Friday, June 06, 2008

Looking ahead: 2008 recruit class ranked 5th

BU has had highly-ranked recruiting classes the past few years and the 2008 class is no exception. McKeen's Hockey Prospects' Max Giese places the Terrier incoming freshmen as the #5 group. Three 2008-09 opponents were ranked ahead of BU: conference rival BC at #1 and Icebreaker opponents North Dakota and Michigan State at #3 and #4 respectively. Here's what Giese had to say about four of BU's recruits.

NCAA: Top Five Recruiting Classes
Max Giese, McKeen's Hockey Prospects

The rich keep getting richer, as the defending National Champion Boston College Eagles earn the top spot in McKeen's Hockey NCAA recruiting class rankings. Also rounding out the top five are the Minnesota Gophers, North Dakota Fighting Sioux, Michigan State Spartans and the Boston University Terriers who will look to get a spark from Corey Trivino, a potential mid-first-round pick at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

5. Boston University Terriers--Building upon last year's dynamic freshman class, the Terriers continue to add offensive firepower and may be one of the most exciting teams in the Hockey East next season. Trivino and Warsofsky should both become game- breakers at the collegiate level.

Corey Trivino (2008), C, Stouffville--His graceful mobility and electrifying skill-set should allow him to conquer his lack of strength and become a prominent offensive fixture in the Terriers lineup.

David Warsofsky (2008), D, USNTDP--His arrival will form a dynamic offensive duo along with Kevin Shattenkirk, as Warsofsky's transition game is outstanding.

Vinny Saponari (2008), RW, USNTDP--Much like Michigan
Wolverines forward Aaron Palushaj, Saponari has a knack for generating offense from below the hash marks.

Andrew Glass (Wsh), LW, Nobles Prep--The type of forward that can play in all situations and his ability to execute at full-speed should make him a productive player.

A few months ago, we posted a more detailed look at Corey Trivino from McKeen's and we'll post more pre-draft information about him as it appears. UPDATE: Kyle Woodlief's Red Line Report last week called Trivino a "sleeper" for the upcoming draft, noting:

Trivino played Tier II hockey in the Ontario Provincial League, but also got a few chances to be seen on the international stage – first at last Fall's Junior A Challenge, and then again in April at the world under-18 championships in Russia. Each time he showed the ability to elevate his game against top caliber international competition. His forte is scoring goals and he's very dangerous from the circles in.

New England Hockey Journal recently took a look at David Warsofsky's path the Agganis Arena

Vinny Saponari who played in the past two World U18 Championships for Team USA was the profiled by USA Hockey in April.

Andrew Glass, who posted a 27-23-50 scoring line in his senior season at Nobles, is playing in this weekend's Hub Cup 2008 tournament (we hope to have a report) and next month will participate in his second Washington Caps development camp.

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