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Players named for All-American Prospects Game, NCAA flavor abundant

The 40 players that will play in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were announced Wednesday by USA Hockey.

The game, which will include 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL draft, will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

The roster is represented by 31 players from the United States Hockey League, including 22 from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. More than half of the players have Division I commitments in place.

Players were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting and represent 13 different states. Minnesota has seven participants and Illinois and Michigan each have six. Other states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

More information will be forthcoming, including how the teams will be divided, coaches and ticket information.

Name
Position
2011-12 Team
College Commitment
Eamon McAdamGWaterloo (USHL)Penn State
Jared RutledgeGU.S. NTDPMichigan
Gage AusmusDU.S. NTDPDenver
Will ButcherDU.S. NTDPDenver
Mike DowningDDubuque (USHL)Michigan
Trevor HamiltonDU.S. NTDPMiami
Dakota MermisDGreen Bay (USHL)Denver
Steve SantiniDU.S. NTDPBoston College
Scott SavageDU.S. NTDPBoston College
Keaton ThompsonDU.S. NTDPNorth Dakota
Evan AllenFU.S. NTDPMichigan
Taylor CammarataFWaterloo (USHL)Minnesota
J.T. CompherFU.S. NTDPMichigan
Dawson CookFU.S. NTDPNotre Dame
Austin FarleyFFargo (USHL)Minnesota-Duluth
Ryan FitzgeraldFMalden (Mass.) Catholic HSBoston College
Luke JohnsonFLincoln (USHL)North Dakota
Tyler KelleherFU.S. NTDPNew Hampshire
Matt LaneFU.S. NTDPBoston University
Anthony LouisFU.S. NTDPMiami
Mike McCarronFU.S. NTDPMichigan State
Jacob MontgomeryFShattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.)Nebraska-Omaha
Tyler MotteFU.S. NTDPMichigan
Ross OlssonFWilliston Northampton School (Mass.)Northeastern
Quentin ShoreFU.S. NTDPDenver
Devin TringaleFLawrence Academy (Mass.)Harvard
Frank VatranoFU.S. NTDPBoston College

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  • bronxbomberz41

    nice to see UNH has one guy on there. Its kind of rare that a UNH commit makes these kinds of lists.

    • Fan Man

      Or how about Northeastern? Pretty cool Nice to see two North Dakota boys, who are from Nodak playing..

      • bronxbomberz41

        Yes. help make some more HE schools a little more competitive. dethrone the kings.

    • Blueliner

      Maybe it’s Umile.

      • bronxbomberz41

        I know there’s a vocal contingent that wants him out. Maybe he is a bad recruiter, but he’s competing with 3 schools from a major US city. If you’re a 19 year old kid, would you rather go to Durham, NH (short train ride to boston) or be in Boston, MA? Plus when you look at the track records of BU and BC, and their facilities, the prestige that comes with that education, and the number of guys that make it to the pros, its a tough sell to say “Come to UNH.” I think he does an OK job of coaching guys up though. I think the fact that Umile doesn’t get these kinds of recruits and still puts out strong teams almost every year (forget last season) says something about that guy’s coaching ability.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.vanschepen Phil Van Schepen

    Good to see Illinois well represented. Bodes well for B1G hockey expansion!