Earlier this week, scouts, coaches, and agents convened on the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Mass., to watch prospects compete at the 2018 Beantown Summer Classic.
Just like the past few years, the level of play at the Beantown Summer Classic continued to spiral downward. Tournament organizers did have a ‘Committed Division’ that played three games, which was nice. There were a couple of uncommitted players who snuck into the ‘Committed Division’ for various reasons.
However, both the ‘Pro Division’ and ‘Futures Division’ needs to be whittled down to just two teams each to bring the level of play back to what it once was.
New England Hockey Journal was on hand for three of the four days to evaluate prospects in the three divisions mentioned above. The ‘Prospects Division’ was skipped due to players being born in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The level of play at the 2018 Beantown Summer Classic didn't warrant player rankings, but below is a list of prospects who stood out. Special attention was paid to players who haven’t been viewed as often.