Thursday, May 24, 2012
Polesello decommits; Kurker joins 2012 recruit class
U.S. Hockey Report has posted that BU and 2012 recruit Robert Polesello have “parted ways.” Polesello recently completed a season with the USHL Indiana Ice, producing a 15-16-31 scoring line in 58 regular season games. The break apparently results from an off-ice incident involving Polesello late in the season. BU suggested that Polesello defer a year to 2013, but the 5-7 forward wants to play college hockey this coming season and has decommitted. Given BU’s recent history with off-ice violations, the decision by the coaching staff is not unexpected.
Sam Kurker, the All-Scholastic right wing from St. John’s Prep (32-32-64) and MVP of the MSCHA All-Star Game, moves up to join the 2012 class. Earlier today he tweeted, “It's official! Heading to BU next year. Cannot wait to get started.” On Monday, Kurker will be in Toronto for the NHL Combine along with 104 other top prospects from North America and Europe. 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon also will attend the combine, which continues through June 2. Combine invitee list. In the NHL Central Scouting final rankings, Kurker was #36 and Baillargeon was #50.
► Correction: On May 18, we posted that the BU-North Dakota series in Grand Forks would be on Nov. 11, 12. The correct dates are Nov. 2 and 3. We also stated that the out-of-conference schedule is complete. Since the Hall of Fame game vs. Denver is exempted from the 34-game limit, there is one more OOC game to be scheduled.
►Two BU recruits were selected in Tuesday’s USHL entry draft. 2013 recruit Doyle Somerby, a 6-5 d-man from Kimball Union, was picked by Muskegon. The other was Kurker—prior to the decision that he’d join BU this year. He was picked by Indiana.
Two other members of the 2013 recruit class have draft rights held by USHL teams. Jarrid Privitera (Dubuque) and Kevin Duane (Waterloo) each skated a few games for their respective USHL clubs last season during breaks in their prep schedules.
The Boston Herald reports that 2013 recruit Brendan Collier who led Malden Catholic to a second straight Super 8 title, will be skate for the EJHL Valley Junior Warriors next winter. The left wing from Charlestown scored 27 goals and added 37 assists in 22 games, earning All-Scholastic and ESPN Boston “Mr. Hockey” honors.