|Austin Spiridakis (photo by Chris Colbourne/St. Albert Gazette)|
Quinnipiac has dipped back into the recruiting pool in Western Canada this time picking up a verbal commitment from 2002 forward Austin Spiridakis out the St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA program out of the Alberta Midget Hockey League according to a source. He is the second commit in the last week from Western Canada as Ethan de Jong committed last week to the Bobcats out of the BCHL.
Spiridakis is listed at 5'9 172 pounds for a 15 year old so there is a good chance he has not yet fully grown. Last season he had 58 points (30 goals, 28 assists) in 35 games played for the St. Alberts Sabres Bantam AAA program and had another 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 10 playoffs games for them. After the season he was selected by the Everett Silvertips in the 12th round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. He is the third 2002 born player commit to Quinnipiac following forwards Victor Czerneckianair and Jacob Quillan. It's likely that Spiridakis will arrive in Hamden for the 2021-2022 season.
Here is a short scouting note on Spiridakis from October of 2016.
02 Austin Spiridakis looks like a keeper going into the @TheWHL draft strong skater poise and a great release good size too.
Jonathan Singer is a 2004 Quinnipiac alum. You can follow him on Twitter @QHockeyBlog.