UNH Recruits Update: Nov-12-2012
Player of the Week - Tyler Kelleher2013 UNH recruit Tyler Kelleher is the leading scorer on the U.S. National Team Development Program U18 team. Over the first 19 games of Team USA's season - which has included games against USHL and NCAA teams plus international competition - Kelleher has posted a team leading 10 goals and 16 points. The last UNH recruit to excel with the US NTDP was James van Riemsdyk. As a member of the U18 Team in the 2006-07 season, JvR posted 38 goals and 40 assists in 51 games.
2012 Four Nations Tournament title. Teams from Finland, Switzerland and Sweden travelled to The Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of the NTDP. In the first game of the tournament against Finland, Kelleher scored a goal as Team USA won 3-1. Next up was a hard-fought battle against Switzerland. During regulation play, Kelleher posted 2 assists as the teams tied 4-4. Following a scoreless overtime period, the teams proceeded to a shootout. Both goalies stopped the first three shots then a Swiss player beat Team USA goalie Hunter Miska. Kelleher kept his team in the hunt by scoring on the next shootout attempt. He was then selected to take the next shot for the victory but was denied by the Swiss goalie. The Swiss team eventually won the shootout 2-1 on the 7th attempt.
Shane Eiserman, and the rest of the NTDP U18 team when they faceoff against the UNH Wildcats at the Whittemore Center on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 PM.
Latest StatisticsNOTE: 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.
|Matias Cleland (D)||Waterloo||USHL||3||0||2||2||7|
|Tyler Kelleher (F)||USA U18 Team||USHL||3||3||1||4||0|
|USA U18 Team||NCAA||8||3||0||3||0|
|Dylan Maller (D)||Tri-City Storm||USHL||13||0||0||0||20|
|Jordan Masters (F)||Jersey Hitmen||EJHL||4||0||0||0||17|
|Andrew Poturalski (F)||Cedar Rapids||USHL||8||3||3||6||2|
|2013 or '14 Recruit|
|Michael McNicholas (F)||Nanaimo Clippers||BCHL||20||6||10||16||4|
|Dylan Chanter (D)||Merritt Cents||BCHL||19||5||4||9||11|
|Adam Clark (G)||Salmon Arm||BCHL||10||4W||4L||2.42||.930|
|Shane Eiserman (F)||USA U18 Team||USHL||3||2||0||2||6|
|USA U18 Team||NCAA||8||3||0||3||4|
|Cam Marks (D)||Coquitlam Express||BCHL||19||2||3||5||4|
|Charlie Kelleher (F)||Junior Bruins U18||USEHL||22||7||5||12||6|
|Jason Kalinowski (F)||Salisbury Prep||NEPSAC||0||0||0||0||0|
|Joseph Masonius (D)||Jersey Hitmen||EmpJHL||9||2||9||11||10|
|2015 or '16 Recruit||Liam Darcy (D)||Berwick Academy||NEPSAC||0||0||0||0||0|
|Patrick Grasso (F)||Des Moines||USHL||7||0||0||0||0|
|Omaha Lancers U16||NAPHL||8||5||5||10||2|
News & NotesTeam USA:
~ 2014 recruit Shane Eiserman also had a strong performance at the 2012 Four Nations Tournament. In the game against Switzerland, Eiserman scored a short-handed goal and added an assist. Overall, Eiserman generated 14 shots on goal in the 4 games which was the third highest on Team USA.
British Columbia Hockey League:
~ Goaltender Adam Clark, a 2014 recruit, continued his consistent play with Salmon Arm. Although the Silverbacks are in last place in the Interior Division of the BCHL, Clark is keeping them in most games. For example, on Saturday, Clark faced 44 shots on goal against the West Kelowna Warriors and made 42 saves. After double overtime, the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Clark's save percentage of .930 is the third best in the BCHL.
Eastern Junior Hockey League:
~ Over the weekend, 2013 recruit Jordan Masters returned to the Jersey Hitmen lineup for a pair of games against the Bay State Breakers.
Tier I AAA Midget Hockey:
~ 2015 recruit Jason Kalinowski and the Mid Fairfield (CT) Major Midget team won the New England District U18 Championship. Mid Fairfield was undefeated in 5 games against U18 teams from Rhode Island and two other teams from Connecticut. They earned a spot in the USA Hockey National Championships coming up in the spring.
~ Charlie Kelleher and the Boston Junior Bruins U18 team advanced to the semifinals of the Massachusetts District U18 Tournament but lost to the Neponset Valley River Rats, who went on to win the Championship Game.
~ 2015 or 16 recruit Patrick Grasso splits his time between the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL and the Omaha AAA Lancers U16 team. While he has yet to score in the USHL, Grasso is excelling on his Midget Minor team. In 8 games against opponents from the North American Prospects Hockey League, Grasso has scored 5 goals and 5 assists. He is tied for 4th place in the NAPHL in goals scored. Over the first weekend in November, Grasso and the Junior Lancers participated in the Bauer World Invite Tournament in Chicago. In their comprehensive coverage of the tournament, the U.S Hockey Report described Grasso's play in one of the games as "absolutely fantastic".