|Keith Petruzzelli, right (photo by Brian Anderson)|
1998 forward Khristian Acosta is riding a three game point streak for the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL). He has had assists in each of his last three games and now has four assists in 11 games played since moving to the Stampede from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights (NAHL). Acosta is slated to arrive at Quinnipiac for the 2018-2019 season after spending another year in junior hockey presumably with Sioux Falls.
|Khristian Acosta (photo by Sioux Falls Stampede)|
Another player's junior career is also over as Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) defenseman T.J. Brown team was swept by the Okotoks Oilers in three games. After the loss, the Camrose Kodiaks tweeted good luck to T.J. Brown along with several other players who were either committed players or had aged out of juniors signaling he will head to Hamden in the fall. Brown will join fellow freshman defenseman Joe O'Connor along with transfers Brandon Fortunato and John Furgele as the newcomers on the Bobcats blue line. In 58 games played this season, Brown had 31 points (5 goals and 26 assists). He also had one goal in three playoff games for Camrose. In 171 regular season games played for the Kodiaks, Brown had 82 points (20 goals and 62 points).
1997 forward Matthew Creamer of the Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) season also came to an end and as well as his junior career as he is expected to be apart of the 2017-2018 incoming freshman class. His team fell in five games in the first round of the BCHL playoffs to the Victoria Grizzlies. Creamer had 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists) in the five games. He finished the regular season with 36 points (19 goals and 17 assists) in 56 games played. In two seasons with Nanaimo, Creamer a native of Warwick, Rhode Island had 44 points (25 goals and 19 assists) in 103 games played.
Jacob Quillan a 2002 forward for the Steele Subaru Major Midgets (Nova Scotia) is averaging 1.16 points per game in the NSMMHL playoffs. In six playoff games he has 7 points (1 goal and 6 assists). Quillan's goal was a triple overtime winner in Steele Subaru's win over Halifax McDonald's. The youngest player on the Steele Subaru roster has elevated his game in the playoffs after scoring 28 points in 36 regular season games this year.
Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.