The season is over for Massachusetts hockey but not so for all of its recruits. It’s been a couple weeks so let’s take a look at the future Minutemen.
Jake McCarthy – D – South Shore Kings (USPHL) – 2015 or 2016
10 GP / 0 G /2 A / 2 Pts / 11 PIM
McCarthy had a tough season, held out of the lineup for most of the year due to injuries. I have to assume that his arrival in Amherst will be pushed back to 2016
Kurt Keats – C – Powell River Kings (BCHL) – 2015 (NLI signed)
52 GP / 31 G / 34 A / 65 Pts / 79 PIM
Keats finished the regular season 9th in the league in goals and 11th in points. His River Kings are currently in the second round of the playoffs down 1-2 to Chilliwack. Keats has 2 goals and 4 assists in 9 games.
Austin Plevy – C – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2015 (NLI signed)
56 GP / 29 G / 63 A / 92 Pts / 93 PIM
Plevy finished the regular season as the league scoring champion and was 3rd in goals. His Bandits are currently facing Nic Renyard’s Oilers in the second round of the AJHL playoffs. Brooks leads 3-0. Plevy has 6 goals and 6 assists in 6 games.
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. As mentioned, Renyard is facing three future teammates and the Brooks Bandits in the 2nd round of the AJHL playoffs. So far he’s had a tough time in the playoffs with just a 3-3-0 record and a .888 save percentage.
Ivan Chukarov – D – Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) – 2015
48 GP / 9 G / 30 A / 39 Pts / 47 PIM / +30
Chukarov had an assist in his last three games. The NAHL still has a couple more weeks to go in their regular season.
William Lagesson – D – Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) – 2015
43 GP / 1 G / 12 A / 13 Pts / 77 PIM/ +14
Lagesson was scoreless this past week. The USHL regular season continues through mid-April.
Joe Widmar – RW – Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) – 2015
50 GP / 17 G / 21 A / 38 Pts / 44 PIM/ 0
Widmar was held scoreless in his last three games.
Shane Bear – D – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2016
60 GP / 8 G / 35 A / 43 Pts / 77 PIM
Bear has a goal and four assists in 6 playoff games so far.
Troy Conzo – RW – Wenatchee Wild (NAHL) – 2016 or 2017
3 GP / 0 G / 0 A /0 Pts / 0 PIM / –2 Des Moines (USHL)
40P/ 4 G/ 5 A / 9 Pts / 18 PIM / -2 Wenatchee (NAHL)
Conzo had an assist in his past four games.
Kyler Nachtigall – LW – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2016
60 GP / 13 G / 12 A / 25 Pts / 67 PIM
Nachtigall has two goals and three assists in six playoff games so far for Brooks.
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
Pelton-Byce’s season ended with a state tournament semifinal loss. He was held to only two assists in the two state tournament games. He was named his conference’s Player of the Year. It’s probably likely he’s heading to Muskegon of the USHL next season.
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
Leonard’s season is over as Cathedral was upset in the Super Eight semifinals. Leonard did have two goals in that game though. SB Nation College Hockey named him their High School Player of the Year. That last article speculates that Leonard is also off to the USHL, which makes sense since he’s pretty much accomplished all he can at his current level.
Brian Scoville – D – Cushing Academy (NE Prep) – 2018
33 GP / 0 G / 1 A / 1 Pts
Cushing bowed out of the prep playoffs in the quarterfinals.
The Collegian had this article regarding Montour going pro with comments from him and Coach Micheletto.
Here’s an interesting article in the USA Today about when Jon Quick and Cory Schneider faced off not in a Hockey East matchup, but in preps. Quick won.