Tuesday, December 20, 2011

UNH Recruits Update: Week 12

Player of the Week - Mike McNicholas

17-year-old forward Mike McNicholas has played in just 11 games in the United States Hockey League, but he has recently started to be a key contributor to the Muskegon Lumberjacks. When the USHL season began, McNicholas was on the roster but rarely dressed for games. Over the first 16 games, he only played in 5 games. McNicholas has now played in 5 games in a row and in these games, has scored 2 goals and 3 assists with a +/- rating of +4.

In the last game, the Lumberjacks pulled their goalie and McNicholas jumped on the ice as the extra attacker. With just 21 seconds left in regulation, McNicholas scored the tying goal against the Indiana Ice. Muskegon won in overtime.

The statistics for the recruits, presented in the table, are categorized by the projected year they will enroll in UNH. For example, the "2012 Recruits" are projected to begin playing for UNH in the Fall of 2012. I have based these projections on a number of factors including:
~ How old the player would be upon admission.
~ Number of years in junior hockey prior to admission.
~ Anticipated date of high school graduation.
~ Number of seniors leaving the team at the end of the previous season.
~ The player's performance in the current season.

Last season, Tyler Kelleher was a freshman at Deerfield Academy and scheduled to graduate in the Spring of 2014. Unless he accelerates his schooling, he's on track to enter UNH in the Fall of 2014. If he graduates from high school a year early, he will have played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program. At that point, he would be ready - both academically and in terms of his hockey development - to enroll at UNH in the Fall of 2013.

2012 Recruits
Dan CorrealeNanaimo ClippersBCHL21012
Maxim GaudreaultSioux CityUSHL25651116
Jamie HillWaterlooUSHL23481234
Collin MacDonaldJersey HitmenEJHL2919133212
Harry QuastBay StateEJHL297182534
Kyle SmithJunior BruinsEJHL261227396
2013 Recruit
Jordan MastersMuskegonUSHL20371033
Matias ClelandWaterlooUSHL1302017
Dylan MallerTri-CityUSHL150222
Brett PesceJersey HitmenEJHL1615618
Andrew PoturalskiBuffalo Jr SabresOJHL2112172912
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholasMuskegonUSHL112350
2014 Recruits
Shane EisermanCushing AcademyNEPSAC82810-
Tyler KelleherUSA U17 TeamUSHL14571214
2015 Recruits
Jason KalinowskiSalisbury Prep NEPSAC9 42 6-

News & Notes

British Columbia Hockey League:
~ After undergoing shoulder surgery and 5 months of rehabilitation, 2012 Recruit Dan Correale has returned to action. Now playing for the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL, Correale scored a short-handed goal in his second game back. It turned out to be the game winning goal as the Clippers defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-0.
Ontario Junior Hockey League:
~ 2013 Recruit Andrew Poturalski broke his ankle during a practice session in the middle of November. He has been cleared to skate this week.
New England Prep School Hockey Conference:
~ 2014 Recruit Shane Eiserman is off to a fast start in his first season of prep school hockey. In 8 games with Cushing Academy, Eiserman has scored 2 goals and 8 assists.
~ 2015 Recruit Jason Kalinowski is also off to a solid start. In 9 games with the Salisbury School, Kalinowski has scored 4 goals and 2 assists.


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