Recruit Update ▲ Bear And Nachtigall Continue To Provide Offense For Brooks

Time to check in with the future Minutemen.

Shane Bear – D – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2016
10 GP / 2 G / 7 A / 9 Pts / 8 PIM
Bear had a goal for the second straight week.

Troy Conzo – RW – Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) – 2016 or 2017
13 GP/ 4 G/ 2 A / 6 Pts /  0 PIM
Conzo was held pointless in three games this past week.

Kyler Nachtigall – LW – Brooks Bandits (AJHL) – 2016 (NLI Signed)
12 GP / 3 G / 7 A / 10 Pts / 22 PIM
Nachtigall had a nice breakaway goal over the weekend, which gave him a four game point streak.  Here’s a look at the goal.

Jake Massie – D – Omaha Lancers (USHL) – 2016
0 GP / 0 G / 0 A / 0 Pts / 0 PIM
Massie continues to be sidelined with an injury.

Jake McCarthy – D – South Shore Kings (USPHL) – 2016
2 GP / 0 G /0 A / 0 Pts / 4 PIM
McCarthy made his debut this past week for the Kings after missing the beginning of the season with an injury.

Ty Pelton-Byce – C – Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) – 2016 (NLI signed)
7 GP /1 G / 0 A / 1 pts / 0 PIM
Pelton-Byce did not register a point this past weekend.

Justin Dixson – LW – Tri-City Storm (USHL) – 2017
4 GP / 0 G / 0 A / 0 Pts / 2 PIM
After playing in only a couple games in the first few weeks, Dixson played in two games this past week.  The Storm had a terrific and heartwarming promotion this past week where they invite fans to paint the ice in honor and in memory of loved ones who have had to battle cancer.  Here are some pictures.

Colin Felix – D – St George’s (RI-HS) – 2017
0 GP / 0 G / 0 A / 0 Pts
Felix is playing for the Rhode Island Hitmen U18 before the high school hockey season starts up in the Ocean State.  He has 4 goals and 12 assists in 14 games.

Nick Jenny – D – Omaha Lancers (USHL) – 2017
8 GP / 0 G / 2 A / 2 Pts / 6 PIM
Jenny was held pointless this past week.

John Leonard – LW – Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) – 2017
6 GP / 1 G / 1 A / 2 Pts
Leonard was held pointless this past week.

Cale Makar– D – Brooks Bandits (BCHL) – 2018
12 GP / 3 G / 9 A / 12 Pts / 4 PIM
Makar had a quiet weekend, going pointless.

Brian Scoville – D – Winchendon (NE Prep) – 2018
0 GP / 0 G / 0 A / 0 Pts
Scoville is playing for the Cape Cod Whalers U16 team before Cushing starts up.  He has 3 goals and 5 assists in 20 games so far.

I mentioned in my recap over the weekend that I thought Dominic Trento’s setting up one of Dennis Kravchenko’s goals last weekend was the highlight of the weekend and the NCAA agreed with me.  They ranked the sequence the #4 play of the week.  I thought Trento was capable of a breakout year before the season started and so far he hasn’t disappointed.

After being named Hockey East Player of the Week yesterday Kravchenko was named UMass Student Athlete of the Week with women’s soccer’s Rebekka Sverrisdottir.

After his hot start in the AHL, Frank Vatrano was featured in the Bruins’ Providence notebook today.

20 years ago today Boston University’s Travis Roy stepped on the ice for his very first shift as a Terrier.  11 seconds later tragedy struck.  In the years since Roy has turned that catastrophic event into inspiration.  He fills his days now as a motivational speaker and running his Travis Roy Foundation, which raises money for spinal injury research.  Each time I’ve visted Walter Brown Arena or Agganis Arena, I always take time to look up at Roy’s retired number, the only to be retired by the school, and think of what he’s been through and all he’s accomplished since that fateful night.

There are a number of stories today marking the anniversary.  UMass alum Steve Buckley had one for the Boston Herald.  There was this one from (which includes a mention of Toot Cahoon in the sidebar story).  And another from USCHO.  Mayor Marty Walsh declared today Travis Roy Day in the city of Boston.

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