Monday, November 13, 2017

In the Pipeline: 11/13/17 edition

It was another lost weekend for Quinnipiac as they were swept in the New York capital district region to lose their 4th consecutive ECAC game. At this point in the season I don't think anyone predicted or expected Quinnipiac to be sitting at 12th in the ECAC with no wins in the conference to boot especially for a team picked second in the league. There is still time for a turnaround but the team has to take it game by game at this point and focus on the task in hand in front of them. With that said lets take a look at what some of the future Bobcats did over the past week as many had some great accomplishments.


U-17 World Hockey Challenge Champions (photo by USA Hockey)

National Developmental Progam commits

Defenseman Domenick Fensore won a gold medal with the United States U-17 team at World Hockey Challenge in British Columbia, Canada. He finished the tournament with 4 assists in 6 games played as the United States did not drop a game in the tournament.

South Kent U16 New England Tier I Champions (photo by South Kent)
Prep School Commits

Four Quinnipiac commits won New England Regional Tier I championships this past weekend. Ethan Phillips and P.J. Fletcher were part of the South Kent U16 team that won the title over Yale Hockey Academy getting redemption from a season ago when they were knocked out by Yale at the U-15 level with many of these same players. Phillips had 3 goals and 6 assists while Fletcher had 4 goals and 3 assists. The two really put those numbers up in 3 games as they really only played 2-3 shifts in the third game as they were resting for the championship game.

Victor Czerneckianair was part of the South Kent School U-15 team that also won the New England Tier I regional championship. Both of these teams now will head later on this year to the USA Hockey National Championships in Philadelphia, PA.

Peter Diliberatore fresh off signing his national letter of intent was part of the Yale Midget program that won the U-18 New England Regional Tier I championship.

USHL commits

It was a strong week for some of Quinnipiac's incoming players for next season with two of them signing national letters of intent with the program. Wyatt Bongiovanni had a 5 point week (3 goals, 2 assists) for the Muskegon Lumberjacks headlined by a hat trick last Wednesday. He now has 7 points in 12 games after getting off to a slow start in October.

One of the Bobcats newest commits, William Fällström committed last week to Quinnipiac had two goals in his past two game since making his college commit. In 14 games for the Fargo Force he has 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). The native of Stockholm, Sweden was formally verbally committed to the University of Minnesota.

Zach Metsa had the overtime winning goal for the Youngstown Phantoms over the Muskegon Lumberjacks this past Saturday. In 12 games this season he has 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) from the blue line.


AJHL Commits

Matt Cassidy had a three point week for the Brooks Bandits (1 goal, 2 assists). He has 11 points in 15 games played for Brooks playing on the Bandits top line.

BCHL Commits

Ethan De Jong of the Prince George Spruce Kings had a strong week with a goal and five assists for the Prince George Spruce Kings. De Jong in 25 games this season, has 30 points (9 goals, 21 assists). This past Sunday he had 3 primary assists in his game against West Kelowna.

Michael Lombardi had a 4 point week for the West Kelowna Warriors and has points in his last 5 games. In 22 games played this season, Lombardi has 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) but is starting to find his groove with his trade to West Kelowna.

Midget Commits

Jacob Quillan had a three point game (1 goal, 2 assists) on Sunday to take the team scoring lead. In 18 games played, Quillan has 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists).

Austin Spiridakis picked a goal this past weekend for the St Albert Tire Warehouse Raiders (AMHL). On the season he has 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 13 games played.

NCDC Commits

Connor Tait had a three point weekend for the New Jersey Hitmen NCDC team. The Boyd, MD native is starting to settle in within the past few weeks. In 21 games played he has 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists).

Quinnipiac's newest commit Gus van Nes who committed on Friday had a strong weekend with 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) including a hat trick on Saturday. A native of the Netherlands, van Nes becomes the second Dutch born player to play for Quinnipiac following Mike Dalhuisen. In 21 games played this season, he has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists).

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

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