Monday, February 04, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Feb-4-2013

Adam Clark Covers the Net (Photo:

Player of the Week - Adam Clark

UNH Recruit Adam Clark
Last week, 6'6" Adam Clark of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks extended his winning streak to three in a row and showed why he is one of the elite goalies in the British Columbia Hockey League. On Friday night, the Chilliwack Chiefs, who have the 4th highest points in the BCHL, visited Salmon Arm. Clark turned aside 25 out of the 26 shots he faced as the SilverBacks defeated the Chiefs 3-1. He was awarded the #3 Star of the Game.

The following night, the SilverBacks travelled to Vernon to face their divisional rivals. Salmon Arm came away with another 3-1 victory. This time, Adam Clark made 34 saves. In 28 complete games so far this season, Clark has made 30 or more saves in 21 of them.

Adam Clark's save percentage has improved to .928 which places him in a tie for 3rd among all BCHL goalies. His 2.46 goals against average is the 7th best in the league. Last season, Clark posted a .885 save percentage and 4.33 goals against. That level of improvement in his second season in the BCHL has earned Clark recognition by NHL scouts. Clark has made his way onto the NHL Central Scouting Service "Midterm Rankings". He is currently ranked #32 among all North American goalies.

Adam Clark is on target to enroll at UNH in the fall of 2014. If all goes according to plan, Clark will be a freshman during Casey DeSmith's senior season. DeSmith currently has the best GAA and Save% in Hockey East.

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 LancersUSHL386192530
Tyler Kelleher  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL1778158
USA U18 TeamNCAA201181916
Dylan Maller  (D)Tri-City StormUSHL3914537
Jordan Masters  (F)Jersey HitmenEJHL1625732
Andrew Poturalski (F)Cedar RapidsUSHL307121921
2013 or '14 Recruit
Michael McNicholas  (F)Nanaimo ClippersBCHL351022326
2014 Recruits
Dylan Chanter  (D)Merritt CentsBCHL42891723
Adam Clark  (G)Salmon ArmBCHL2915W12L2.46.928
Shane Eiserman  (F)USA U18 TeamUSHL1544823
USA U18 TeamNCAA203366
Cam Marks  (D)Coquitlam ExpressBCHL312466
2014 or '15 Recruit
Jason Kalinowski  (F)Salisbury Prep NEPSHC14 716 23-
2015 Recruits
Charlie Kelleher  (F)Junior Bruins U18USEHL38910198
Joseph Masonius  (D)Jersey HitmenEmpJHL175121724
Jersey HitmenEJHL30004
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D)Berwick Academy NEPSHC21 213 15-
Patrick Grasso (F)Des MoinesUSHL100110
Omaha Lancers U16NAPHL221321348
Brendan van Riemsdyk (F)Jersey Devils U16AYHL2216132950
Christian BrothersJersey Prep19122739-

News & Notes

United States Hockey League:

~ 2013 recruit Matias Cleland scored the game-winning goal as the Omaha Lancers defeated the Fargo Force 2-1 on Saturday night. Cleland assisted on Omaha's first goal and fired 6 shots on goal. With 27 total points so far this season, Cleland is the 2nd leading scorer among all USHL defensemen.

~ Also on Saturday night, Andrew Poturalski scored the second game-winning goal of his rookie season with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders. Cedar Rapids defeated the Youngstown Phantoms 5-2.

Team USA:

~ 2013 recruit Tyler Kelleher, 2014 recruit Shane Eiserman, and the U.S. National Under-18 Team are on their way to Jankoping, Sweden to compete in the Five Nations Tournament. Team USA will face teams from the Czech Republic, Russia, Finland and Sweden.

Prep School Hockey:

~ 2015 or '16 recruit Liam Darcy scored the game-winning goal for Berwick Academy in a 3-2 victory over Brooks Academy.

~ Last Saturday was a busy and productive day for Brendan van Riemsdyk. In a 4:00 game, BvR posted a goal and 3 assists as the Christian Brothers Academy shut out Marlboro 13-0. Later that day, in an 8:30 PM game with the New Jersey Devils Youth U-16 team, BvR scored a hat trick and added 2 assists. The Devils defeated the Junior Titans 5-3. BvR is scoring at a rate of over 1-point per game with the Devils and 2-points per game with CBA.


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