Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Another Amonte headed to Agganis Way

Tristan Amonte, younger brother of Ty Amonte and son of Terrier and NHL standout Tony Amonte, has committed to BU for 2021-22. A right-shot forward like his brother, Tristan will skate a second season with BCHL Penticton next year. Last season he scored 34 points (15G,19A) for the Vees as a teammate of Jay O’Brien, who will join the Terriers next season. 

The younger Amonte played four seasons for his father at Thayer Academy and one season for Youngstown in USHL before joining Penticton. 

A shoulder injury kept Ty off the ice the entire 2019-20 season. He’ll return next season as a red-shirt junior and could join his brother on the ice in 2021-22. 
● PentictonVees.ca report 
● Elite Prospects page 

Looking ahead
A pair of 2020 recruits, goalie Drew Commesso and 6'4" right-shot forward Dylan Peterson (photo), were each the subject of a 2020 draft interview by Dobber Prospects' Tony Drew. The Q&A interviews include video clips from last season with the players commenting on how they approached the situations. Both played for the NTDP U18s last season. Commesso (2.05, .920) was ranked #2 among N.American goalies for the draft, while Peterson (8G, 17A) was ranked #43 among N. American skaters.
DobberProspects.com: Commesso; Peterson
Elite Prospects pages: Commesso; Peterson

2022 recruit Doug Grimes, a 6’3” power forward from Brookline, was selected #15 overall in the Phase II USHL draft this week. A right-shot, Grimes had a breakout junior season at Dexter Southfield, where he is coached by Dan Donato, leading the team with 23 goals and tripling his previous year’s point total with 48. Donato recently told New England Hockey Journal:
“Doug is a kid that went from just making our team as a freshman — he had to play D just to make our team, we had a shortage — to now he’s 6-3 and shoots the puck a ton. He’s still got a lot of developing to do. He’s a little raw, but when he plays heavy … There’s a lot of NHL interest on the kid too, so watching his development has been incredible."
Two other skaters with BU family connections were selected in the USHL draft. In Phase 1, defenseman Shaun McEwen was selected #30 overall by Tri-City. The grandson of former BU standout, assistant Terrier coach and UMass head coach Don “Toot” Cahoon, McEwen played for the Selects Academy 15Us last season. In Phase II,  Tabor Academy left wing Shane Lachance was selected #128, also by Tri-City. A power forward, he is the son of former Terrier defenseman and NHLer Scott Lachance and the grandson of legendary Terrier head coach Jack Parker.

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