Ok, this isn’t really much of an “update”.
Kenny Gillespie – RW – Omaha Lancers (USHL) – 2012
31 GP / 4 G / 5 A / 9 Pts / 47 PIM / -2
Gillespie did not play in either of Omaha’s two games last week. Research couldn’t come up with why.
Willy Smith – LW – Springfield Pics (EJHL/EmpJHL) – 2014
EJHL: 21 GP / 1 G / 1 A / 2 Pts / 28 PIM
Empire: 22 GP / 7 G / 18 A / 25 Pts / 24 PIM
Will Smith’s season is over as the Pics were eliminated in the Empire League playoffs. You can’t blame Smith though as he was the leading scorer for the Pics with a goal and three assists in the two playoff games.
K.J Tiefenwerth – C/W – Junior Bruins (EJHL) – 2012
EJHL: 43 GP / 30 G / 47 A / 77 Pts / 14 PIM
Tiefenwerth had the third most points and sixth most goals in the EJHL this year as captain of the Junior Bruins. He had a couple goals, including a game winner in four playoff games.
Shane Walsh – LW – South Shore Kings (EJHL) – 2012
Dubuque (USHL): 23 GP / 5 G / 7 A / 12 Pts / 0 PIM / –8
South Shore (EJHL): 9 GP / 7 G / 6 A / 13 Pts / 4 PIM
Walsh’s Kings were eliminated by the New Hampshire Monarchs in the EJHL semifinals. Walsh had 2 goals in six playoff games. Next stop for him: Amherst.
I’ve also dug a little more into Tiefenwerth. As I mentioned in last week’s post, K.J. played on a line with Mike Pereira at Avon Old Farms where they both helped the Winged Beavers to the prep championship in 2010. In that year Tiefenwerth had 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points. Pereira had 28 goals and 36 assists for 64 points.
The UMass Club Hockey team will be participating in a charity sled hockey game this coming weekend in Westfield.
Boston University junior Alex Chiasson has left BU for a pro deal with Dallas. He joins Vermont’s Sebastian Stalberg as the early defectors so far in Hockey East.
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For a Tuesday, tomorrow is a huge day for UMass sports. Good luck to the undefeated men’s lacrosse team, currently #2 in the country, as they take on Bay State rival Harvard under the lights at Garber and the men’s basketball team as they face the Stanford Cardinals in the NIT Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Fight Mass!