Milton Icehawks forward Alex Riche has committed to Princeton hockey for 2015, Chris Heisenberg reported.
Riche , a 96 birth year, is in his second season with Milton, and his 22 points (12g, 10a) leads the team in scoring. Riche will join Joey Fallon, Ryan Kuffner, Josh Melnick and Max Veronneau in next year’s class.
Last season, Riche recorded 56 points (20g, 36a) through 52 games in Milton. He’s the second Princeton recruit playing in the OHJL, as 2017 recruit Colin Tonge is currently with the Kingston Voyageurs.
(H/t Over The Boards)
This week featured multi-point performances from Princeton hockey recruits Ryan Kuffner, Joey Fallon, Josh Melnick and Neil Doef.
See how they fared and more in this week’s recruit roundup:
ESPNU and TSN will broadcast Princeton hockey’s Dec. 28 matchup against Quinnipiac.
The tilt will start at 4 p.m., a day after Princeton travels to Quinnipiac.
Thanks to a partnership with College Hockey Inc., TSN will broadcast 37 games.
Princeton hockey looks drastically different this season, from the coaching staff to the roster. The Tigers suffered a few key losses and welcomed a group of new players who could change the team’s fate.
This might be a rebuilding year for Princeton. Regardless, here are five things to watch this season:
by Jashvina Shah
Max Becker saw his first pair of skates when he was two years old. They were a Fisher Price model, $15, composed of plastic and sitting on the shelf at Toys “R” Us.
Becker was fascinated by the skates.
But his mom, Carolyn, wouldn’t buy the pair. So Max picked up the skates and carried them with him throughout the store. Finally, Carolyn bought them.
“I skated on them everyday in our like living room and then eventually they just put me on ice,” Becker said.
The next two decades of hockey took Becker on a journey from his native Southern California to hockey-centric Minnesota, famed Shattuck St. Mary’s, the BCHL and eventually Princeton hockey.
“He’s a mix between a skilled forward and a hard worker,” Becker’s Shattuck teammate Andrew Farny said. “He has the skill set of a skilled forward but he doesn’t just rely on that.”
While Max Veronneau has yet to return, but four of Princeton hockey’s recruits recorded multi-point games. Joe Fallon, Ryan Kuffner and Neil Doef each netted over three points in a single game last week.
Here’s how the recruits fared this week:
2013-14 Record: 6-26-0, 4-18-0 ECAC
The Big Storyline
The coaching staff for Princeton is entirely new. Ron Fogarty, Stavros Paskaris and Brad Dexter replace Bob Prier, Greg Gardner and Scott Garrow.
Princeton has struggled offensively and defensively for the past few seasons. Injuries have been a major issues as well, keeping Princeton from a chance at consistency. Despite the adversity, the Tigers have been an extremely hard-working and very physical team. But with the new coaching staff, it’s hard to say what Princeton’s identity will be this season. Continue reading
Here’s this weeks recruit roundup, featuring some videos: Continue reading
This is the first edition of the 2014-15 Princeton hockey recruit roundup, which will feature news and stats from Princeton’s six recruits. Continue reading
by Jashvina Shah
In the 2009 New Jersey High School Hockey State Tournament semifinals, Delbarton — flush with future Tigers Tommy Davis, Mike Ambrosia and Colton Phinney — trailed Bergen Catholic 3-0. And Delbarton was getting out played.
Just before the final period, Delbarton’s coaching staff asked the players to believe in each other and fight for one more game as a team.
James Sirigotis scored first for the Green Wave in the third, en route to a 5-3 Delbarton victory. They came back in the finals and took down Christian Brothers Academy for their second state championship in a row.
“Success breed success at Delbarton, and they take a lot of pride in it,” Shatel said. “As a coach, that makes my job a little bit easier because they know what it takes to win from prior seasons and they teach our younger boys what it takes.” Continue reading