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boblav1
05-09-2016, 01:50 PM
What's going on with the younger Greenway? I see he is listed as the second d-pair, ahead of Krys. Would love to see him commit to BU.

Over The Boards ‏@OverTheBoards
98 D JD Greenway (NTDP) commits to Wisconsin. Huge get on defense for the Badgers, 6'4 Potsdam NY native is an imposing force w/ pro upside

Rogie21
05-13-2016, 12:12 PM
Dante Fabbro named CJHL defenseman of the year (http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/sports/379219061.html)
Jake Oettinger among the invitees for the Strelow National Goaltending Camp. Also attended last year.
http://www.usahockeyntdp.com/news_article/show/647324?referrer_id=666974

Rogie21
06-03-2016, 07:51 AM
2017 recruit Ty Amonte will spend next season playing for the BCHL Penticton Vees, the team Dante Fabbro played for the past two years. Amonte scored 70 points for Thayer Academy as a senior and won the Bruins' John Carlton Memorial Award which is presented annually to the top male and female player from an Eastern Mass. high school or junior program “who combines exceptional hockey skills with academic excellence.”

Journalist Neal Boudette, who covers automotive topics for the NY Times, interviewed Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows just prior to the NHL combine for The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog. http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2016/06/masters-in-chemistry.html

defkit
06-03-2016, 12:54 PM
2017 recruit Ty Amonte will spend next season playing for the BCHL Penticton Vees, the team Dante Fabbro played for the past two years. Amonte scored 70 points for Thayer Academy as a senior and won the Bruins' John Carlton Memorial Award which is presented annually to the top male and female player from an Eastern Mass. high school or junior program “who combines exceptional hockey skills with academic excellence.”

Journalist Neal Boudette, who covers automotive topics for the NY Times, interviewed Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows just prior to the NHL combine for The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog. http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2016/06/masters-in-chemistry.html

Assuming that Ty graduated from Thayer (the article references that he played 4 years), what does someone in his situation do in terms of academics/education while playing a year of Junior? Nothing? Start on some classes that will lighten his load at BU in 2017?

Rogie21
06-06-2016, 08:50 PM
Keller media interview at the NHL Combine
https://amp.twimg.com/v/a2626b3e-1123-45e3-a912-407b1172fa7a

Keller measured 5-10 and just slightly shy of 164 pounds at the Combine. Couple of seasons in the BU S&C facility should get him closer to 180 and ready for the NHL.

Rogie21
06-08-2016, 06:36 PM
TSN Scouting Director Craig Button's final draft rankings have Keller at #6, Bellows at #13, Fabbro #15 and McAvoy #16. So four of the first 16. http://www.tsn.ca/craig-s-list-matthews-no-1-because-position-matters-1.503562

Rogie21
06-09-2016, 01:53 PM
First ranking of incoming freshman comes from scout/referee Carl DeLucia:
Forward: Keller #1, Bellows #3, Harper #18
Defense: Fabbro #1, Krys #3
Goalie: Oettinger #1

https://carldelucia.com/2016/04/26/carldeluciancaahockey/

Tater
06-09-2016, 11:41 PM
First ranking of incoming freshman comes from scout/referee Carl DeLucia:
Forward: Keller #1, Bellows #3, Harper #18
Defense: Fabbro #1, Krys #3
Goalie: Oettinger #1

https://carldelucia.com/2016/04/26/carldeluciancaahockey/

What, Patrick Curry couldn't crack that list!? :D

Praying Keller makes it here...

defkit
06-10-2016, 10:35 AM
First ranking of incoming freshman comes from scout/referee Carl DeLucia:
Forward: Keller #1, Bellows #3, Harper #18
Defense: Fabbro #1, Krys #3
Goalie: Oettinger #1

https://carldelucia.com/2016/04/26/carldeluciancaahockey/

Impressive (to state the obvious). From an "NHL potential", this has to be the best class in the history of BU, if not all of college hockey. Someone listed a Minnesota group that was pretty darn good too, don't remember who was in it.

Friend_of_BU_Hockey
06-10-2016, 10:57 AM
Praying Keller makes it here...

Seconded. The mixed signals he sent during the NHL Combine was far from a vote of confidence. This is different than the rumor mongers up north who still claim Eichel is headed to St. John b/c it came from Keller himself.

FWIW someone like Keller, who needs to get stronger, would benefit a lot more from 1-2 years in college than playing a full OHL schedule. I think his final decision may come down to whichever team drafts him; in looking at where many prognosticators project Keller to be drafted, I'd be less concerned if he's drafted by the Habs, Devils or B's, and more concerned if Colorado, Ottawa or Carolina drafts him.

defkit
06-10-2016, 12:17 PM
Seconded. The mixed signals he sent during the NHL Combine was far from a vote of confidence. This is different than the rumor mongers up north who still claim Eichel is headed to St. John b/c it came from Keller himself.

FWIW someone like Keller, who needs to get stronger, would benefit a lot more from 1-2 years in college than playing a full OHL schedule. I think his final decision may come down to whichever team drafts him; in looking at where many prognosticators project Keller to be drafted, I'd be less concerned if he's drafted by the Habs, Devils or B's, and more concerned if Colorado, Ottawa or Carolina drafts him.

I'm a little concerned, just because he is such a high-level talent, but I'm confident that he truly plans on coming to BU, and he is being nice (and wise) by not indicating that another option is not even being considered. This (obviously) isn't a situation where he is jockeying for position in the OHL draft, a la Esposito. The fact that he was trying to talk his buddies into coming to BU bodes well. While he said Logan Brown (who plays for the Spitfires) is his best friend, I'm hoping quantity will outweigh that.

I always come back to: why would someone who has already shown they can average well over a point a game playing against older NCAA competition opt to play against younger competition?

I haven't memorized the draft order, but certainly we've seen some non-NCAA friendly teams (e.g. Toronto) push hard to get players to go a different route.

brassbonanza
06-10-2016, 01:37 PM
I'm a little concerned, just because he is such a high-level talent, but I'm confident that he truly plans on coming to BU, and he is being nice (and wise) by not indicating that another option is not even being considered. This (obviously) isn't a situation where he is jockeying for position in the OHL draft, a la Esposito. The fact that he was trying to talk his buddies into coming to BU bodes well. While he said Logan Brown (who plays for the Spitfires) is his best friend, I'm hoping quantity will outweigh that.

I always come back to: why would someone who has already shown they can average well over a point a game playing against older NCAA competition opt to play against younger competition?

I haven't memorized the draft order, but certainly we've seen some non-NCAA friendly teams (e.g. Toronto) push hard to get players to go a different route.

Brown may be his best friend, but how long has he been on the same line as Bellows? When they played at BU this year those two seemed to be in complete sync with one another and their stats bore that out through the rest of their season.

Rogie21
06-11-2016, 11:47 AM
NeutralZone.net uses algorithms to select the top five incoming freshman classes. BU is #1, followed by North Dakota, Michigan, Northeastern and Miami. Strange, though, no mention of McDermott who is expected to be centering one of the bottom two lines.

https://www.neutralzone.net/2016/06/10/top-5-college-hockey-recruiting-classes-2016/

Bonin21
06-11-2016, 11:59 AM
That ranking is by his "points" which obviously favors teams with more recruits. The last line has the ranking based on average, with MN at third somehow and UND and UMD not on there so I'm guessing whatever he's doing is not great.

BU Fan 84
06-12-2016, 01:54 AM
Seconded. The mixed signals he sent during the NHL Combine was far from a vote of confidence. This is different than the rumor mongers up north who still claim Eichel is headed to St. John b/c it came from Keller himself.

FWIW someone like Keller, who needs to get stronger, would benefit a lot more from 1-2 years in college than playing a full OHL schedule. I think his final decision may come down to whichever team drafts him; in looking at where many prognosticators project Keller to be drafted, I'd be less concerned if he's drafted by the Habs, Devils or B's, and more concerned if Colorado, Ottawa or Carolina drafts him.

What mixed signals? He specifically stated that he was coming to BU no matter who drafts him. You can't be any more un-mixed than that.

Tater
06-12-2016, 09:39 AM
What mixed signals? He specifically stated that he was coming to BU no matter who drafts him. You can't be any more un-mixed than that.

He did give some mixed signals at the combine. He said that "as of right now" BU was his "top choice." After that answer the reporter asked him if he was 100% committed to BU, he said 99%.

defkit
06-12-2016, 01:42 PM
He did give some mixed signals at the combine. He said that "as of right now" BU was his "top choice." After that answer the reporter asked him if he was 100% committed to BU, he said 99%.

Also, somewhere when asked if the team that drafts him will have a say in what route he takes and he said yes, or even "definitely", although "definitely' seemed to be his answer for everything that was a "yes".

Rogie21
06-12-2016, 02:58 PM
Mike Morreale piece that was posted on NHL.com today about the four BU first-rounders.
https://www.nhl.com/news/boston-university-a-big-presence-at-nhl-draft/c-280938184?tid=277764372


The two other BU recruits expected to be selected in the first round were linemates on USA Hockey's Under-18 National Team Development Program: center Clayton Keller and left wing Kieffer Bellows. Keller was also selected by Windsor in the second round (No. 40) of the 2014 Ontario Hockey League draft, and Bellows by Portland in the seventh round (No. 142) of the 2013 Western Hockey League draft.

However, Keller and Bellows each confirmed to NHL.com at the combine that he intends to play for BU in 2016-17.


Quinn said he is thankful so many former BU players have become ambassadors and helped facilitate the recruiting process. Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel, who won the Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey as a freshman at Boston University during the 2014-15 season, has done his part in helping bolster BU's lineup. Eichel was selected No. 2 in the 2015 draft.

"Your former players and current players are your best recruiters," Quinn said. "They know what's going to go on when they come to BU. I can sit here and say this is going to happen, but at the end of the day there's so much information out there that you have to be honest with these kids. It's important to have players like [Eichel] share their experiences."

Rogie21
06-16-2016, 10:07 AM
2018 recruit Matt Quercia on his recruitment to BU. Power forward will play for Sioux Falls the next two seasons.
http://www.eagletribune.com/sports/local_sports/andover-s-quercia-to-play-hockey-at-boston-university/article_0a2b3fb3-74ea-5b86-a1ce-bc751adcc9a0.html

Friend_of_BU_Hockey
06-16-2016, 10:44 AM
2018 recruit Matt Quercia on his recruitment to BU. Power forward will play for Sioux Falls the next two seasons.
http://www.eagletribune.com/sports/local_sports/andover-s-quercia-to-play-hockey-at-boston-university/article_0a2b3fb3-74ea-5b86-a1ce-bc751adcc9a0.html

"Sitting in the stands at the TD Garden, watching Boston University take home the 2007 Beanpot hockey tournament title, then-8-year-old Quercia began to picture himself on the ice, wearing a red and white Huskies jersey." :o