Thursday, August 13, 2009

BU lands a top prospect for 2011

Following quickly on the heels of Robert Polesello’s commitment for 2012, the Terrier coaching staff has received a verbal commitment for 2011 from right-shot center Cason Hohmann, a top ’93 birthdate prospect. Hohman, a 5-8, 165, native of Dallas, now living in Plymouth, Michigan, put up 24-32-56 in 31 games to lead Compuware to the Midwest Elite Hockey League U16 Midget Minor championship. He led the league in both points and assists and had more than twice as many points as any of his teammates.

Then, in April, Hohmann led Compuware to the Tier I U-16 title in USA Hockey’s Midget Nationals, tying for the team lead—as well as the overall tournament lead--in scoring with a 1-13-14 line in 6 games.

Compuware Coach Derek Szajner told The Hockey News:
“He’s a very dynamic player. He sees the ice well and he’s explosive on his skates. He skates one speed: full-out. He’s a playmaker. A constant threat when he has the puck. He can stickhandle in a phone booth.”

Earlier this summer, Hohmann was the leading scorer (1-8-9) at the USA Hockey Select 16 Festival, earning a spot on the Select US team that will compete at the 2009 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament from Aug. 18-22, in Fussen, Germany.

Next season, Hohmann will play in the USHL for Cedar Rapids, whose assistant coach is former Terrier captain Mark Mullen. The highly skilled forward was the RoughRiders’ first pick, the second player taken overall in 2009 USHL Futures Draft.

Like Polesello, Hohmann is an alum of the East Coast Selects tournament team program, playing for three seasons, 2006-2008. In 2006, he was the ECS ’93 Player of the Year and, in 2008, he helped lead the ‘93s to championship of the Toronto Prospects Tournament. Selects President Travis Howe told The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog:

"[Hohmann] is a very skilled player. Many people question if he will continue to produce every year because of his lack of size. But every year, he surprises everyone. He is consistently at the top of the scoring board and has a knack for creating offense. He is a very determined player and is hungry for the puck at all times."

► 2010 recruit Charlie Coyle, playing for the U.S. Select U18s in the Ivan Hlinka Tournament, scored the game-winner on a penalty shot in Tuesday’s 3-2 win against Finland. Today, Coyle scored a second-period goal in Team USA’s 7-6 overtime win against host-team Slovakia. The U.S. meets Sweden on Saturday in the third-place game.

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