Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The East, 07 Style

With the 06 Recruiting Season pretty well filled at this point, I am taking a look at how the teams are positioned for the 07 season. What we see is that some of the shakeout for the 07 recruiting season already has occurred, with a lot of the HE teams already have secured commitments from all of the players they need. While some slots may open up through early departures or transfers, it appears that the early recruiting by BC, BU and UNH leave them with only a few spots to fill, even while many appealing recruits remain out there.

Jr.Nathan Gerbe
Jr.Brock Bradford
Sr.Dan Bertram
Fr.Joe Whitney
So.Matt Price
Fr.Ryan Hayes
Jr.Benn Ferriero
Fr.Brian Gibbons
So.Ben Smith
Jr.Kyle Kucharski
Sr.Matt Greene
Jr.Andrew Orpik
So.Matt Lombardi
Sr.Pat Gannon
Sr.Joe Adams

Potential Recruits: Brian Day; Barry Almeida; Brad Malone; Mike Cieslak; Brett Bruneteau; Joe Smith

Jr.Brett Motherwell
Jr.Tim Filangieri
Jr.Tim Kunes
Sr.Mike Brennan
Fr.Nick Petrecki
Jr.Anthony Aiello
So.Carl Sneep
Sr.Brian O'Hanley

Jr.Chris Higgins
Sr.Peter MacArthur
Jr.Jason Lawrence
So.Zach Cohen
Jr.Brandon Yip
Sr.Brian McGuirk
Sr.Boomer Ewing
Fr.Greg Squires
So.Luke Popko
Sr.Ryan Weston
Jr.John McCarthy
Jr.Steve Smolinsky
Sr.Ryan Monaghan

Potential Forwards: Pat Kane, Brian Day, Brett Bruneteau; Barry Almeida;

So.Brian Strait
Fr.Colby Cohen
Fr.Keith Shattenkirk
So.Eric Gryba
Sr.Dan McGoff
Sr.Kevin Kielt
Jr.Matt Gilroy

Potential Defendseman: Brendan Smith; Cody Goloubef

Fr.James Van Riemsdyk
So.Peter Leblanc
Sr.Matt Fornataro
Jr.Jerry Pollastrone
Jr.Trevor Smith
Sr.Mike Radja
Jr.Greg Collins
Jr.Thomas Fortney
Fr.Phil DeSimone
Sr.Brian Pouliot
So.Bobby Butler
Jr.Alan Thompson
Fr.Mike Borisenok
Fr.Dan Rossman

Potential Forwards: Barry Almeida; Brett Bruneteau; Brian Day; Matt Read

Sr.Craig Switzer
Fr.David Kolomatis
Sr.Brad Flaishans
Jr.Joe Charlebois
So.Nick Krates
Jr.Kevin Kapstad
Jr.Jamie Fritsch

Potential defensemen: Joey Lavin; Cody Goloubef

I'll try and post more information about the remaining Hockey East teams, and their potential recruits, in the coming weeks.


UMLFan said...

Great job Chris. Really looking forward to seeing the ones for some of the smaller schools!

ethan said...

I'm surprised there is so little hype about Patrick Kane. He is putting up similar numbers to what Phil Kessel did a year ago with the NTDP. Kane is also a month or two younger than Kessel was last season, and doesn't have nearly as strong a supporting cast. Based on Kessel's freshman year at Minnesota, you have to think that Pat Kane could step into the NCAA next year and average over a point per game. Unfortunatly he is in a similar situation to Peter Mueller and will not be academically eligible until fall 2007. I'd have to think it would be worth the effort for some school to supply a top tutor to see if they can get him in this fall. Otherwise he may end up in Canada.

ethan said...

Patrick Kane is going to make a run at the single season scoring records that Kessel set last year, but no one seems to notice the guy.

If anything he is probably a better D1 propsect than Phil, because at 5-11, 160 pounds he isn't as attractive to the pro teams and is more likely to play more than one year of NCAA hockey.

junior hockey fan said...

I've had the chance to see the Junior Bruins in the EJHL on a few occassions this season and was very impressed with their huge winger from Pittsburgh,Nick Decroo.
He looks to be a great scorer who can dish the puck to the open teammate. I think he will be a great addition to the Bentley College program!