Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Old Cage » Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:14 pm

Our European all-star quest continues:

Mark Divver @MarkDivver · 2m
Whispers getting louder that likely NCAA destination for '04 F Dans Locmelis will be UMass. Bruins fourth rounder played for Latvia in WJC

But here he is slated for Northern Michigan: https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/6 ... s-locmelis

It appears on twitter that it is a two school battle, and that he plans to arrive wherever in September.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by Old Cage » Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:12 pm

Today we grab one from Minnesota:

Jordan Geike @JordanGeike21 ·3h
I am very proud to announce my commitment to play division 1 college hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Thank you to my family, teammates, friends, and coaches for helping and supporting me along the way!#gominutemen
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by Old Cage » Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:12 pm

^ We won't see Jordan for a while, but chalk up another win for Isenberg.
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Post by Old Cage » Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:22 pm

Hockey Commitments @HockeyCommits

Bo Cosman (El Paso Rhinos) has committed to the University of Massachusetts Amherst for 2023-2024.

Is this one new?
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Post by Old Cage » Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:04 am

Puck Preps @PuckPreps
BREAKING: 4 ⭐️ recruit Kiernan Poulin has committed to UMass. He joins fellow 4 ⭐️ Tory Pitner and 3.5 ⭐️ Theo Kiss as
@UMassHockey other 2006 recruits. Really nice class shaping up for the Minutemen.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by TruBluMaroon » Thu Oct 13, 2022 11:09 am

^ I know that these grades are good, especially compared to other UM teams, but with 2 Frozen Fours , a National Championship and a yearly goal of being in the running for another National Championship, they are going to need more 5 stars than 4 stars.

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Post by cox'n » Thu Oct 13, 2022 5:55 pm

Old Cage wrote: Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:04 am Puck Preps @PuckPreps
BREAKING: 4 ⭐️ recruit Kiernan Poulin has committed to UMass.
His dad, Kevin, played at UMass in the late 1990's.

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Post by Old Cage » Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:03 pm

This is a good thing. We know how weak our three current keepers are. :) Actually, Luke has two more years after this one and the other two guys have one. Good timing on Michael's arrival. Wagon!

Nathan Strauss @NathanPStrauss · 46m
UMass commit Michael Hrabal is one of just two goalies to get an A rating from NHL Central Scouting in their first 2023 report.
Hrabal, just 17 years old, has a .940 save percentage and a 2.16 GAA in the USHL. Oh, and he’s over 6’ 6” tall.

(26 players - all born in 04 or 05 - received an A rating. Hrabel is one of two goalies. He is currently slated for Fall 2024.)

Edit: I didn't notice earlier that Ryan Leonard is on the list.
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Post by TruBluMaroon » Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:21 pm

At that age, he won’t be in college for 3 - 4 years.
Remember that Freshman in Hockey are usually 2-3 years older than traditional college freshman. LP is 20 in his Sophomore year and will be 21 in March

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Post by Old Cage » Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:19 am

They just keep coming:

Puck Preps @PuckPreps · 20h
BREAKING: UMass gets their second major commitment of the week with 4 ⭐️ 2006 recruit Jack Galanek. The Shattuck St. Mary’s forward has 38 points in 21 games this season and is our 38th ranked American skater in the 2006 class.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by LouMass » Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:50 am

Fantastic! Almost 2 points/game!!

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Post by cox'n » Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:26 am

Former BU commit Jack Musa to UMass:
https://madcapshockey.com/news/2022/10/ ... CLtLt_Vx9g

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