There are a lot more names on the list all of a sudden, but Kenny Gillespie is still the only player still playing.
Kenny Gillespie – RW – Omaha Lancers (USHL) – 2012 or 2013
35 GP / 5 G / 8 A / 13 Pts / 47 PIM / +1
Gillespie’s Lancers are tied at one game apiece with the Waterloo Black Hawks in the second round of the USHL playoffs. So far Gillespie is scoreless with a +1.
Mark Hamilton – D – Salisbury School Crimson Knights (NE Prep) – 2013
29 GP / 2 G / 7 A / 9 Pts
Hamilton was part of a solid defense for Salisbury. USHR ranked him as the 7th best junior during the year. Salisbury’s season ended in the first round of the prep championships.
Mike Iovanna – RW/C – Malden Catholic Lancers (MA High School) – 2013
25 GP / 15 G / 27 A / 42 Pts
Iovanna was named an All-Star for his efforts this season. He capped of the year by scoring the game winning goal in the Super 8 title game to give the Lancers back to back championships.
Casey Miller – C – Kimball Union (NE Prep) – 2014
31 GP / 18 G / 24 A / 42 Pts
Miller finished second on his team in goals, assists, and points as a junior. USHR ranked him as the 26th best among his class. His Wildcats won the New England prep championship for their level where Miller had a key takeaway and assist that led to the game winning goal. He’s due to return to KUA next fall.
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
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
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.
UMass alum Jonathan Quick led the Kings to an opening round upset of the President’s Trophy winner Canucks. Quick bested former Boston College goaltender Cory Schneider in the first round and will take on another NCAA goaltender, Wisconsin’s Brian Elliot, next against the Blues. Elliot’s Blues eliminated Justin Braun and the San Jose Sharks in the first round.
This site has Quick as the 3rd best hockey player from the southern Connecticut area.
Before the Sharks lost out to the Blues they did call up Matt Irwin as one of the “Black Aces” on the practice squad. Irwin had a great season in the AHL, scoring 11 goals to go with 31 assists in 71 games. He was also selected to the AHL All-Star Game.
USCHO takes a look at some of the issues that may come up at this week’s coaches’ meetings. No word if Coach Cahoon, recovering from hip replacement, is well enough to attend in person.