Saturday, February 6, 2016

Staff Lands Top USPHL Forward

Michael Booth committed to BC today, giving the Eagles their ninth commitment in the class of 2016- fourth at the forward spot. Booth, a 5'11 forward out of Illinois who plays for BC alum Scott Harlow and the South Shore Kings, has recorded 35 points in 37 games played after notching 40 points in 45 games for the Bay State Breakers a season ago. I heard that UNH and Harvard were among the other teams Booth had contact with. This seems to be a pretty substantial get for the staff given that they have put an emphasis on finding four year players who will develop into top six guys by their junior and senior years. Of course, it is impossible to predict what will happen down the road but those who have seen Booth call him an exciting, skilled, and fast forward who has a terrific shot.

Looking at next year's projected roster, if they can get one or two guys to stay up front, they could have a very deep roster. A lot will change between now and April but it will likely come down to whether or not Tuch and White stick around, at least in terms of the forward position. Guys like Booth and Zach Walker would be terrific in a third or fourth line role, something BC has not had the past few years, outside of this season. We'll see what happens.

 Go Eagles.

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