Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Two Quinnipiac commits selected to USA Hockey NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster

Two Quinnipiac verbal commitments were selected today to the USA Hockey NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster that will take place March 24-28, at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The players selected were defenseman Domenick Fensore a Thornwood, N.Y. native playing for the P.A.L. Islanders U16 team and defenseman Nicholas Kent, a Ladera Ranch, California native playing for the Delta Academy Elite U15 team based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The camp is designed to help select the 2017-18 U.S. National Under-17 Team.

Domenick Fensore (photo by USPHL)
Fensore is a 5'7, 145 pound defenseman who has elite puck moving skills with tremendous ability to push the pace in transition according to SBN's Jeff Cox. This past season Fensore had 27 points (10 goals and 17 assists) in 23 games played for the P.A.L Islanders U16 team. Ten of his points came by way of the power play. In the USPHL U16 tournament of champions he had two assists in two games as the Islanders went 1-1. Fensore is eligible for the USHL draft eligible this season should be not be selected for Team USA and is eligible for the OHL priority draft this spring.

Nicholas Kent (photo by Delta Hockey Academy)
Kent is a 5'8, 157 pound defenseman currently playing for the Delta Hockey Acedemy Elite 15 team in Delta, British Columbia, Canada under head coach Yogi Svejkovsky. This is Kent's second year with the Delta program as he played for Delta's Bantam Prep team a year ago where he had 22 points (7 goals and 15 assists) in 25 games played. This season for the Elite 15 team he has 24 points (3 goals and 21 assists) in 30 games played. Two of his three goals came by way of the power play. Kent and his Delta teammates are now playing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League playoffs starting Thursday. Prior to heading to Canada to play for Delta, Kent was a part of the Los Angeles Junior Kings program. He was drafted by the Saskatoon Blades in the 7th round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft and is also USHL draft eligible this season should be not be selected for Team USA.
2001 forward Connor Tait was also likely a candidate but didn't make the final cut for the evaluation roster. Jeff Cox had him last week on his final predictions of who would make the camp list. Quinnipiac trails Boston College and Boston University who both have six on the list while Harvard has four and Minnesota has three. Quinnipiac is tied with Ohio State and Wisconsin with two each on the list.  Congratulations to both Domenick and Nicholas on this great achievement and the BobcatsHockeyBlog.com wishes you the best of luck at the NTDP Evaluation Camp.

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

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