Monday, November 14, 2016

Quinnipiac Hockey recruiting notes 11/14/2016

It was a great weekend for Quinnipiac hockey sweeping both Dartmouth and Harvard at home in ECAC play and some future Bobcats also had good weekends with their respective juniors teams.

Odeen Tufto (photo by Dan Hickling)
1997 forward Odeen Tufto who has already signed a national letter of intent last year with Quinnipiac had a very good weekend for the Fargo Force. In three games he had two goals and two assists. He is tied for 4th in team scoring for Fargo with nine points (2 goals and 7 assists) in 15 games played. Tufto is in his first season for Fargo after spending the 2015-16 season with the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League where he had 65 points (25 goals and 40 assists) in 57 games. The Minnesota native is expected to arrive in Hamden for the fall of 2017.

1998 defenseman Zach Metsa had two assists for the Merritt Centennials (BCHL) this past weekend and now has 14 assists in 24 games played this year.

1996 forward Matt Forchuk had only one assist this weekend for the Canmore Eagles in a game against the Brooks Bandits. He has cooled of since his blazing hot start and has only two assists since announcing his commitment to Quinnipiac on November 1st. He has not scored a goal since October 30th and is also no longer leading the AJHL in scoring.

Justin Robbins (photo by North Jersey Avalanche)
1999 goaltender Justin Robbins of the North Jersey Avalanche had a big weekend against the west coast Tier I elite hockey teams. He had two shutouts on the weekend over the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes and the LA Jr. Kings making a total of 57 saves in the two shutouts. In ten Tier I games this year he is 8-1 with a 2.20 GAA and a .924 save percentage with two shutouts. Robbins is property of the Chicago Steel as an affiliate player.

1999 forward Corey Clifton, a teammate of fellow commit Justin Robbins had a four point weekend for the North Jersey Avalanche as they swept four games against west coast Tier I Elite Hockey Leage teams. He finished with a goal and three assists for the weekend. The younger brother of current Bobcats Tim and Connor Clifton, Corey now has 14 points (3 goals and 11 assists) in 15 Tier I games.

1998 defenseman TJ Brown picked up another assist for the Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) and now has three goals and eight assists in 22 games played from the blue line.

1997 forward Daniel Winslow had a goal and two assists in three games for the New Jersey Hitmen Premier team over the weekend. On the season he now has seven goals and five assists in 21 games played.

2002 forward Jacob Quillan had a three point weekend with a goal and two assists. The youngest player on the Steel Subaru Major Midgets now has nine points on the season (2 goals and 7 assists) in 15 games played.

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

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