August 24, 2012

Hockey East, ECAC, Atlantic Hockey's incoming freshmen

By NEHJ staff

Here is a list of players who have committed to schools in Hockey East, ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey for the 2012-13 academic season. Players are listed with hometown (if applicable), position, height, weight and previous team. Niagara’s official list was unavailable at press time.

HOCKEY EAST

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES 

Matt Grzelcyk, drafted by the Bruins in June, will patrol the blue line for BU this fall. (Getty Images)

• Colin Sullivan (Milford, Conn.), D, 6-2, 180, Avon Old Farms

• Travis Jeke, D, 6-4, 200, Northwood Prep

• Peter McMullen, F, 6-2, 200, Vernon (BCHL)

• Michael Matheson, 6-0, 170, Dubuque (USHL)

• Ted Doherty (Hopkinton, Mass.), 6-0, 175, Dubuque (USHL)

• Brendan Silk (Wakefield, Mass.), F, 6-1, 170, Wakefield, Mass., U.S. National Under-18 Team

• Frank Vatrano (East Longmeadow, Mass.), F, 5-6, 160, U.S. National Under-18 Team

• Evan Richardson, F, 5-8, 170, Powell River (BCHL)

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS

• Sean Maguire, G, 6-2, 180, Powell River (BCHL)

• Matt Lane, F, 5-9, 160, U.S. National Under-18 Team

• Wesley Myron, F, 6-2, 190, Victoria (BCHL)

• Sam Kurker (Reading, Mass.), F, 6-1, 195, St. John’s Prep

• Mike Moran (Marshfield, Mass.), F, 6-1, 200, Bay State (EJHL)/Victoria (BCHL)

• Danny O’Regan (Needham, Mass.), F, 5-10, 175, St. Sebastian’s

• Matthew O’Connor, G, 6-5, 185, Youngstown (USHL)

• Matt Grzelczyk (Charlestown, Mass.), D, 5-9, 152, U.S. National Under-18 Team

MAINE BLACK BEARS

• Ben Hutton, D, 6-3, 195, Nepean (CJHL)

• Ryan Lomberg, F, 5-10, 180, Muskegon (USHL)

• Will Merchant, F, 6-1, 185, Eagan (Minn.) High School

• Matt Morris, G, 5-11, 195, Dubuque (USHL)

• Conor Riley, F/D, 6-1, 175, Valley (EJHL)

• Devin Shore, F, 6-1, 190, Whitby (OJHL)

• Steve Swavely, F, 6-2, 195, New Jersey (EJHL)

• Kyle Williams (Bowdoinham, Maine), D, 5-10, 190, New Hampshire (EJHL)

UMASS MINUTEMEN

• Connor Doherty (Holden, Mass.), D, 6-2, 190, Junior Bruins (EJHL)

• Evan Stack, F, 6-1, 185, Merritt (BCHL)

• K.J. Tiefenwerth, F, 5-9, 160, Junior Bruins (EJHL)

• Shane Walsh (West Roxbury, Mass.), F, 5-10, 170, South Shore (EJHL)

UMASS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS

• Gregory Amlong, D, 6-2, 200, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

• Adam Chapie, F, 6-1, 175, , New Mexico (NAHL)

• Michael Colantone, F, 5-11, 190, Prince George (BCHL)

• Michael Fallon, F, 5-11, 175, Chicago (USHL)

• Christian Folin, D, 6-3, 210, Austin (NAHL)

• Connor Hellebuyck, G, 6-4, 200, Odessa (NAHL)

• Logan Johnston, F, 6-1, 205, Penticton (BCHL)

• Ryan McGrath, F, 5-7, 160, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

• A.J. White, F, 6-2, 180, Michigan (NAHL)

MERRIMACK WARRIORS

• Brian Christie, F, 6-2, 180, Topeka (NAHL)

• Ben Bahe, F, 5-10, 180, Topeka (NAHL)

• Justin Hussar, F, 6-2, 190, Des Moines (USHL)

• Matt Cronin, D, 6-3, 215, Surrey (BCHL)

• Vinny Scotti, F, 5-9, 175, Jr. Bruins (EJHL)

• John Gustafsson, F, 6-1, 185, Amarillo (NAHL)

NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS

• Dan Correale, F, 5-10, 185, Grand Prairie (AJHL)

• Maxim Gaudreault, F, 6-0, 190, Sioux City (USHL)

• Jamie Hill, F, 5-9, 175, Waterloo (USHL)

• Collin MacDonald, F, 6-2, 200, New Jersey (EJHL)

• Brett Pesce, D, 6-3, 175, New Jersey (EJHL)

• Harry Quast, D, 6-4, 215, Bay State (EJHL)

• Jamie Regan, G, 6-2, 180, Philadelphia (EJHL)

• Kyle Smith, F, 6-1, 185, Junior Bruins (EJHL)

NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES

• Mike Gunn, D, 6-3, 200, Youngstown (USHL)

• Michael McMurtry, 5-11, 165, Gloucester (CCHL)

• Ryan Belonger, F, 5-10, 175, Youngstown (USHL)

• Colton Saucerman, D, 5-9, 195, Lincoln (USHL)

• Dustin Darou, D, 6-1, 205, Carleton Place (CCHL)

• Jarrett Fennell, D, 6-2, 190, Aurora (OJHL)

• Cam Darcy (South Boston, Mass.), F, 6-0, 183, U.S. National Under-18 Team

• Dax Lauwers, D, 6-2, 210, Lincoln (USHL)/Army (AHA); sophomore transfer

• Derick Roy, G, 5-10, 180, South Shore (EJHL)

• Kevin Roy, F, 5-10, 180, Lincoln (USHL)

• Torin Snydeman (Groton, Mass.), F, 6-0, 195, Sacred Heart (AHA)/Tri-City (USHL); junior transfer

• Matt Marshall (Hingham, Mass.), F, 6-1, 200, Vermont (Hockey East)/Noble & Greenough (NEPSIHA); senior transfer

PROVIDENCE FRIARS

• Jon Gillies (Portland, Maine), G, 6-5, 204, Indiana (USHL) 

Jon Gillies hopes to backstop the Friars to success in 2012-13. (Getty Images)

• Steve McParland, F, 5-11, 175, Kingston (OJHL)

• Will Goss (Wellesley, Mass.), D, 6-5, 200, Phillips Exeter

• Mark Jankowski, F, 6-2, 175, Stanstead College

• John Gilmour, D, 5-10, 170, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

• Brooks Behling, F, 6-1, 180, Amarillo (NAHL)

• Dylan Wells, G, 6-1, 180, Bonnyville (AJHL)

• Ori Abramson, D, 6-3, 215, Bay State (EJHL)

• Nick Saracino, F, 5-10, 185, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

• Paul DeJersey, F, 6-3, 200, Prince George (BCHL)

• Thomas Parisi, D, 6-0, 190, New Hampshire (EJHL)

• Brandon Tanev, F, 6-10, 160, Surrey (BCHL)

• Brent Norris, F, 5-9, 170, Nepean (CJHL)

VERMONT CATAMOUNTS

NOTE: Recruitment class unconfirmed at press time.

• Robert Polesello, F, 5-7, 160, Indiana (USHL)

• Yvan Pattyn, D, 6-1, 196, Portage (MJHL)

• Caylen Walls, D, 6-1, 198, Okotoks (AJHL)

• Johnathan Turk, F, 5-8, 188, Okotoks (AJHL)

• Billy Faust, G, 5-11, 175, Nanaimo (BCHL)

• Ryan Rosenthal, F, 6-0, 180, Kent Prep

• Brody Hoffman, 6-3, 210, Fort McMurray (AJHL)

• Jacob Fallon, 5-11, 185, Indiana (USHL)

• Ian Spencer, D, 5-10, 170, Indiana (USHL)

• Connor Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine), 5-9, 165, New Hampshire (EJHL)

ECAC HOCKEY


BROWN BEARS

• Nick Lappin, F, 6-1, 175, Tri-City (USHL)

• Mark Naclerio (Milford, Conn.), F, 6-0, 175, Waterloo (USHL)

• Joe Prescott (Norwell, Mass.), F, 6-2, 200, South Shore (EJHL)

• Brandon Pfeil, D, 6-2, 195, Merritt (BCHL)

• Nathan Widman, D, 6-0, 200, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

CLARKSON GOLDEN KNIGHTS

• Simon Bessette, F, 6-0, 185, Wellington (OJHL)

• Todd Christian (Norwalk, Conn.), F, 6-1, 190, Notre Dame (SJHL)

• Jeff DiNallo, F, 5-7, 160, Newmarket (OJHL)

• Christian Finch, F, 6-0, 190, Stouffville (OJHL)

• Paul Geiger, F, 6-3, 200, Stouffville (OJHL)

• Andrew Hunt, G, 6-2, 180, Surrey (BCHL)

• Greg Lewis, G, 6-0, 170, Wenatchee (NAHL)

• Patrick Megannety, F, 5-11, 192, Georgetown (OJHL)

• Christian Powers, F, 5-10, 185, Stouffville (OJHL)

COLGATE RED RAIDERS

• Kyle Baun, F, 6-2, 204, Cornwall (CCHL)

• Mike Borkowski, F, 6-0 175, Cornwall (CCHL)

• Spencer Finney, G, 5-11, 170, Trenton (OJHL)

• Ryan Johnston, D, 5-10, 177, Nepean (CCHL)

• Kevin Lough, D, 5-11, 185, Cumberland (CCHL)

• Darcy Murphy, F, 5-9, 175, Wellington (OJHL)

• Tyler Spink, F, 5-10, 185, Cornwall (CCHL)

• Tyson Spink, F, 5-10, 185, Cornwall (CCHL)

CORNELL BIG RED

• Christian Hilbrich, F, 6-6, 208, Indiana (USHL)

• John Kinsley, F, 5-9, 170, Vernon (BCHL)

• Gavin Stoick, D, 6-3, 215, U.S. NTDP

• Teemu Tiitinen, F, 5-11, 187, Lincoln (USHL)

• Reece Willcox, D, 6-4, 193, Merritt (BCHL)

DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN

• Nick Bligh (Milton, Mass.), F, 6-0, 180, South Shore (EJHL)

Nick Bligh will head to Dartmouth after a superb tenure in the EJHL. (Photo: South Shore Kings)

• Brett Patterson, F, 6-0, 185, Sioux City (USHL)

• Tim O’Brien, F, 5-10, 180, Sioux City (USHL)

• Geoff Ferguson, D, 6-2, 200, Sioux City (USHL)

• Jack Barre (Fairfield, Conn.), F, 6-2, 190, New Jersey (EJHL)

• Ryan Bullock, D, 6-0, 180, Muskegon (USHL)

• James Kruger, G, 6-3, 200, Langley (BCJHL)

• Connor Dempsey (Winthrop, Mass.), F, 5-9, 175, 175, Westside (BCJHL)

• Charles Grant, G, 6-2, 190, Yarmouth (MJHL)

• Brad Schierhorn, F, 6-3, 200, Tri-City (USHL)

HARVARD CRIMSON

• Desmond Bergin (Natick, Mass.), D, 5-11, 190, Dubuque (USHL)

• Kyle Criscuolo, F, 5-8, 165, Sioux City (USHL)

• Greg Gozzo, F, 5-10, 190, Omaha (USHL)

• Brian Hart (Cumberland, Maine), F, 6-2, 205, Phillips Exeter Academy

• Brayden Jaw, F, 6-2, 185, South Surrey (BCHL)

• Peter Traber, G, 6-1, 190, Topeka (NAHL)

• Jimmy Vesey (North Reading, Mass.), F, 6-1, 195, South Shore (EJHL)

PRINCETON TIGERS

• Mike Ambrosia, F, 5-10, 180, Youngstown (USHL)

• Jonathan Liau, F, 5-9, 175, Youngstown (USHL)

• Kevin Liss, D, 6-0, 200, Youngstown (USHL)

• Kyle Rankin, F, 6-1, 195, Sioux Falls (USHL)

• Michael Zajac, F, 6-3, 210, Eagan High

QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS

• Soren Jonzzon, F, 5-9, 170, Youngstown (USHL)

• Tom Hilbrich, D, 6-6, 227, Pembroke (CJHL)

• Jacob Meyers, G, 6-0, 180, Alexandria (NAHL)

• Alex Barron, D, 6-0, 180, Waterloo (USHL)

• Jordan Samuels-Thomas (Windsor, Conn.), F, 6-2, 190, Bowling Green (CCHA)

• Zach Luczyk (Charlton, Mass.), F, 5-11, 205, Jr. Bruins (EJHL)

• Michael Gartieg, G, 6-1, 190, Penticton (BCHL)

• Matt LeMire (Townsend, Mass.), F, 6-2, 190, Jr. Bruins (EJHL)

• Travis St. Denis, F, 5-8, 166, Penticton (BCHL)

RENSSELAER ENGINEERS

• Milos Bubela, F, 6-2, 190, Dubuque (USHL)

• Andrew Commers, F, 5-10, 180, St. Thomas Academy

• Travis Fulton, F, 5-10, 165, Vaughan (OJHL)

• Mark Miller, F, 5-11, 185, Omaha (USHL)

• Mike Zalewski, F, 6-2, 200, Vernon (BCHL)

• Craig Bokenfohr, D, 6-3, 195, Camrose (AJHL)

• Chris Bradley, D, 6-2, 190, Youngstown (USHL)

• Phil Hampton, D, 5-11, 185, Oakville (OJHL)

• Jason Kasdorf, G, 6-3, 190, Des Moines (USHL)

ST. LAWRENCE SAINTS

• Kyle McDonald (Hanover, Mass.), G, 6-1, 175, Bay State (EJHL)

• Matt Carey, F, 6-1, 172, Hamilton (OJHL)

• Ross McMullen, D, 6-5, 200, Springfield (EJHL)

• Alex Hagan, F, 5-11, 195, Surrey (BCJHL)

• Sean McGovern, F, 6-0, 175, Surrey (BCJHL)

UNION DUTCHMEN

• Timothy Boyle (Hingham, Mass.), D, 6-2, 185, Noble and Greenough School

• Nick Cruice, F, 6-0, 200, South Shore (EJHL)

• Theo DiPauli, F, 5-9, 190, Chicago (USHL)

• Sebastien Gingras, D, 6-2, 185, Brockville (CCHL)

• David Roy, F, 6-3, 200, Brockville (CCHL)

• Matt Wilkins, F, 5-11, 190, Brooks (AJHL)

YALE BULLDOGS

• Matthew Beattie, F, 6-3, 190, Phillips Exeter Academy

• Carson Cooper, F, 5-11, 182, Fort McMurray (AJHL)

• Cody Learned (Amherst, N.H.), F, 5-9, 175, Junior Bruins (EJHL)

• Ryan Obuchowski, D, 6-1, 185, Indiana Ice (USHL)

• Rob O’Gara, D, 6-4, 205, Boston Junior Bruins (EJHL)

• Charles Orzetti, F, 6-4, 215, Surrey (BCJHL)

• Stu Wilson, F, 5-10, 170, Cedar Rapids (USHL)

• Mitch Witek, D, 6-1, 205, Waterloo (USHL)

ATLANTIC HOCKEY


AIR FORCE FALCONS

• Ben Carey, F, 5-11, 160, Wenatchee (NAHL)

• Max Edson, F, 5-8, 170, Waterloo (USHL)

• Max Hartner, D, 6-0, 195, Green Bay (USHL)

• Jesse Ramsey, D, 5-11, 175, Kenai River (NAHL)

• Trevor Waldoch, D, 6-2, 175, Austin (NAHL)

AIC YELLOW JACKETS

• David Gandara, F, 5-11, 185, Chicago (NAHL)

• Derek Henderson (Smithfield, R.I.), D, 6-0, 175, South Shore (EJHL)

• Brandon Lubin, D, 6-0, 185, Amarillo (NAHL)

• Chris Porter, F, 6-3, 195, Stouffville (OJHL)

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS

• R.J. Burns, F, 5-10, 170, New Jersey (EJHL)

• Willie Faust, F, 5-10, 180, Odessa (NAHL)

• Jonathan Gehrt, D, 5-11, 180, Austin (NAHL)

• Shane Hearn (Auburn, Maine), F, 5-10, 185, Hebron Academy

• Thane Heller, F, 6-2, 210, Junior Bruins (EJHL)

• Luke Jenkins, D, 5-10, 180, Amarillo (NAHL)

• Joe Kozlak, F, 6-2, 190, Amarillo (NAHL)

• James McNulty, F/D, 6-4, 215, Flin Flon (SJHL)

• Andrew O’Leary (Norwich, Vt.), F, 6-1, 210, Topeka (NAHL)

• Christian Pomarico (Simsbury, Conn.), D, 6-0, 200, Muskegon (USHL)

• Josh Roberts (Southport, Conn.), F, 5-11, 185, New York (EJHL)

• Michael St. Denis (Auburn, Maine), F, 5-9, 175, Phillips Exeter Academy

• Kyle Vogel, F, 6-2, 200, Wenatchee (NAHL)

BENTLEY FALCONS

• Gabe Antoni, G, 5-9, 170, Springfield (NAHL)

• Derek Bacon, F, 5-9, 180, Okotoks (AJHL)

• Matt Blomquist, D, 6-3, 210, Coulee Region (NAHL)

• Andrew Gladiuk , F, 6-0, 170, Nanaimo (BCHL)

• Tyler Krause, F, 6-0, 165, Westside (BCHL)

• Mark Meads (Middleton, Mass.), F, 5-8, 165, Valley Jr. Warriors (EJHL)

• Kyle O’Brien (Tewksbury, Mass.), D, 6-2, 190, Cushing Prep

• Michael Reardon (Norwood, Mass.), D, 6-1, 180, South Shore (EJHL)

CANISIUS ICE GRIFFINS

• Mathew Backhouse, D, 6-2, 190, Humboldt (SJHL)

• Ralph Cuddemi, F, 6-1, 185, Mississauga (OJHL)

• Stephen Miller (Boxboro, Mass), F, 6-2, 195, New Hampshire (EJHL)

UCONN HUSKIES

• Joe Birmingham, F, 5-10, 175, St. Louis (NAHL)

• Chris Bond, D, 6-2, 205, Topeka (NAHL)

• Tyler Bouchard (Glastonbury, Conn.), F, 5-10, 180, Springfield (EJHL)

• Tyler Cooke (Warwick, R.I.), D, 6-1, 205, South Shore (EJHL)

• Joey Ferriss, F, 6-1, 185, Michigan (NAHL)

• Tyler Helton, F, 6-0, 190, Drayton Valley (AJHL)

• Kyle Huson, D, 6-5, 200, Wenatchee (NAHL)

• Patrick Kirtland, F, 6-0, 190, Des Moines (USHL)

• Shawn Pauly, F, 6-0, 185, Wenatchee (NAHL)

• Joe Schmitz, D, 6-3, 210, Alaska (NAHL)

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS

• Brandon Adams, F, 5-11, 195, Alberni Valley (BCHL)

• Karl Beckman, D, 6-1, 190, Amarillo (NAHL)

• Jake Bolton (Ellington, Conn.), D, 6-2, 220, New Hampshire (EJHL)

• Nathaniel Domagala, D, 5-11, 190, Georgetown (OJHL)

• Tim Driscoll (Hingham, Mass.), F, 5-9, 180, Phillips Academy Andover

• Ben Kaplan (Burlington, Vt.), D, 6-3, 205, New Hampshire (EJHL)

• Brett Lubanski, F, 5-11, 185, Kenai River (NAHL)

• Joe McNamara (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), D, 6-0, 180, Belmont Hill

• Castan Sommer (Shrewsbury, Mass.), F, 6-3, 190, Bismarck (NAHL)

• Matt Vidal, F, 5-9, 175, Bay State (EJHL)

MERCYHURST LAKERS

• Anthony Mastrodicasa, D, 6-1, 195, Vaughan (OJHL)

• Mychal Monteith, D, 5-9, 180, Texas (NAHL)

• Justin Stevens, D, 5-11, 205, Pembroke (CCHL)

• Kyle Cook, F, 6-4, 215, Springfield (NAHL)

• Alec Shields, F, 5-9, 180, Traverse City (NAHL)

ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS

• Chase Golightly, D, 5-10, 181, Prince George (BCHL)

• Matt Cope, F, 6-2, 193, Wenatchee (NAHL)

• Brandan Denham, F, 6-4, 203, Oakville (OJHL)

• David Friedmann 5-11, 185, Toronto (OJHL)

• Greg Gibson, F, 5-10, 165, Amarillo (NAHL)

• Jay Llewelyn, F, 6-4, 222, Carlton Place (CCHL)

• Zac Lynch, F, 6-0, 181, Bay State (EJHL)

• Rob Mann, D, 6-3, 217, Markham (OJHL)

• Evan Moore, D, 6-0, 174, Sioux Falls (USHL)

• Mac Roy, F, 6-0, 180, Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA)

• Terry Shafer, G, 6-2, 190, New Hampshire (EJHL)

RIT TIGERS

• Zander Kuqali, D, 6-2, 225, Sioux City (USHL)

• Brad Shumway, D, 6-1, 190, Chicago (USHL)

• Andy Miller, F, 6-1, 190, Chicago (USHL)

• Rajan Sidhu, D, 6-3, 200, Coquitlam (BCHL)

• Dan Schuler, F, 5-10, 175, Powell (BCHL)

• Josh Mitchell, F, 5-11, Alberni Valley (BCHL)   

• Ken MacLean (Concord, Mass.), G, 6-2, 195, Kalamazoo (NAHL)

SACRED HEART PIONEERS

• Nick Curry, F, 6-0, 185, UMass-Lowell

• Beau Walker, F, 6-0, 180, Corpus Christi (NAHL)

• Jake Lynes, F, 6-3, 175, Topeka (NAHL)

• Matt Solomon, D, 6-2, 190, Boston (EJHL)

• Jake Brightbill, D, 5-9, 180, Walpole (AJHL)

This article originally appeared in the August 2012 issue of New England Hockey Journal.