Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another Blue Chippah for Harvard!

Even with all my bias, I think that with this latest signing, Harvard most certainly has the #1 recruiting class in the nation - particularly with the hit Notre Dame took when Cam Fowler bolted for Major Junior.

David Valek - 6'2'' 215 power forward from the USNDT has signed with Harvard and will join the Crimson in 2009. Valek has a 6-13-19 line in 40 games this year with the national team. In international tournament play, he is the 2nd leading scorer for the team with a 4-4-8 in 8 games.

In the CSS Mid-Season rankings, Valek was ranked #76.

With Everson, Leblanc, Valek, Fallstrom, Rempel, and Ford - Harvard will likely have 6 NHL draft picks in the Class of 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Andrew Calof Chooses Harvard

Andrew Calof is a 5'10 - 165lb center and is a '91 birth year. His line is 47-53-100 in 59 games.

He was awarded the top prospect award by the CJHL, fastest skater title in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects all star competition and made the CJHL prospects all-star roster. He also had the 3rd most points in the entire CJHL.

Andrew will join Harvard in 2010, though with some pretty serious interest from Major Junior teams, let's not count our chickens before they've hatched (He was drafted by the Mississauga Ice Dogs - now Niagara Ice Dogs - who selected him in the 2007 OHL draft.

Andrew's grandfather graduated from Harvard.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New England Prep School All Stars Announced

These awards were voted on by the coaches:

East Forwards:
Chris Kreider, Andover (Jr.) (Chose BC over Harvard)
Dan Weiniger, Exeter (Bowdoin)
Wayne Simpson, Lawrence (Union)
Tom Larkin, Exeter (Colgate)
Thomas Kader, Tabor (?)
Mike Condon, Belmont Hill (Princeton)

West Forwards:
Wade Megan, South Kent ( BU)
Mark Goggin, Choate (Chose Dartmouth over Harvard)
Robbie Bourdon, Taft (Colgate)
Jake Goldberg, Berkshire (Jr.) (Undecided)
Kevin Goumas, Canterbury (Jr.) (Undecided)
Danny Biega, Salisbury (Harvard)
Mac Bennett, Hotchkiss (Jr.) (Michigan)
Alex Vazzano, Gunnery (Jr.) (Union)

Noticeable omissions include Andy Isles (Cornell) and Steven Whitney (BC)