"@JeffCoxSports Congrats to Selects Academy 15U for winning Bauer Motown Classic. Talented team with a few already committed players and more to come."
|Ethan Phillips (photo by the Scouting News)|
Quinnipiac needs to treat the Selects Acadamy at the South Kent School as their own personal Shattuck's St. Mary's as a lot of talent is heading there from the United States, Canada and even Europe.
1998 forward Khristian Acosta (he has signed letter of intent already with Quinnipiac) is off to a sizzling start for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights in the North American Hockey League. Acosta recently made a move to the Tier II hockey league from the Tier III USPHL Premier division. He leads the NAHL in points per game at 1.50. Only playing in 8 games so far he has 6 goals and 6 assists playing on a line with fellow Middletown, New Jersey players Matt Kidney and Mike Gelatt who are both uncommitted. Moving to the NAHL has been a very good move for Acosta as he is playing against better competition than he did in the USPHL Premier division.
|Keith Petruzzelli (photo by David Molnar/The Republican)|
Late 1998 defenseman Zach Metsa leads the Merritt Centennials (BCHL) in assists with 12 (tied with Cade Gleekel (St. Lawrence commit) in his first year in the league. 6 of his 12 assists have come off the power play for Merritt. He is also draft eligible for the first time in 2017 but did not make the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary List.
1996 defenseman Joe O'Connor, a Hamden, CT native has yet to play this season for the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) due to an upper body injury.
|Dom Fensore (photo by the Scouting News)|
Recent commit, 2002 forward Jacob Quillan is playing up a year in major midgets as a 14 year old for Steele Subaru. Most of the team is 2000's and 2001's. In 10 games played he has 4 assists. He is the third player from Nova Scotia to commit following 2000 defenseman Peter Diliberatore (Salisbury School) & 2001 forward Ethan Phillips (Selects U15). I highlighted Quinnipiac's recent trek into Nova Scotia in my article last week.
Quinnipiac has 8 commits born from the year 2000 or later and they currently are the only team in the country with 2 2002 born players verbally committed.
Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathan_singer.