Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

Here’s this week’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:

CCHL:

The Smiths Falls Bears and recruit Neil Doef will start its best-of-seven series against Ottawa on Friday. The teams will also play on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If necessary, they will also play on April 4, 5 and 8.

NAHL:

The Bulls, who have already clinched a playoff spot are two points ahead of Topeka for the top spot in the South Division. Joe Grabowski had one assist over the weekend, as the Bulls were swept by Topeka. Stewart Pomeroy played in one of the four games.

USHL:

I put together a feature on Eric Robinson last week. He played in one of three games last weekend. The Saints have clinched a spot in the playoffs.

Matt Nelson recorded an assist in Omaha’s loss to Sioux City. The Lancers will also make the playoffs.

Michael Lackey played in both games last week. He made 12 saves on 15 shots in Friday’s loss. On Saturday, Lackey recorded the loss after allowing five goals on 29 shots.

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From Roller Blades to Skates: Eric Robinson Brings Motivation, Size and Speed to Dubuque

When Eric Robinson was little, he’d watch his older brother Buddy play hockey. Eric always wanted to skate with him.

“He was really impressionable too, so anything I did as a younger brother I think he wanted to do it as well,” Buddy said. “If I’m out there skating, he wants to be out there too. So he started younger than even I did.”

So the younger Robinson started skating around the house. Eric would put one roller blade on one foot and push himself around the house with his other foot.

“He always wanted to fit in with me and with my friends growing up,” Buddy said. “So he worked that much harder. He’s grown up now and e’s always been one of the best skaters on his team if not the best.

“He’s not happy unless he’s perfect and he’ll do everything he can to make sure he is perfect.” Continue reading From Roller Blades to Skates: Eric Robinson Brings Motivation, Size and Speed to Dubuque

Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

Here’s this week’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:

CCHL:

Smiths Falls swept the series against Nepean. In the series, Neil Doef recorded a goal and two assists.

NAHL:

Joe Grabowski recorded a goal in Amarillo’s 3-2 shootout loss to Lone Star on Friday and added another in the Bulls’ 8-3 win over Lone Star.

USHL:

Eric Robinson missed Wednesday’s game and returned on Friday. On Saturday, Robinson recorded a goal.

Josh Melnick recorded an assist on Youngstown’s lone goal against Muskegon on Saturday.

Michael Lackey made 35 saves on 41 shots in a 7-4 loss to Lincoln on Saturday

Matt Nelson recorded an assist in Omaha’s 5-1 win over Des Moines on Saturday and another in Omaha’s loss to the U-17 team on Saturday.

Here are the recruit stats.

Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

Here’s this week’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:

CCHL:

Gloucester forward Max Veronneau committed to Princeton this week. He is slated to arrive for the 2015-16 season. In the Rangers’ 9-6 win over Hawkesbury on Friday, he recorded two goals and an assist.

Neil Doef was named the CCHL Rookie of the Year. He recorded 39 points in 57 games this season.

The regular season has concluded and the Smiths Falls Bears and Doef will face Nepean in the first round, starting today.

NAHL:

Amarillo has clinched a playoff berth and is currently in the South Division lead, but the Bulls are one point ahead of Topeka. Last season, Amarillo — the defending Robertson Cup champions –  won the division. There are three weekends left in the season.

Joe Grabowski recorded an assist in each of the losses to Topeka over the weekend.

USPHL:

The Junior Bruins swept the Islanders Hockey Club, ending the team and David Hallisey‘s season.

USHL:

Josh Melnick record a goal and an assist in the series against Omaha and fellow recruit Matt Nelson. Nelson only played in Omaha’s win on Friday.

Eric Robinson only played in one game over the weekend. He missed Saturday’s contest.

Several recruits are no longer playing:

Max Becker (’18), Joe Fallon (’19), Ben Halford (’18), David Hallisey (’18)

Here are the recruit stats.