Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Staff Lands ISL MVP

The staff received a commitment from the top forward in prep hockey this afternoon as Thayer Academy's Casey Carreau announced his intentions to play at Boston College. The junior out of Acushnet, Massachusetts recorded 34 goals and 37 assists this season, which propelled him to becoming ISL MVP.

I think this is a huge get for BC. I'll be the first to admit that the quality of play in prep hockey has dropped over the past five years but Carreau is going to be a terrific player for the maroon and gold. I've seen him play a bunch- he's fast, skilled, and rarely loses battles. I was at one game a few weeks ago when he recorded an overtime goal, capping of a two point performance, to lead Thayer past Cushing and fellow BC recruit TJ Walsh. The line of Carreau, Ty Amonte (BU), and Aiden McDonough was the most potent trio in New England as they almost single handedly led the Tigers to a large school championship. 

Carreau's commitment now gives BC seven recruits, all forwards, in the class of 2017. I think that by that point in time, Colin White, Zach Sanford, Miles Wood, and Alex Tuch will have all signed professional contracts, whether that comes this summer or next. That being said, I like what the staff has done because they seem to have found a good mix of size, speed, and skill for the next five or so years down the road. 

Go Eagles 

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