Tuesday, February 26, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Feb-25-2013

Brendan van Riemsdyk Scores Game-Winning Goal (Photo: nj.com)

Player of the Week - Brendan van Riemsdyk

If there's a friendly rivalry among the van Riemsdyk brothers for scoring important goals, then Brendan earned bragging rights last week. Sure, Trevor scored the game-tying goal against the University of Vermont, earning UNH an important point in the tight Hockey East race. And James scored two goals, including the game-winner, for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Not to be outdone, Brendan van Riemsdyk scored two game-winning goals for Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in the prestigious Gordon Cup Tournament.

The Gordon Conference includes two, perennial New Jersey High School powerhouses - Delbarton and CBA. They are currently ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in the state. On Thursday, BvR scored the game-winning goal as CBA defeated Don Bosco Prep 3-2 in the Gordon Cup semifinals. Delbarton also advanced to the Gordon Cup Finals, riding a 66-game unbeaten streak. The two teams had tied each other in the two previous games this season.

Midway through the second period of the championship game, van Riemsdyk scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal for the CBA Colts. CBA went on to defeat Delbarton 5-2 and BvR added an assist on the team's fourth goal. This is the third time CBA has won the Gordon Cup since 1996. In their years at CBA, neither James or Trevor hoisted the Gordon Cup. In this post-game interview, BvR describes CBA's winning effort.

So far this season, Brendan van Riemsdyk has scored 16 goals and 30 assists in 23 games. BvR is the third leading scorer on the CBA team and has the second most assists. Last season, as a sophomore, he posted 16 goals and 14 assists in 29 regular season and playoff games. He has more than doubled his assists this season.

This week, BvR and his CBA teammates move on to the big dance - the New Jersey Non-Public School tournament. As the #2 Seed, the Colts get a bye in the first round and play in the second round on Thursday. Last season, CBA faced Delbarton in the State Championship game and BvR scored the first goal for Christian Brothers. Delbarton came back to win the championship 3-2.

When James was a sophomore at CBA in 2005, he scored an overtime goal in the New Jersey State Championship game against Delbarton. In Trevor's senior year, CBA lost to Delbarton in the Championship game. No doubt, Brendan would like to help win the State Championship for his school and earn more bragging rights with his brothers.

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 LancersUSHL458223030
Tyler Kelleher  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL1989178
USA U18 TeamNCAA211192016
Dylan Maller  (D)Tri-City StormUSHL4514539
Jordan Masters  (F)Jersey HitmenEJHL1835834
Andrew Poturalski (F)Cedar RapidsUSHL379162535
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholas  (F)Nanaimo ClippersBCHL351022326
2014 Recruits
Dylan Chanter  (D)Merritt CentsBCHL518111927
Adam Clark  (G)Salmon ArmBCHL3416W16L2.72.918
Shane Eiserman  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL1745923
USA U18 TeamNCAA213368
Cam Marks  (D)Coquitlam ExpressBCHL362468
2014 or '15 Recruit
Jason Kalinowski  (F)Salisbury Prep NEPSHC21 918 27-
2015 Recruits
Warren Foegele  (F)St. Andrews CollegeCISAA/MPHL2816203632
Charlie Kelleher  (F)Junior Bruins U18USEHL5411142513
Joseph Masonius  (D)Jersey HitmenEmpJHL175121724
Jersey HitmenEJHL1012335
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D)Berwick Academy NEPSHC27 715 22-
Patrick Grasso (F)Des MoinesUSHL100110
Omaha Lancers U16NAPHL221321348
Brendan van Riemsdyk (F)Jersey Devils U16AYHL2418133154
Christian BrothersJersey Prep23163046-

News & Notes

United States Hockey League:

~ On Friday, 2013 recruit Andrew Poturalski scored the game-winning goal as the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders defeated the Chicago Steel 3-2. Poturalski is tied for 3rd in scoring on the Cedar Rapids team.

Team USA:

~ 2013 recruit Tyler Kelleher, 2014 recruit Shane Eiserman, and the U.S. NTDP Under-18 team played the #13 ranked University of Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday. Kelleher assisted on the game-winning goal as Team USA beat UNO 3-2. Tyler Kelleher leads the NTDP U-18 team in goals (23), assists (24), and points (47).

Eastern Junior Hockey League:

~ Joe Masonius, Jordan Masters, and the Jersey Hitmen finished the EJHL regular season with the best record in the league. In the 45-game schedule, the Hitmen earned 78 points - 11 more points than the next closest team, the Junior Bruins. As the #1 seed, the Hitmen will play in the EJHL Playoffs quarterfinal round beginning on March 2nd.

British Columbia Hockey League:

~ 2013 or '14 recruit Michael McNicholas has been out of the Nanaimo Clippers' lineup since January 6th when he broke a bone in his lower leg in a game against Prince George. His rehabilitation has been going well and he hopes to return to light skating this week with a goal of returning to the lineup by the end of the regular season.

~ 2014 recruit Adam Clark back-stopped the Salmon Arm SilverBacks in a significant, 3-2 win over the Vernon Vipers on Thursday. The SilverBacks had lost 5 in a row and are fighting for the final playoff spot in the BCHL Interior Division. Clark made 28 saves and earned the #1 Star of the Game.

Prep School Hockey:

~ Jason Kalinowski and the Salisbury Prep Crimson Knights finished the New England Prep School regular season with a 5-1 win over Canterbury. Kalinowski scored the game-winning goal - his 9th goal of the season. Salisbury ranked #6 in the final U.S. Hockey Report Prep Hockey Poll. They qualified for the Stuart/Cockery Elite 8 Tournament and will play the Berkshire School (#3 Rank) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

~ 2015 or '16 recruit Liam Darcy finished up his sophomore season at Berwick Academy with 7 goals and 15 assists, equalling his 22 point production as a freshman. With a 13-12-1 record, Berwick just barely missed making the Small New England Prep School tournament.

~ UNH's newest recruit, Warren Foegele, has entered the playoff portion of his junior year with St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario. St. Andrews competes in two prep school leagues: The Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association and the Midwest Prep Hockey League.

In the CISAA regular season, Foegele scored 9 goals and 10 assists which tied him for second in scoring in the league. St. Andrews swept the semifinal round of the CISAA Playoffs defeating Appleby College 4-0 and 4-3. Foegele scored the game-winning goal in the first game and scored the first goal in the second game.

Foegele tied for the lead in scoring during the MPHL regular season. He scored 7 goals and 10 assists in 13 games.

Over the weekend, the MPHL held their Championship Tournament at Gilmour Academy outside of Cleveland, Ohio. In the Quarterfinals, St. Andrews defeated Saint Francis 5-1 and Foegele scored a goal and 3 assists. In the Semifinals, the Saints beat rivals Stanstead College 4-3. Foegele scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning goal. St. Andrews lost the Championship Game 2-1 on a goal late in the third period by the Edge School. Foegele finished the MPHL Playoffs as the leading scorer with 2 goals and 5 assists.


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