Monday, October 24, 2011

UNH Recruits Update: Week 4

Player of the Week - Mike Vecchione

This time last year, Mike Vecchione was a senior at Malden Catholic preparing for his final season of high school hockey. As the team's captain, Vecchione went on to lead Malden Catholic to the Massachusetts Super 8 Championship. A year later, Vecchione moved half way across the country to Kearney, Nebraska to play for the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League. On Saturday night in his fifth game in the USHL, Vecchione helped lead the Storm over the Sioux City Musketeers for their first away-game victory of the season. He generated 4 shots on goal, scored a power play goal and added an assist. The night before, Vecchione had an assist in a loss to the Indiana Ice. Mike Vecchione is now the second leading scorer on the Storm and his 5 points has him tied for 7th in total points in the USHL.
Vecchione's goal against the Musketeers can be viewed on this video (courtesy of KTIV TV).

2012 Recruits
Dan CorrealeGrande PrairieAJHLInjured0000
Maxim GaudreaultSioux CityUSHL72242
Jamie HillWaterlooUSHL72240
Collin MacDonaldJersey HitmenEJHL 12126184
Kyle SmithJunior BruinsEJHL13814220
Mike VecchioneTri-CityUSHL62352
2012 or '13 Recruit
Jordan MastersMuskegonUSHL 60228
2013 Recruits
Matias ClelandWaterlooUSHL30009
Dylan MallerTri-CityUSHLinjured0000
Brett PesceJersey HitmenEJHL40002
Andrew PoturalskiBuffalo Jr SabresOJHL1410152510
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholasMuskegonUSHL20000
2014 Recruits
Shane EisermanCushing AcademyNEPSAC00000
Tyler KelleherUSA U17 TeamUSHL64264
2015 Recruits
Jason KalinowskiSalisbury Prep NEPSAC0 00 00

New & Notes

Midweek, the NHL Central Scouting Service released the "2012 NHL Entry Draft Players to Watch" list for North American players in junior leagues in the United States, junior "A" leagues in Canada, and high school/prep school leagues. Two players committed to play at UNH were on the list. 2012 Recruit Collin MacDonald, who is currently the 2nd leading goal scorer in the Eastern Junior Hockey League, was given a "B" rating - indicating that he has the potential to be drafted in Rounds #3 through #5 in the NHL Entry Draft next summer. 2013 Recruit Andrew Poturalski, who is tied for 4th in scoring in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, was given a "C" rating - having the potential to be drafted in Rounds #6 or #7.


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