Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Quinnipiac commit Dom Fensore makes US National Development Program

Dom Fensore (photo by USPHL)
A source close to the BobcatsHockeyBlog.com has confirmed that Quinnipiac University Men's Ice Hockey commit Dom Fensore has made the United States National Developmental Program for the 2017-2018 season. Fensore, a defenseman out of Thornwood, New York spent the past four days at the evaluation camp at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI going against the top 2001 born prospects in the United States trying to win a coveted spot on the roster which ended up happening.

He was impressive during the camp which led hockey scout and SB Nation writer Jeff Cox to write this about him after the camp.

"Pay no attention to his height. His footwork and skating are so good he can overcome that. He retrieves pucks, breaks the puck out of the zone and acts as a fourth forward. His gaps and layers are good. He has a good shot and is a prototypical modern era puck transporter. He scored a goal each day. Monday he joined the rush and scored on a wrist shot from left circle. On Tuesday he took the puck from the corner of the attacking zone and cut out to the slot and sniped. Is he as good defensively as some others at camp? No, but it’s not enough of a detriment to keep him off the team. Latching on to him early was a big time coup for the Bobcats staff."

This past season Fensore was a standout playing for the P.A.L Islanders 16U team averaging more than a point per game from the blue line. In 23 games played he had 27 points (10 goals and 17 assists) with 10 of the points coming by way of the power play. He had two more points in two playoff games for the Islanders. Prior to joining the P.A.L Islanders program, Fensore played with the Mid Fairfield hockey program. The 5'7 145 pound defenseman committed to Qunnipiac in April of 2016 just days after the Bobcats lost in the National Championship game to North Dakota. 

He is a high end prospect that is expected to be drafted in the 2019 NHL Entry draft. Projected to reach Hamden in the 2019-2020 season, Fensore will become the second player to come directly from the US National Program following senior captain Connor Clifton.

Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.

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