Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Big Defenseman Anthony Wyse Commits to UNH

Defenseman Anthony Wyse
Commits to UNH

6'4", 225 lbs Anthony Wyse (DOB: 3/29/1996) has committed to the University of New Hampshire for the Fall of 2016. The 19-year-old, left shot defenseman originally committed to Dartmouth College in January, 2014. At the time, Wyse was playing for the Boston Advantage Under 18 team and Head Coach Tim Lovell said:
"Anthony is a special player, plain and simple. His decision making, compete level, and will to succeed is what makes him so fun to coach. He will be a great addition to the Dartmouth team, and I am confident that his work ethic will propel him to continue on after college."
Wyse, a native of Newton, MA, played several years of youth hockey with the Boston Advantage Hockey Club based in Hingham, MA. He finished the 2013-14 season with 7 goals, 20 assists and 18 penalty minutes in 46 Boston Advantage U18 games.

In May, 2014, Wyse was drafted by the Lincoln Stars in the 1st Round of the United States Hockey League Entry Draft. He was the 5th overall player selected in the USHL Draft. The Hockey Scouting News described Wyse as a:
"Big strong defenseman with a lot of skill for his size. Good skater with good vision."
Anthony planned to join the Lincoln Stars for their Summer 2014 training camp but was having difficulty with his mobility:
"I was having some problems with my hips and groin. I thought I just kept pulling it and went to get some tests and found out they were both torn.”
Wyse underwent surgery for a torn labrum in each hip and missed the entire 2014-15 season.

Wyse has played this entire season with the Lincoln Stars and has produced 2 goals, 14 assists, and 46 shots on goal in 46 games. In early December, Stars General Manager Jon Hull described Anthony's progress since recovering from surgery:
“I think he’s an impactful player. He’s a guy that plays a lot. I think (head coach) Chris (Hartsburg) and (assistant) Mick (Berge) rely on him a lot, our staff relies on him a lot. He is a very calming player with the puck, he’s calculated, he’s able to distribute with precise accuracy. Anytime you can have a guy play 20 to 22 minutes a night, he’s a big asset to the team.”
Anthony Wyse graduated from Newton North High School in June, 2014. He was also a star player for the Newton North lacrosse team.


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