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Power Commits to UMass

UMass has picked up another committment from an Omaha Lancer in the form of Troy Power.  Power’s teammate, goaltender Jeff Teglia recently committed to the Minutemen as well.  Power is a 5’11”, 197lb forward who has scored 26 goals and 15 assists in 55 games, far outpacing his previous two season totals in the USHL.  His goal output is good for 9th in the league currently.  His +19 rating is 17th best in the USHL.  He also appears to have a bit of a gritty side to him.

Hmm, sounds familiar.  California kid, kind of unheralded, suddenly puts up big numbers in the USHL and commits to UMass kind of late in the game.  Another Casey Wellman perhaps?

A documentary was actually made about Power’s Orange County bantam team, of which he was captain a few years back.  Power was first mentioned on this blog by an anonymous commenter when Teglia committed. 

Sounds like a great late season get for the Minutemen who suddenly find themselves with three extra slots to fill for next season.  More on Power in the days to come.

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6 Comments

  1. massattack

     /  March 31, 2010

    love it! Lets start the season now

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  2. Adam

     /  March 31, 2010

    seriously. i don’t know what to do with myself anymore.

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  3. Adam

     /  April 1, 2010

    btw, I think that if that gritty side is really there, it will be a huge help. Losing Ortiz is HUGE, I think more so than most people give credit for. the team looked really soft at some points this season. Though in the last playoff game they finally started to show some toughness. either way. grit and hard work counts for a ton in my book, whether your from boston or cali.

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  4. Lancer Fan

     /  April 2, 2010

    Power, who might have been the best un-committed forward in the USHL at the time, has had a great year for the West Division leading Omaha Lancers. The numbers speak for themselves, when often of 15 goal season in the USHL in considered a tremendous success.. I have had the priviledge of watching this kid continue to grow as a hockey player, and oozes confidence, leadership and brings a winning attitude. In my opinion, someone who plays in all three zones is what makes them a complete player. Intensity, will, belief, physicality, grit, comradery and skill set all play a role as well. Power can play bth styles and gives this team each and every one of these attributes. He has won a National Title, has been a recognized Captain 4 of his last 5 years and has been a fan favorite and a respected contributor in the community as well. Umass has a solid player with a chip on his shoulder coming in, and based on what I’ve seen out of Power this year, I expect him to step in and make an immediate contribution to make UMASS a legitimate contender in Hockey East in 2010.

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  5. Anonymous

     /  April 2, 2010

    Well said. Troy, along with future teammate Darren Rowe, Max Nicastro (BU),and Nick Maricic (Yale), brought home the Midget 16U AAA National title to Southern California in 2006. Troy can be compared to Will Ortiz, but he is bigger than Will, and more skilled offensivley – and I mean no diss to Will – he is a great player in his own right. Comparisons will also be drawn to Brett Watson, as Troy has always shown great leadership qualities. I fully expect him to be wearing a “C” before his career at UMass is over. Bottom line – UMass fans are going to fall in love with Troy and his style of play. Go Minutemen!

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  6. justin

     /  April 3, 2010

    I like what i’m hearing…

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