Monday, February 26, 2018

In the Pipeline: 2/26/2018

Quinnipiac concluded the regular season with a split of its North Country games beating St. Lawrence on Friday 3-2 before falling a night later 4-2 to Clarkson. In turn the Bobcats finished their first losing regular season in the Division I history of the Quinnipiac program. The loss cost them home ice in the first round of the ECAC tournament and they now will take the short trek down Whitney Avenue for a Best of 3 match-up with rival Yale for their first postseason meeting since 2014 when Quinnipiac swept Yale en route to a return trip to the NCAA tournament. Over the weekend there was a handful of Quinnipiac commits that had good weeks so let's take a look at how some of them did.

Justin Robbins #30 getting ready to make a save (photo by USHL)

USHL commits

Justin Robbins had the best weekend of his season when he went 1-0 with 0.97 goals against average with a .962 save percentage. He posted his first career shutout on Sunday in a 3-0 over Central Illinois. He was named the USHL goaltender of the week for his strong play.

Wyatt Bongiovanni returned from injury after being the past six weeks and had one assist in two games played. In 28 games played he has 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists).

William Fallstrom had one assist this week for the Fargo Force in two games played. In 43 games, the Sweden native has 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists).

Zach Metsa picked up one assist in three games played for the Central Illinois Flying Aces. In 46 games played between Central Illinois and Youngstown, Metsa has 16 points (1 goal, 15 assists).

Dom Fensore scored his first USHL goal for the U-17 National Developmental team in a 7-4 win over Central Illinois. In 22 USHL games he has 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists).

BCHL commits

Ethan De Jong had one assist in a just a single game this past week for the Prince George Spruce Kings. In 50games played on the season he has 63 points (17 goals, 46 assists). He is currently 5th in scoring in the BCHL and averaging 1.26 points per game.

T.J. Friedmann had 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in two games played for the Victoria Grizzlies. The St. Louis, Missouri native has had points in 11 of his last 12 games. On the season in 58 games played he has 57 points (22 goals, 35 assists).

Desi Burgart had 3 assists this past week in three games played for the Surrey Eagles. In 53 games played he has 40 points (22 goals, 28 assists).

NCDC commits

Quinnipiac picked up its most recent commit on Friday in late 1999 defenseman Cam Boudreau. Over the weekend Boudreau picked up a goal in a 3 games played for the Junior Bruins. In 39 games played he has 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) and is ranked 117th for North American skaters on the NHL Central Scouting List.

Connor Tait has a 3 point game in a 7-1 win over the New Jersey Rockets on Friday. In 38 games played this season for the Jersey Hitmen, Tait has 15 points (7 goals, 8 assists).

AJHL commits

Matt Cassidy had one assist for the Brooks Bandits in three games played over the past week. On the season, Cassidy has 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) in 49 games played.

Prep Schools/High Schools

Matthew Fawcett had one goal in two games played. He is finished the regular second in scoring with 67 points (28 goals, 39 assists) behind Thayer Academy's Jay O'Brien (Providence commit) who has been the best player all season in New England Prep School hockey. It's now on to the small school New England Prep tournament for Fawcett.

Salisbury defenseman Peter Dilberatore picked up one goal this week as Salisbury finished the prep season 23-1-1 and will be the #1 in the Elite New England Prep School tournament.

John Campomenosi of Don Bosco Prep had 3 assists in a 10-0 round of 16 win in the New Jersey state tournament. He has 26 points (7 goals, 19 assists) for a Don Bosco team that is favored to win the state championship.

Ethan Phillips (holding trophy) & P.J. Fletcher #8 celebrate the South Kent School win

Midget Commits

Victor Czerneckianair had four goals and four assists in four games this past weekend for the U-15 Selects team at South Kent. In 53 games played this season he had 75 points (34 goals, 41 assists). The Southington, CT native is 3rd on the team in scoring and a possible tryout candidate for the NDTP program.

Ethan Phillips and P.J Fletcher both helped the South Kent Selects U-16 team to the USPHL U-16 championship over the weekend. Phillips and Fletcher both had a goal and two assists in two games.

Jack Silich had two goals and three assists this weekend for the Chicago Mission in three games played in a state tournament round robin. On the season he has 87 points (32 goals, 55 assists).

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