Sunday, June 06, 2010

Cissé to rejoin 2010 recruit class?

Yasin Cissé may rejoin BU's 2010 recruit if his injured ankle tendon is sufficiently healed, according to a recent report in The Boston Hockey Blog. Cissé, a 6-3, 210 power forward from Westmount, Quebec, had his USHL season with Des Moines cut short when an opponent's skate cut the tendon last December. BU had initially asked him to defer to 2011.

Cissé had been off to a torrid start for the Bucs, with a 13-6-19 line in 18 games. Combined with his impressive physical assets, those numbers earned him a midterm ranking of 83 from Central Scouting. Unable to play the rest of the season, he finished at #107 in the final rankings.

Looking at USHL draft prospects, the Unofficial USHL Prospect Blog wrote:
Cisse has a great shot which is very quick. He has a quick release on his shot which was what helped him get those 13 goals in the 18 games. Along with Cisse's offensive skills, he also has some pretty solid defensive skills. Cisse is a very good back-checker. He gets down and blocks passes in the lanes, and also blocks the occasional shot. Skating, Cisse has great speed for a player of his size. The one thing that Cisse needs to work on for sure is to make sure he uses that size he has to finish his checks. If he can start hitting on a regular basis, he can only help himself.

Looking ahead
2010 recruit Charlie Coyle, whose on-ice ability has him projected as a late first round or early second round pick in this month's draft, solidified his standing with a strong showing in the physical testing at the NHL combine in Toronto. Coyle, a 6-2, 202, RW/C from the South Shore Kings, and a cousin of former BU standout Tony Amonte, placed in the top 10 in 10 different categories.

Adam Clendening, a 2010 recruit, but draft eligible in 2011, talked with the Niagara Gazette about his decision to play college hockey and his choice of BU as well as his hopes to earn a spot on next year's USA team for the World Junior Championships in Buffalo. The Niagara Falls native cited Terrier strength and conditioning guru Mike Boyle as one of his key decision factors.
Clendening led all NTDP U-18 defensemen in scoring with a 14-35-49 line in 65 games (and a team-leading 6-14-20 in international play)and was the top scoring defenseman in the recent World U-18 Championships where he helped led the U.S. to a second consecutive gold medal. His strong late-season performance, an all-tourney effort at the Worlds have strengthened his stock in early rankings for the 2011 draft. One early projection ranks the right-shot defenseman at #21.

Meet the coaches

A BU Athletics Reception in New York City on June 17 will enable alumni and other BU fans to meet Head Coach Jack Parker, women's team Head Coach Brian Durocher and Olympian Mike Eruzione. Athletic Director Mike Lynch and the men's and women's basketball coaches also will be on hand for the event at Stout's, near Madison Square Garden, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Details/registration.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

oh I read that rumor on Hostphh sport blog as well and in the end I did not know if it was real or just a simple rumor

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