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BU Fan 84
10-28-2016, 11:23 AM
So, what is the status of the 2017 recruiting class?

Sean

As of last week, the coaches were waiting to hear decisions from two players and one way or another, that was going to be it. Bowers was one, I forget the other one's name so I don't know if he committed elsewhere or hasn't decided yet.

Sean Pickett
10-28-2016, 11:27 AM
As of last week, the coaches were waiting to hear decisions from two players and one way or another, that was going to be it. Bowers was one, I forget the other one's name so I don't know if he committed elsewhere or hasn't decided yet.It was my understanding that if they did not get both players they would continue to recruit.

Sean

Rogie21
10-28-2016, 02:35 PM
As of last week, the coaches were waiting to hear decisions from two players and one way or another, that was going to be it. Bowers was one, I forget the other one's name so I don't know if he committed elsewhere or hasn't decided yet.

The other target is RD Cameron Crotty, playing in his second season with the CCHL Brockville Braves. Was named all-rookie last season. Recently THNís Ryan Kennedy tweeted:

Hearing that D-man Cameron Crotty (2017 draft) is looking at Boston U, Boston College and North Dakota. He was a St. Lawrence commit
www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=299556

Sean Pickett
10-28-2016, 04:17 PM
The other target is RD Cameron Crotty, playing in his second season with the CCHL Brockville Braves. Was named all-rookie last season. Recently THNís Ryan Kennedy tweeted: Hearing that D-man Cameron Crotty (2017 draft) is looking at Boston U, Boston College and North Dakota. He was a St. Lawrence commitThanks Rogie. I understood that he was expected to make a decision by the end of this week. Has that changed? Or can we expect an announcement shortly?

Sean

Rogie21
10-29-2016, 10:02 AM
Thanks Rogie. I understood that he was expected to make a decision by the end of this week. Has that changed? Or can we expect an announcement shortly?

Sean

I'd heard a decision was expected this weekend. Crotty played for Brockville in an early season tournament and was injured and just returned recently. Apparently used the time off to visit some campuses.

A blog reader sent along a few comments about Dylan Peterson from HockeysFuture's message board:


Just had my first viewing of 02 Dylan Peterson...puck on a string would be an understatement.


From Priority Selection (which scouts Ontario kids for the OHL draft)

He's pretty clearly #1 in Ontario at this point for the 02's, but it's shaping up to be a very interesting year for forwards, as there's no shortage of big guys who also skate well, and have the skill to match.

defkit
10-29-2016, 10:58 AM
I'd heard a decision was expected this weekend. Crotty played for Brockville in an early season tournament and was injured and just returned recently. Apparently used the time off to visit some campuses.

A blog reader sent along a few comments about Dylan Peterson from HockeysFuture's message board:



From Priority Selection (which scouts Ontario kids for the OHL draft)

Wow, sounds like Peterson is projected to be very good. Hope he sticks to the NCAA route. I have to think that seeing Jost and Fabbro going in the first round will be a big boost for higher end Canadian's strongly considering this route (not that there haven't been in the past - Toews, etc, but good to have recent examples).

mookie1995
10-29-2016, 09:55 PM
not sure of the potential lines/bodies, but you have to assume greenway is gone. taking in the jfk going..... and have to guess 1/2 of bellows/keller may jump, you can't have too many bodies in the pipe.

defkit
10-30-2016, 11:19 AM
not sure of the potential lines/bodies, but you have to assume greenway is gone. taking in the jfk going..... and have to guess 1/2 of bellows/keller may jump, you can't have too many bodies in the pipe.

I think Greenway could make some NHL rosters now. I don't see anyway that he comes back.

As far as JFK, I feel there is at least a 50/50 shot he comes back. He is a good player, but I think he is bound for at least one full season in the AHL, and we know the Bruins are often patient with their prospects in NCAA.

Keller could certainly go, but I wouldn't count against him coming back for a year, especially if Bellows does, which seems more likely (in terms of readiness for NHL).

Rogie21
10-30-2016, 04:50 PM
Wow, sounds like Peterson is projected to be very good. Hope he sticks to the NCAA route. I have to think that seeing Jost and Fabbro going in the first round will be a big boost for higher end Canadian's strongly considering this route (not that there haven't been in the past - Toews, etc, but good to have recent examples).

USHR indicated that Peterson hopes to play for the NTDP, which is a good sign for following the NCAA route. My earlier comment about his being a dual citizen is correct, however, he was born in Ontario, not Chicago.

QUAlum2004
10-31-2016, 09:14 PM
@THNRyanKennedy: 2017 prospect Cameron Crotty (D) has committed to Boston U.

Rogie21
10-31-2016, 09:38 PM
@THNRyanKennedy: 2017 prospect Cameron Crotty (D) has committed to Boston U.
6'2" RD from, ironically, Greeley, Ont., and the Brockville Braves.
www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=299556
2017 class appears to be complete: 3D: Farrance, Kotkansalo, Crotty; 5 F: Bowers,Tkacuk,Amonte,Cockerill, Crone.

More about Crotty (http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2016/11/poll-story-farabee-2-gwgs-dman-crotty.html)

Rogie21
11-17-2016, 10:43 AM
An inside look at BUís recruiting operation (http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2016/11/an-inside-look-at-bus-recruiting.html).

Central Scouting's Nov. draft prospect rankings:
A: Bowers
B: Oettinger, Farrance, Crotty
C: Cockerill, Kotkansalo, Quercia (2018)

defkit
11-21-2016, 10:13 PM
Per the Fan Blog, Crone is third leading scorer in the USHL. That is welcome news. With all the other big names, it seemed he wasn't getting much notice. I was worried that his development had dropped off.

Tater
11-21-2016, 11:32 PM
An inside look at BU’s recruiting operation (http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2016/11/an-inside-look-at-bus-recruiting.html).

Central Scouting's Nov. draft prospect rankings:
A: Bowers
B: Oettinger, Farrance, Crotty
C: Cockerill, Kotkansalo, Quercia (2018)


Per the Fan Blog, Crone is third leading scorer in the USHL. That is welcome news. With all the other big names, it seemed he wasn't getting much notice. I was worried that his development had dropped off.

Is Crone not expected to be drafted? Or is he a 2018 draft eligible player?

ETA: He is a '98. Has to be draft eligible next summer.

Hokydad
11-21-2016, 11:33 PM
Crone is very good and is the exact type of player BU needs more of. Natural scorer and not another, "should I stay or should I go" types

Rogie21
11-22-2016, 06:01 PM
Crone was named to Team USA for the World Junior A Challenge (http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/National-Championships/Men/World-Junior-A/2016). Essentially all the top Americans in the USHL.

Getting a good combination future NHLers and four-year contributors has been a successful strategy for a while now. Finding four year guys who excel when they get to play with the high-end guys makes a big difference for team success. Jason Lawrence wasnít expected tohave an NHL career, but skating with Wilson and Higgins, became a bigtime scorer and tied for the NCAA lead in power play goals

Rogie21
12-11-2016, 10:43 AM
2017 recruit David Farrance with a highlight reel goal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOdEEZaZ2TI)for the NTDP U18s. About 30 seconds in.
All three BU recruits on the U18s playing well. Brady Tkachuk and Logan Cockerill tied for second in goal-scoring with 10 each.

Rogie21
01-11-2017, 01:02 PM
Three future Terriers played in last night's USHL/NHL Top Prospects game--Bowers, Quercia, Kotkansalo.

NHL.com report www.nhl.com/news/ushlnhl-top-prospects-game-5-things-learned/c-285554750?tid=277729154

Bowers said he considers himself a two-way center and compares his style of play to Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews.

"He is a difference maker because he is a highly skilled power forward who has an excellent work ethic," Central Scouting's David Gregory said. "He handles the puck very well and is an effective passer. He plays a power-forward game and can create turnovers and scoring chances using his size and strength. He has deceiving speed when carrying the puck on the attack. When combining this with his work ethic and puck skills he can have an impact on every shift and projects very well as a NHL prospect."

Rogie21
01-18-2017, 10:52 PM
2017 NHL Central Scouting Midterms:
Among North American skaters: C Shane Bowers is #13, D Dave Farrance 52, D Cameron Crotty 68, D Kasper Kotkansalo 89, W Logan Cockerill 192.
Among North American goalies: Jake Oettinger #3

Brady Tkachuk is eligible in 2018. Hank Crone

http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectbrowse.htm?cat=1&sort=midtermRank&year=2017
http://collegehockeyinc.com/pages/2017-nhl-central-scouting-mid-term-rankings

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
01-19-2017, 12:55 AM
Write up on Braden Doyle (and others) after Lawrence Axademy's 6-3 win over Milton Academy:

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/college-hockey-recruiting-ncaa/2017/1/18/14294054/prep-game-report-lawrence-academy-at-milton-academy-2017-nhl-draft-prospects-neil-shea-jack-cameron