THE UNH MEN’S HOCKEY BLOG: UNH Commits Replace 9-27-2023: Highlight on MacPherson Twins

Ryan MacPherson
2024 UNH Commit
Connor MacPherson
2024 UNH Commit

Information & Notes

Because the North American junior hockey leagues begin their 2023-24 season, the College of New Hampshire males’s hockey program has 15 younger prospects dedicated for future seasons. 7 are on United States Hockey League rosters (Conn, Philbrick, de Haro, Participant, Konevych, Grimes, Tournas), 5 within the British Columbia Hockey League (DeTurris, Eckholm, C. MacPherson, R. MacPherson, Primerano), and 1 within the Alberta Junior Hockey League (Bradshaw). 2 (Sadowski, Hyles) are slated to play New England Prep College hockey starting in November. The most recent, 2023-24 statistics for the UNH Commits are displayed within the desk on the finish of this text.

~ Ryan MacPherson (DOB: 3/2/05), the 6’1″, 177 lbs., left-shot heart from Windsor, Ontario and his twin brother Connor MacPherson, a 6’0″, 177 lbs., right-shot winger, have been high scorers final season within the Better Ontario Junior Hockey League, a Canadian Junior B League. Ryan scored 39 objectives, 60 assists in 73 video games (1.36 PPG) for the Leamington Flyers and Connor posted 48 objectives, 49 assists in 65 video games (1.49 PPG). Leamington received their first Sutherland Cup within the GOJHL Playoffs and Connor was named collection MVP.

Throughout the 2023 NHL Draft in June, Ryan MacPherson was drafted within the sixth Spherical (#172 General) by the Philadelphia Flyers. Each he and Connor participated within the Flyers’ Participant Growth Camp in early July.

The MacPherson twins signed a Nationwide Letter of Intent with UNH final Fall and are on monitor to enroll for the 2024-25 season. In preparation for Division I school hockey, they moved up from Canadian Junior B to Junior A this season. Final Saturday, of their second sport with the Penticton Vees, each tallied their first British Columbia Hockey League objectives.

Connor MacPherson broke the ice with this primary interval aim. He labored the give-and-go with Ryan in the course of 4 Merritt Centennial gamers. It turned out to be the game-winner.

Ryan MacPherson adopted up within the second interval with this pure hat trick over an 8 and 1/2 minute stretch. On the third aim, Connor and Ryan bought behind the Centennial defenders and Connor slipped a tape-to-tape, backhand move to Ryan for the one-timer.

2023-24 Statistics

Participant NZ Stars** Staff League GP Targets Asst Pts PIM +/-
2024 Commits
Reid Conn 2/2/04 (D) 3.75 Chicago Metal USHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1
Connor DeTurris 10/8/04 (F) 3.75 Nanaimo Clipper BCHL IR
Lars Petter Eckholm 3/7/04 (F) NR Cowichan Valley Capitals BCHL 2 0 0 0 0
Connor MacPherson* 3/2/05 (F) 3.75 Penticton Vees BCHL 2 1 2 3 2
Ryan MacPherson* 3/2/05 (F) 3.75 Penticton Vees BCHL 2 3 1 4 0
Ryan Philbrick* 6/20/04 (D) 3.5 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 1 0 0 0 2
2024 or ’25 Commit
Sebastian Bradshaw 5/26/05 (F) 3.5 Brooks Bandits AJHL 1 0 0 0 0
Conner de Haro 10/17/05 (D) 3.75 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Participant* 5/13/05 (D) 3.5 Inexperienced Bay Gamblers USHL 2 1 0 1 0 0
Luca Primerano 3/17/05 (F) 3.75 Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL 1 0 0 0 0
Jack Sadowski 7/29/06 (F) 3.75 Kimball Union Academy NE Prep
Massachusetts District USA Selects 17 6 1 2 3 4
2025 Commits
Nikita Konevych 6/3/06 (D) NR Tri-Metropolis Storm USHL
Value Grimes 1/28/06 (D) 3.5 Chicago Metal USHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
Niko Tournas 2/17/06 (F) 4.0 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL
New England District USA Selects 17 6 4 5 9 1
2025 or ’26 Commits
Kole Hyles 1/16/06 (F) 3.75 Cushing Academy NE Prep
Central Mass Peguins EHF 18U 5 0 5 5
New England District USA Selects 17 6 4 3 7 0
* = Signed Nationwide Letter of Intent
** = Impartial Zone 5-Star Ranking

The statistics for the commits, introduced within the above desk, are categorized by the projected 12 months they may enroll in UNH. For instance, the “2024 Commits” are projected to start enjoying for UNH within the Fall of 2024. I’ve primarily based these projections on the next elements:
~ Variety of UNH gamers leaving the staff on the finish of the earlier season and the place they performed.
~ Variety of incoming switch gamers and the place they play.
~ If a Nationwide Letter of Intent has been signed.
~ The 12 months the commit and UNH coaches initially focused for enrollment in UNH.
~ How outdated the commit could be upon admission.
~ Variety of years in junior hockey previous to admission.
~ The commit’s efficiency in current seasons in addition to accidents.
~ Anticipated date of highschool commencement.

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