Monday, April 23, 2018

In the Pipeline: 4/23/2018

With the junior season winding down and most if not all the Quinnipiac commits done playing, the In the Pipeline feature will not be every other week for likely not much longer. Quinnipiac had its banquet over the weekend and Chase Priskie was the awarded the MVP of the team. Odeen Tufto was the rookie of the year while Kevin Duane won the coaches award and Alex Whelan was the 7th player. John Furgele and Bo Pieper also received the Academic Award. Congrats to these players on a great achievement. Let's take a look at how some of the Quinnipiac commits did over the past couple of weeks.

Nick Kent, left with the BCHL Championship trophy

BCHL commits

Nick Kent is a BCHL champion with the Wenatchee Wild. While he has yet to record a point for the Wild, he has given the team solid blue line minutes in 16 playoff games along with a total of 40 combined games in the regular and postseason. Wenatchee will now face the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL for the Doyle Cup which returns for the first time since the 2012 season.

Ethan De Jong concluded his junior career in the BCHL championship series as his Prince George Spruce King team fell in five games to the Wenatchee Wild. De Jong had 3 goals and 1 assist in the series and finished a strong BCHL season in the playoffs with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 24 playoff games to finish third in scoring. He finished the season with 90 points (30 goals, 60 assists) which includes the playoffs. He will be expected to become a key contributor as a freshman in 2018-2019 for the Bobcats.

USHL commits

With the majority of the U-18 USA team playing at the world championships, Dom Fensore is getting the opportunity to play in the USHL playoffs. He has not registered a point yet in two games against the Chicago Steel as the teams have split the first two games.

William Fallstrom has two assists in his first four USHL playoffs for the Fargo Force as they are tied at one game apiece against Omaha in their best-of-five playoff series.

Wyatt Bongiovanni finished his junior career with a strong three playoff games in which he had two goals and one assist.  In 39 total games between the regular season playoffs, Bongiovanni had 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists). He missed time this season twice with two different injuries. He is expected to become a key contributor for the Bobcats next season.

Other notes

Three players officially signed National Letters of Intent with Quinnipiac within the last two weeks. Desi Burgart, T.J. Friedmann and Marcus Chorney all put pen to paper and officially became Bobcats for the 2018-2019 season.

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