The summer hockey schedule marches on in the New England region, with several prominent events on tap over the next week.
The Mini Chowder Cup and Youth Battle of Boston both take place this weekend, July 27-29, in Foxboro, Walpole and several other area rinks. Those events are showcasing '04s and '05s.
Also starting up this weekend is the BU Prep Showcase, casting a wide variety of talent. The event takes place July 29-31 at Walter Brown Arena. Last summer's event featured a few big-time, uncommitted prospects who have since committed, including Canadian-born '02 Cole Shepard (Harvard), '01 Tyler Young (Providence), '99 Teddy Wooding (Yale), and '03 Drew Tsakounis (Penn State).