While the Eagles were out in Rochester, a couple future birds made their first trip to the Jack Parker Rink. The USNTDP lost to BU 6-4, but Jeremy Bracco recorded a goal and two assists while Casey Fitzgerald registered a +2 rating. Top target, Auston Matthews, centered Bracco's line and recorded two goals and one assist. Needless to say, he is the staff's top target for next season but the opposition is strong as BU, Denver, and Michigan, plus the WHL are all in on the Arizona native. Obviously, I have no clue what the kid is going to do but if he does commit to BC, they might have to think about handing the Eagles the 2016 National Title already. Think about this. Matthews would be the best forward of a group that includes Colin White, Jeremy Bracco (hopefully), and Miles Wood. On top of all that, Calnan, Gilmour, Fitzgerald, Cangelosi, and hopefully Tuch will all be back. LOADED !
Yesterday, defenseman Jacob Bryson of Loomis and Chaffee committed to Providence College. While the Eagles were one of several Hockey East teams in on the Neponset River Rats Dman, they offered less money than the Friars did. Right now, the staff only has one defenseman (Fitzgerald) slated to come in next season which means one of two things. First, they expect everyone except Matheson to return or second, they have some other names in mind. While they have some targets such as Dante Fabbro and Chad Krys, both those guys are 1998 birthdays and would certainly be too young to come next season. I expect them to pick up at least one more guy before Christmas. One guy to look for is NTDP defenseman Caleb Jones, brother Seth Jones (Nashville). He isn't the physical specimen that his brother is but he would certainly come in and play some minutes as a freshman and sophomore.
Anyways, that's all I got for now.