have defenseman 5’11-155 Christian Meike (Michigan) and 5’9-165 96′ F Anthony Siderio (Connecticut). Other players to watch from this team are 98′ D David Melaragni (Northeastern), 94′ F Dylan Pitt, 95′ F Ron Greco and 94′ F Zach Lynes.

More on Curtis Frye : The goaltender played at Phillips-Andover as a sophomore and was a bit of a surprised to be taken for the USNTDP that year. The next season he had an injury and didn’t play much. Following that, he returned to junior hockey and played in the USPHL with Suffolk PAL. Frye and Hunter Miska each had a rough year in Ann Arbor and the team brought in Thatcher Demko (Boston College) to take over some of the workload. Miska is currently in the BCHL and will go to Minnesota-Duluth next season.

David Farrance : The 99′ defenseman for the Syracuse Stars U-16 team has taken an offer to play at Boston University and will likely be with the USNTDP next season, but don’t count the OHL out. In recent OHL Draft rankings Farrance was routinely rated in the top 10 of players available.


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