Tuesday, November 26, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Nov-26-2013

UNH Recruit Brendan van Riemsdyk
(Photo: Asbury Park Press)

Player of the Week - Brendan van Riemsdyk

In his first season playing for the Jersey Hitmen Under 18 team in the United States Premiere Hockey League, 17-year-old Brendan van Riemsdyk has started to find the back of the net. The 6'4", 190 lbs left winger potted a hat trick in the 4th game of the season - a 9-1 win over the Portland Pirates earlier this month. It was the beginning of a 4-game scoring streak for BvR which included 5 goals and 6 assists.

Over the weekend, the undefeated, 18U Hitmen won a pair of games at the Rinx in Hauppauge, NY, home of the Pride in Athletics for Life (P.A.L.) Junior Islanders. van Riemsdyk scored the game-winning goal in the Hitmen's 7-3 victory over the Jr. Islanders on Saturday. The following day, BvR assisted on the GWG and added another assist in a 4-0 shutout of the P.A.L. team.

BvR's 5 goals and 8 assists place him in a tie for 9th place in scoring in the USPHL 18U Division. He has some room to catch up since the other leading scorers have played from 10 to 16 games while BvR has only played in 7.

At the end of last season, Brendan was named the All-Shore Hockey Player of the Year. In an article and video announcing the award, BvR talked about his successful season with the Christian Brothers Academy hockey team in Lincroft NJ. He is a senior this year at CBA and will be playing for both his high school team and the Jersey Hitmen. BvR also described his plan to enroll at UNH in either the Fall of 2016 or 2017.

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 8 1 1 2 13
Adam Clark  (G) Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 18 7W 9L 3.13 .907
Shane Eiserman  (F) Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 13 3 4 7 24
John Furgele  (D) Jersey Hitmen USPHL 23 6 16 22 8
Cameron Marks  (D) Coquitlam Express BCHL 24 1 11 12 2
Michael McNicholas  (F) Vernon Vipers BCHL 28 12 22 34 10
Andrew Poturalski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 16 8 14 22 8
Jason Salvaggio  (F) Indiana Ice USHL 13 2 4 6 8
2015 Recruits
Rich Boyd  (D) Cushing Academy NEPSHC 2 0 1 1 -
Warren Foegele  (F) St. Andrews College CISAA 4 3 1 4 7
St. Andrews College MPHL 5 3 10 13 6
Jason Kalinowski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 16 3 13 16 32
Charlie Kelleher  (F) Junior Bruins 18U USPHL 18U 12 2 5 7 2
Joseph Masonius  (D) USA U17 Team USHL 7 0 0 0 10
Chris Miller  (F) Junior Bruins USPHL 21 5 5 10 8
Danny Tirone  (G) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 9 7W 2L 2.40 .922
2015 or '16 Recruits
Liam Darcy  (D) Berwick Academy NEPSHC 1 1 1 2 -
Patrick Grasso  (F) Des Moines Bucs USHL 17 4 2 6 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 - - - - -
Marcus Vela  (F) Langley Rivermen BCHL 27 7 3 10 25
2016 or '17 Recruits
Brendan van Riemsdyk   (F) Jersey Hitmen 18U USPHL 18U 7 5 8 13 2

News & Notes

United States Premiere Hockey League:

~ 2015 Recruit Charlie Kelleher, younger brother of UNH freshman Tyler Kelleher, scored the game-winning goal for the Junior Bruins U18 team on Saturday. He also added 3 assists in the 6-3 win over the Islanders Hockey Club.

Prep School Hockey:

~ 2015 UNH recruit Warren Foegele was given a 1-game suspension for a boarding penalty in St. Andrews College's 3-1 win over St. Michael's College on November 20th. In his first game back, Foegele lead the Saints to a 7-0 victory over Ridley College scoring 3 goals and an assist. He discusses these events in this audio interview. St. Andrews (5-0-0) is in first place in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) hockey league based in South Central Ontario and Western New York.

~ In Berwick Academy's first game of the New England Prep School season, defenseman Liam Darcy assisted on the game-winning goal in a 6-3 win over the Moses Brown School. He also scored a goal of his own. Darcy is a 2015 UNH Recruit.


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