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Recruit Update: Plevy Wins AJHL Scoring Title

In case you missed it, I reported last week that recruit Brandon Egli, who was due to arrive in Amherst this fall, has been released from his commitment due to qualification issues.  There’s still plenty of others to keep track of.  Playoffs are in full swing for many of the future Minutemen.

Jake McCarthy – D – South Shore Kings (USPHL) – 2015 or 2016
10 GP / 0 G /2 A / 2 Pts / 11 PIM
The playoffs have started for the Kings, but McCarthy hasn’t played since January, likely due to injury.

Kurt Keats – C – Powell River Kings (BCHL) – 2015 (NLI signed)
52 GP / 31 G / 34 A / 65 Pts / 79 PIM
Keats finished the season 9th in the league in goals and 11th in points.  The Kings are the #3 seed in the Island Division of the BCHL playoffs and will take on Victoria in the 1st round which starts tonight.

Austin Plevy – C – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2015 (NLI signed)
56 GP / 29 G / 63 A / 92 Pts / 93 PIM
The regular season has wrapped up in the AJHL and Plevy won the league’s scoring title.  By quite a bit.  After Plevy’s 92 points the second highest was 76.  He was third in the league in goals.  He was first in power play assists and second in game winning goals.  He swept a number of team awards also.  Brooks takes on the Calgary Mustangs in the first round of the playoffs starting Thursday.

Nic Renyard – G – Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) – 2015
30-8-3 / .924 save % / 2.19 GAA / 5 shutouts
Renyard finished the year first in the league in wins and third in both save percentage and goals against average.  This link contains a picture of Renyard accepting the league’s MVP and Top Goaltender trophies.  Okotoks will take on Camrose to start the playoffs.

Ivan Chukarov – D – Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) – 2015
45 GP / 9 G / 29 A / 38 Pts / 43 PIM / +31
Chukarov had three assists in two games this past week.  He’s 4th among defensemen in points and 7th in goals.  The regular season continues through March for the NAHL.

William Lagesson – D – Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) – 2015
37 GP / 1 G / 12 A / 13 Pts / 77 PIM/ +12
Lagesson was scoreless this past week.  The USHL regular season continues through mid-April.

Joe Widmar – RW – Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) – 2015
47 GP / 17 G / 21 A / 38 Pts / 42 PIM/ 0
Widmar had and goal and an assist this past week.

Shane Bear – D – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2016
60 GP / 8 G / 35 A / 43 Pts / 77 PIM
Bear was named co-defenseman of the year for Brooks.

Troy Conzo – RW – Wenatchee Wild (NAHL) – 2016 or 2017
3 GP / 0 G / 0 A /0 Pts / 0 PIM / –2  Des Moines (USHL)
36 P/ 4 G/ 4 A / 8 Pts / 12 PIM / 0 Wenatchee (NAHL)
Conzo was held scoreless this past week.

Kyler Nachtigall – LW – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2016
60 GP / 13 G / 12 A / 25 Pts / 67 PIM
Nachtigall had a couple assists in the last week of the season..

Ty Pelton-Byce – C – Team Wisconsin U18 (Elite)/Madison Memorial (WI HS) – 2016 (NLI signed)
21 GP / 12 G / 12 A / 24 Pts / 8 PIM  Team Wisconsin U18
24 GP /35 G / 39 A /74 pts  Madison Memorial
As I mentioned last week Pelton-Byce is a finalist for Wisconsin’s “Mr. Hockey”.  Madison Memorial made their way through sectionals for a berth in the state hockey tournament.  Pelton-Byce had four goals and four assists in the 3 playoff games so far.  They’ll take on Eau Claire Memorial on Thursday.

John Leonard – F – Springfield Rifles (Mass Selects)/Springfield Cathedral (MA HS) – 2017
14 GP / 21 G / 11 A / 32 Pts  Springfield Rifles
23 GP / 43 G / 27 A /70 Pts  Springfield Cathedral
The Super 8 playoffs had started and Leonard had a goal in the first game against Woburn a 3-2 Cathedral win.  Game 2 will be tomorrow.

Brian Scoville – D – Cushing Academy (NE Prep) – 2018
?? GP / ?? G / ?? A /?? Pts
Unfortunately prep stats are toufirsgh to come by, especially if you don’t want to pay for a subscription.  Still working on it.

The Collegian has a great piece on Zack LaRue.  I recommend reading it if only for the part where he describes his best moment in a UMass uniform.

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