Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jordan Masters - Another Lumberjack for UNH

17-year-old forward Jordan Masters of the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) has committed to play for UNH in either 2012 or 2013. He plans to join Casey Thrush and Michael McNicholas on the road from Muskegon to Durham. Along with McNicholas and 2013 UNH Recruit, Brett Pesce, Masters had a strong showing at the USA Hockey Select 17 Player Development Camp in early July. He and defenseman Pesce were named to the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that competed at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August. The USA team joined teams from Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and Canada for the tournament in the Czech Republic. The U.S. finished fifth with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. Jordan Masters was the leading scorer for Team USA with 4 goals and 3 assists in 4 games. He was the 4th leading scorer among all players in the tournament.

Last season, his first in the United States Hockey League, Jordan Masters (DOB 4/30/1994) played as a 5'10", 153 lbs forward for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He scored 4 goals and 7 assists in 49 games. Masters, who is from Rochester, NY, obviously stepped up his game over the summer. Dan Stewart, Director of Scouting for Future Considerations, provided this assessment:
"Jordan Masters, a left winger, was the most consistent offensive threat in Slovakia for the USA squad. Masters was another ‘right-place-right-time’ guy who was able to score some big goals an overmatches US squad. Despite his lack of ideal size he went to prime scoring areas without hesitation and was rewarded with boatloads of scoring chances. His quick shot helped him become a difference maker while his grit and determination made him a popular teammate. Masters, who plays for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, could have pushed his name into the draft picture with a few NHL teams after this performance."
With the addition of Jordan Masters, the University of New Hampshire will have 10 and possibly 11 recruits playing in the United States Hockey League this fall. Look for more details in an upcoming post.


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