Austin Shaw Shines With Wichita Falls After Fighting His Way Onto The Team

When Wichita Falls played at Lone Star this year, Austin Shaw was in goal. The game was in Dallas, in an arena packed with around 3,000 fans banging bells corralled in by steel walls.

“It’s so loud and the atmosphere and the pressure, I think that’s been the biggest adjustment. Just being able to push everything else aside and focus on the team and what you’re doing and be able to focus at the task at hand,” Shaw said.

“Then the speed and intensity is always up there and the kids are always getting better. … There’s always somebody watching and you [have] to be on your toes all the time.” Continue reading Austin Shaw Shines With Wichita Falls After Fighting His Way Onto The Team

Kyle Hagel Earns AHL Man Of The Year Award

Princeton hockey alumnus Kyle Hagel was named the  Yanick Dupré Memorial Award Winner as the AHL Man of the Year, the league announced Saturday.

He was one of the three Princeton alumni to earn the team Man of the Year Award, joining Mike Moore and Mike Sdao. Continue reading Kyle Hagel Earns AHL Man Of The Year Award

Update: Josh Melnick Decommits from Princeton, Commits to Miami

Youngstown forward Josh Melnick has decommitted from Princeton. He is now committed to Miami, per his Twitter account.

Melnick tweet

Note: This is an updated story reflecting changes made to Melnick’s recruitment. A week ago, published Melnick was committed to Harvard, as we were informed by a source. This was updated on April 13 to reflect Melnick’s tweet.

This means Melnick will spend another year playing junior hockey. He’s in his second season with the Youngstown Phantoms, where he has 58 points (14g, 44a) and is amongst the USHL’s top 10 scorers. with the Phantoms this year.

Melnick, who was verbally committed to Princeton for two years, was slated to arrive on Princeton’s camps in the fall of 2015.

The New Jersey native played high school hockey at Delbarton, where he was teammates with current Tigers Mike Ambrosia, Colton Phinney and Tommy Davis. Continue reading Update: Josh Melnick Decommits from Princeton, Commits to Miami

Recruit Roundup

Three Princeton recruits are in the middle of the playoffs, but the biggest news happened off the ice.

Josh Melnick, who was slated to arrive on campus this fall, decommitted from Princeton last week. There is no official word on where Melnick will play next season. The forward’s 58 points are tied for 8th in the USHL.

Melnick played high school hockey at Delbarton and overlapped with current Tigers Mike Ambrosia, Tommy Davis and Colton Phinney.

Here’s how the recruits fared: Continue reading Recruit Roundup

Kyle Hagel, Mike Sdao and Mike Moore Earn AHL Man Of The Year Awards

Three Princeton alumni – Kyle Hagel, Mike Sdao and Mike Moore – earned the AHL Man of the Year award for their respective teams.

This is Hagel’s fifth Man of the Year, all earned with five different teams. Hagel, a co-founder of Shnarped and HP4K, brought Stick to Reading to Charlotte. Continue reading Kyle Hagel, Mike Sdao and Mike Moore Earn AHL Man Of The Year Awards

Recruit Roundup

It’s been a busy two weeks for Princeton recruits. Some finished with their playoffs, while others just started. The Tigers also picked up a big commitment from Malden Catholic right wing Jack Adams.

Here’s how the recruits fared: Continue reading Recruit Roundup

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