Here is a list of where Princeton hockey alumni have signed this offseason:
Princeton hockey recruit Jack Adams will spend this season with the Fargo Force, Adams announced on Thursday.
Princeton hockey recruit Jack Adams made the Fargo Force out of camp, Jeff Cox reported on Sunday.
Adams was drafted by the Force with the 69th overall pick in the USHL Phase II draft. Adams recently completed his junior season at Malden Catholic, where he recorded 31 points (19g, 21a). Per Cox, Adams is undecided if he will join Fargo or stay with Malden Catholic. Continue reading Princeton Recruit Jack Adams Makes Fargo Force Roster
It’s the offseason, so it’s a great time to talk about Princeton hockey. I fielded some questions on Twitter about the season for the first installment of what I hope will be a weekly mailbag next year.
In this edition, I address the Gentleman’s Agreement, the team’s identity for the season and how long until the Tigers become a force in the playoffs.
I had to put this one at the top because it’s my favorite question. Ah, the age-old argument over the Gentleman’s Agreement. It’s controversial in all of college hockey, but even more in the Ivy League, a conference without NLIs. Ivy teams only have verbal commitments until that player arrives on campus the fall of their freshman year. I’m sure recruits have been poached by Ivy schools in the past, but we’ve seldom heard about it – until now.
A few months ago Josh Melnick decommitted from Princeton. It shocked me because he’s from New Jersey, he had been verbally committed for a long time, and he played with some of Princeton’s current players while he was at Delbarton. Melnick decommitting wouldn’t have been a huge story across college hockey, but it was tweeted that Melnick was essentially poached. I then published he was committed to Harvard. Continue reading Friday Mailbag
I intended to release this along with the new website, but technical difficulties have slowed down the new site quite a bit.
But for this summer/the upcoming season, I’ll be keeping an actual blog for behind-the-scenes looks, travel logs, miscellaneous thoughts, retrospectives, possible throwback Thursday memories and more.
I actually wrote a lengthy retrospective on this season that touched on some of those ideas. Since then, I’ve wanted to write more stories that show the process and what these experiences are like. Continue reading Announcing The Behind-The-Scenes Blog
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
Most of Princeton’s recruits are in the middle of their postseasons. Merritt and Josh Teves were eliminated, but Camrose, Kingston, Gloucester and Cobourg are still in the playoffs.
Derek Topatigh also committed to Princeton last week.
Here’s more on how the recruits fared: Continue reading Recruit Roundup
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.
Click here for the recruit stats.