Monday, October 21, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Oct-21-2013

Michael McNicholas
2014 UNH Recruit

Player of the Week - Michael McNicholas

In his third season in junior hockey, 2014 UNH recruit Michael McNicholas has developed into a top scorer in the British Columbia Hockey League. 17 games into the 2013-14 season and McNicholas has already scored 7 goals and 12 assists. He's tied for 6th in BCHL scoring and tied for 5th in assists.

Yesterday, McNicholas lead the Vernon Vipers to a 7-4 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Michael netted his first BCHL hat trick and earned the #1 Star of the Game.

Last season with the Nanaimo Clippers, McNicholas was having a successful campaign scoring 10 goals and 22 assists over the first 35 games. But then he broke a bone in his leg and was out of the lineup for nearly 9 weeks. At the end of the season, McNicholas decided to play one more season in the BCHL before enrolling at UNH in the Fall of 2014. During the 2011-12 season, he scored 5 goals and 4 assists in 48 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL).

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 "2014 Recruits" have a target of the Fall of 2014 to begin playing for UNH.

Player Team League GP Goals Asst Pts PIM
2014 Recruits
Dylan Chanter  (D) Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 1 0 0 0 0
Adam Clark  (G) Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 10 4W 4L 3.14 .906
Shane Eiserman  (F) Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 6 1 1 2 15
John Furgele  (D) Jersey Hitmen USPHL 10 3 4 7 2
Cameron Marks  (D) Coquitlam Express BCHL 15 1 6 7 0
Michael McNicholas  (F) Vernon Vipers BCHL 17 7 12 19 10
Andrew Poturalski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 5 2 7 9 2
Jason Salvaggio  (F) Indiana Ice USHL 7 1 1 2 4
2015 Recruits
Rich Boyd  (D) Cushing Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Warren Foegele  (F) St. Andrews College CISAA/MPHL - - - - -
Jason Kalinowski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 5 3 7 10 7
Charlie Kelleher  (F) Junior Bruins 18U USPHL 18U 9 1 1 2 2
Joseph Masonius  (D) USA U17 Team USHL 3 0 0 0 8
Danny Tirone  (G) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 1 1W 0L 1.00 .950
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D) Berwick Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Patrick Grasso  (F) Des Moines Bucs USHL 8 2 1 3 0
Aaron O'Neill  (F) Green Bay Gamblers USHL 5 0 1 1 0
Ara Nazarian  (F) Malden Catholic Mass HS - - - - -
Nick Nonis  (D) Governor's Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Brendan van Riemsdyk   (F) Jersey Hitmen 18U USPHL 18U 1 0 1 1 0
2016 Recruits
Marcus Vela  (F) Langley Rivermen BCHL 15 0 1 1 8

News & Notes

United States Hockey League:

~ 2014 UNH recruit Dylan Chanter of the Dubuque Fighting Saints hit his head on the ice, without his helmet on, at the end of a fight with Corey Petrash of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on October 12th. Chanter suffered a full body seizure, for at least 2 minutes while lying on the ice. He also dislocated his left shoulder. Following emergency medical care at the Cedar Rapids arena and two hospitals, Chanter was released and is now back in Dubuque.

In an interview four days after the episode, Chanter said:
"(he) is doing very well and says aside from some fatigue he feels normal and strong enough to get on a stationary bike later this week. But until he sees a neurologist (next Wednesday), he won't be able to predict a full return to the Fighting Saints lineup."
On October 17th, Dubuque placed Chanter on the 25 day Injured Reserve list, retroactive to October 12th. According to USHL rules, he is technically eligible to return on November 6th.

~ UNH Recruits and Cedar Rapids' teammates Jason Kalinowski and Andrew Poturalski continue to lead their team in scoring. In his first 5 games in the USHL, Kalinowski has posted 3 goals and 7 assists. He is tied for 5th in scoring in the USHL. Poturalski's 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists) places him in a tie for 6th in league scoring.

~ 2015 recruit Danny Tirone recorded a victory in his first USHL game last Thursday. In a 7-1 victory by Cedar Rapids over the Fargo Force, Tirone faced 20 shots on goal and made 19 saves.

British Columbia Hockey League:

~ 2014 recruit Cameron Marks is the leading scorer among the Coquitlam Express defensemen. His 7 total points puts him in a tie for 8th among all BCHL defensemen.

United States Premiere Hockey League:

~ 2014 recruit John Furgele has posted 3 goals and 4 assists for the Jersey Hitmen over the first 10 games of the USPHL season. He is tied for 3rd in scoring among USPHL defensemen and tied for 1st in goals.


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