Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ice-cold news for a hot weekend--UPDATED

NHL Central Scouting has issued its Futures List for the 2017 Entry Draft and incoming freshmen goalie Jake Oettinger is among those projected as first round picks. Al Jensen, the lead goalie evaluator for Central Scouting reports that the 6'4" 203 lb., netminder, who had a 25-8-1 record and a 2.33 GAA for the NTDP U18s, has a good glove hand and excellent balance. Jensen added:
"He's a big presence in the net and plays mostly a positional blocking style," Jensen said. "He has great positional play and excellent net coverage, even when he drops in the butterfly."

Also on the Futures List are two 2018 recruits: Logan Cockerill (photo), who will play for the NTDP U18s this season after a 21-point U17 season, and Matthew Quercia, a power forward for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs.. report 

Six Terriers will hit the ice at US Junior National Team evaluation camp in Plymouth, Michigan, beginning next Saturday.  The 42 man squad has been divided into two teams, with sophomores Jordan Greenway and Charlie McAvoy, along with freshmen Chad Krys and Jake Oettinger, on Team Blue. Freshman Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows will skate for Team White. The camp will include games against Canada, Finland and Sweden.

USA Hockey Evaluation Camp home page; schedule; full roster
Boston Hockey Blog report
Future Considerations report

Freshman Dante Fabbro is on Team Canada's roster for National Junior Camp in Toronto, also beginning July 30, and could find himself facing future Terrier teammates again in Plymouth, Michigan. Fabbro was a standout for Canada in this past Spring's World U18 championships.
Hockey Canada report 

Looking ahead
Photo by Rena Laverty
Thanks to the blog reader who alerted us to this USA Hockey article about 2017 recruit David Farrance, who completed his NTDP U17 season with eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points, second best among defensemen. Rochester, NY area native Farrance is skating in the off-season with NHLers Ryan Callahan and Brian Gionta.
USA Hockey report

2019 recruit Braden Doyle, who competed at USA Hockey's Select 15 Development Camp:

Looking back
Former Terrier standout forward Matt Nieto, who recently re-signed with San Jose, faces a make-or-break season with the Sharks, according to Blades of

Women’s Team
Terriers have begun announcing, via Twitter, newcomers for the 2016-17 team, which includes six freshman and one transfer. Four players have been revealed: defenseman Alexandra Calderone, a Quebec native and first-team all-star from Dawson College;  Abby Cook the top-scoring defenseman from Pursuit of Excellence in British Columbia; forward Deziray De Sousa who led Phillips Exeter in scoring with 23 goals and seven assists; and forward Nina Rodgers, who played the past two seasons at Minnesota.

Four Terriers have been named to the 42-player roster of the Hockey Canada Development Camp. Heading to Calgary in early August are rising juniors Victoria Bach, Rebecca Leslie and Savannah Newton, along with freshman Calderon. Forwards Bach (#12) and Leslie (#19) were both named Second Team Hockey East All-Stars..
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Greenway shines at Wild development camp; Chowder Cup Terriers

Sophomore Jordan Greenway performance at Minnesota Wild prospect camp has drawn raves from Director of Development Brad Bombardir.  A second-round Wild pick in the 2015 NHL draft, the 6-5 power forward scored 26 points in a strong freshman season.
● Greenway’s size an asset

“I’m just incredibly excited, I think we all are, for the type of player he has become in one year and with the player he may become,” Bombardir said. “The best thing about Jordan is that he knows what type of player he needs to be. How is going to play at the next level? How is that game now translate to what it’s going to translate to in the NHL?”

Bombardir credits the job of BU coach David Quinn and his staff for the job they did in Greenway’s first year of development and said the situation for him with the Terriers is one that should continue to produce results.

“David Quinn is an outstanding coach and he loves Jordan. He really feels that he’s going to be a great player for us, as do I, and as do all of us in the organization,” Bombardir said. “The style of play that BU plays is an NHL style and you can exactly see where he’s going to fit in that and where he fits there and where he fits into the system here.

“And he’s accepted that, ‘This is the type of player I’m going to have to be, and I’m willing to be.’ And he is. He’s a net-front, offensive juggernaut on the wall where he can get pucks and it’s hard for guys to get the puck off him.”

Greenway will join classmate Charlie McAvoy and four incoming freshmen—Kieffer Bellows, Clayton Keller, Chad Krys and Jake Oettinger at USA Hockey’s Junior National Team Evaluation Camp in Plymouth, Michigan, beginning July 30.

►Seven members of the 2016-17 Terriers participated in this past weekend’s John Cunniff Senior ChowderCup, skating for the Boston Knights Junior A team. Keller topped the team’s scorers with 12 points in three preliminary games. Patrick Curry (photo) had 8 points, Bellows 3. On defense, Krys had 5 (all goals), Dante Fabbro 5 and McAvoy 4. Oettinger was in goal for the Knights. 

Also participating in the tournament was 2017 recruit Ty Amonte who had eight points, second most for the East Coast Kings Gray.

Looking ahead

Three future Terriers are in for the USA Hockey Select 15 Development Camp. Forward Robert Mastrosimone (Team Gold), who scored 111 points for the national champion Shattuck St. Mary’s Bantams last season, was the top goal scorer (5 in 4 games) for the East Coast Selects at this past Springs’s World Selects Invitations in Philadelphia. Defenseman Case McCarthy (Team Teal), after a standout season with the Missassauga Rebels Bantam, will skate for the Buffalo Junior Sabres 16Us this season. Defenseman Braden Boyle (Team Black), a teammate of Mastrosimone last season, will skate for Lawrence Academy in 2016-17.

Looking back
Restricted free agent Matt Nieto has been re-signed by San Jose, receiving a one contract worth $735,000.  The California native, who scored 102 points in three seasons as a Terrier, had 17 points in 67 games for the Sharks last season.
● SB Nation Fear the Fin report

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