Monday, July 11, 2016


The digital edition of the July issue of New England Hockey Journal includes a feature on Mike Sullivan, coach of the Stanley Cup champion Penguins (pg. 17), Charlie McAvoy’s draft diary (pg. 12) and ; and a recap of New Englanders selected in the draft, including Chad Krys and Patrick Harper. (pgs 8-12). And there’s a McAvoy draft weekend photo gallery (pgs B2-B12).

Photo: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports 
During the recently completed Arizona development camp, Coyotes’ top draft pick, Clayton Keller, talked with Today’s Slapshot  about his expectations for playing at BU:

“There’s great players already there and you see the players that come out of there like (the Buffalo Sabres’) Jack Eichel and (the St. Louis Blues’ Kevin) Shattenkirk,” he said. “It’s definitely a great program.”

“BU is going to play a fast-paced game and hopefully not spend too much time in the defensive zone,” Keller said, smiling. “And I’m not planning on staying for four years. I have other plans.”

That may sound a little brash, but Keller says such talk actually fuels him.

“When there’s a lot of pressure I continue to raise my level of play,” he said. “I’m good under pressure, I’ve always had pressure on me just being a smaller guy. I like it a little bit and just use it as an advantage.”

Looking back
Former BU standout, NHLer and U.S. Olympian Clark Donatelli was named head coach of the USA Hockey Select Under 18 Team that will compete in the annual Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and The Czech Republic. Donatelli who began last season at the helm of the ECHL Wheeling Nailers was promoted to head coach of the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), when Mike Sullivan was moved up to the top spot in Pittsburgh.
● USA Hockey report

Last season, Hohmann led the ECHL Elmira Jackals in scoring with 57 points in 59 games.

Looking ahead
When USA Hockey's Select 15 Development Camp begins next Saturday, three highly regarded future Terriers will be among the competitors in Amherst, N.Y.  Forward Robert Mastrosimone (photo) and defenseman Braden Doyle were teammates last season for the Shattuck St. Mary's Bantams. Long Islander Mastrosimone had a 53-58-111 scoring line in 61 games as the Sabres won the USA Hockey Tier 1 14U championship. Doyle, from Lynnfield, Mass., added 12-34-46 from the blue line. Case McCarthy starred for the GTHL Missisauga Rebels and emerged as one of the top '01 birthdates in Ontario. The Clarence, N.Y., native will skate for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16Us next season.


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