Saturday, August 27, 2011

Top 15-Year-Old Shane Eiserman Commits to UNH

Shane Eiserman, a 6'1", 180 lbs forward from West Newbury, MA, has committed to play at UNH. Eiserman (DOB 10/10/1995) joins fellow 1995 birthdate player, Tyler Kelleher as a 2014 recruit.

By any measure, Shane Eiserman had an extraordinary freshman season. As a left-winger, he played on St. John's Prep School's (Danvers, MA) top line, centered by senior Colin Blackwell, who will play for Harvard this year. During the regular season, Eiserman scored 32 points and helped St. John's earn the #2 seed in the Massachusetts Super 8 Tournament. In the dramatic championship game against Mike Vecchione (2012 UNH Recruit) and Malden Catholic, Eiserman and the St. John's team lost in overtime 4-3. He scored 2 assists in what turned out to be his final game with St. John's. Overall (regular season plus playoffs), Eiserman scored 24 goals and 28 assists for a total of 52 points and was named by ESPN Boston to the Massachusetts All-Rookie Team.

When the high school season came to a close, Shane Eiserman launched his equally successful summer season. In late June, Eiserman participated in the USA Hockey 2011 Youth Select 16 Player Development Camp in Rochester, NY. He scored 2 goals and 2 assists in 5 games and tied for 7th in scoring. More importantly, he was selected to the US Under-17 Select Team which earned him a ticket to the Five Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

From August 9-13, Eiserman played for Team USA in the Five Nations Tournament. The US faced teams from Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Team USA won the tournament in dominating fashion winning all four games. Chris Peters, writer for "The United States of Hockey" had this to say about Eiserman's performance during the tournament:
"There’s a lot to like about Eiserman’s game. He only posted two points, but made his presence felt in a variety of other ways. He was one of Team USA’s biggest forwards and best skaters. He played a very good two-way game, despite the fact that he seems to have some really good offensive ability. As he continues to round out his game and grow, he’ll be one to watch for sure. Draft eligible in 2014."

Eiserman will reportedly play for Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA this season.

And I thought August would be a quiet month.


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