USA Junior Hockey Magazine May 2013 : Page 14

14 • May 013 BOstON BANDits www.bostonbandits.com BAY stAtE BREAkERs www.jrbreakers.com Bandits enjoy big year of college advancements Boston Bandits 2013 NcAA college Placements Nick Finn Jake Soffer Matt Salhany Kevin Walters Mike Van Siclen Jack Burton Luke Stickel Matt Sullivan Michael Phillips Parker Bowen Holy Cross Rensselaer Alabama-Huntsville Utica College Colby College Colby College Williams College Bowdoin College Babson College Salve Regina D-1 D-1 D-1 D-3 D-3 D-3 D-3 D-3 D-3 D-3 Atlantic Hockey ECAC Hockey WCHA ECAC West NESCAC NESCAC NESCAC NESCAC ECAC East ECAC Northeast Salvucci returns with eye on West Point By Joshua Boyd It was a big first year with the Bay State Breakers for Kevin salvucci . The Plymouth, Mass., native hopes the second year will be even bigger and better. Salvucci, still technically a “free agent” in regards to college commitments, has been in regular contact with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Academically, he knows he has to come up “about 20 points” on his SATs, so he plans to work all summer with a tutor towards that end. On the hockey side, the Army Black Knights like what they have seen from Salvucci, based on his 2012-13 season with the Breakers. The forward scored 19 goals and 40 points in 52 total games (including playoffs). Salvucci will return to the Breakers in hopes of sealing something up early on. Breakers general manager/head coach david McCauley is happy to welcome him back. “He is an honest player who competes every day,” said McCauley. “He will again be a leader on and off the ice next season.” “It’s a pretty easy decision,” added Salvucci. “I loved it this past year, it’s a great organization, Coach McCauley is a great guy. I’m hoping to play Division 1 college hockey and I know Army wants me to play another year.” He can pinpoint a few areas of his game that just one year with the Breakers helped to improve. “I toughened up a little more and I think I used my body a little better,” said Salvucci. “Coach McCauley would always preach going to the net, so I did that more.” For Year 2 with the Breakers, the goals are simple both in terms of the team overall and his own personal game. “I’m hoping to win the Eastern Junior League championship, that’s our overall goal,” said Salvucci. “Personally, I want to develop even more, get bigger, stronger and faster and use my feet. Over the summer, I’ll be working on stickhandling and my shot, so I can get all my skills together by the end of the season.” And by the end of the 2013-14 season, he hopes to have his proverbial ticket punched to the next level. If it’s West Point, all the better. “At first, I didn’t think [the military] was for me, but it’s a free education and one of the best educations you can get in the country, so that’s right up my alley there,” said Salvucci. “It’s definitely going to be a tough commitment, but it’s one I can make.” If you would like to join the Boston Bandits junior team, contact head coach Todd Stirling at tstirling@bostonbandits. com or go online to bostonbandits.com. BOstON JUNiOR RANGERs www.bostonjuniorrangers.com Rangers taking time to evaluate next lineup 2013 showcase Line Up Hub Cup Jr. Showcase (20U) Midget Minor Hub Cup (16U) Midget Major Hub Cup (18U) June 6-9 June 13-16 June 21-23 Elite AAA invitational July 12-14: ‘05, ‘04, ‘03 July 19-21: ‘02 & ‘01 Recruiters Cup (16U & 18U) Bantam Hub Cup (14U) August 2-4 August 9–1 1 for Availability: hubcityhockey.com contact: todd stirling tstirling@hubcityhockey.com 508-279-2841 By Joshua Boyd More than a month after the last puck dropped in Atlantic Junior League play, the Boston Junior Rangers were setting their eyes on the 2013-14 season. The Junior Rangers held their tryouts for both their Atlantic and Metropolitan Junior League teams during the April 19-21 weekend at their home Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury, Mass. General manger/head coach Mario Martiniello was impressed and encouraged with the turnout and skill of the players. “We had some good numbers, well over 60 players,” said Martiniello. “We are still working through contracts and talking to kids. There were some kids unable to make tryouts, so we’ll still be able to take a look at them.” Martiniello expects to take a closer look at some players during the New England Pro-Am Pre-Draft Tournament in southern Massachusetts over the first weekend of May. “We’ll have two teams in the Pre-Draft tournament,” said Martiniello. “We’ll have some returning players, new kids we’ve been recruiting and new kids who want to hook on with our team.” He expects to promote “at least five” players from the Metropolitan Junior League Rangers team that finished as runner-up in that league to the champion New Jersey Rockets in the playoffs. This includes leading scorer greg stoya and Cam smith (both ’93’s) and Pat Magliano (’94). “I like to develop the kids and bring them up through the program,” said Martiniello, who is also looking at players from youth Rangers teams. “We have one player who’s been with us for years from Burlington (Mass.) High School. Joe Berardi has won two state titles with Burlington and he’s going to be on one of our teams next season, and he’ll be with us on showcase teams in the off-season.” Martiniello expects to have about eight to 10 members of his 2012-13 AJHL team back for the 2013-14 campaign. “By the time all of our players moving along finish their decisions, we’ll have 13, 14 guys committed,” said Martiniello. “We do have a good core of guys coming back.” The list of returning Rangers includes, but is not limited to, ‘93’s alan Boozer , tyler theodoulou and James devlin , and ‘94’s Chris hinrichs and Emile Levesque . The Pre-Draft showcase is only one off-season tournament in which the Rangers will skate. They will also be at the EJHL Spring Showcase (May 10-12 in Marlboro, Mass.) and the CCM Hockey Showcase (May 24-27 in Denver, Colo.).

Bay State Breakers/Boston Bandits

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Salvucci returns with eye on West Point<br /> <br /> It was a big first year with the Bay State Breakers for Kevin salvucci.<br /> <br /> The Plymouth, Mass., native hopes the second year will be even bigger and better. Salvucci, still technically a “free agent” in regards to college commitments, has been in regular contact with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Academically, he knows he has to come up “about 20 points” on his SATs, so he plans to work all summer with a tutor towards that end.<br /> <br /> On the hockey side, the Army Black Knights like what they have seen from Salvucci, based on his 2012-13 season with the Breakers. The forward scored 19 goals and 40 points in 52 total games (including playoffs).<br /> <br /> Salvucci will return to the Breakers in hopes of sealing something up early on.Breakers general manager/head coach david McCauley is happy to welcome him back.<br /> <br /> “He is an honest player who competes every day,” said McCauley. “He will again be a leader on and off the ice next season.” <br /> <br /> “It’s a pretty easy decision,” added Salvucci. “I loved it this past year, it’s a great organization, Coach McCauley is a great guy. I’m hoping to play Division 1 college hockey and I know Army wants me to play another year.” <br /> <br /> He can pinpoint a few areas of his game that just one year with the Breakers helped to improve.<br /> <br /> “I toughened up a little more and I think I used my body a little better,” said Salvucci. “Coach McCauley would always preach going to the net, so I did that more.” <br /> <br /> For Year 2 with the Breakers, the goals are simple both in terms of the team overall and his own personal game.<br /> <br /> “I’m hoping to win the Eastern Junior League championship, that’s our overall goal,” said Salvucci. “Personally, I want to develop even more, get bigger, stronger and faster and use my feet. Over the summer, I’ll be working on stickhandling and my shot, so I can get all my skills together by the end of the season.” <br /> <br /> And by the end of the 2013-14 season, he hopes to have his proverbial ticket punched to the next level. If it’s West Point, all the better.<br /> <br /> “At first, I didn’t think [the military] was for me, but it’s a free education and one of the best educations you can get in the country, so that’s right up my alley there,” said Salvucci. “It’s definitely going to be a tough commitment, but it’s one I can make.”<br /> <br /> If you would like to join the Boston Bandits junior team, contact head coach Todd Stirling at tstirling@bostonbandits.Com or go online to bostonbandits.com

Boston Jr. Rangers

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Rangers taking time to evaluate next lineup<br /> <br /> More than a month after the last puck dropped in Atlantic Junior League play, the Boston Junior Rangers were setting their eyes on the 2013-14 season.<br /> <br /> The Junior Rangers held their tryouts for both their Atlantic and Metropolitan Junior League teams during the April 19- 21 weekend at their home Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury, Mass.<br /> <br /> General manger/head coach Mario Martiniello was impressed and encouraged with the turnout and skill of the players.<br /> <br /> “We had some good numbers, well over 60 players,” said Martiniello. “We are still working through contracts and talking to kids. There were some kids unable to make tryouts, so we’ll still be able to take a look at them.” <br /> <br /> Martiniello expects to take a closer look at some players during the New England Pro-Am Pre-Draft Tournament in southern Massachusetts over the first weekend of May.<br /> <br /> “We’ll have two teams in the Pre-Draft tournament,” said Martiniello. “We’ll have some returning players, new kids we’ve been recruiting and new kids who want to hook on with our team.” <br /> <br /> He expects to promote “at least five” players from the Metropolitan Junior League Rangers team that finished as runner-up in that league to the champion New Jersey Rockets in the playoffs.This includes leading scorer greg stoya and Cam smith (both ’93’s) and Pat Magliano (’94).<br /> <br /> “I like to develop the kids and bring them up through the program,” said Martiniello, who is also looking at players from youth Rangers teams. “We have one player who’s been with us for years from Burlington (Mass.) High School. Joe Berardi has won two state titles with Burlington and he’s going to be on one of our teams next season, and he’ll be with us on showcase teams in the off-season.” <br /> <br /> Martiniello expects to have about eight to 10 members of his 2012-13 AJHL team back for the 2013-14 campaign.<br /> <br /> “By the time all of our players moving along finish their decisions, we’ll have 13, 14 guys committed,” said Martiniello.“We do have a good core of guys coming back.” <br /> <br /> The list of returning Rangers includes, but is not limited to, ‘93’s alan Boozer, tyler theodoulou and James devlin, and ‘94’s Chris hinrichs and Emile Levesque.<br /> <br /> The Pre-Draft showcase is only one off-season tournament in which the Rangers will skate. They will also be at the EJHL Spring Showcase (May 10- 12 in Marlboro, Mass.) And the CCM Hockey Showcase (May 24-27 in Denver, Colo.).

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