Category Archives: Princeton Hockey Recruits

Doug Connor Is No Longer Committed To Princeton

Goaltender Doug Connor is no longer committed to Princeton. The 2000 born netminder was originally committed for the 2018-19 season.

Connor spent the 2015-16 season with the P.A.L Junior Islanders’ U18 team, where he had a .884 save percentage over 15 games. He was also drafted in the 12th round of the 2016 OHL draft by the Kitchener Rangers.


Mark Paolini Commits To Princeton

Defenseman Mark Paolini has committed to Princeton, the St. Michael’s Buzzers announced on Wednesday.

Paolini currently plays on the OJHL and has 25 points in 50 games with the Buzzers. The ’98 defenseman is in his first year with Buzzers and spent last season at St. Michael’s College School.

Ryan Ferland Commits To Princeton

Goaltender Ryan Ferland committed to Princeton, he announced via Twitter on March 18.

Ferland served as the goaltender at St. Mark’s School and is a member of the River Rats. The Tigers have just one other goaltending commit in Doug Connor, who’s slated to attend Princeton in 2018-19. Current goaltenders Colton Phinney and Ben Halford will have graduated by then, with Phinney leaving after 2017 and Halford after 2018.

Princeton Recruits Named To CJHL Prospects Game

Princeton hockey recruits Matthew Thom, Derek Topatigh and Luke Keenan were named to the CJHL Prospects game.

All three players will dress for Team East during the Jan. 26 game, which will take place in Surrey, B.C.

Both Thom and Topatigh are defensemen. Thom has nine points for Georgetown. Topatigh is Orangeville’s leading defenseman, with 23 points in 35 games. Keenan, a recent recruit, has 24 points in 27 games.

Luke Keenan Commits To Princeton

Whitby Fury Luke Keenan committed to Princeton hockey for the 2017-18, the team announced on Nov. 25.

The center has 24 points through 27 games with Whitby this year. This is his second season with the Fury. The Courtice, Ontario, native joins Jack Adams, Liam Grande, Matt Thom, Colin Tonge and Reid Yochim as the members of that recruiting class.

Jordan Fogarty Commits To Princeton

Forward Jordan Fogarty has committed to Princeton for the 2016-17 season, he announced via Twitter.

The 20-year-old is the son of current Princeton hockey head coach Ron Fogarty. Jordan Fogarty is currently a member of the Sarnia Legionnaires of the GOJHL, where he has 24 points in 26 games. He also spent the last two years in Sarnia.

With the addition of Fogarty, there are now six players committed for next year.

Recruit Roundup

There’s been a lot of news since the last recruit roundup. The Tigers received several new commits, one from Jeremy Germain and another from Corey Andonovski. Jackson Cressey, Matt Thom and Colin Tonge were also named to Canada’s WJAC selection camp rosters.

Here’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:



Jackson Cressey returned from his injury on Nov. 18 against Penticton. He recorded his first point after his return when Coquitlam beat Wenatchee 4-1 on Nov. 20. Cressey has a hat trick on Nov. 27 against Prince Geroge. He added a goal the night after and is currently second on the team with 34 points.

Jeremy Germain, who committed to Princeton in November, has 15 points this season.


Reid Yochim finished November with nine points (2g, 7a). St. Andrew’s College also strung together a four-game winning streak in the month. His teammate, Corey Andonovski, has


Jake Paganelli had an assist in a Nov. 13 win over Bismark and another on Nov. 20. The next night, Paganelli scored a goal against Bismark. He’s currently on a two-game point streak after recording an assist and then a goal and an assist in a two-game set against Minot.

Joey Fallon recorded an assist in an overtime loss to Corpus Christi on Nov. 19. He’s currently on a seven-game scoreless streak.


Liam Grande returned to action at the end of Novemeber, playing in a 5-3 win over Toronto. He netted an assist the next night, and had a three-point game (1g, 2a) against Goergetown and fellow Princeton recruit Matt Thom on Nov. 28. Grande also had an assist on Nov. 30.

Derek Topatigh had a three-game point streak in November, where he scored a goal, a goal and an assist, and another goal over the stretch. He’s on a four-game point streak currently. After a goal and an assist in a win over Mississauga, Topatigh has recorded an assist in three-straight games. He’s Orangeville’s highest-scoring defenseman.


Jack Adams recorded a goal on Nov. 11. He’s currently on a three-game point streak after scoring a goal against Sioux Falls, an assist against Madison on Saturday and a goal against Madison on Sunday.


Doug Connor started two of the past four games – both last weekend – and now has four wins on the season. He backstopped the P.A.L. Junior Islanders to a 5-1 win on Dec. 5, making 22 saves. He made 24 saves in a 3-2 overtime win on Dec. 6

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Several Princeton Recruits Named To Canada’s WJAC Selection Camp Roster

Princeton hockey recruits Jackson Cressey, Matt Thom, Derek Topatigh and Colin Tonge were named to Canada’s World Junior A Challenge selection camp rosters.

Cressey, a member of the BCHL, was named to the Canada West camp roster. Thom, Topatigh and Tonge were all named to Canada East’s roster.

The World Junior A Challenge will take place in Cobourg, Ontario from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19.