Even supposing they’ve solely been on the job for a couple of months and have but to register a win for UMass, Greg Carvel and his workers are doing a very good job of convincing excessive profile recruits to decide to the Massachusetts hockey program. This week they picked up a dedication from Jeremy Davidson, a proper shot ahead who is without doubt one of the prime below 17 gamers within the nation. In truth he’ll be representing Crew USA within the upcoming U17 5 Nations Event subsequent week.
Davidson performed this previous season for Minnesota prep powerhouse Shattuck-St Mary’s on their Beneath 16 workforce. He had 17 objectives and 28 assists in 51 video games there. Previous to Shattuck he performed within the highly-regarded Honeybaked junior program in his native Michigan. Davidson measures 5’10”, 165lbs however at solely age 16 these numbers will seemingly enhance. He’s projected to reach at UMass in fall of 2020. His USHL rights are held by the Bloomington Thunder who took him within the fifth spherical of final yr’s draft.
Right here’s some response to the dedication on Twitter:
Davidson is without doubt one of the prime gamers in his age group at present and is a superb pickup for Carvel and his workers. He was mentioned to have over a dozen colleges pursuing him, with Large Ten colleges seemingly making up a few of them. It in all probability didn’t damage UMass’ possibilities that Davidson is from Kalamazoo, the town the place assistant coach Ben Barr known as residence for the final couple years earlier than becoming a member of the UMass workers.
It’ll be some time till Davidson pulls on the maroon and white, however it’ll be thrilling to observe his journey whereas we’re ready.
SNB School Hockey’s Jeff Cox ranked the incoming recruiting lessons for the Hockey East applications. Cox has UMass’ freshmen because the tenth finest class within the league, highlighting the additions of goaltender Ryan Wischow and defenseman Shane Bear. Contemplating the swiftness with which Carvel and the workers put the category collectively, I believe that is fairly good. As Carvel makes an attempt to reverse the fortunes of this system it’s not a lot the rating of recruits that may matter in these preliminary years, however what he’s capable of do with them as soon as they arrive in Amherst. UMass has had fairly numerous excessive profile gamers be a part of this system in recent times, however it hasn’t translated into wins attributable to how poorly the groups have performed on the ice. What’s vital is the workforce enjoying successfully and cohesively. With wins and exhibiting progress in direction of his imaginative and prescient for this system, extra prime recruits like Davidson will make the selection to return to UMass.
The Newburyport Day by day Information has a very good article on incoming switch Josh Coutuier’s determination to go to the state’s flagship.
Posted by rocks22 on August 4, 2016