Defenseman Sean Escobedo, who completed his second season with Apple Core (EJHL), is a 6-0, 175, left-shot blueliner from Bayside, New York. He was named to the EJHL all-star game and finished last season tied for 8th in points (2-28-30 with 118 PIMs in 45 games) among league defensemen with incoming BU freshman Ryan Ruikka.
Escobedo. whose brother, Brian, was a four-year starting defenseman at Bowling Green, will spend the next season or two with the Tri-City Storm, who made him their first pick—and third selection overall—in the 2008 USHL entry draft. U.S.Hockey Report suggests Escobedo’s stay in the USHL would be just one season, if BU loses a defenseman early.
Apple Core GM Henry Lazar told The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog:
"Sean is a very mobile defenseman who can play offensively, like [Matt] Gilroy, or play the role of a defensive defenseman. Like Gilroy, Sean came up through the Apple Core system. It is great that Sean is signed and sealed [for BU] before going to the USHL.
“Sean played for St. Mary's H.S. [on Long Island] as did Matt Gilroy. Both were on state championship teams at the school. Actually, that's where Matt Gilroy learned how to play defense. Matt only played forward in junior hockey. Sean follows Matt, Kevin Schaeffer, and Jacobs Redlihs as Apple Core alums at
BU’s second 2010 recruit is 6-1, 170 winger Wade Megan, a senior to be at South Kent School. Playing in his first season at SKS, he put up a 24-29-53 line in 36 games as a linemate of Joe Pereira’s younger brother Mike (27-25-52), helping SKS reach the prep semi-finals.
U.S. Hockey Report describes Megan as “a rugged winger, a power forward type who is difficult to knock off the puck and can finish, too.” Following his senior year at SKS, Megan will play a season of junior hockey before arriving on Commonwealth Ave.
Megan, whose father, Ron, played for Bowling Green in 1979-80 and 1980-81, hails from Canton, N.Y., and just may be BU’s first recruit from that St. Lawrence Seaway town since goalie Dan Brady, MVP of the 1971 NCAAs, All-American in 1972 and a BU Hall of Famer.