Roberto Now a Terrier 4/30/2013
In the wake of the coaching change at Maine, NE Nordique Nick Roberto has decommitted and has committed to Boston University for next fall. Roberto, a 1994 birth year, played this past season for Kimball Union where he had a stellar season. A Wakefield, MA native, Roberto is extremely skilled and very talented below the dots in the offensive zone. Roberto has the ability to make plays and score goals. Prior to Kimball Union, Roberto played at Malden Catholic. We were able to catch up with Roberto and this is what he had to say about his decision” I thought it (BU) was the best fit for me with playing time and being able to play with teammates from when I was growing up. I grew up in the Boston area and attended the Beanpot and now having the ability to play in the Beanpot is a surreal feeling.” Congrats to Nick and his family!
03s Win CT Islanders Invitational 4/22/13
The New England Nordiques ’03 Squirt Major Team traveled to Shelton, CT over this past weekend to play in The Connecticut Jr. Islanders Invitational Tournament. The team battled through the round robin tourney going undefeated with 4 wins and 0 losses against The Ct. Yankees, Ct. Nordiques, Ct. Jr. Islanders, and Central Ct. Yankees. Goalie Hunter McNichol (NJ Avalanche) was outstanding in the goal as he turned away all 15 shots in a 5-0 shutout of The Central Ct. Yankees in the championship game. The offense was sparked by Boris Skalos 2 goals followed by a goal apiece by Nate Heithoff, John Brennan, and Jake Geraci.
Salhany to UAH 3/29/13
Congratulations to NE Nordique Matt Salhany on his commitment to the University of Alabama Huntsville for next fall. Salhany, a Warwick, RI native, played this past season for the Boston Bandits (EJHL). A 1993 birth year, Salhany put together a 16-25-41 line for the Bandits in 47 games. Before playing for the Bandits, Salhany played prep hockey at Tabor Academy. Salhany also played four years of midget hockey for the Neponset Valley River Rats. Salhany is the first Nordique to commit to the University of Alabama Huntsville. Salhany will be a member of the Nordiques in May at the Pre Draft Showcase. Congratulations to Matt and his family!
Anderson to Cornell 3/29/13
Congratulations to NE Nordique Holden Anderson on his commitment to Cornell University for the fall of 2013. Anderson, a 9/1/93 birthdate, is currently in his second year with the Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL). A Pincourt, Quebec native, Anderson had a 13-29-42 line in 59 games this past season. Before playing for the Hawks, Anderson played at the South Kent School and played his midget hockey for the Neponset Valley River Rats. Anderson will be in a Nordiques jersey this coming May for the Pre Draft Showcase. Congratulations to Holden and his family!
Two ‘Diques Make Their Pick 2/25/13
Congratulations to NE Nordiques Jesse Schwartz and Connor Costello on their commitments to college. Schwartz, a 1994 birth year, will be suiting up for the University of Connecticut for the fall of 2014. Schwartz is currently playing for Selects Hockey Academy U18. He is now the third ’94 Nordique to commit to UConn. Costello, also a 1994 birthdate, has committed to Army for next fall. A Londonderry, NH native, Costello finished the season with a 7-15-22 line in thirty-four games for the Jersey Hitmen. Costello will join long time NE Nordique Christian Pomarico on the blue line for Army. Congratulations to Jesse and Connor!
9 Nordiques on Central Scouting 1/15/13
Congratulations to the following NE Nordiques that were ranked in the 2013 NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings as North American Players: Adam Erne, Steve Santini, John Hayden, Anthony Florentino, Jason Salvaggio, Eddie Ellis, Ryan Segalla, Mark Hamilton, and Shane Starrett. Erne, ranked 13th, currently plays for the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) and has a 20-34-54 line in 43 games this season. Santini, ranked 47th currently plays to the U.S. NTDP and is a Boston College recruit. Hayden, ranked 59th overall, also plays for the U.S. NTDP and is a Yale recruit. Florentino, ranked 79th overall, currently plays for Selects Hockey Academy and is a Providence recruit. He will be back in a Nordiques jersey this summer. Salvaggio, ranked 90th overall, also plays for Selects Hockey Academy and is a UConn recruit. Salvaggio will be in a Nordiques jersey again this summer. Ellis, ranked 120th overall, currently plays at Phllips Andover Academy and is a Harvard recruit. Segalla, ranked 136th overall, currently plays at Salisbury School and is a UConn recruit. Hamilton, ranked 191st overall, also plays at Salisbury School and is a UMass Amherst recruit. He has been injured all season. Starrett, raked the 35th goalie, currently plays at Selects Hockey Academy and will be in a Nordiques jersey again this summer. Congratulations to all of these players and their families!
Accolades for Current and Former ‘Diques 1/15/13
Congratulations to NE Nordiques Jon Gillies, Jimmy Vesey, and Shayne Gostisbehere on winning a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Russia.
NE Nordique Nick Ellis was recently named USHL Goaltender of the Week for the Des Moines Buccaneers.
NE Nordique Garrett Noonan was recently named an Assistant Captain at Boston University by Head Coach Jack Parker.
Congratulations to NE Nordique Garrett Hehir on being named E.G. Watkins Tournament MVP.
Congratulations to NE Nordique Trevor Fidler on being named MVP of the BBN Holiday Showcase.
Congratulations to NE Nordique Nick Roberto on being named Flood Marr MVP. NE Nordique Niko Rufo was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Congratulations to NE Nordique Mike Dion on being named Kullen Division MVP of the Groton-Lawrence Christmas Tournament.
Congratulations to the following NE Nordiques who have been named EJHL All-Stars: Matt Salhany (Boston Bandits), Devin Tringale (Valley Jr. Warriors), Mike Doherty (Islanders Hockey Club), Conor MacPhee (Islanders Hockey Club), Brendan Collier (Valley Jr. Warriors) Alternate, Chris Calnan (South Shore Kings), Andrew Doane (South Shore Kings), Jake Kulevich (South Shore Kings), and Connor Costello (Jersey Hitmen).
Another Nordique to Northeastern 1/14/13
Congratulations to NE Nordique Jake Schechter on his commitment to Northeastern University. Schechter, a 1993 birth year, currently had a 1-9-10 line on the blue line for the Valley Jr. Warriors (EJHL). A member of the New England Championship team at Lawrence Academy last winter, Schechter played for the Omaha Lancers (USHL) before coming back east. Congratulations to Jake and his family!
Jamieson to Northeastern 1/10/13
Congratulations to NE Nordique Mike Jamieson on his commitment to Northeastern University for next fall. Jamieson, a Billerica, MA native, is currently playing for Islanders Hockey Club (EJHL) after playing his prep hockey at Lawrence Academy and doing a year with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL). A 1992 birth year, Jamieson has an 8-12-20 line in twenty-seven games for the Islanders. Congratulations to Mike and his family!
News and Notes 12/19/2012
Former NE Nordique, Brian Ward has committed to St. Lawrence University for next fall. Ward, a Haverhill, MA native is currently playing for the Tri-City Storm (USHL) after having a brief stint at Dartmouth College. A 2/14/1992 birthdate, Ward currently has a 10-9-19 line in eighteen games for Tri-City. Congratulations to Brian and his family!
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The coaches have been announced for the 2013 summer. Please inquire if you are interested in playing for us this coming summer. The 2013 summer schedule will be announced on January 1st.
Esposito to Harvard 12/19/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Luke Esposito on his commitment to Harvard University for the fall of 2013. Esposito, a Greenwich, CT native, is currently playing for the Chiliwack Chiefs (BCHL) after playing at the Brunswick School. A 10/18/1993 birth date, Esposito has an 11-32-43 line in thirty-one games which is good for second in the league in scoring. Esposito has played for the Nordiques for the last two summers and will be in a Nordiques jersey again this summer. Congratulations to Luke and his family!
Central Scouting Ranks Nordiques 11/27/2012
Congratulations to the following NE Nordiques who have been named to the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary draft list and also the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List. The Preliminary Rankings rank the top 25 skaters as well as 5-7 goalies in the OHL, QMJHL, WHL, and USHL (including the U.S. U-18 Team). The Players to Watch List covers North American Junior, High School, and Midget Leagues and/or programs. Adam Erne is ranked 5th out of the QMJHL draft eligible players. John Hayden is ranked as an LV on the United States skaters. The following New England Nordiques have been ranked “C” players on the Players to Watch List: Luke Esposito (Chiliwack Chiefs BCHL), Devin Tringale (Valley Jr. Warriors EJHL), Anthony Florentino (Selects Hockey Academy U18), Mark Hamilton (Salisbury), Jason Salvaggio (Selects Hockey Academy U18), Ryan Segalla (Salisbury), Shane Starrett (Selects Hockey Academy U18), Eddie Ellis (Phillips Andover), Connor Brassard (Cushing Academy), Will Golonka (Belmont Hill), and Nolan Vesey (Austin Prep). Congratulations to these players and good luck in the upcoming season!
Kelley Commits to Boston University 11/26/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Tommy Kelley on his commitment to Boston University for the fall of 2013. Kelley, a Natick, MA native, is currently a senior at St. Sebastian’s where he has turned into an elite player in prep hockey. Kelley posted a 19-15-34 line in twenty-eight games last season for the Arrows. A 9/15/1994 birthdate, Kelley has been in the Nordiques program for the last three years. Kelley is a hardworking player who can shoot the puck very well. His speed will certainly be his asset at the next level. Kelley chose Boston University over St. Lawrence, Providence, and Holy Cross. Congratulations to Tommy and his family!
Holland to RIT 11/26/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Mike Holland on his commitment to RIT. Holland, an Atkinson, NH native, is currently a defenseman for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL). After playing at Hotchkiss, Holland made a move to the USHL in 2010 with the Chicago Steel. He had a stint with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders before landing in Sioux City. A strong stay at home defenseman, Holland has played with the Nordiques for the last three summers. Holland, a 2/6/1992 birthdate, currently has a 0-3-3 line in eighteen games with the Musketeers. Holland has been a great attribute to the Nordiques organization and we thank him for being a part of it. He will stay with the Nordiques in a scouting role. Congratulations to Mike and his family!
Northeastern Gets Messa 10/16/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Will Messa on his commitment to Northeastern University. Messa, a Parkland, FL native, is currently playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL where he has a 0-1-1 line in five games with a +2 rating. Last season, Messa was a part of the Lawrence Academy team that won the NEPSIHA Championship in Salem, NH. Messa played his midget hockey for the U16 Neponset Valley River Rats where he a part of a Massachusetts State Title. That team competed at Nationals in Chicago. Messa also played for the Boston Little Bruins. Congratulations to Will and his family!
Freeman to Colgate 10/16/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Derek Freeman on his commitment to Colgate University for the fall of 2013. Freeman, a Newburyport, MA native, currently has a 2-5-7 line in eight games for the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs of the EJHL. A 6ft 200lb power forward, Freeman played for the Northern Cyclones of the AJHL last winter. Congratulations to Derek and his family!
Salvaggio a Huskie 10/3/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Jason Salvaggio on his commitment to the University of Connecticut for the fall of 2014. Salvaggio, a Hanson, MA native, is currently playing for Select Hockey Academy U18 (South Kent). A 1994 birth year, Salvaggio is in his second year at the hillside as he left Xaverian. Two weeks ago, Salvaggio was rated as a “C” player on the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List. Salvaggio played in the Chowder Cup this past summer for the Nordiques and will return to the Nordiques this coming summer. After graduating from South Kent, Salvaggio will play in the USHL. Congratulations to Jason and his family!
9 Nordiques Ranked by NHL Central Scouting 9/19/2012
Congratulations to the nine NE Nordiques that were ranked on the NHL Central Scouting Players To Watch List. The preliminary listing is comprised of players who have been identified by NHL Central Scouting using the following criteria: A-rating: A must-see player who is predicted to be a potential first-round selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft; B-rating: A player to note if a scout is in the area, a potential selection in the second or third round; C-rating: A player that Central Scouting is tracking, a potential fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. The following Nordiques were ranked on this list: Devin Tringale C Rated- Valley Jr. Warriors EJHL, Adam Erne A Rated- Quebec Remparts QMJHL, Brandon Shea C Rated- Quebec Remparts QMJHL, Anthony Florentino C Rated- Selects Hockey Academy U18, Jason Salvaggio C Rated- Selects Hockey Academy U18, Ryan Segalla C Rated- Salisbury School, Eddie Ellis B Rated- Phillips Andover Academy, Connor Brassard C Rated- Cushing Academy, Cam Darcy C Rated- Northeastern University. Stayed tuned for more information on the 2013 NHL Draft.
98s Repeat as Champions at Mini Chowder Cup 7/16/2012
99s Win Mini Chowder Cup 7/16/2012
Ellis to Harvard 7/16/2012
Congratulations to NE Nordique Eddie Ellis on his commitment to Harvard University for the fall of 2014. Ellis, a Burlington, MA native, led Phillips Andover in scoring last winter with a 19-24-43 line in just 26 games. A 1/12/1995 birthdate, Ellis plays his fall hockey for the Boston Little Bruins. Ellis played in the 2010 Junior Chowder Cup with the Nordiques. Congratulations to Eddie and his family!
8 Nordiques Taken in the NHL Draft 7/16/2012
Congratulations to the eight Nordiques who were drafted into the NHL. Sam Kurker was taken in 2nd round, 56th overall, by the St. Louis Blues. Kurker, a Reading, MA native, will be playing at Boston University next year after playing four years at St. John’s Prep. Jimmy Vesey was taken in the 3rd round, 66th overall, by the Nashville Predators. Vesey, a North Reading, MA native, will be playing for Harvard next year after spending last season with the South Shore Kings (EJHL). Vesey will be playing for the U20 Blue team in the Chowder Cup. Jon Gillies was taken in the 3rd round, 75th overall, by the Calgary Flames. Gillies, a South Portland, ME native, will be playing for Providence College next year after playing the last two years with the Indiana Ice (USHL). Gillies will also be playing on the U20 Blue team in the Chowder Cup. Shayne Gostisbehere was the fourth Nordique drafted as he was taken in the 3rd round, 78th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers. Gostisbehere played this past season at Union College. Chris Calnan was taken in the 3rd round, 79th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks. Calnan, a Norwell, MA native, was a junior at Nobles and Greenough School last year. He has played the last two years of fall hockey for the U16 Neponset Valley River Rats and