UNH Recruits Update: Dec-3-2012
Player of the Week - Jason KalinowskiLast season, the Salisbury School (in Northwestern Connecticut) was one of, if not the, top team in New England Prep Hockey. They finished the regular season ranked #1 and received the #1 seed in the Elite Eight Tournament. The Crimson Knights were lead by seniors Philip Zielonka (Harvard commit), Zack Pryzbek (Brown), John Stevens (son of LA Kings' assistant coach; Northeastern commit) and captain Marc Biega (Harvard hopeful). In the midst of the fanfare surrounding Salisbury and their top players, junior forward and UNH recruit Jason Kalinowski (DOB: 7/2/1995) quietly compiled an impressive record. Kalinowski finished the regular season with 12 goals and 15 assists in 25 games. That made Kalinowski the 2nd leading goal scorer on the Salisbury squad and the 3rd leading point getter.
In the opening round of the Elite Eight tourney, Kalinowski exploded with 2 goals and an assist in a 6-0 victory over Cushing Academy. However, Salisbury's season ended in disappointment as they lost in the semifinals to Lawrence Academy; who went on to win the NE Prep Championship. Salisbury fans were left wondering whether their team could overcome the loss of so many key seniors and make another run at the championship this season. And, who would emerge as top players? If the first two games of the 2012-13 season are any indication of what's to come, then an answer to this later question is Jason Kalinowski.
In the first game of the season, the Salisbury School blew out Williston-Northampton 7-0. Kalinowski scored a power play goal and assisted on 4 other goals. Two days later, Kalinowski lead the Crimson Knights to a 3-1 victory over Millbrook Academy. Kalinowski assisted on Salisbury's first goal, scored the game winning goal on a power play, and finished the game off with Salisbury's third goal. So far in this very young season, Jason Kalinowski has the second highest points per game (4.0) in New England Prep School hockey.
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||9||5||4||9||6|
|USA U18 Team||NCAA||11||5||3||8||0|
|Dylan Maller (D)||Tri-City Storm||USHL||20||0||0||0||24|
|Jordan Masters (F)||Jersey Hitmen||EJHL||8||2||2||4||23|
|Andrew Poturalski (F)||Cedar Rapids||USHL||14||4||6||10||6|
|2013 or '14 Recruit|
|Michael McNicholas (F)||Nanaimo Clippers||BCHL||27||9||19||28||6|
|Dylan Chanter (D)||Merritt Cents||BCHL||25||6||6||12||13|
|Adam Clark (G)||Salmon Arm||BCHL||16||7W||7L||2.54||.923|
|Shane Eiserman (F)||USA U18 Team||USHL||8||3||3||6||21|
|USA U18 Team||NCAA||11||3||0||3||4|
|Cam Marks (D)||Coquitlam Express||BCHL||19||2||3||5||4|
|Charlie Kelleher (F)||Junior Bruins U18||USEHL||38||9||10||19||8|
|Jason Kalinowski (F)||Salisbury Prep||NEPSHC||2||3||5||8||-|
|Joseph Masonius (D)||Jersey Hitmen||EmpJHL||10||2||9||11||14|
|2015 or '16 Recruit||Liam Darcy (D)||Berwick Academy||NEPSHC||3||0||1||1||-|
|Patrick Grasso (F)||Des Moines||USHL||10||0||1||1||0|
|Omaha Lancers U16||NAPHL||13||7||12||19||4|
|Brendan van Riemsdyk (F)||Jersey Devils U16||AYHL||18||11||9||20||48|
News & NotesBritish Columbia Hockey League:
~ 2013 or 14 recruit Mike McNicholas continued to rack up assists with the Nanaimo Clippers. In two games last week, McNicholas posted 4 assists. His 19 assists places him in a tie for 6th in the BCHL.
Prep School Hockey:
~ UNH's newest recruit, Brendan van Riemsdyk and his Christian Brothers Academy team opened their season with a 7-1 win over Marlboro. BvR scored the game winning goal and added an assist.
Midget Minor Hockey
~ 2015 or 16 recruit Patrick Grasso splits his playing time between the Omaha Lancers U16 team (NAPHL) and the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL). Last week, Grasso played 4 games with Omaha and scored 3 goals and 3 assists. He currently has the 3rd highest assists in the North American Prospects Hockey League and is the 6th leading scorer.
~ Don't forget, Tyler Kelleher, Shane Eiserman, and the U.S. NTDP U-18 team are coming to New England. This Saturday, Dec. 8th at 4:00 PM, Team USA plays at Merrimack College. On Sunday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 PM, Team USA plays UNH at the Whittemore Center.