While hockey is winding down due to the summer approaching that doesn't mean that the Quinnipiac coaching staff stops recruiting. The Bobcats have picked up a commitment from 2000 born defenseman Artyom Borshyov from Vitebsk, Belarus who played this past season for the Northern Cyclones in the NCDC. A 6'3, 190 pound left shot had 30 points (6 goals, 24 assists) in 50 regular season games played for the Cyclones with 18 penalty minutes. He played another three playoff games in which he did not record a point.
A source told me a short scouting report on Borshyov is he has good size, good feet, hockey IQ and is an all around good defenseman.
Artyom Borshyov (Northern Cyclones) commits to Quinnipiac. Two-way left-shot D was one of top prospects in NCDC this past year. Played for Belarus at U18 WC. Good get for the Bobcats.
4 prospect is tough to play against at 6'3". Finishes his checks, keeps his gaps tight & has international experience for Belarus. Good speed and skill with a heavy shot. A at NCDC showcase.
Most recently he captained the Belarus U-18 team at the 2018 IIHF World Championships in Russia where he had one goal in five games played as the team fell to Finland, the eventual gold medal winners in the quarterfinals. He played against Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold who was an assistant on the United States team and presumably was the one to recruit him.
He was selected by Tri-City Storm in the 17th round of the 2018 Phase II USHL Draft. Borshyov is eligible for the first time for the 2018 NHL draft in June. He is expected to enroll for the 2019-2020 season or possibly the 2020-2021 season. Congrats to Artyom and welcome to Bobcat Nation.
You can follow the BobcatsHockeyBlog on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.