Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Nov-12-2013

2014 UNH Recruit
Michael McNicholas

Player of the Week - Michael McNicholas

In October, Michael McNicholas posted 5 goals and 7 assists in 11 games for the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL. In a pregame ceremony last week, the Vipers organization awarded McNicholas the Player of the Month honor for October. It looks like Michael was just getting warmed up. He's been on a tear over the first 4 games in November scoring 5 goals and 4 assists.

Last Friday, McNicholas had 2 goals and 2 assists in a 5-3 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors. On Saturday, the Vipers were trailing the Prince George Spruce Kings by two goals late in the third period. McNicholas proceeded to score 2 goals over the final 7 minutes to tie the game.

The Vipers are only a point out of first place in the Interior Division of the BCHL. McNicholas is Vernon's leading scorer and is tied for 3rd place in total points among all BCHL players. Michael will join the UNH Wildcats next fall.

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 3 0 0 0 6
Adam Clark  (G) Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 14 5W 7L 2.92 .912
Shane Eiserman  (F) Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 8 2 4 6 17
John Furgele  (D) Jersey Hitmen USPHL 18 3 13 16 6
Cameron Marks  (D) Coquitlam Express BCHL 19 1 9 10 2
Michael McNicholas  (F) Vernon Vipers BCHL 23 12 16 28 10
Andrew Poturalski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 12 8 10 18 6
Jason Salvaggio  (F) Indiana Ice USHL 10 1 2 3 4
2015 Recruits
Rich Boyd  (D) Cushing Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Warren Foegele  (F) St. Andrews College CISAA/MPHL - - - - -
Jason Kalinowski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 12 3 12 15 24
Charlie Kelleher  (F) Junior Bruins 18U USPHL 18U 10 1 1 2 2
Joseph Masonius  (D) USA U17 Team USHL 5 0 0 0 10
Danny Tirone  (G) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 7 5W 2L 2.56 .918
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D) Berwick Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Patrick Grasso  (F) Des Moines Bucs USHL 14 2 3 5 2
Aaron O'Neill  (F) Green Bay Gamblers USHL 9 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 5 4 5 9 0
2016 Recruits
Marcus Vela  (F) Langley Rivermen BCHL 22 4 2 6 14

News & Notes

United States Hockey League:

~ Shane Eiserman of the Dubuque Fighting Saints played for Team USA last week in the World Junior A Challenge played in Nova Scotia. In the opening contest against Russia, Eiserman scored USA's final goal in an 8-3 victory. Eiserman scored the game-winning goal the next day as Team USA downed Canada East 4-2. The U.S. Junior Select Team went on to win the Gold Medal for the second consecutive year and 5th time in the last 6 years. Eiserman is committed to UNH for next fall.

~ 2014 UNH recruit, Dylan Chanter returned to the Dubuque Fighting Saints lineup last Friday. In an extensive interview with USA Today prior to his return, Dylan described the fight which lead to him having a seizure on the ice and his recovery. He told USA Today that:
"Fighting needs to be part of the game. I'm not going to approach the game any differently. I'm not going to be scared out there. That's just the way it was that night. I don't know how soon (I'll fight again). If it happens, it happens. I'm not going to go out there looking for a fight. … (But) if the opportunity presents itself and tempers flare, it will happen."

British Columbia Hockey League:

~ UNH's newest recruit, 16-year-old Marcus Vela has been on a scoring tear for the Langley Rivermen. He has scored a goal-a-game over the last 3 games. In their 2-1 win over the Surrey Eagles yesterday, Vela scored the game-winning goal. Look for an interview with Marcus in an upcoming article on The UNH Men's Hockey Blog.

United States Premiere Hockey League:

~ 2014 UNH recruit John Furgele of the Jersey Hitmen is the leading scorer among all defensemen in the Premiere Division of the USPHL. So far this season, Furgele has 3 goals and 13 assists in 18 games.

~ 17-year-old Brendan van Riemsdyk, the youngest of the three van Riemsdyk brothers, went on a scoring tear of his own over the weekend. In the Jersey Hitmen 18U's 9-1 win over the Portland Pirates on Saturday, BVR scored a hat trick and added an assist. On Sunday, he posted a goal and 2 assists in the 5-0 win against Portland.


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