Monday, December 09, 2013

UNH Recruits Update: Dec-9-2013

2014 UNH Wildcat
Shane Eiserman

Player of the Week - Shane Eiserman

18-year-old Shane Eiserman had his sights set on the University of New Hampshire from an early age. In a recent article on Yahoo Sports, Shane said:
"Growing up, there was always a rivalry with my brothers [William and Christopher] when we played street hockey. I wanted to be UNH and they wanted to be BC [Boston College]. I kind of wanted to go against them. I fell in love with that college and its program. From probably five years old that's where I wanted to go. My godmother [Christie Hill], for my Christmas present she used to always get me a UNH shirt and some tickets. When I signed [his NCAA letter of intent], she teared up a bit."
For the native of West Newbury, Massachusetts, the road to Durham has included stops at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA, Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, and the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This season, Eiserman is finishing his senior year in high school and playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL.

Eiserman has identified "confidence with the puck" as an objective for his final year of junior hockey. As his performance last week shows, Shane is achieving his goal. On Saturday night, the 6'2", 200 lbs., power forward potted two goals in the Saints 6-5 victory over the Waterloo Black Hawks. The night before, Eiserman dished the primary assist on the game-winning goal against Team USA. The previous weekend, he posted a goal and an assist in Dubuque's 8-1 trouncing of the Fargo Force. Eiserman's 3 goals and 2 assists over the three-game stretch bumped his point production up to 12 points in 17 games.

On the November "Players to Watch" list, the NHL Central Scouting Service identified Shane Eiserman as a candidate for selection in the 2nd or 3rd round of the 2014 NHL Draft. The last UNH forward to be drafted that highly was James van Riemsdyk who was the second overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft.

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 12 1 1 2 17
Adam Clark  (G) Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL 22 10W 10L 2.96 .908
Shane Eiserman  (F) Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 17 6 6 12 36
John Furgele  (D) Jersey Hitmen USPHL 23 6 16 22 8
Cameron Marks  (D) Coquitlam Express BCHL 31 1 12 13 6
Michael McNicholas  (F) Vernon Vipers BCHL 33 17 27 44 12
Andrew Poturalski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 21 9 15 24 8
Jason Salvaggio  (F) Indiana Ice USHL 18 5 5 10 8
2015 Recruits
Rich Boyd  (D) Cushing Academy NEPSHC 5 1 3 4 -
Warren Foegele  (F) St. Andrews College CISAA 4 3 1 4 7
St. Andrews College MPHL 9 6 15 21 12
Jason Kalinowski  (F) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 21 4 14 18 40
Charlie Kelleher  (F) Junior Bruins 18U USPHL 18U 12 2 5 7 2
Joseph Masonius  (D) USA U17 Team USHL 11 0 0 0 16
Chris Miller  (F) Junior Bruins USPHL 22 5 5 10 8
Danny Tirone  (G) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 11 8W 3L 2.50 .919
2015 or '16 Recruits
Liam Darcy  (D) Berwick Academy NEPSHC 4 1 1 2 -
Patrick Grasso  (F) Des Moines Bucs USHL 22 5 3 8 2
Aaron O'Neill  (F) Green Bay Gamblers USHL 13 0 1 1 0
Ara Nazarian  (F) Malden Catholic Mass HS - - - - -
Nick Nonis  (D) Governor's Academy NEPSHC 2 1 0 1 -
Marcus Vela  (F) Langley Rivermen BCHL 33 8 5 13 25
2016 or '17 Recruits
Brendan van Riemsdyk   (F) Jersey Hitmen 18U USPHL 18U 7 5 8 13 2
Christian Brothers Jersey Prep 2 5 3 8 -

News & Notes

British Columbia Hockey League:

~ 2014 UNH Recruit Michael McNicholas continued his torrid scoring pace last week with 5 goals in 3 games. In the Vernon Vipers' 4-3 win over the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday, McNicholas posted two goals including the game-tying goal with 3 minutes left in regulation. On Saturday, his two goals in the 3-2 victory over the Cowichan Valley Capitals earned him the #1 Star of the Game. Yesterday, Michael scored Vernon's second goal in a 2-4 loss to the Coquitlam Express. McNicholas is now the 3rd leading scorer in the BCHL with 44 points in 33 games.

United States Hockey League:

~ 2014 UNH recruit Jason Salvaggio registered his second game-winning goal over the last four Indiana Ice games on Friday night. Salvaggio and the Ice downed the Muskegon Lumberjacks 4-3.

~ Goalie Danny Tirone earned the 8th win of his rookie season in the USHL as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defeated Green Bay Gamblers 4-3 on Friday night. Tirone's .919 save percentage is the fourth-best in the USHL. He is committed to UNH for the 2015-16 season.

Prep School Hockey:

~ 2015 recruit Warren Foegele and the St. Andrew's College Saints hosted a big weekend of Midwest Prep Hockey League matchups in Aurora, Ontario. St. Andrew's upped their undefeated record to 9-0 in the MPHL with wins over Ridley College (St. Catherines, Ontario), Stanstead College (Stanstead, Quebec), the Edge School (Calgary, Alberta), and Rice Memorial (Burlington, VT). Foegele registered 3 goals, including the game-winner against Ridley, and 5 assists over the four games. He remained the leading scorer in the MPHL with 6 goals and 15 assists in 9 games.


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