Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:51 pm

Another 15 year old.
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#UMass hockey adds another '03 commit today, this one from defenseman Landon Cato. He's already 6'2" 180 as a 15-year-old and currently plays for the North York Rangers in the GTHL
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Congrats to Landon Cato on his commitment to UMass Amherst.
A defenceman for the GTHL's Toronto Young Nationals, Cato provides a solid frame on the back end who can separate opponents from the puck. He excels in the transition game with strong skating and instincts.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Rocks22 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:47 pm

4.25 star recruit per Neutral Zone. Only 15 so we won’t see him for a few years.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Floyd » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:27 pm

It's unbelievable that we're getting commits from 15 year olds. Just shows the respect our staff is getting. This looks like a nice surge for UMASS hockey
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Old Cage » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:05 pm

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UMass picks up a really good commit in ‘01 LD Kennedy O’Connor out of Loomis Chaffee. Good size, first step, his game has come a long way over the last year. He’s a potential NHL prospect down the line if he can be a little more assertive.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 am

Eric Faith, another commit, this one for 2019-2020. He's having a good year, 14 goals in 19 games. I don't know what the level of competition is where he's playing, however. Anyone know more?

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 78 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:27 am

^
October player of the month in the CCHL -- https://www.thecchl.ca/cchl-ccm-hockey- ... -the-month

One of those older recruits that teams like Quinnipiac have flourished with -- He'll be 21 as a freshman

He definitely can score: https://www.thecchl.ca/stats/player/14/30/eric-faith
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:31 am

Another commit on D. He's only 17 so not sure when he's expected.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Kieron » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:10 pm

69MG wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:31 am
Another commit on D. He's only 17 so not sure when he's expected.

https://twitter.com/PhilipTornqvist
I wonder if he's projected to fill the inevitable hole in the roster when Makar moves on at the end of the year. Not necessarily in terms of talent, but it would be good to get more information.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 78 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:22 pm

^^^^
This latest guy is not on it, but as usual, Marshmont_63 is on top of his game and UMass hockey. He just updated his future roster chart 12 hours ago.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:03 pm

At the UNH game a guy sitting near me commented on how if we continue to play well it will help recruiting.

I just looked at Marshmont's chart.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrTNy-eXgAA_-nq.jpg

We have 7 commits for 2019-2020, another 7 for 2020-2021 and more for the years after that. I won't count anything past 2020-2021 as too much can change.

I guess recruiting is doing OK.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:21 pm

One more:
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Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I want to thank all those who have helped me along the way

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by cox'n » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:37 pm

69MG wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:21 pm
One more:
Reed Lebster
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For just a moment I thought his name was Red Lobster.

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by TruBluMaroon » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 pm

^ Hope this commits means more than the 2017 commit to Michigan State. Quotes are about the same, except the part about going to games as a kid!

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 78 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:07 pm

Given he’s 19, my guess is this commitment is for real. Michigan State hired a new coach 4 months after he committed, so its pretty easy to guess why he decided not to go there. He’s having a breakout season this year in the USHL with 22 points in 25 games. I’m sure he’ll be here next year.
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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by 69MG » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 am

Some additional info on Reed:
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3.75⭐️Reed Lebster to UMass. "A-" grade at the USHL Showcase. Knows the action is at the net. Scorers blade w/ quick, elusive hands & superb hand-eye coordination. High effort/energy all over the ice & can really fire it. Balanced skater w/ nice upside

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