Monday, October 31, 2016

Quinnipiac Hockey recruiting notes 10/31/2016

Selects 15U teammates Ethan Phillips and P.J. Fletcher both had good weekends against the Neponset Valley River Rats. In two wins on the weekend the Phillips had 3 goals and 3 assists while Fletcher had 2 goals and 1 assist. Phillips now has 29 points (12 goals 17 assists) in 22 games while Fletcher has 25 points (10 goals 15 assists) in 25 games. Both Phillips and Fletcher were put on the same line for the first time this season for the 15U Selects Academy team. Phillips third goal from Saturday's game is featured below in this Youtube clip.

Ryan Finnegan (photo by Dan Hickling)
1997 forward Ryan Finnegan was traded from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the BCHL to the New Jersey Hitmen Premier (USPHL) for future considerations. In 16 games for the Bulldogs, Finnegan had only 4 assists. In 53 games a season ago between Alberini Valley and Merritt, he had 27 points (9 goals and 18 assists). In his first weekend with the Hitmen, Finnegan had a goal and 2 assists as the Hitmen split a pair of games on the weekend.

1997 forward Daniel Winslow has 4 points in his last 3 games for the New Jersey Hitmen Premier team. The Fairfield, CT native has 9 points (6 goals and 3 assists) in 15 games on the season for the Hitmen.

2000 defenseman John Campomenosi took part in the Beantown Fall Classic over the weekend for the New Jersey Hitmen 16U team. In 8 regular season games for the Hitmen he has 8 points (2 goals and 6 assists) from the blue line. Campomenosi is also going to play this season for Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey. He is one of many players to commit to the Bobcats over the years out of the Hitmen program.

With the Bobcats off this weekend and the Beantown Fall Classic taking place its likely one or more of Rand Pecknold, Bill Riga and Joe Dumais attended. Quinnipiac has sent coaches the past few years to the Beantown Classic in order to scout and recruit players. There is no reason to think that won't change this year.

Matt Creamer (photo by Dan Hickling)
1999 forward Corey Clifton, the younger brother of current Bobcats Connor and Tim Clifton has 15 points in 17 games (4 goals and 11 assists) for the North Jersey Avalanche 18U team. The youngest of the Clifton's moved over to the Avalanche program after spending the last few years with the New Jersey Hitmen.

2001 defenseman Nicholas Kent has 9 points in 11 games for the Delta Hockey Academy Elite 15 team. The Ladera Ranch, CA native committed to Quinnipiac on September 28th of this year. Kent was selected in the 7th round by the Saskatoon Blades in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He is playing for a Delta Hockey program where one of the coaches in the program is Matt Erhart a former Quinnipiac defenseman from 1999-2003. Its possible a new younger pipeline in British Columbia could be opening with Erhart at Delta Hockey Academy.

1997 forward Matt Creamer has 3 goals in his last 3 games for the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League. So far in 19 games on the season he has 11 points (6 goals and 5 assists). The Warwick, Rhode Island native was featured in a September 2016 article by the Providence Journal's Mark Divver on how Creamer is batting type I diabetes.

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

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