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  • rpi82
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    Originally posted by sezenack View Post
    If these are the types of players that are our top targets, I feel like that's a bit troublesome. Shaw looks like a fine prospect but not a high-end one. Hanscom looks like a borderline D1 prospect based on his numbers.

    However, our coaching staff seems to excel at finding underrated and overlooked recruits before they blossom. Both of these players were at the Select 17s and both had very good performances there. I hope that means they are about to take that step forward in their development
    I have no idea where these guys fit in the coaches' preference list and there's always risk in projecting player development, but if the staff views them highly enough to be recruited on day one of eligibility I'm satisfied. Every year D-I schools recruit 400-500 players. In recent years they have been 60+% American. IIRC correctly the Selects camp is supposed to represent the top 150 or so players (in someone's opinion) for a given birth year. That would seem to confirm these guys are in the top 1/2 or so of the talent pool. Now let's hope they develop and enroll as planned.
    Last edited by rpi82; 08-07-2022, 12:16 AM.

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

    It isn't clear to me that they were our top targets. They just signed now because they could not have signed until now as they will be US HS Juniors in the fall. I do agree that they do not appear to be great players based up their NZ star ratings. As you said they were selected for the Select 17 tourney. They did pretty well statistically.
    Absolutely true. The art of scouting/recruiting is nothing more than trying to figure where a kid is on his development curve. In my view our coaches have done a very nice job of hunting down some kids that may be flying under the radar. These two are 2025 commits, so plenty of time to develop and mature physically. Time will tell.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    New thread for 22-23
    https://fanforum.uscho.com/forum/col...thread-2022-23

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by sezenack View Post
    If these are the types of players that are our top targets, I feel like that's a bit troublesome. Shaw looks like a fine prospect but not a high-end one. Hanscom looks like a borderline D1 prospect based on his numbers.

    However, our coaching staff seems to excel at finding underrated and overlooked recruits before they blossom. Both of these players were at the Select 17s and both had very good performances there. I hope that means they are about to take that step forward in their development
    It isn't clear to me that they were our top targets. They just signed now because they could not have signed until now as they will be US HS Juniors in the fall. I do agree that they do not appear to be great players based up their NZ star ratings. As you said they were selected for the Select 17 tourney. They did pretty well statistically.
    Last edited by Ralph Baer; 08-03-2022, 04:20 PM.

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  • sezenack
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    If these are the types of players that are our top targets, I feel like that's a bit troublesome. Shaw looks like a fine prospect but not a high-end one. Hanscom looks like a borderline D1 prospect based on his numbers.

    However, our coaching staff seems to excel at finding underrated and overlooked recruits before they blossom. Both of these players were at the Select 17s and both had very good performances there. I hope that means they are about to take that step forward in their development

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Code:
     # Name                 Ps commitm. Team (League)                    Year  DOB      Ht    Wt  Hometown          NZ*s
    xx Kareem Al-Azem       RD 09/24/20 Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)        2023  01/02/04 6'02" 197 Dunn Loring, VA   3.50 St Vi Sk To
    28 Alexander Babich      C 02/16/19 El Paso Rhinos (NAHL)            2023  03/13/03 5'10" 173 Chicago, IL       3.50 x
    13 Mathieu Bourgault *# LW 12/10/20 Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)    2023  03/31/03 6'02" 176 St-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC 3.50 Sp St GS
    xx Felix Caron          RW 12/06/21 Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)          2023  12/01/04 5'10" 165 Terrebonne, QC    3.50 x
    20 Matt Hanscom         LD 08/02/22 Westminster Prep                 2025  01/25/05 6'02" 185 Hadley, MA        3.25 x
    17 Tyler Hotson *#      LW 12/11/20 Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)      2023  03/17/03 6'00" 163 Stratford, ON     3.75 x
    11 Jackson Kyrkostas     C 01/27/22 Kimball Union Academy            2023  08/19/04 5'10" 165 Windham, NH       3.50 Sp Aw Vi
     7 Charlie Lieberman    RD 02/10/22 Janesville Jets (NAHL)           2024  01/12/04 6'04" 220 Naperville, IL    3.50 St Ch Vi
     1 Ryan Sanborn          G 10/05/21 The Hill School                  2024  01/15/05 6'02" 190 Brookfield, CT    4.00 Sp Aw Sk
    19 Ryan Shaw            LW 08/01/22 Westminster Prep                 2025  01/29/05 5'09" 165 E. Longmeadow, MA 3.50 SH Aw Vi
    18 Hunter Wallace        C 09/14/21 Brooks Bandits (AJHL)            2023  02/05/03 5'07" 165 Oak Lake, MB      3.75 x
    
    Women
    19 Georgia Bailey        F 01/05/22 Northwood School (NAPHA)         2023  03/17/05 5'09" 125 Sherbrooke, QC    x.xx
     9 Alexis Brunet         F 12/06/21 Kingston Ice Wolves (OWHL)       2023  02/07/05 5'06" 165 Kingston, ON      3.25
    22 Taryn Rathwell *      D 11/24/21 Kingston Ice Wolves (OWHL)       2023  01/28/04 5'04" 136 Belleville, ON    x.xx
    xx Morgann Skoda         F 04/21/22 College Champlain Cougars (QCHL) 2023  10/26/03 5'10" 170 Mont-Royal, QC    3.50
    
    * 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.
    I am assuming that Neutral Zone regards their Star ratings as public because they often tweet them with committals.
    
    STRENGTHS according to Neutral Zone (NZ doesn't include them for women):
    Aw=Awareness/IQ, Ch=Character/Leadership, GS=Goal Scoring Ability, Sk=Skating, Sp=Speed, SH=Stick Handling Skill,
    St-Strength, To=Toughness, Vi=Vision/Passing

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Shaw's post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgu7wzOuZpG/

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Tweet about Hanscom's commitment from Neutral Zone Mass. https://twitter.com/MassNZ/status/1554559570655199235

    original on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CgxPKxEOKMP/
    Last edited by Ralph Baer; 08-03-2022, 04:18 AM.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Chris Heisenberg is showing that Ryan Shaw's teammate defenseman Matt Hanscom has also committed to RPI for 2025.

    Elite prospect page https://www.eliteprospects.com/playe...1/matt-hanscom

    Hanscom was at the Select17 Festival with his Shaw.
    Last edited by Ralph Baer; 08-03-2022, 12:00 PM.

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  • jericho
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    Originally posted by rpi82 View Post

    Ralph, I don't see much benefit in such speculation on future recruits. After all, it's not as if we haven't had a solid percentage of our D come from the USHL in recent years. We can and should be able to recruit such players.

    De-commits come in all shapes and sizes. Some just don't take seriously the concept of commitment - just using school A as a place holder until they can get an offer from School B. Others may have been jerked around by the school - either unintentionally because they forecast wrong when an opening would be available or intentionally because the school didn't like the player's development. We just don't know what happened with McDonald. He may have lost faith when we didn't play. On the other hand, and I'm just guessing, the fact that he's going to a different school in a year in which he could have undoubtedly enrolled at his original commitment (unlike Ardanaz and Evans who appear to have enrolled because they could avoid UNH pushing them out an extra year) is probably a good clue. In any case, I'm going to privately hope that Ardanaz, Strom and Smolinski turn out to be better players (which is possible as the sixth round is pretty close to the crap shoot level) and I'll apply my small vindictive streak to secretly root against McDonald if I go to a game this year with my NU-alum daughter or NU grad student nephew.
    probably going to happen a lot more.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    tweet of commitment
    https://twitter.com/MassNZ/status/1554268750022680576

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Added Ryan Shaw
    Code:
     # Name                 Ps commitm. Team (League)                    Year  DOB      Ht    Wt  Hometown          NZ*s
    xx Kareem Al-Azem       RD 09/24/20 Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)        2023  01/02/04 6'02" 197 Dunn Loring, VA   3.50 St Vi Sk To
    28 Alexander Babich      C 02/16/19 El Paso Rhinos (NAHL)            2023  03/13/03 5'10" 173 Chicago, IL       3.50 x
    13 Mathieu Bourgault *# LW 12/10/20 Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)    2023  03/31/03 6'02" 176 St-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC 3.50 Sp St GS
    xx Felix Caron          RW 12/06/21 Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)          2023  12/01/04 5'10" 165 Terrebonne, QC    3.50 x
    17 Tyler Hotson *#      LW 12/11/20 Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)      2023  03/17/03 6'00" 163 Stratford, ON     3.75 x
    11 Jackson Kyrkostas     C 01/27/22 Kimball Union Academy            2023  08/19/04 5'10" 165 Windham, NH       3.50 Sp Aw Vi
     7 Charlie Lieberman    RD 02/10/22 Janesville Jets (NAHL)           2024  01/12/04 6'04" 220 Naperville, IL    3.50 St Ch Vi
     1 Ryan Sanborn          G 10/05/21 The Hill School                  2024  01/15/05 6'02" 190 Brookfield, CT    4.00 Sp Aw Sk
    19 Ryan Shaw            LW 08/01/22 Westminster Prep                 2025  01/29/05 5'09" 165 E. Longmeadow, MA 3.50 SH Aw Vi
    18 Hunter Wallace        C 09/14/21 Brooks Bandits (AJHL)            2023  02/05/03 5'07" 165 Oak Lake, MB      3.75 x
    
    Women
    19 Georgia Bailey        F 01/05/22 Northwood School (NAPHA)         2023  03/17/05 5'09" 125 Sherbrooke, QC    x.xx
     9 Alexis Brunet         F 12/06/21 Kingston Ice Wolves (OWHL)       2023  02/07/05 5'06" 165 Kingston, ON      3.25
    22 Taryn Rathwell *      D 11/24/21 Kingston Ice Wolves (OWHL)       2023  01/28/04 5'04" 136 Belleville, ON    x.xx
    xx Morgann Skoda         F 04/21/22 College Champlain Cougars (QCHL) 2023  10/26/03 5'10" 170 Mont-Royal, QC    3.50
    
    * 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.
    I am assuming that Neutral Zone regards their Star ratings as public because they often tweet them with committals.
    
    STRENGTHS according to Neutral Zone (NZ doesn't include them for women):
    Aw=Awareness/IQ, Ch=Character/Leadership, GS=Goal Scoring Ability, Sk=Skating, Sp=Speed, SH=Stick Handling Skill,
    St-Strength, To=Toughness, Vi=Vision/Passing

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Shaw's USHR page https://www.ushr.com/neprep/team/sta...playerId=29090

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Ryan Shaw's Elite Prospects page. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...xmfI/htmlview#
    He played in the recent Select 17 tourney.

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  • Engineers
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    Ryan Shaw committed to us. Forward out of Westminster prep. Excellent pickup

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