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Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:19 pm
by SeaCaptim
BC recruit Brendan Silk got his 3rd goal for USNDT under 18 team vs UMaine tonight. He was skating on a line with another BC recruit-Frankie Vatrano, who is lighting it up. Evan Richardson, the recruit from western Canada is supposed to be a special player and he could land at BC either next season or 2013, depending on circumstances.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:22 pm
by SeaCaptim
Marc Biega (D) is still out there and BC needs a defenseman.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:25 pm
by wolverineneshl
Does HU have the inside track since his siblings went there?

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:26 pm
by SeaCaptim
I would think he would have been Harvard bound many months ago...perhaps Harvard's shaky program is steering him in another direction.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:54 pm
by SeaCaptim
Rumblings that Casey Fitzgerald-Defenseman and brother of BC commit-Ryan Fitzgerald, has committed to BC. CF is only a frosh at Malden Catholic, so 2015 is the projected arrival date.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:44 pm
by shockdoct
SeaCaptim wrote:Rumblings that Casey Fitzgerald-Defenseman and brother of BC commit-Ryan Fitzgerald, has committed to BC. CF is only a frosh at Malden Catholic, so 2015 is the projected arrival date.


York alluded to being very excited about the elder Fitzgerald this past summer.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:24 am
by RedBaron67
SeaCaptim wrote:Marc Biega (D) is still out there and BC needs a defenseman.
wolverineneshl wrote:Does HU have the inside track since his siblings went there?
SeaCaptim wrote:I would think he would have been Harvard bound many months ago...perhaps Harvard's shaky program is steering him in another direction.


Is there room for Biega? BC already has 3 defensemen committed for 2012 and 2 more for 2013. Also, Biega was picked in the Quebec Major Junior draft and might be looking in that direction.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:18 pm
by claver2010
RedBaron67 wrote:
SeaCaptim wrote:Marc Biega (D) is still out there and BC needs a defenseman.
wolverineneshl wrote:Does HU have the inside track since his siblings went there?
SeaCaptim wrote:I would think he would have been Harvard bound many months ago...perhaps Harvard's shaky program is steering him in another direction.


Is there room for Biega? BC already has 3 defensemen committed for 2012 and 2 more for 2013. Also, Biega was picked in the Quebec Major Junior draft and might be looking in that direction.


For 2012, Lose Cross & Shea. We have to assume Dumoulin is gone so we'll be losing 3 and adding 3. I can't believe Wey is going to leave after yet another injury filled season so he'll wait till senior year but you never know.

For 2013, Lose Wey & Alber add 2.

If possible would love to add another Dman. Depth is a huge issue as clearly York doesn't trust Begert right now.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:56 pm
by SeaCaptim
York should be able to find a Defenseman who can play. Assuming BC does not have a full scholarship available right away, we still can bring in a quality kid on a 2 or 3 year offer. Often times the recruit is told (with verifiable history) that he will get a 2 or 3 year scholly guaranteed, and a chance for an additional year, if another BC player turns Pro early.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:28 pm
by claver2010
Midterm Ranks for North American skaters was released today, after a quick look through saw 2 for BC next year (I might have missed some just breezed through it).


29. Matheson
206. Silk

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=76670&navid=DL|NHL|home

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:29 pm
by bignick33
claver2010 wrote:Midterm Ranks for North American skaters was released today, after a quick look through saw 2 for BC next year (I might have missed some just breezed through it).


29. Matheson
206. Silk

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=76670&navid=DL|NHL|home


Matheson is slipping a bit based on his season so far in the USHL.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:42 pm
by SeaCaptim
That is a perfect spot for Matheson, as we do not want him going in the top 10 of the 1st round. This way, he most likely ends up at BC, and not in the NHL minors next season. Matheson is doing fine from everything I read. He is young and developing and will have a great opportunity to develop further at BC. He appears to be offensive minded and we could use that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:25 pm
by bignick33
SeaCaptim wrote:That is a perfect spot for Matheson, as we do not want him going in the top 10 of the 1st round. This way, he most likely ends up at BC, and not in the NHL minors next season. Matheson is doing fine from everything I read. He is young and developing and will have a great opportunity to develop further at BC. He appears to be offensive minded and we could use that.


He won't be anywhere close to 10.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:41 pm
by claver2010
York talking on http://www.thepipelineshow.com/ a Canadian show, about Matheson not concerned about the issue of showing up with rights traded. Family values education.

Thoughts on the departed to CHL Shea: still follows as players as best as he can (hasn't checked in a month) adjustment period etc

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:00 pm
by bignick33
MM has been playing better recently in Dubuque, and it no longer looks like he's at risk of falling out of the first round.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:24 pm
by claver2010
bignick33 wrote:MM has been playing better recently in Dubuque, and it no longer looks like he's at risk of falling out of the first round.


Granted you can never know for sure but what's your guess on the number of years he stays at BC?

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:26 pm
by bignick33
claver2010 wrote:
bignick33 wrote:MM has been playing better recently in Dubuque, and it no longer looks like he's at risk of falling out of the first round.


Granted you can never know for sure but what's your guess on the number of years he stays at BC?


I don't think I could make an educated guess. Too many variables.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:44 am
by claver2010
From NEHJ: BC-bound Vatrano on verge
By Bill Keefe

Everybody has to start somewhere.

For Frankie Vatrano, that meant strapping on the street hockey goalie pads as a 5-year-old and letting his brothers — 12 and 8 years older — “ripping them at me with no mercy.”

Vatrano has come a long way from providing entertainment for his brothers in their East Longmeadow, Mass., driveway. A center on the U.S. Under-18 National Team with a scholarship waiting next year at Boston College, Vatrano’s ability also has him in the mix at the highest level of the game. Last month, he was ranked 118th among North American skaters for June’s draft by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.

“It’s always in the back of your head,” Vatrano said of the draft. “I try not to think about it and play the best I can. Before a game, you look up and there are tons of scouts there. No one on the team gets too worried about it. You try to take it one game at a time.”

Vatrano did admit that it’s “very exciting knowing everything you worked for is right around the corner.”

Being around his older brothers immersed Vatrano in the game. Sammy, the oldest of the three, played at Babson and Greg played at AIC, graduating last spring. Vatrano would go to their games and, when Greg was playing for the New England Junior Falcons, there was an extra draw because his cousin, current Boston College senior Barry Almeida (Springfield, Mass.), also was on the team.

From an early age, Frankie Vatrano and his parents put their time in on the road driving the hour-and-a-half to Marlboro, Mass., to play for the Minuteman Flames and then for the Boston Junior Bruins Empire League team. As one of the youngest Empire League players at age 14, Vatrano posted 38-38-76 numbers to help the Bruins to a playoff crown.

Last year, he made the jump to the U.S. National Team Development Program and did not miss a beat. His 19 goals and 30 points both ranked second on the team. He led the club in game-winning goals with seven and tied for the lead with four power-play goals.

Through 37 games this season, Vatrano was tied for second on the team with 10 goals and tied for fourth with 20 points.

“He has an NHL-level shot,” said Danton Cole, who has coached Vatrano for both seasons with the NTDP. “He can really hum a puck.”

But Vatrano is more than a one-dimensional player and works on his overall game.

“This year, I’m getting more physical, getting into the corners and it helps my play a lot,” Vatrano said. “Sometimes you’re not on your best game and you have to find other ways to contribute. There are always things you can get better at, the defensive game, moving laterally.”

Vatrano is thick at 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds. Just don’t take ‘thick’ to be a code word for slow or out of shape. On his Twitter account, Vatrano lays claim to being the “fastest 5-10 215 human.” He adds, “I’m comfortable where I am. If I lost five pounds, I would not be the same player.”

Said Cole, “He works his tail off in the weight room and on the ice. He is one of our strongest players. He is very efficient in his skating. He tracks the puck offensively and defensively as well as anyone here. If there’s a race for the puck, he usually wins it.”

Vatrano recently got the chance to showcase his skills for family, friends and probably a BC representative when the Under-18s came to Boston for a pair of games Jan. 7 and 8. Vatrano had a goal in a 7-4 win at Northeastern followed by an assist in a 3-3 tie with Boston University.

Next year, the games with BU will take on added significance, not only because of the BC-BU history, but also because his roommate of the past two years, Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.), will be wearing scarlet and white.

“We joke around a little bit,” Vatrano said of the future rivalry. “It will be a lot of fun playing against him after living with him for two years, but it will be weird at the same time.”

It is those friendships as well as the experience of representing your country in international tournaments that Vatrano said he will relish the most from his time with the NTDP. So far, he has won three international competitions with two more opportunities: the Five Nations Tournament in Finland Feb. 7-13 and the World Under-18 Championships in the Czech Republic in April.

From doing anything just to play in the driveway to a Division 1 scholarship, a world championship opportunity and the subject of NHL scouts. Tag-along brothers everywhere, take notice.


http://www.hockeyjournal.com/news/juniors/2011-12/From_NEHJ-_BC-bound_Vatrano_on_verge

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:25 pm
by bignick33

MATHESON NAMED USHL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF WEEK
Blue-liner contributed two goals and an assist as Fighting Saints took four of six points.

March 20, 2012

DUBUQUE, Iowa – One member of the Fighting Saints secured some league-wide recognition after the team grabbed four of six points this past weekend. Mike Matheson was named USHL Defensive Player of the Week after collecting three points, including two goals and an assist, over three games for the Fighting Saints. The defenseman scored a goal and dished out an assist in Thursday’s 4-1 win over Team USA. He also equaled a season high when he finished the contest with a plus-three rating.

Matheson completed the weekend scoring his ninth goal of the season just sixteen seconds into Saturday’s loss to Waterloo. He also helped the Saints successfully deny 12-of-13 opponent power play chances during the three-game stretch. The 18-year-old from Pointe-Claire, Quebec has put up 22 points, nine goals and thirteen assists, in 45 games during his first USHL season. A top prospect for the 2012 NHL Draft who is committed to play NCAA hockey at Boston College, Matheson is tied for third among all League defensemen with nine goals.

http://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/sl ... hp?sid=397

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:27 am
by claver2010
Central Scouting had their final rankings for North American skaters, here are BC's recruits

Michael Matheson #30 6'2" 175 D
Chris Calnan #69 6'2" 188 RW
Frank Vatrano #88 5'10" 218 C
Travis Jeke # 184 6'4" 205 D (BC has really gravitated towards these large defensemen)

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:35 pm
by claver2010
BC added another for 2013, F Adam Gilmour of Nobles.

6-2, 193 & 101 on NHL Draft Rankings

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:03 am
by flyingelvii
Is the draft rating overall or North America? I know Central Scouting breaks up the two but not sure about the other scouting services.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:26 am
by claver2010
flyingelvii wrote:Is the draft rating overall or North America? I know Central Scouting breaks up the two but not sure about the other scouting services.


North America, sorry should've specified.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:16 am
by claver2010
Recruit Austin Cangelosi in the news for a highlight reel goal:

http://ushl.com/news.php?news_id=907

Forgive me if the youtube doesn't work, it's blocked at work but trying to embed nonetheless

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/ISftuDMmWWI[/youtube]

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:02 pm
by RedBaron67
claver2010 wrote:Recruit Austin Cangelosi in the news for a highlight reel goal:

http://ushl.com/news.php?news_id=907

Forgive me if the youtube doesn't work, it's blocked at work but trying to embed nonetheless

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/embed/ISftuDMmWWI[/youtube]


That really was quite a spectacular goal -- first a chip shot over 2 defensemen, then another chip shot over the goalie, in OT of a 0-0 game, for the first playoff win in the team's history. Cangelosi had 29 goals and 30 assists in 53 games this season -- another Gaudreau in the making? It makes me wonder: did NHL Central Scouting overlook Cangelosi, or is he slightly too young for this year's draft?

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:26 pm
by claver2010
RedBaron67 wrote:
claver2010 wrote:Recruit Austin Cangelosi in the news for a highlight reel goal:

http://ushl.com/news.php?news_id=907

Forgive me if the youtube doesn't work, it's blocked at work but trying to embed nonetheless

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/embed/ISftuDMmWWI[/youtube]


That really was quite a spectacular goal -- first a chip shot over 2 defensemen, then another chip shot over the goalie, in OT of a 0-0 game, for the first playoff win in the team's history. Cangelosi had 29 goals and 30 assists in 53 games this season -- another Gaudreau in the making? It makes me wonder: did NHL Central Scouting overlook Cangelosi, or is he slightly too young for this year's draft?


Yeah since he's a USHL kid, I'll defer to BigNick on that one.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:57 pm
by RedBaron67
I found out: 18 years old by September 15 is the NHL draft cutoff, so Cangelosi at August 27 narrowly qualifies. I'm pretty surprised that NHL Central Scouting passed him over.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:14 pm
by SeaCaptim
Cangleosi is only 5' 6" 160 pounds and the NHL does not place a premium on small fast kids. If you watch the NHL games, the trend is bigger than ever...the Rangers look like they have about 6 guys at 6' 5" plus.

Re: Recruits doing well

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:55 pm
by bignick33
claver2010 wrote:
RedBaron67 wrote:
claver2010 wrote:Recruit Austin Cangelosi in the news for a highlight reel goal:

http://ushl.com/news.php?news_id=907

Forgive me if the youtube doesn't work, it's blocked at work but trying to embed nonetheless

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/embed/ISftuDMmWWI[/youtube]


That really was quite a spectacular goal -- first a chip shot over 2 defensemen, then another chip shot over the goalie, in OT of a 0-0 game, for the first playoff win in the team's history. Cangelosi had 29 goals and 30 assists in 53 games this season -- another Gaudreau in the making? It makes me wonder: did NHL Central Scouting overlook Cangelosi, or is he slightly too young for this year's draft?


Yeah since he's a USHL kid, I'll defer to BigNick on that one.


I think he projects to be a really good college player...the next little BC forward. He might or might not be drafted, but for such a small kid, that's immaterial as far as his college upside. Remember Gaudreau was only a 4th rounder and Gerbe was a 5th (!) rounder.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:55 pm
by wolverineneshl
Anybody know anything about Peter McMullen? He's suppose to come in the fall but would like to know any info on him.