Monday, January 23, 2012

UNH Recruits Update: Week 16

Player of the Week - Dan Correale

Last season, 2012 UNH Recruit Dan Correale was the 4th leading scorer in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. As a member of the Grande Prairie Storm, he ended the 2010-11 season with 24 goals and 46 assists in 60 games. Correale dished out the second most assists in the AJHL. He was on track to play for UNH this season but his plan was side-tracked by shoulder surgery over the summer. In early December, before he had fully recuperated, Correale was traded to the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League. Correale welcomed the opportunity to play for his former coach Mike Vandekamp.

Since his return to action on December 14th, Dan Correale has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in 10 games with the Nanaimo Clippers. Last week, Correale scored 3 goals in two important games with teams ahead of the Clippers in the BCHL standings. On Jan. 20th, Correale scored a go-ahead goal as the Clippers beat the Surrey Eagles in overtime 3-2. He was awarded the #2 Star of the game. On Sunday, Correale scored 2 goals, including a game-winning, power play goal against the Merritt Centennials. For his efforts, Correale earned the #1 Star of the game. The 5'10", 180 lbs. forward has regained his high-scoring touch as he prepares himself for arrival at UNH next fall.

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.

2012 Recruits
Dan CorrealeNanaimo ClippersBCHL105386
Maxim GaudreaultSioux CityUSHL34781524
Jamie HillWaterlooUSHL315131836
Collin MacDonaldJersey HitmenEJHL3524153912
Harry QuastBay StateEJHL347182540
Kyle SmithJunior BruinsEJHL3217324924
2012 or '13 Recruit
Brett PesceJersey HitmenEJHL1715618
2013 Recruit
Jordan MastersMuskegonUSHL24481237
Matias ClelandWaterlooUSHL2003324
Dylan MallerTri-CityUSHL251238
Andrew PoturalskiBuffalo Jr SabresOJHL2713173012
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholasMuskegonUSHL172356
2014 Recruits
Shane EisermanCushing AcademyNEPSAC1771825-
Tyler KelleherUSA U17 TeamUSHL18881616
2015 Recruits
Jason KalinowskiSalisbury Prep NEPSAC15 66 12-

News & Notes

United States Hockey League:
~ In the four games the U.S. Under-17 NTDP team has played since it resumed action in the USHL, Tyler Kelleher has scored 3 goals and an assist. Kelleher maintained his position as the second leading scorer on Team USA.

~ Jordan Masters is scheduled to compete in the first ever USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game this Tuesday, January 24th. The game will be played at the Muskegon Lumberjacks' home arena - where Masters plays - and will showcase many of the top USHL players eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

~ After missing two Lumberjack games, Michael McNicholas returned to the lineup for both games last week.

Eastern Junior Hockey League:
~ 2012 Recruit Collin MacDonald has scored 4 goals in the last 4 games and is the 4th leading goal scorer in the EJHL.

Ontaria Junior Hockey League:
~ 2013 Recruit Andrew Poturalski recovered from a broken ankle sustained in mid-November and has returned to the Buffalo Junior Sabres' lineup. In his 4th game back, Poturalski scored a goal to up his total for the season to 13 goals in 27 games.


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