Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Future 'Cat, Jamie Hill

Help me give a warm welcome to Future 'Cat, Jamie Hill.

Hill, a '92 birthdate out of Glassboro, New Jersey, plays for nearby Team Comcast of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League in which he leads the Midget-16 National Division for scoring with 23 goals and 52 assists. Just ahead of teammate and fellow Future 'Cat, Kyle Smith, who is second with 36 goals and 38 assists.

Like many hockey players at this age he also plays for his high school prep team, the Bishop Eustace Crusaders, where it seems you could make a scrapbook from the photo journalism capturing Hill's moves in the number eight jersey.

Where five point nights - three goals and two assists like this recap - seem commonplace.

At 5'9", 162 pounds, Hill looks to be about average size out on the ice but where he excels is his tenacious hockey sense, balance, shifty moves and a hard nose for the net as displayed in many of the highlight videos on the Crusader's website linked above. Playing like he has a lot to prove - reminiscent in some ways of Wildcat Great, Darren Haydar - he is real playmaker who can move the puck and score with ease. And even completes the package with his willingness to mix it up physically on top of it all. Did I mention he's quick?

Philly.com reports on Jamie's commitment to the University of New Hampshire while rattling of his current team leading statistics and his second all-time numbers in school history.

The Scouting News had already picked up the trail on Hill and he added to his accolades with a noteworthy performance just a couple nights ago as reported by NJ.com.

Oh. Oh! You're still here! I have to hit publish on this post! Sorry, I was engrossed in the Crusader's highlight reels. More schools should put out highlight reels. Really. Ahem. Cough. UNH. Cough.

Welcome to Wildcat Nation, Jamie!

I'm just going to go finish watching those highlights...

Go 'Cats!


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