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defkit
07-18-2019, 11:46 AM
Things change pretty quickly with this player....

@ScottPBradford
Youngstown has added Jay O'Brien to their roster. It was thought the 1st-round pick to the Flyers was headed to the BCHL this year after leaving Providence, but maybe he'll be playing in the USHL again in 19-20? Would be huge add for the Phantoms

Doesn't necessarily mean he has changed plans from going to Penticton. Given how far he'll be form home, might just be a move by Youngstown in case he realizes he wants to be closer to home. Roster adds without the player ever actually going are not uncommon.

TheRevengeance
07-18-2019, 11:58 AM
Doesn't necessarily mean he has changed plans from going to Penticton. Given how far he'll be form home, might just be a move by Youngstown in case he realizes he wants to be closer to home. Roster adds without the player ever actually going are not uncommon.

Update on #Flyers Jay O'Brien situation. O'Brien decided on the USHL, more talented league than BCHL, in hopes to showcase his talent against better competition. His goal is to earn his ELC & play for LV Phantoms in 2020. If not will go to BU in 2020. #FlyersTalk #LetsGoFlyers

woodenskates
07-18-2019, 12:34 PM
Update on #Flyers Jay O'Brien situation. O'Brien decided on the USHL, more talented league than BCHL, in hopes to showcase his talent against better competition. His goal is to earn his ELC & play for LV Phantoms in 2020. If not will go to BU in 2020. #FlyersTalk #LetsGoFlyers

Wow. Follow the bouncing ball. Looks like he is looking for the quickest path to pro and will avoid NCAA if the opportunity arises?

Rogie21
07-18-2019, 04:26 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looking forward to a great year in Penticton, see you guys soon! <a href="https://twitter.com/PentictonVees?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PentictonVees</a></p>&mdash; Jay O'Brien (@Jay_OBrien19) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jay_OBrien19/status/1151953934845698051?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 18, 2019</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> This appears to be a pretty good source and given the timestamp, pretty up to date.

woodenskates
07-18-2019, 04:32 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looking forward to a great year in Penticton, see you guys soon! <a href="https://twitter.com/PentictonVees?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PentictonVees</a></p>— Jay O'Brien (@Jay_OBrien19) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jay_OBrien19/status/1151953934845698051?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 18, 2019</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> This appears to be a pretty good source and given the timestamp, pretty up to date.

Kawhi??????

defkit
07-19-2019, 12:26 PM
Well if O'Brien comes in 2020 or not, we have our own "high-expectations not met, significantly impacted by injuries" guy this fall in Jake Wise. I expect (hope, mostly) he will have a very good sophomore season.

Tater
07-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Update on #Flyers Jay O'Brien situation. O'Brien decided on the USHL, more talented league than BCHL, in hopes to showcase his talent against better competition. His goal is to earn his ELC & play for LV Phantoms in 2020. If not will go to BU in 2020. #FlyersTalk #LetsGoFlyers

So if he has a mediocre season next year he will come to BU for one year. Just drop him now, I think BU will be better off.

HHound
07-22-2019, 05:57 PM
So if he has a mediocre season next year he will come to BU for one year. Just drop him now, I think BU will be better off.

This may be a case of an athlete who peaked at 18 and has beenpassed by those that he thought he had left behind. That happens to less talented, less visible athletes all the time. His freshman year "accomplishments" and subsequent false starts leads me to suspect that he has become a puppet whose strings are being pulled by his agent. l

Agganis
07-23-2019, 09:14 AM
So if he has a mediocre season next year he will come to BU for one year. Just drop him now, I think BU will be better off.

In fairness to JOB, both the "he chose USHL over BCHL" and "he wants to be in AHL in 2020" report were from the same person who doesn't seem to be an actual reputable reporter. The first of his alleged two scoops already appears to be wrong, so I am beginning to doubt his second one.

defkit
07-23-2019, 12:46 PM
In fairness to JOB, both the "he chose USHL over BCHL" and "he wants to be in AHL in 2020" report were from the same person who doesn't seem to be an actual reputable reporter. The first of his alleged two scoops already appears to be wrong, so I am beginning to doubt his second one.

Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. I wouldn't put much stock in the comment. I mean, who (much less a first round draft pick) sets a goal for the AHL? If you are that sure you are going to end up in the AHL in a given year (versus the NHL), why wouldn't you play another year of NCAA?

Rogie21
07-23-2019, 01:04 PM
In fairness to JOB, both the "he chose USHL over BCHL" and "he wants to be in AHL in 2020" report were from the same person who doesn't seem to be an actual reputable reporter. The first of his alleged two scoops already appears to be wrong, so I am beginning to doubt his second one.

O’Brien, interviewed by NHL.com last week, discussed his reasons for transferring to BU and for electing to play for Penticton this season. Apparently had a strong Flyers development camp and the 15-pound weight gain is a positive since some reports say he struggled with the Friars’ physical style. Certainly not the first high-end prep player to have a very bumpy transition to D1 hockey.
https://www.nhl.com/news/flyers-prospect-jay-obrien-to-play-for-penticton/c-308256948

Rogie21
08-01-2019, 08:39 PM
Penticton coach on 2020 recruits O'Brien and Webber, playing for Vees this season.
https://bchl.ca/bchl-next-generation-penticton-vees

Rogie21
08-29-2019, 11:00 AM
Penticton coach on 2020 recruits O'Brien and Webber, playing for Vees this season.
https://bchl.ca/bchl-next-generation-penticton-vees

2020 recruit Jay O'Brien had four points (G,3A) in Penticton's 9-1 exhibition game win last night. O'Brien has been named an assistant captain of the Vees.
https://www.pentictonvees.ca/game-recap-five-goal-2nd-period-paces-vees-to-9-1-victory-over-warriors

Rogie21
09-09-2019, 11:15 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After one, Team USA and Johnstown are tied at two.<a href="https://twitter.com/jeremywilmer16?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jeremywilmer16</a> scored the U17s second goal of the contest with this breakaway tally ⬇️<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NTDP?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NTDP</a> 🇺🇸 <a href="https://t.co/xewVlH1IrT">pic.twitter.com/xewVlH1IrT</a></p>&mdash; USA Hockey’s NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) <a href="https://twitter.com/USAHockeyNTDP/status/1170754341122318342?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
2021 recruit Jeremy Wilmer scored his first NTDP U17 goal in a 6-4 loss to Johnstown.
2022 recruit Lane Hutson scored a pair in a North Jersey Avalanche 16U win. Devin Kaplan contributed a goal and two assists.

Rogie21
09-16-2019, 07:40 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3-on-3 overtime usually brings out the skill in players.<br><br>In the case of <a href="https://twitter.com/PentictonVees?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PentictonVees</a> forward Jay O'Brien, he has a lot of it. What an overtime winner for the <a href="https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NHLFlyers</a> first round pick 😲 <a href="https://t.co/azZ6d85xqS">pic.twitter.com/azZ6d85xqS</a></p>&mdash; BC Hockey League (@GoBCHL) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoBCHL/status/1173090630651670530?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 15, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

O'Brien earned first-star honors in both Penticton wins over the weekend and Cade Webber scored his first BCHL goal. More (tinyurl.com/yxb9mfhr)

Rogie21
09-19-2019, 09:29 PM
Shootout video from the North Jersey Avalanche Classic: Lane Hutson at 0:24 and Devin Kaplan at 1:04.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izN0-9IxYrc

defkit
09-20-2019, 06:23 PM
Shootout video from the North Jersey Avalanche Classic: Lane Hutson at 0:24 and Devin Kaplan at 1:04.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izN0-9IxYrc

That Hutson goal was sick.

defkit
09-20-2019, 06:24 PM
I know Neutral Zone doesn't have the most reliable rankings, but it looks like they are giving BU their top ranking for incoming classes. BC at #2.

Rogie21
09-25-2019, 01:37 PM
USA Hockey feature on 2021 recruit Tyler Boucher, son of NHL goalie/NBC analyst Brian Boucher.
https://www.usahockeyntdp.com/news_article/show/1051594

More recruit info (tinyurl.com/y49jje22)

Rogie21
09-29-2019, 10:36 AM
2022 recruit Ryan Greene discussed his decision (https://www.thetelegram.com/sports/local-sports/greene-defers-decision-to-wear-isles-colours-357642/) to return to Selects Academy 16U and maintain his commitment to BU after being picked #59 overall in the QMJHL draft. Going into this weekend, Greene, a 6’1” RC from Newfoundland, was the top scorer in the Beast Series with 12 points (8G,4A) in six games.

Saturday
U18s Luke Tuch 2G,1A; Drew Commesso 6 saves on 7 shots
NAHL Wilmer Skoog G,A
BCHL Jay O’Brien 1G, 3A
SSM Artem Shlaine G
details (https://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/2019/09/one-week-away.html)