The playoffs have started for several Princeton recruits, and Alex Riche and Colin Tonge have already moved on to the second round.
Josh Melnick still leads the USHL in assists, and the Phantoms are on a 12-game winning streak.
Here’s more on how the recruits fared this week:
The Merritt Centennials were swept by the Vernon Vipers in the first round of the playoffs. Josh Teves finished the postseason with two assists
Gloucester fell 6-4 in its regular-season finale. Max Veronneau recorded an assist and Joey Fallon scored a goal. Ryan Kuffner has missed the last few games.
The Rangers started their playoff series with Kemptville, and Fallon recorded four points (2g, 2a) and Max Veronneau added a goal.
Here’s a video of one of Fallon’s goals:
Cobourg and Kingston swept their first-round series. Alex Riche recorded one goal and three assists in the series win over Whitby, while Colin Tonge netted one goal for Kingston.
Austin Shaw started all three games over the past week. On Tuesday, Shaw made 25 saves in a 7-4 win. He stopped 21 of 22 shots in a 3-1 win over Wenatchee on Friday and played 11:05 minutes in Saturday’s win.
Josh Melnick recorded two points (1g, 1a) in Friday’s 7-3 win and added an assist on Saturday. Melnick is fifth in scoring in the USHL and is on a 10-game points streak with 20 points (4g, 16a) over that stretch.
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