Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Nov-19-2013

2014 UNH Recruit
John Furgele

Player of the Week - John Furgele

The United States Premiere Hockey League has named Jersey Hitmen defenseman John Furgele the Defensive Player of the Week. Of all the UNH recruits in action last week, Furgele (pronounced Fur (like animal fur)- gel (hard "g")- e (hard "e") gets a tip of my hat as the Player of the Week. During a three-game, Hitmen winning streak, the 5'9", 181 lbs., right-shot blueliner posted 3 goals and 2 assists. In a 8-3 victory over the Connecticut Yankees on November 13th, Furgele scored a hat trick which included the game-winning goal.

John Furgele is currently the leading scorer among all USPHL defensemen. He is the top blueliner in goals (6), assists (15), points (21), and power play goals (4). In fact, Furgele's 21 points in 21 games places him in a tie for 7th in scoring in the entire league.

Furgele is on track to enroll at UNH next fall. Trevor van Riemsdyk, the current leading scorer among all Hockey East defensemen, also had a banner year in his final season in the Eastern Junior Hockey League - the predecessor to the USPHL. TvR was the leading scorer among EJHL defensemen with 16 goals and 22 assists in 39 games.

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 6 1 0 1 11
Adam Clark  (G) Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 17 7W 8L 3.07 .909
Shane Eiserman  (F) Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 11 3 4 7 22
John Furgele  (D) Jersey Hitmen USPHL 21 6 15 21 8
Cameron Marks  (D) Coquitlam Express BCHL 22 1 9 10 2
Michael McNicholas  (F) Vernon Vipers BCHL 25 12 19 31 10
Andrew Poturalski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 15 8 12 20 6
Jason Salvaggio  (F) Indiana Ice USHL 12 2 3 5 4
2015 Recruits
Rich Boyd  (D) Cushing Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Warren Foegele  (F) St. Andrews College CISAA 1 0 0 0 0
St. Andrews College MPHL 5 3 10 13 6
Jason Kalinowski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 15 3 13 16 30
Charlie Kelleher  (F) Junior Bruins 18U USPHL 18U 11 1 2 3 2
Joseph Masonius  (D) USA U17 Team USHL 5 0 0 0 10
Danny Tirone  (G) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 8 6W 2L 2.46 .924
2015 or '16 Recruit
Liam Darcy  (D) Berwick Academy NEPSHC - - - - -
Patrick Grasso  (F) Des Moines Bucs USHL 16 2 3 5 2
Aaron O'Neill  (F) Green Bay Gamblers USHL 11 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 24 6 3 9 14

News & Notes

United States Hockey League:

~ On November 15th, Dylan Chanter scored his first USHL goal as the Dubuque Fighting Saints downed the Tri-City Storm 6-4. Three days later, Dylan signed the National Letter of Intent to attend UNH next fall.

~ 6'2", 200 lbs. power forward Shane Eiserman of the Dubuque Fighting Saints signed his National Letter of Intent to attend UNH next fall. On the NHL Central Scouting Service's latest "Players to Watch" list, Eiserman is classified as a candidate to be drafted in the 2nd or 3rd Round of the 2014 NHL Draft to be held on June 27-28 in Philadelphia.

British Columbia Hockey League:

~ 2014 UNH Recruit Michael McNicholas added 3 assists to his totals last week as the Vernon Vipers continued to lead the Interior Division of the BCHL. McNicholas is tied for 3rd in scoring and tied for 4th in assists in the BCHL.
Here's an informative video profile of McNicholas which includes his plans to play for UNH:

~ As I reported in my article on UNH's newest recruit, 16-year-old Marcus Vela has scored 5 goals and an assist over the last 5 games with the Langley Rivermen.

Prep School Hockey:

~ 2015 UNH recruit Warren Foegele and the St. Andrews College Saints began their 2013-14 season by winning all 5 games at the Midwest Prep Hockey League's Showcase Tournament in Burlington, VT over the weekend. The 6'1", 182 lbs. Foegele (Pronounced Foe-gull), a senior at the Canadian prep school in Aurora, Ontario, scored 3 goals and 10 assists to lead all scorers in the tournament. In an informative review of the MPHL Showcase, U.S. Hockey Report had this to say about Foegele:
"The player here with the most pro upside. The future UNH Wildcat is big, fast and competes hard. Plays an Ovechkin-style game."


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