The prized prospect who has verballed to BU is Anthony DeAngelo, a defenseman for the Westchester Express who won’t arrive on Agganis Way until 2014. A 1995 birthdate from the Philadelphia suburb of Sewell, N.J., DeAngelo is a 5-11, 160, right-shot blueliner who led the Express 14 & Under team in scoring en route to a second place finish at the USA Hockey Nationals.
The USHR report noted that “BU is the school DeAngelo has always set his sites on, and the only school he visited." It went on to describe him as:
… a take-charge type, an excellent skater with magical feet and hands, and an ability to read plays, quickly sizing up his options and choosing the best one. A power play QB type with a boatload of offensive skills, DeAngelo is a kid who can go end-to-end -- an exciting up-tempo player. He's also ultra-competitive, plays with an edge, and is not afraid to drop the gloves, as he showed at the Liberty Bell Games in Voorhees, N.J., last month, where BU assistant coach Buddy Powers was down watching him.
DeAngelo also has, for several years, skated for Travis Howe’s East Coast Selects elite tournament program, which boasts half a dozen other past, current and future Terriers as alums: Kevin Shattenkirk, Colby Cohen, Corey Trivino, Alex Chiasson, 2012 recruit Robert Polesello and Hohmann.
Hockey scout Dan Sallows conducted a Q&A interview with incoming freshman Matt Nieto for his “Stars of Tomorrow” series.
Max Nicastro is in Detroit for Red Wings development camp. The sophomore defenseman was the Wings' third-round draft choice in 2008.
Icing rule remains unchanged
The NCAA rules committee acceded to the overwhelming opinion of coaches and did not approve a rule change that would disallow icing during penalty kills. Coach Jack Parker was among those who vigorously opposed the rule change.