Tuesday, November 20, 2012

UNH Recruits Update: Nov-19-2012

Player of the Week - Michael McNicholas

Last summer, forward Michael McNicholas made the decision to leave the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL and head up to the BCHL to join the Nanaimo Clippers. In an article on The UNH Men's Hockey Blog, McNicholas explained his decision:
"I was looking to play for a team where I would have the opportunity to play in a role as a reliable, point-producing center who could be counted on to help win a championship for the team and to develop as a player for college hockey. After discussions between (Clippers) Coach Mike Vandekamp, my parents and UNH Coach Scott Borek, and after consulting with many other people close to the game, including my Victory Honda Coach Brian Burke, I have concluded that Nanaimo is the best place to accomplish my goals.  Coach Vandekamp’s extensive junior hockey coaching record of winning, the rich hockey history of Nanaimo, and Nanaimo’s hosting the Western Canada Cup were all factors in my decision."
The move has turned out to be a boon for both McNicholas (#8) and the Clippers.

Over two games last week, McNicholas added 2 goals and 3 assists to his scoring totals. In the game against the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday night, McNicholas scored 2 goals and an assist and was named the #2 Star of the Game. So far this season, McNicholas has posted 8 goals and 13 assists in 23 games. He is tied for 9th in scoring in the British Columbia Hockey League and is the 3rd leading scorer on the Clippers. This production contrasts with the limited role he was given by the Lumberjacks at this time last season. By mid-November, 2011, McNicholas had only played in 5 games for Muskegon (i.e., one-third of their games) and had not scored any points. The Nanaimo hockey club - currently in second place in the Island Division of the BCHL with the third most points of any team in the league - has given McNicholas an opportunity to contribute and he has answered the call.

Latest Statistics

NOTE: 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 LancersUSHL132686
Tyler Kelleher  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL53366
USA U18 TeamNCAA83030
Dylan Maller  (D)Tri-City StormUSHL1700022
Jordan Masters  (F)Jersey HitmenEJHL722419
Andrew Poturalski (F)Cedar RapidsUSHL103582
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholas  (F)Nanaimo ClippersBCHL23813214
2014 Recruits
Dylan Chanter  (D)Merritt CentsBCHL22551013
Adam Clark  (G)Salmon ArmBCHL125W5L2.52.924
Shane Eiserman  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL420221
USA U18 TeamNCAA83034
Cam Marks  (D)Coquitlam ExpressBCHL192354
2015 Recruits
Charlie Kelleher  (F)Junior Bruins U18USEHL2275126
Jason Kalinowski  (F)Salisbury Prep NEPSHC0 00 00
Joseph Masonius  (D)Jersey HitmenEmpJHL10291114
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D)Berwick Academy NEPSHC0 00 00
Patrick Grasso (F)Des MoinesUSHL70000
Omaha Lancers U16NAPHL849132
Brendan van Riemsdyk (F)Jersey DevilsAYHL1511920-
Christian BrothersJersey00000

News & Notes

Eastern Junior Hockey League:

~ After a long layoff from competitive hockey, 2013 recruit Jordan Masters regained his scoring touch last week with the Jersey Hitmen. On Wednesday in a 8-0 win over the Philadelphia Revolution, Masters scored his first goal in the EJHL. A few nights later, Masters scored the game winning goal and added an assist as the Hitmen defeated the South Shore Kings 8-2.

New England Prep School Hockey Conference:

~ 2015 recruit Jason Kalinowski and the Salisbury School begin the regular New England Prep season on December 1st against the Williston-Northampton School.

~ 2015 or 16 recruit Liam Darcy and Berwick Academy begin their regular season on November 28th against Belmont Hill.


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