Monday, August 02, 2010

Coyle, Clendening make cut at Junior National camp

Incoming freshmen Charlie Coyle and Adam Clendening were among 28 candidates at U.S. Junior National Team evaluation camp to make the initial cut. Another Terrier freshman, Matt Nieto, did not; however, he is featured in a video interview on the USA Hockey site.

Coyle scored a pair of goals for USA White in the third intrasquad scrimmage of the camp yesterday, won by White, 8-3. He also had an assist in the second scrimmage. A right-shot forward with size, Coyle played center in two of the scrimmages and right wing in the third. Defenseman Clendening was scoreless in three games as was left wing Nieto.

Camp continues with exhibition games this week. Team USA plays Sweden tomorrow and Friday and they take on Finland Wednesday and Saturday.

Terriers vs. Engineers
BU’s out-of-conference schedule for 2010-11 includes a December 11 game at RPI, continuing the rivalry begun in 1953 during the NCAA tournament and which BU leads 33-28, with three times. An RPI blog profiles the Terriers with a focus on history (and it’s largely accurate). Terrier fans who have attended games at Houston Field House should notice some changes as the ancient arena has been undergoing extensive renovations. While legend has it that the arena was a dirigible hanger in an earlier life, in fact, it was a Navy warehouse in Rhode Island that Rensselaer purchased and moved to Troy in the late 1940s.

Looking back
Another ex-Terrier has snared a head coaching job. John Hynes, a member of BU’s 1995 National Champions and formerly gold-medal winning head coach of the U.S. NTDP U18s, has been promoted to the top spot for the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He was the team’s assistant coach last season.

Looking ahead
Some player evaluations from the USA Hockey Select camps.
Select 17--Amateur Hockey Report:
Cason Hohmann-Cedar Rapids (USHL): Hohmann possess everything needed to be a great player except size. he has excellent hands and is a very good skater who has speed to get behind the defense and cause problems. He makes plays and finds open player (see below Sorenson), he is a very good team player. He was easily knocked off the puck if a defender could catch him. We enjoy watching him as he is always doing new great things with the puck. AHR Rating: BBB

In its evaluation the tournament’s top goal-scorer Tanner Sorenson, AHR noted that: “five of his [9] goals were fed to him by Cason Hohmann, a player with tons more skill.”

Select 16-Amateur Hockey Report:
Matthew Grzelcyk - Belmont Hill: A small mobile defender who can bring the puck up ice himself or make solid passes. He likes to get in deep, but needs to remember his place in the play. he has good skills and a lot of upside

Select 15—U.S. Hockey Report
Anthony DeAngelo (#2 Royal Blue) 5-11/175 - 6-3-9 w/ 17 pims -- A 10/24/95 birthdate, he's going into the 9th grade and will be playing the first month of the upcoming season in the USHL as a 14-year-old. The BU recruit's skill is undeniable, but he's also cocky. He may want to tone that down a bit before taking on USHL vets. While no one's asked us, we feel that midgets, or the EJHL/AJHL would be more prudent.

1 comment:

A said...

What does BBB mean re: Hohmann?

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