BCHL Hockey Report : Top Uncommitted Prospects and League Report

Top Uncommitted BCHL Players

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(D) Kristian Blumenschein – 97′ – West Kelowna – 5’10-180

(F) Jordan Kawaguchi – 97′ – Chilliwack – 5’8-165

(F) Jonathan Desbiens – 96′ – West Kelowna – 5’8-170

(F) Taro Hirose – 96′ – Salmon Arm – 5’10-165

(F) Brogran O’Brien – 97′ – Prince George – 6’1-170

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ECAC Hockey Report

The ECAC is home of both the current women’s (Clarkson) and men’s (Union) D-1 National Champions. The ECAC has produced the past two D-1 National Champions.

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A USA Hockey Powerhouse : Shattuck St. Mary’s

When it comes to USA Hockey organizations, there are very few more prestigious than the Shattuck St. Mary’s school in Faribault, MN. The school consists of 70% boarding students and the majority of them come to participate in the “Center of Excellence” programs in hockey, golf, soccer, or ice skating. (There are also programs for engineering, music and bio science).

The boys hockey program has captured 18 USA Hockey National Championships, all at the U-18 level (until last season). (99′, 01′, 03′, 05′, 07′, 08′, 11′, 12′, 14′). The other national titles are from the girl’s hockey program.

Shattuck St. Mary’s has existed since 1858, but it wasn’t until the early 1990’s when the school was facing serious financial problems and decided to start the “Centers of Excellence” program, did they become an athletic power. Since the school already had the only ice rink in the immediate area, they decided to start with hockey.

Noteable Shattuck Hockey Alumni by Year

Ty Conklin – 94′
Joe Corvo – 95′ 
Ryan Malone – 99′
Zach Parise – 02′

Drew Stafford – 03′
Sidney Crosby – (02′-03′)

Pat Eaves – 03′
Jack Johnson – 05′
Jonathan Toews – 05′
Kyle Okposo – 06′
Derek Stepan – 09′

Erik Haula – 09′
Nathan MacKinnon (09′-11′)

Despite all of that, it wasn’t until April 2014 that Shattuck took home a National Championship at the bantam AAA level. That team was lead by current U-16 teammates and University of Minnesota commits Scott Reedy, Josh Maniscalo and Brannon McManus. This year’s team features two of the “Big Three W’s” – Maine’s Oliver Wahlstrom (the youngest player to ever commit to a D1 program – his home state’s University of Maine) and Massachusetts native Thomas Walsh. (The other big W is Jake Wise, a fellow 00′ and Boston University commit).

Walsh and Wahlstrom are the leading scorers on this year’s team (by a lot). The fact that these two players came to a school in Minnesota despite being from the Northeast, where any organization or prep school would be happy to have them, says a lot about where Shattuck stands in the pecking order of amateur hockey organizations.

Whether or not Shattuck can repeat as National Champions will be determined in April 2015. Expect their biggest competition to come from Honeybaked, the Colorado Thunderbirds and Chicago Mission. 

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2014-2015 Shattuck St. Mary’s Bantam AAA

Through 20 games, Walsh has 25-23-48 and Wahlstrom has 27-20-47. The team’s next leading scorer is Grisha Gotovets, a freshman from Minsk, Belarus (10-22-32).

There next leading goal scorers are a pair of 01’s – Grant Silianoff (Edina, MN) and Niklas Norman (Maplewood, MN). It’s getting rare to see youth teams letting kids play a year up, so the fact that these two players are good enough to play for the best bantam team in the country a year early really speaks to their talent level. (Bet the fans in hockey-crazy Edina are happy about Shattuck scooping up their next superstar.)

This Shattuck roster only has six players from the state of Minnesota on it. In all, there are 13 states and provinces represented on the roster and 3 nations.

In net, Shattuck has JP Mella (Stamford, CT) and Thomas Lalonde (Montreal, QE).

The defense is Eric Fisher (Houston, TX), Bruno Fludzinski (Brooklyn, NY), Matt Staudacher (Grand Blanc, MI), Connor McCue (Gurnee, IL), Aleko Karamanis (Courtenay, BC) and Jack Lagerstrom (Edina, MN).

Forwards that weren’t already mentioned are Max Zingler (Eagle River, WI), PJ Demitrio (Sewell, NJ), Cole Mackie (Anchorage, AK), Ryan Drkulec (Mansfield, TX), Andy Stoneman (Faribault, MN), Luke Mountain (Maplewood, MN) and Wyatt Palmer (Plymouth, MN).

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USNTDP Prospects : The Next Wave

On this blog, we’ve covered the 99′ age group more than any other. This year, the best 99’s will compete for a chance to join the USNTDP in Ann Arbor. These are the prospects who at this point in the season stand the best chance of being chosen.

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Guide: USPHL Premier Prospects 97′ and Younger / 00’s to Watch / Top 99′ Goalies

00’s to Watch

Tom Walsh – Shattuck
Oliver Wahlstrom – Shatuck
Sam Stevens – Mission
Cullen Young (D) – Jr. Bruins U-16
(D) Jacob Semik – 6’1-160 Honeybaked

(D) Bode Wilde – 6’2-176 Honeybaked

(D) Trevor Spence – Nobles

(D) Brandon Tabakin – 5’6-125 – No Jersey Avalanche

99 Chris Garbe on LI Gulls

99 Goalies

A Dylan St. Cyr

1A Cayden Primeau

Jake Begley – Hill Murray HS

Ryan Bishel – Bendile St Margerts

Nikolas Donafrio – Compuware

Joe Dragonjac – Pitt Pens Elite

Tyler Haywood – MF Rangers – Selects Acad

UPSHL Premier (younger than 96′)

F Charlie Kelleher – Boston – 97 5’8-195 MA

D Zach Mirageas – Islanders – 97 – 5’9-180 MA

D Cam Kuhl – PAL – 97 – 6’1-190 NY

D Joseph Duszak – PAL – 97 – 5’10-171 NY

F Lucas Michaud – Portland – 97 – 5’11-200 ME

D John Marino – So. Shore – 97 – 6’2-180 MA

USPHL Premier

Kyler Johnson 97 D Syracuse 6’2 170 NY

Providence (97’s)

Callahan Johnson 5’11-175 MA

Michael Ranalli 5’7-155 RI

Ryan Perry 5’8-150  RI

South Shore – (G) Cody Murch 97 6’5-190 NC

Isles (D) Matt Robinson 5’8-160 NH

Hitmen (D) William Walker 97 5”10-165

Hampton Roads

(D) Nick Richards 98 6’2-165 MI

(D) Regan Cananagh 97 6’0-165 VA

FL Eels – Cory Richardson 6 155 CO 97

FL Eagles

Tyler Romel D 6-2 180 NC

(CA) Justin Apodaca D 5’11 175

Zach Kowalchuk D 5’10-190 AZ

Jakob Ustorf (F) 5’10-145 OH

Palm Beach Hawks

Alex Garcia – 5-9 170 FL

Jacob Tomita 6-1 155 FL

Cole Hampton 6-1 180 FL

Richmond Generals

(F) Chad Lopez 5-11/185 TX 97

(D) Danil Kharinov 6’3-215 RUSSIA 98

Tampa Bay Jr’s

Connor Smith D 5’9-170 FL 97′

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Northeast : Bantam AAA Rankings by State

Northeast Youth Rankings by State

The top Tier 1 Bantam hockey teams in the Northeast.

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Under the Radar Prep Players

Under the Radar Prep Players

Sr. (D) Daniel Kuter – Trinity-Pawling

Sr. (G) Felix Marcotte-Hetu – Trinity Pawling

Sr. (D) Derin Ozturk – Westminster

PG (F) Cam Klein – Avon

PG (D) Ben Sisokin – Avon

PG (F) Oscar Flory – KUA

Sr. Josh Jordan – Brewster Academy (F)

Sr. Derek Britner – Proctor Academy (F)

Jr. Connor Simpson – Proctor Academy (G)

Sr. Cam Wright – Vermont Academy (F)

Jr. Justin Cole – Vermont Academy (F)

Jr. Josh Bolding – Vermont Academy (G)

Sr. Fred Cyr – Holderness (F)

Sr. Ben Luz – Holderness (D)

PG Connor Irving – Tilton (F)

Soph Jack Moran – Winchendon

Soph Brian Matthews (D) Belmont Hill

Jr Michael Royer (G) Thayer

So Sam Hesler (F) Belmont Hill

Jr Peter Housakos (D) St. Mark’s

Jr Connor Lloyd (F) Westminster

Jr Cody Todesco (F) Nobles

Cam Donaldson Gunnery (Jr Flyers U-16)

Peter Negron (G) Kent (Bergen Catholic)

Craig Uyeno (F) Choate – (Don Mills Midget)

Derek Gougen (G) Middlesex 97’ Jr.

(G) Logan Kramsky (Rockets U-19)

D Reilly Walsh Proctor Academy 99’

D Joshua Gagne – Gunnery – 97’ Hill Academy (CAN)

99 D Brian Scoville – Cushing – 6’3-190 Agawam HS (MA)

99 D Patrick Dawson – Westminster – FR – 5’11-185

(G) Drew Hotte – Milton

(G) Ryan Colena – Rivers

(F) Jack Bliss 98′ – Milton (Cardigan Mt)

(F) Andrew Hadley Deerfield 97 

98 F Cal LeClair – Westminster (son of former NHLer John)

97 F Vito Bavaro 6’3-180 – Brooks 

97 F Simon Loiselle – St Pauls 

96 F Charley Michalowski – Belmont Hill 

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USPHL Premier and Elite : Underagers List.

USPHL Premier and Elite : Underagers List. The (6) 97’s in the USPHL Premier League and the 97’s and 98’s in the Elite League. Continue reading

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NYS Hockey: 12 NYS Tournament

NYS Hockey – Looking back at the 12′ State Tournament
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New York State : Jr. Hockey Observations and Rankings

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Rochester Jr. Americans – (26) 15-10-1
PAL Jr Islanders – (29) 10-15-4

Rochester is lead up front by Nick Petrella (26)6-29-35. Will Massey has a 2.75 GAA and .920 save percentage in net.

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Syracuse Stars 16-5-1

Syracuse (G) Mark Specia leads the league with a .960 save percentage. 94′ (F) Jake Farabee (6’4-207) leads the team with (21) 7-20-27.

Empire 

New York Aviators – 19-2-0
Syracuse Stars – 14-2-0
Rochester Jr. Americans – 9-8-0
PAL Jr. Islanders – 6-14-0

The Aviators are led by Finnish-born Daniel Backstrom, the league’s leading scorer (21) 10-39-49. The Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL) are reportedly giving Backstrom a tryout contract for December. Jeremy Warrick (21) 21-27-48 and Michael House (20) 21-19-40 fill out the rest of the Aviators top scorers.

U-18

Rochester Americans – 8-4-2
Syracuse Stars – 8-5-0
PAL Jr. Islanders – 5-9-0

U-16

Syracuse Stars – 14-1-0
Rochester Jr Americans – 8-9-0
PAL Jr. Islanders – 7-11-0

Syracuse is lead by solid goaltenders Gabe Vinal and Thomas Draper. Highly touted 99′ (D) David Farrance has a (15) 13-12-25 line. The Syracuse core is formed by several members of their bantam team that competed at the 2014 USA Hockey National tournament including 99′ (F) Josef Glamos (14) 4-14-18. Zach Taylor and Kevin O’Neil are also pretty solid prospects.

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