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Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 04:41 PM
# Name Ps commitm. Team (League) Year DOB Ht Wt Hometown
xx Cory Babichuk LD 11/02/14 Bloomington Thunder (USHL) 2018 09/28/98 5'10" 170 Edmonton, AB
55 Cory Babichuk LD 11/02/14 Surrey Eagles (BCHL) 2018 09/28/98 5'10" 170 Edmonton, AB
xx Jonathan Bendorf * LW 08/15/15 Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) 2018 02/26/99 6'00" 181 Yardville, NJ
xx Matt Cameron RW 07/28/16 Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) 2019 06/08/00 5'11" 185 Berwyn, PA
xx Matt Cameron RW 07/28/16 New jersey Titans (NAHL) 2019 06/08/00 5'11" 185 Berwyn, PA
26 Jacob Modry LD 07/19/15 Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) 2018 01/23/99 6'05" 185 El Segundo, CA
21 Austen Swankler C 07/31/17 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 2020 08/21/01 5'11" 157 Irwin, PA
xx Atte Tuliara RD 01/26/17 Lincoln Stars (USHL) 2018 04/26/98 6'02" 180 ..., Finland

Women (not updated yet)
44 Mary Jane Alexander D 09/23/16 Chicago Young Amer. U16 (T1U16) 2019 11/08/00 5'08" 140 Deerfield, IL
44 Lake Forest Academy
14 Julia Blitz F 11/28/16 Washington Pride U19 (JWHL) 2019 08/14/01 X'XX" XXX Potomac, MD
25 Sarah Bukvic F 12/16/16 Stoney Crk Sabres Mid.AA (LLMAA)2019 07/25/01 5'05" 120 ..., ON
25 Stoney Creek Sabres (PWHL)
22 Mikayla Capelle F 01/25/17 Okanagan Hockey Acad Prep(CSSHL)2018 03/07/00 5'05' 130 Dawson Creek, BC
12 Emily King LW 03/15/17 Cretin-Derham Hall (Suburb.East)2019 10/30/00 5'03" XXX St. Paul, MN
29 Amanda Rampado G 01/31/17 Stoney Crk Sabres Mid.AA (LLMAA)2019 11/27/01 5'05" 135 Stoney Creek, ON
17 Delaney Weiss D 09/09/16 Chicago Young Amer. U19 (JWHL) 2018 11/30/99 5'07" 152 Lake Forest, IL

* In the RPI directory
# Known to have signed National Letter of Intent
The years the men's recruits are listed as committed for are not necessarily accurate.
The dates on which some of the women are listed as committing on may be considerably after the actual dates.

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 04:45 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Austen Swankler (01) commits to RPI. 9th Rd: USHL Waterloo. Pittsburgh kid playing w/ 16U Oakland Grizzlies. Talented offensively. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhosNext?src=hash">#WhosNext</a></p>&mdash; Matt Grainda (@graindaiv) <a href="https://twitter.com/graindaiv/status/892120726697889792">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 04:56 PM
The beginning of a pay article by the scouting news http://www.thescoutingnews.com/index.php/article/show/67750 who thought he would get USNTDP interest, etc.

turk181
07-31-2017, 05:15 PM
One other thing on AS, his older brother is 6’2” 220lbs.

herbst20
07-31-2017, 05:49 PM
He is indeed on their Roster. That could be interesting. Oakland’s U16 HC is also the head US Scout for the Ottawa 67’s who drafted Swanker in the 3rd rd. http://oaklandjuniorgrizzlies.pointstreaksites.com/view/oaklandjuniorgrizzlies/oakland-junior-grizzlies-aaa-teams/oakland-junior-grizzlies-aaa/u16aaa-staff


His coach is also a former scout for Cedar Rapids.

turk181
07-31-2017, 07:44 PM
He is indeed on their Roster. That could be interesting. Oakland’s U16 HC is also the head US Scout for the Ottawa 67’s who drafted Swanker in the 3rd rd. http://oaklandjuniorgrizzlies.pointstreaksites.com/view/oaklandjuniorgrizzlies/oakland-junior-grizzlies-aaa-teams/oakland-junior-grizzlies-aaa/u16aaa-staff


That isn't good.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A First Class Day! Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/Ottawa67sHockey">@Ottawa67sHockey</a> <a href="https://t.co/fG2gYjthVD">pic.twitter.com/fG2gYjthVD</a></p>&mdash; Swank (@MSwankler) <a href="https://twitter.com/MSwankler/status/863503491163095041">May 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr”> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Swankler gets his 2nd of the game and Team White has doubled up Team Red 6-3.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/67s?src=hash">#67s</a></p>&mdash; Ottawa 67's (@Ottawa67sHockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ottawa67sHockey/status/863795745270358016">May 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

rsfs04
07-31-2017, 07:54 PM
That isn't good.

I'm taking this, and the fact that he's wanted by an OHL team (was a 3rd round pick) as a positive. I'm considering this Dave Smith's first non-emergency recruit. He is going hard after what seem to be talented players. I believe we were recruiting Brady Meyer, who recently committed to UMD, and offered Ryder Donovan, who committed to North Dakota. This the tactic he should be doing, as he pretty much has all the recruits he technically needs for next season (though I figure we'll see more as he lets some kids go after next year).

The main point is he can afford to take some swings, and I certainly approve of the risk of doing so, so far in advance of his arrival on campus.

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 09:54 PM
One other thing on AS, his older brother is 6’2” 220lbs.

That is a positive sign.

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 09:55 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A First Class Day! Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/Ottawa67sHockey">@Ottawa67sHockey</a> <a href="https://t.co/fG2gYjthVD">pic.twitter.com/fG2gYjthVD</a></p>— Swank (@MSwankler) <a href="https://twitter.com/MSwankler/status/863503491163095041">May 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr”> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Swankler gets his 2nd of the game and Team White has doubled up Team Red 6-3.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/67s?src=hash">#67s</a></p>— Ottawa 67's (@Ottawa67sHockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ottawa67sHockey/status/863795745270358016">May 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

:(

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 10:04 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A First Class Day! Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/Ottawa67sHockey">@Ottawa67sHockey</a> <a href="https://t.co/fG2gYjthVD">pic.twitter.com/fG2gYjthVD</a></p>&mdash; Swank (@MSwankler) <a href="https://twitter.com/MSwankler/status/863503491163095041">May 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr”> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Swankler gets his 2nd of the game and Team White has doubled up Team Red 6-3.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/67s?src=hash">#67s</a></p>&mdash; Ottawa 67's (@Ottawa67sHockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ottawa67sHockey/status/863795745270358016">May 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

For what it is worth, his own twitter account https://twitter.com/Aswank21 lists the OJG (Oakland), RPI, and Waterloo on the upper left. The only mention of Ottawa is in an earlier tweet.

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 10:09 PM
There are some interesting accounts that Swankler is following https://twitter.com/Aswank21/following. On our side RPI Hockey, Smith, Graham, Jewell, and Matt Cameron. Also Michigan, UNO, and of course Ottawa

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 10:11 PM
I'm taking this, and the fact that he's wanted by an OHL team (was a 3rd round pick) as a positive. I'm considering this Dave Smith's first non-emergency recruit. He is going hard after what seem to be talented players. I believe we were recruiting Brady Meyer, who recently committed to UMD, and offered Ryder Donovan, who committed to North Dakota. This the tactic he should be doing, as he pretty much has all the recruits he technically needs for next season (though I figure we'll see more as he lets some kids go after next year).

The main point is he can afford to take some swings, and I certainly approve of the risk of doing so, so far in advance of his arrival on campus.

I agree that he can afford to take swings. Hopefully he will keep the pressure on Swankler over the next few years extolling the virtues of college and RPI in particular.

Ralph Baer
07-31-2017, 10:33 PM
https://www.sbncollegehockey.com/college-hockey-recruiting-ncaa/2016/9/6/12763642/midget-hockey-labor-day-weekend-top-performers-ecc-mass-tier-1-nj-avalanche?utm_campaign=sbncollegehockey&utm_content=article%3Afixed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Austen Swankler, #21 Pittsburgh Penguins 16U, Left Wing, Shoots Left, 8/21/01 - He had a real strong game against the Jersey Avs in the semifinals. He consistently made power moves to the net to get off chances. He’s fast and can stickhandle well.
No mention of MC by the way.

Ralph Baer
08-01-2017, 05:10 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RPI gets commit from Austen Swankler &#39;01. Played Pens Elite U16. Decent size, fwd w/ speed, stick skills &amp; knack around net, off. ways.</p>&mdash; Russ Bitely (@russbites) <a href="https://twitter.com/russbites/status/892128492019740672">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
08-01-2017, 05:15 AM
I'm taking this, and the fact that he's wanted by an OHL team (was a 3rd round pick) as a positive. I'm considering this Dave Smith's first non-emergency recruit. He is going hard after what seem to be talented players. I believe we were recruiting Brady Meyer, who recently committed to UMD, and offered Ryder Donovan, who committed to North Dakota. This the tactic he should be doing, as he pretty much has all the recruits he technically needs for next season (though I figure we'll see more as he lets some kids go after next year).

The main point is he can afford to take some swings, and I certainly approve of the risk of doing so, so far in advance of his arrival on campus.

Yes on Donovan and we had lots of competition http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/und-hockey/4300191-duluth-east-standout-ryder-donovan-commits-und

Donovan made it official Wednesday by giving his verbal commitment to head coach Brad Berry, choosing UND over offers from his hometown team, Minnesota Duluth, as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio State, Omaha, RPI, Cornell, Western Michigan and Michigan Tech.

Ralph Baer
08-01-2017, 05:33 AM
A 2-year old video, probably taken by his father, of AS scoring a goal on a breakaway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf0Gd9HBUB0.

Ralph Baer
08-01-2017, 06:03 AM
Thanks Scott. Swankler’s elite prospects page..... http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=298560

He led the U16 team in scoring as a 15-year old last year. http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=16112&year0=2017&status=stats

BTW, I just realized that the Oakland team where he will be playing in the fall is in Michigan, not California. :o (Of course I also thought that the Austin Bruins were in Texas, not Minnesota, originally. :D)

turk181
08-01-2017, 12:41 PM
20-21 according to this which makes sense (Ralph also has that). <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Austen Swankler (Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U) has committed to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 2020-2021. <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Aswank21">@Aswank21</a></p>&mdash; Hockey Commitments (@HockeyCommits) <a href="https://twitter.com/HockeyCommits/status/892437249232687104">August 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

turk181
08-01-2017, 12:43 PM
He led the U16 team in scoring as a 15-year old last year. http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=16112&year0=2017&status=stats

BTW, I just realized that the Oakland team where he will be playing in the fall is in Michigan, not California. :o (Of course I also thought that the Austin Bruins were in Texas, not Minnesota, originally. :D)I have the same problem every time Rochester is mentioned Ralph.

Ralph Baer
08-01-2017, 02:28 PM
20-21 according to this which makes sense (Ralph also has that). <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Austen Swankler (Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U) has committed to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 2020-2021. <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Aswank21">@Aswank21</a></p>— Hockey Commitments (@HockeyCommits) <a href="https://twitter.com/HockeyCommits/status/892437249232687104">August 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

One of the sites which I linked earlier had that date. We all know that date is not etched in stone. :)