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Highlight on Brendan Fitzgerald & Nick Ring


Brendan Fitzgerald
2023 UNH Commit
Nick Ring
2023 UNH Commit

Information & Notes

~ Brendan Fitzgerald (DOB: 3/6/03), the 6’0″, 167 lbs., left-shot defenseman from North Studying, Massachusetts, was named the United States Hockey League Defenseman of the Week on December nineteenth. In 2 Cedar Rapids RoughRider video games on December sixteenth and seventeenth, Fitzgerald posted 6 assists, 4 pictures on objective, and a +2 score.

Fitzgerald’s offensive expertise are on full show in these video highlights from these video games. The primary sequence is on the RoughRiders’ energy play. Fitzgerald (#19) skates like a ahead, defending the puck together with his physique, going robust to the web, and sliding a wrister beneath the defenseman’s leg on objective. The ensuing rebound is transformed for a objective. On the second scoring play, he dekes the defender and snaps a robust wrister from the blue line. The puck is redirected for a objective. Within the remaining sequence, Fitzgerald reveals excellent imaginative and prescient and zippers a cross ice go to his ahead for a one-timer.

Total, Fitzgerald is among the main scorers amongst all USHL defensemen. His 2 objectives and 15 assists in 20 video games places him in a tie for seventh. He is tied for fifth in assists by a USHL defenseman and tied for sixth in energy play assists (6).

~ Nick Ring (DOB: 10/26/03), the 5’11”, 179 lbs., right-shot ahead from Hingham, Massachusetts, made the bounce to the extremely aggressive United States Hockey League this season. After profitable seasons within the Nationwide Collegiate Improvement Convention (Boston Benefit), then the North American Hockey League (New Jersey Titans), Ring has excelled with the Sioux Falls Stampede. Ring leads the USHL in energy play assists (12). He leads the Stampede in assists (17) and energy play factors (3 PPG, 12 PPA).

Ring can be a constant scorer. He has scored no less than 1 level in 75% of his 27 video games this season. A scout from Impartial Zone evaluated Ring throughout a December seventeenth sport between Sioux Falls and the Fargo Power:

“Finds the areas of the ice within the offensive zone the place he can get pucks on web. Filters into the slot space untouched and when receiving passes will get the puck to the web shortly with a flick of the wrist (and energy behind it). Scored the primary 2 objectives of the sport for the Stampede in very related vogue. Each might have regarded like rubbish whack in objectives however realistically each displayed a excessive talent set. For instance he filtered into the web entrance space untouched obtained to a unfastened puck and made somewhat further transfer to deceive the goaltender and rating [both goals were the same essentially].”

It was Ring’s first multi-goal of the season. Listed below are the video highlights:

2022-23 Statistics

Participant NZ Stars** Group League GP Objectives Asst Pts PIM +/-
2023 Commits
Jed Baliotti 2/7/02 (G) 3.5 New Hampshire Jr Monarchs NCDC 10 4 6 0 2.36 .921
Springfield Jr Blues NAHL 1 1 0 0 2.00 .909
Brendan Fitzgerald* 3/6/03 (D) 4.0 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 20 2 15 17 55 +7
Nick Ring* 10/26/03 (F) 3.75 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 27 8 17 25 10 -3
Jason Siedem 10/17/02 (F) 3.75 Blackfalds Bulldogs AJHL 37 15 31 46 16
JP Turner* 1/31/03 (F) 3.5 Fargo Power USHL 27 4 9 13 10 +6
Ronan Walsh 5/3/02 (F) 3.5 Aberdeen Wings NAHL 28 6 8 14 55 -3
2023 or ’24 Commit
Ryan Conmy* 10/23/04 (F) 4.0 Sioux Metropolis Musketeers USHL 26 14 9 23 4 +3
2024 Commits
Connor DeTurris 10/8/04 (F) 3.75 Janesville Jets NAHL 23 9 8 17 12 +10
Madison Capitols USHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Connor MacPherson* 3/2/05 (F) 3.75 Leamington Flyers GOJHL 27 16 24 40 23
Ryan MacPherson* 3/2/05 (F) 3.75 Leamington Flyers GOJHL 32 17 20 37 10
Ryan Philbrick* 6/20/04 (D) 3.25 Cushing Academy NE Prep 11 1 10 11
Josh Participant* 5/13/05 (D) 3.5 Inexperienced Bay Gamblers USHL 4 1 0 1 0 -1
Bishop Kearney 18U 18U AAA 32 8 21 29 0
NEPACK 18U 6 1 2 3 4
Luca Primerano 3/17/05 (F) 3.75 Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL 30 6 16 22 4
2024 or ’25 Commit
Conner de Haro 10/17/05 (D) 3.75 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 21 0 4 4 12 +8
Jack Sadowski 7/29/06 (F) 3.75 Kimball Union Academy NE Prep 9 5 4 9
Islanders Hockey Membership 18U Prep EHF
2025 Commits
Worth Grimes 1/28/06 (D) 3.75 Sioux Falls Energy 16U 16 AAA 25 3 8 11
T1EHL 4 1 4 5 25
Niko Tournas 2/17/06 (F) 3.75 New Jersey Rockets 16U THF 16U 10 11 8 19 2
NEPACK 16U 8 5 0 5 0
* = Signed Nationwide Letter of Intent
** = Impartial Zone 5-Star Ranking

NOTE
The statistics for the commits, introduced within the above desk, are categorized by the projected yr they are going to enroll in UNH. For instance, the “2023 Commits” are projected to start taking part in for UNH within the Fall of 2023. I’ve based mostly these projections on the next components:
~ Variety of UNH gamers leaving the crew on the finish of the earlier season and the place they performed.
~ Variety of incoming switch gamers and the place they play.
~ If a Nationwide Letter of Intent has been signed.
~ The yr the commit and UNH coaches initially focused for enrollment in UNH.
~ How outdated the commit could be upon admission.
~ Variety of years in junior hockey previous to admission.
~ The commit’s efficiency in latest seasons in addition to accidents.
~ Anticipated date of highschool commencement.

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