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BlackI
07-09-2018, 09:13 PM
Fliers are selected in later rounds. Nolan was a victim of import limits.

Two Canadian skaters are for free. On all teams rosters.

My point is he shouldn't be a flyer. They didn't draft him for a reason... kid had 3 assists in the final Telus game.

BlackI
07-14-2018, 06:34 PM
I saw this video of Dawe doing drills...
https://twitter.com/Xhockey/status/1017923471265943552?s=19

Must be where he is working out this summer.

I noticed on X hockey website Andrew Sweetland works for them...
http://xhockey.ca/meetthestaff.php

I noticed on their Alumni page Teddy Purcell is listed...
http://xhockey.ca/alumni.php

Ma#1ne Hky
07-15-2018, 12:07 AM
I saw this video of Dawe doing drills...
https://twitter.com/Xhockey/status/1017923471265943552?s=19

Must be where he is working out this summer.

I noticed on X hockey website Andrew Sweetland works for them...
http://xhockey.ca/meetthestaff.php

I noticed on their Alumni page Teddy Purcell is listed...
http://xhockey.ca/alumni.phpA player {Sweetland} that should have stayed @ Maine for a few more season's instead of leaving early...he had a quick shot. But then That's Hockey.

BlackI
07-23-2018, 10:32 AM
Morrissey has been the talk of the town since last summer when he and Brett Budgell both chose to play elsewehere. A big hit for a team that was rebuilding and have plenty of open spots. If Morrissey makes it through the new year without jumping that is a very strong indication he will be coming to Orono. Morrissey is still 4 years away (maybe 3) from Orono so if he does jump Red and Co. will have plenty of time to fill his spot.

Speaking of very strong indications, based on recent communications I am very confident that Lynden Breen will be playing for the Black Bears 2020-21 and not jump to his hometown Sea Dogs. Later today it will be announced that he made the Central Illinois 30 man roster with the plan that he plays two seasons in USHL. Rapid development, injuries, and early departures could see him bumped up to 2019 class. This is inline with the roster projection i had for him on the recruit web site. Only change I have made is removing his flight risk. If new information changes in the future I will update accordingly.

Any news on Maine recruits making the 30 man roster? Breen, Osadick, Capone, etc...

I am not sure Morrissey even attended Tri City's tryout camp?

Here is a sound bite from Islanders(QMJHL) coach on Morrissey recruitment(go to 13 minute mark)...
http://charlottetownislanders.com/video/inside-the-islanders-jim-hulton

I did notice he played recently in a local tournament...
https://www.battleofboston.com/roster_players/25918430

Also, I saw that UND got a recruit that played 45 games in WHL...
http://grandforksherald.com/sports/hockey/4473754-und-gets-commitment-former-whl-player-murphy-stratton

He has to sit for one year and seven games but can practice and travel with the team.

BlackI
07-24-2018, 01:00 PM
Junior hockey news rates junior leagues(USHL on top)...
https://thejuniorhockeynews.com/rating-the-junior-hockey-leagues-2018-edition-top-twenty-leagues-at-all-levels/

BlackI
08-09-2018, 07:43 PM
I am mentioning new defensive young commit Guillaume Richard from LHPS M16 league in Quebec... so that he is discussed here when new info on him comes by.
https://lhps.ca/joueur.php?sp_no=38318

I didn't find a lot of info on him, but Jeff Cox tweeted he is a mobile defensemen and has good skating and positioning.

It looks like he is second highest scorer among defensemen in that league...
https://lhps.ca/statistiques-joueurs.php?dash_sc_no=313

His team had by far lowest goals against in their league...
https://lhps.ca/classement.php

Maine Event
08-09-2018, 10:42 PM
Maine recruit Nick Capone has been traded from the Central Illinois Flying Aces to the Tri-City Storm (Kearney NE) in the USHL

https://nebraska.tv/sports/content/two-trades-swap-forwards-draft-picks-for-storm

BlackI
08-10-2018, 12:44 PM
Looks like Morrissey is coming to Maine and not QMJHL... 😀
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/sports/hockey/morrissey-wont-be-at-islanders-training-camp-232744/

dogtagger
08-10-2018, 01:08 PM
Looks like Morrissey is coming to Maine and not QMJHL... 😀
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/sports/hockey/morrissey-wont-be-at-islanders-training-camp-232744/

That's good news. Seems to be a trend with more and more players choosing NCAA over the major juniors. Maine has some pretty good players in the pipeline, lets hope they can keep it up.

BlackI
08-10-2018, 06:36 PM
That's good news. Seems to be a trend with more and more players choosing NCAA over the major juniors. Maine has some pretty good players in the pipeline, lets hope they can keep it up.

Yes, it is good news. And in this case it seems like a win win for Maine and Morrissey. It seems like he is entering his senior year at Notre Dame in Wilcox, SK, CA, and wants to graduate there. It is a great academic institute. And then he can get time to develop in USHL before entering Maine. At Maine he can develop long term or shorten it if NHL calls early. It really is a great path choice. It is also remarkable he's had to make the tough choice to leave the island. PEI is a beautiful place and unique with the red cliffs and sand. I miss it and need a trip back one day. I used to go every summer when I was young(before the bridge)... suppose that dates me a bit. :) Would love to see more eastern Canadian recruits choose Maine. Had great luck with Pellerin, Purcell, Sweetland, LaRose, etc... I think Dawe, from Newfoundland, will be an excellent player. I am excited to see him in a Maine uni. As I am the other rookies. I hope they enter the ice for the first time in front of a full house at Alfond. My guess is attendance goes up this year after they see this Maine team skate.

BlackI
08-11-2018, 01:33 PM
Golalie recruit Josh Langford chosen to attend elite USA goaltending camp where he will have a chance to meet former UMaine great goalie Jimmy Howard...
https://www.usahockeygoaltending.com/news_article/show/940828-warren-strelow-national-team-goaltending-camp-invitees-announced

Drew S.
08-12-2018, 04:20 PM
Out of curiosity, how would folks rank our top five forward recruits? It seems like Breen is number one, but who comes after that? I was looking around a bit this weekend and it seems there are a lot of decent ones lined up.

BlackI
08-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Out of curiosity, how would folks rank our top five forward recruits? It seems like Breen is number one, but who comes after that? I was looking around a bit this weekend and it seems there are a lot of decent ones lined up.

I think it is too difficult to rank a top five for a couple reasons. First, players are brought in for particular roles where they have a strength that can be utilized. Secondly, players playing in midget AAA appear differently than players playing USHL hockey. Because of the different league levels it is a bit difficult to compare.

However, I tried to break it down a bit and see in an effort to simplify things. I put a ranking based on how I project their contribution level will be at UMaine assuming nobody left early for pros. Disclaimer: this is my opinion after very limited viewings of certain recruits, so take it with the grain of salt.

Power forwards => 1. Capone 2. Bogdanovich
Play maker/scorers right shots=> 1. Morrissey 2. Renwick 3. Farrell 4. Roy 5. Kawamura
Play maker/scorer left shots => 1. Breen 2. Poisson 3. Osadick 4. Needham
Centermen => 1. Drobot 2. Sasson

BlackI
08-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Kleighboer was traded in USHL...
https://www.musketeershockey.com/news_article/show/942367

Drew S.
08-19-2018, 10:07 AM
Did it ever get mentioned here that about a month after he committed to Nebraska-Omaha Ben Meyers decommited? He then committed to Minnesota. Pretty strange to see someone be committed to three different schools in about a six week stretch.

BlackI
08-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Did it ever get mentioned here that about a month after he committed to Nebraska-Omaha Ben Meyers decommited? He then committed to Minnesota. Pretty strange to see someone be committed to three different schools in about a six week stretch.

I am not sure of the true details, but the speculation was he was asked to wait a year to come to Maine. He then decommited and commited to UNO. Then when Motzko went to Minnesota, he was pulled back to his home state school. Imagine it is a big deal for most Minnesota high school hockey players to play for the Gophers. Overall, it doesn't bother me nearly as much as losing Whalstrom since he is from Maine and his Dad played at Maine. But oh well, looks like we only missed out on one season Whalstrom.

BlackI
08-20-2018, 04:53 PM
Nolan Renwick interview by Notre Dame(SJHL) broadcast and video coordinator Jamie Nuegebauer. His interviews are great and his videos of highlights are exceptional. I recommend a listen...
https://twitter.com/Neugsie/status/1030121606763474945?s=19

Cliff notes:
Nolan Renwick is an assistant captain for SJHL Notre Dame Hounds. He is committed to NCAA hockey and Maine and isn't pursuing WHL option, explained no communication both ways between him and Swift Current of WHL. Mentions his family stresses importance of education. He mentions he likes having more years to develop as well in case he is a late bloomer. He mentioned he likes Maine because it reminds him of Notre Dame in that it is a small town, nice campus, and supportive student and faculty.

Also in the interview Jamie mentioned he believes Tim Gould is playing for Notre Dame(SJHL) again this season. Hopefully he wears a letter too, but haven't heard anything on that. I am surprised he didn't make a USHL squad, but maybe it was his choice to return to Notre Dame.

And that Brad Morrissey won't be back as he is playing in USHL. I believe it is for Tri City as they drafted him. This is a very big step to go from AAA to USHL. I hope Tri City is committed to letting him adjust if he needs time. It is impressive he is on a USHL squad this season.

walrus
08-20-2018, 05:19 PM
I am not sure of the true details, but the speculation was he was asked to wait a year to come to Maine. He then decommited and commited to UNO. Then when Motzko went to Minnesota, he was pulled back to his home state school. Imagine it is a big deal for most Minnesota high school hockey players to play for the Gophers. Overall, it doesn't bother me nearly as much as losing Whalstrom since he is from Maine and his Dad played at Maine. But oh well, looks like we only missed out on one season Whalstrom.Kid must be good if he can play at Minnie

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BlackI
08-20-2018, 05:58 PM
Kid must be good if he can play at Minnie

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He lead Minnesota high school hockey in scoring.

You have to be good to play at Maine now(again).

walrus
08-20-2018, 06:07 PM
Funny a coach thinks he can help a better program but he cant help maine. Guess we will see
He lead Minnesota high school hockey in scoring.

You have to be good to play at Maine now(again).

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