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THE UNH MEN’S HOCKEY BLOG: UNH Commit Luca Primerano: A Capturing Ahead


Luca Primerano
2024 UNH Commit

“Shot mentality! Likes to the throw pucks on the internet no matter the place he’s on the ice.” Impartial Zone, December, 2022

Luca Primerano

Ahead, 6’2″, 181 lbs. Shoots Left
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia
DOB: March 17, 2005; 17 years, 9 months
Impartial Zone Ranking: 3.75 out of 5 Stars
Present Groups: Prince George Spruce Kings (British Columbia Hockey League)
Dedicated to UNH on November 29, 2022 at Age 17 years, 8 months.

2022 Spotlight Reel

A current Impartial Zone scouting report mentioned Primerano “goes to the online onerous and may make performs regardless of being pressured”. This spotlight reel reveals 4 of Primerano’s objectives from his rookie season with the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL), together with 2 within the internet entrance space.

Interview

I had a chance to interview Luca Primerano, by way of e-mail, about his hockey profession and dedication to UNH:

Mike Lowry: Congratulations in your dedication to play for the College of New Hampshire. How did you first grow to be inquisitive about UNH?

Luca Primerano: I first grew to become inquisitive about UNH after I met Glenn Stewart (UNH Affiliate Coach) in my U18 12 months at Burnaby Winter Membership. I used to be excited to find out about UNH, the college and the hockey program.

Mike Lowry: What are the principle causes you selected to decide to UNH?

Luca Primerano: The principle causes I selected UNH have been that the coaches confirmed a real curiosity in me and wished me to be part of the group. I jumped on the likelihood to go to the college and the college, the placement and the amenities have been top notch. The flexibility to play in Hockey East is a dream come true.

Lowry: Former UNH star Angus Crookshank performed a number of years of youth hockey for the Burnaby Winter Membership (BWC) in British Columbia. So did you. For instance, you each lead a BWC U18 Prep group in scoring. Angus scored 42 objectives and 19 assists for the 2015-16 group and also you scored 23 objectives and 35 assists for the 2021-22 squad. Was your frequent backgrounds a consider your resolution to decide to UNH?

Primerano: Angus performed at BWC earlier than I used to be there however I knew of him and clearly he is a good participant. His profession at UNH is one thing for me to aspire to.

Mike Lowry: What different faculty applications did you think about throughout the recruiting course of? Which faculties did you go to and which of them made a suggestion to you?

Primerano: I spoke with a number of faculties and had just a few full provides. The method has been a humbling expertise for me and I’m grateful to all the colleges and scouts that confirmed curiosity.

Lowry: Have you ever and the UNH coaches agreed on a goal date so that you can enroll as a freshman at UNH and be a part of the group?

Primerano: Our goal is for me to attend UNH in September 2024.

Lowry: At this stage in your growth, what are the principle strengths of your recreation? What areas are you making an attempt to enhance?

Primerano: My foremost strengths are my on ice imaginative and prescient, hockey IQ, dimension and talent. I’m frequently engaged on my skating as I develop and get stronger, and know that I’ve to proceed to get stronger.

Lowry: To this point this season you’ve got scored 6 objectives and 14 assists in 28 video games with the Prince George Spruce Kings. You are tied for eighth in scoring amongst all BCHL rookies. Prince George is about 460 miles from your property city of North Vancouver. What’s it been like adjusting to your first 12 months of junior hockey, each on and off the ice?

Primerano: My administration and coaches in Prince George, and particularly my teammates and billet household have made the transition to junior hockey a lot simpler for me. On the ice, going up towards larger, stronger and older youngsters is one thing I get used to.

Lowry: When do you propose to graduate from highschool? What are your tutorial strengths and pursuits? Have you considered what you may main in if you enroll at UNH?

Primerano: I’m ending highschool early, in early January. I satisfaction myself on working onerous at college, and through Covid was capable of get forward. I’m actually inquisitive about majoring in enterprise.

Impartial Zone Scouting Reviews

BCHL Recreation Report, November, 2022

“Tall lanky ahead who has an extended skating stride. Performs with some edge as he isn’t afraid to get into it along with his opponents. Throws pucks on internet from all angles which might trigger second likelihood alternatives. At occasions its helpful however it may well additionally kill a play. Goes to the online onerous and may make performs regardless of being pressured. Scored a greasy purpose (by going to the online onerous) at an necessary time giving the Kings some life and getting them again into the sport.”

Western Canadian Crown, April, 2020

“Primerano is captain and performs like one; he’s an sincere, 200 ft ahead who helps the puck, is at all times on the correct facet of the play and does all of the little issues to assist his group. A mature, detailed method to his recreation, he is aware of the place to go along with the puck, he makes sensible passes and skates to open ice. He has respectable dimension and shields the puck effectively in tight areas and is ready to lure opponents in direction of him and slide the puck to his teammates in scoring areas. He solely had 2 objectives over 6 video games however his talent was in creating the play ending with 8 assists. Luca is aware of the place his teammates are on the ice and never simply within the offensive zone, he led breakouts, he labored the puck within the impartial zone and created odd man rushes for his linemates.”

“Good and nice imaginative and prescient and poise for his age. An actual chief in that he’ll take successful to make a play, he’ll block a shot and take a defender to the far put up with out the puck to create a 2v1 for his teammates. He’s the kind of prospect the extra you watch him the extra you recognize the subtleties of his recreation.”

Youth & Junior Hockey Statistics

Participant Season Crew League GP Targets Asst Pts PIM
Luca Primerano (F) 2022-23 Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL 28 6 14 20 4
2021-22 Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Burnaby Winter Membership Prep CSSHL U18 35 23 35 58 18
Playoffs 5 4 5 9 2
2020-21 Burnaby Winter Membership CSSHL U16 5 12 1 13 4
2019-20 Burnaby Winter Membership Prep CSSHL U15 30 11 25 36 30
Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0
Burnaby Winter Membership Elite 15s CSSHL U16 2 0 0 0 0
2018-19 Burnaby Winter Membership U15 Varsity CSSHLV U15 30 19 26 45 10
Playoffs 4 6 3 9 2

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