Tuesday, October 30, 2012

UNH Recruits Update: Oct-29-2012

Player of the Week - Charlie Kelleher

Last Thursday through Sunday, 2015 UNH recruit Charlie Kelleher and the Junior Bruins U18 team competed in the 8th Annual Beantown Fall Classic. Since 2005, this showcase event has attracted the top midget teams in the country to Exeter, NH and this year was no exception. The U19 Division featured 7 out of the top 10 major midget teams in the most recent national rankings. The games are played at rinks in Exeter and Dover, NH, Haverill and Lawrence, MA as well as UNH's Whittemore Center and Merrimack College's Volpe Arena.

After winning 3 games and tying one in the preliminary rounds, Kelleher and the 7th-ranked Junior Bruins advanced to the Championship Game by beating the 4th-ranked Neponset Valley River Rats 2-1. The U18 club then faced the Junior Bruins team from the Empire Junior Hockey League which primarily includes 18 and 19-year-old players. With a minute remaining in the scoreless Championship Game, Kelleher - a 15-year-old center - scored the game-winning goal on a power play. The Junior Bruins U18 went on to beat the Jr. Bruins Empire team 2-0. Over the 6 games of the tournament, Kelleher scored 2 goals and 3 assists.

The statistics for the recruits, presented in the table, are categorized by the year the player and UNH coaches have targeted for enrollment in UNH.  For example, the "2013 Recruits" have a target of the Fall of 2013 to begin playing for UNH.

2013 Recruits
Matias Cleland  (D)WaterlooUSHL30227
Omaha LancersUSHL71232
Tyler Kelleher  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL23140
USA U18 TeamNCAA83030
Dylan Maller  (D)Tri-City StormUSHL900016
Jordan Masters  (F)Jersey HitmenEJHL20000
Andrew Poturalski (F)Cedar RapidsUSHL43360
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholas  (F)Nanaimo ClippersBCHL1566124
2014 Recruits
Dylan Chanter  (D)Merritt CentsBCHL1644811
Adam Clark  (G)Salmon ArmBCHL84W3L2.34.925
Shane Eiserman  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL32026
USA U18 TeamNCAA83034
Cam Marks  (D)Coquitlam ExpressBCHL142134
2015 Recruits
Charlie Kelleher  (F)Junior Bruins U18USEHL2275126
Jason Kalinowski  (F)Salisbury Prep NEPSAC0 00 00
Joseph Masonius  (D)Jersey HitmenEmpJHL9291110
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D)Berwick Academy NEPSAC0 00 00
Patrick Grasso (F)Des MoinesUSHL60000
Omaha Lancers U16NAPHL44372

News & Notes

Eastern Junior Hockey League:

~ 2013 Recruit Jordan Masters returned to the Jersey Hitmen lineup for a game against the Rochester Stars. Masters reportedly was on the receiving end of a questionable hit and left the game for precautionary measures. He is on target to return to action on November 7th against the Connecticut Oilers.

United States Hockey League:

~ 2013 Recruit Tyler Kelleher scored a goal and an assist as Team USA defeated the Indiana Ice 6-4. Last weekend, Kelleher, Shane Eiserman, and the US NTDP U18 team tied the University of Minnesota 2-2 on Friday. The next night, they defeated the University of St. Thomas (NCAA Division III) 8-1. Kelleher scored a goal in the winning effort.

~ 2014 Recruit Shane Eiserman scored a short-handed goal in Team USA's 6-4 victory over the Indiana Ice. In the 2-2 tie against Minnesota, Eiserman centered the first line for Team USA and finished with a +/- rating of +1.

~ Omaha Lancers' defenseman Matias Cleland, a 2013 recruit, posted a power play assist in a 3-1 win over Des Moines. Cleland has dramatically increased his offensive output since his trade from Waterloo to Omaha. He already has 24 shots on goal in his 7 games with the Lancers. In 41 games last season with Waterloo, Cleland had 22 shots on goal.

~ 2013 recruit Andrew Poturalski was featured in an article called "Poturalski Finally Plays, Prospers With RoughRiders" in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

British Columbia Hockey League:

~ Mike McNicholas continued to post key points for the Nanaimo Clippers. On Saturday night, McNicholas scored the game-winning goal with only 12 seconds left in the game against the Powell River Kings.

~ On Friday night, 2014 recruit Adam Clark made 37 saves as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks defeated the Vernon Vipers 2-1 in double overtime. 6 of Clark's saves game in the overtime periods. Clark now has the 6th best save percentage among all BCHL goalies.



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