Friday, August 14, 2020

2004 Defenseman Aaron Brown commits to Quinnipiac

Aaron Brown during his time with the Quinte Red Devils

 The Quinnipiac Bobcats remain hot on the recruiting trail as they got a verbal commitment from their first 2004 born player in defenseman Aaron Brown of the Wellington Dukes (OJHL). Brown is a 6'1, 163 pound left shot defenseman who has upside as an offensive defenseman. Brown last season played with the Quinte Red Devils AAA Hockey Team in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association-Eastern Toronto Area (OMHA-ETA). He recorded 49 points (14G, 35A) including 40 penalty minutes in 67 games with the Red Devils last season.

Brown who will play in his first season with Wellington this fall was also drafted in the 3rd round of the 2020 OHL Priority Draft by the Flint Firebirds. He was also taken in the 7th round of the 2020 USHL Futures Draft by the Green Bay Gamblers. Brown is definitely a potential flight risk to major junior hockey should he continue an upward development because of the fact he was a top three round OHL draft pick. 


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2003 Defenseman Nick Wallace commits to Quinnipiac

Nick Wallace with the North Jersey Avalanche

It's been five months since our last blog post due to the COVID-19 situation going on in the world that shut down the college hockey season during the conference tournament. With August 1st as the new date juniors in high school can commit to a college, Quinnipiac picked up a new commit in 2003 born defenseman Nick Wallace of the North Jersey Avalanche who recently captained the U16 team. Wallace is a 5'9, 174 pound left shot defenseman with high end skating ability that can moves pucks out of the defensive zone quickly.

Wallace finished the 2019-2020 with one goal and 12 assists in 23 games for the U16 North Jersey Avalanche. He also played two games for the Tri-City Storm (USHL) which made him a second round pick in the 2019 USHL Futures Draft. However, his rights were traded this past May to the Madison Capitols where he will play the 2020-2021 season.


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