Owen Grant has been named CCHL Defenseman of the Year.
Owen Grant has been named CCHL Defenseman of the Year.
More good news, this time with Mickey Burns:
If one of Evers and Long, or both of them can contribute, and Abramson comes back, then I think we can at least make up a decent top 4. The bottom two may be a tad sketchy.
Couple of recruits making playoff runs right now.
-Bryce Misley's Oakville Blades have reached the OJHL semifinals. Misley has 9 points from 10 games, second on the team. The Blades defeated the North York Rangers and Burlington Cougars in five games each and will face Georgetown Raiders in the OJHL semis.
-The Wiesblatt brothers' Brooks Bandits have reached the AJHL semis, although neither played in their quarterfinal sweep of Olds Grizzlys. Olds's play that series made our BC series look even, with the final scores being 9-0, 7-2, 9-1, and 8-0.
-Owen Grant's Carleton Place Canadians have reached the CCHL quarterfinals, dispatching Nepean Raiders in five in Round 1. Grant posted a single point, an assist in Game 1.
-Max Kaufman's Langley Rivermen did not get out of Round 1, falling in six games to the Chilliwack Chiefs. Kaufman himself had a good series with 7 points in 6 games.
-Two recruits didn't even make the playoffs. Jacob Kamps's Pembroke side missed out, finishing bottom of the CCHL (though Kamps's season took a significant upturn when he joined the Lumber Kings). And one I COMPLETELY forgot about in the OP, Martin Fréchette of Cumberland in the same league, saw his team miss the playoffs by one point.
The USHL guys (Esposito, Evers, Long, Petrillo, Dzhioshvili, and yet ANOTHER one I forgot about in Ace Cowans) have about another two weeks to go.
I put together my best guess at a projected UVM roster.
Yellow = seniors
Green = juniors
Orange = sophomores
Blue = freshmen
Number in s = draft round (Misley will probably go this summer as well)
A) any decommits that I've missed
B) players leaving early for pros or transferring
C) cuts like Kearley/Ferguson last year
D) last-second recruits (Massie last year)
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I am glad we finally have one of these charts for UVM. It is hard to keep track considering how many recruits the coaches keep bringing in.
If the coaches accelerate any of the USHL D, I hope they bring in Long instead of Petrillo (although I think both of them need another year). If the roster didn't already have so many players on it, I would say they should just go out and find another 20 yo D-man this spring, but there are already so many players for the next couple of years.
Should we start making guesses who gets cut in the offseason (yeah it is sad, but it also the reality of this program right now). I think Best and Klein.
I'm actually working on a piece for the Cynic on recruitment right now; just got my assignment for the April 12 issue today. I'll report back with any findings.
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"One senior could return. Defenseman Ori Abramson is expected to seek an exceptional medical waiver from the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility due to a lengthy illness at the start of his career. His size and experience would be a huge asset."
I don't think that Klein expects to play but will stay with the program and Best was injured all year two years ago so this was really his first year. I don't see either of them leaving. Irwin however has not been given a show of support from the coaches and depending upon how they view the incoming forwards, may be on the outside looking in. That said, we have to remember that Hamilton was told that he was not going to be a part of the plan and ended up being the best player on the team.
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That would be so great.
What's he going to be when he gets out of college.........30?
NEW RECRUIT ALERT: Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) defender Cory Thomas.
6'5", SJHL All-Rookie last year, played for Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. Based on his numbers, seems to be more of a shutdown D.
Going to assume this means bad news on the Abramson front.
EDIT: College Hockey Inc says it's for 2018/19. Feel like that means bad news with Abramson and one of the USHL guys is coming in early
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Marty St. Louis' kid best forward at Total Pro Evaluation Spring Showcase:
Bryce Misley's Oakville Blades need a W tonight to stay alive down 3-1 to Georgetown. He currently sits on 14 points in 14 playoff games, including 5 this series. (Winner is almost certain to face Trenton Golden Hawks in the final, who are up 3-0 in their series)
As for our newest recruit, Cory Thomas's Flin Flon Bombers are also down 3-1 in the SJHL semifinal, and will look to make the Nipawin Hawks go full Golden State Warriors. (Winner gets Battlefords North Stars in the final)
Owen Grant's Carleton Place Canadians could also use a win tonight, they're down 2-1 to Kemptville.
The Wiesblatt brothers' Brooks Bandits, on the other hand, are a win away from the AJHL final, which would be their 5th in 6 years. However, neither have played in the playoffs.
Looks like none of UVM's USHL commits will make playoffs. Only team that's still in it is Youngstown (Petrillo & Esposito) who's two back of Green Bay with a game in hand for the last playoff spot.
EDIT: I forgot about Ace Cowans's Waterloo who are in
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