Although they’ve solely been on the job for just a few months and have but to register a win for UMass, Greg Carvel and his workers are doing 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 likely one of the high below 17 gamers within the nation. The truth is he’ll be representing Workforce USA within the upcoming U17 5 Nations Match subsequent week.
Davidson performed this previous season for Minnesota prep powerhouse Shattuck-St Mary’s on their Below 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 probably 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 12 months’s draft.
Right here’s some response to the dedication on Twitter:
Davidson is likely one of the high gamers in his age group at the moment and is a wonderful pickup for Carvel and his workers. He was stated to have over a dozen colleges pursuing him, with Large Ten colleges probably making up a few of them. It in all probability didn’t harm UMass’ possibilities that Davidson is from Kalamazoo, 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, but it surely’ll be thrilling to observe his journey whereas we’re ready.
SNB Faculty Hockey’s Jeff Cox ranked the incoming recruiting courses 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 can matter in these preliminary years, however what he’s in a position to do with them as soon as they arrive in Amherst. UMass has had fairly a variety of excessive profile gamers be part of this system in recent times, but it surely hasn’t translated into wins resulting from how poorly the groups have performed on the ice. What’s vital is the workforce taking part in successfully and cohesively. With wins and exhibiting progress in the direction of his imaginative and prescient for this system, extra high recruits like Davidson will make the selection to return to UMass.
The Newburyport Day by day Information has article on incoming switch Josh Coutuier’s resolution to go to the state’s flagship.
Posted by rocks22 on August 4, 2016