Cristoval Nieves of The Kent School scores a goal v. Team Russia
Local New England prep school hockey players stand a good chance to get drafter in the upcoming NHL draft. Here are some of the prospects with their rankings according to the NHL Central Scouting Service:
- 27 Cristoval “Boo” Nieves, Kent School, 6′ 2.75″ 184, C
- 33 Dawson Sprigings, The Gunnery, 5′ 11.25″ 206 G
- 54 Brian Hart, Phillips Exeter, 6′ 2.0″ 216, RW
- 69 Chris Calnan, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 1.75″ 188, RW
- 76 Danny O’Regan, St. Sebastian’s, 5′ 8.75″ 162, C
- 79 Devin Tringale, Lawrence Academy, 5’11.5″ 186, LW
- 99 Doyle Somerby, Kimball Union, 6′ 4.5″ 232, D
- 101 Adam Gilmour, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 2.25″ 193, RW
- 108 Matthew Beattie, Phillips Exeter, 6′ 3.0″ 173, LW
- 132 John Stevens, Salisbury, 6′ 1.25″ 175, C
- 145 Kevin Duane, Brunswick, 6′ 4.0″ 219, RW
- 166 Alex Rauter, Choate-Rosemary Hall, 6′ 0.0″ 174, LW
- 208 Tim Boyle, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 1.75″ 185, D
- 210 Zachary Pryzbek, Salisbury, 6′ 2.75″ 199, LW
This Wednesday at Fenway, The Rivers School’s Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team will be facing off against St. George’s. Both schools have historically successful girls programs sending players to Boston College, Harvard, the U.S. National Team, and many others.
A few years ago, boys prep powerhouses collided at Fenway as shown in the above videos.
I’ll be there to witness history Wednesday. Will you?
…Brian Boyle of St. Sebastian’s of the Independent School League. Boyle graduated from St. Seb’s and went on to play for coach Jerry York at Boston College. While at BC, Boyle helped the Eagles to defeat rivals BU for the Beanpot Championship in 2004. Boyle was not a part of a national championship team while at BC, losing to Wisconsin in the finals in 2006.
Boyle stands 6′ 7″ and now plays in the NHL for the NY Rangers. Check him out on the HBO series 24/7 every Wednesday night. The show features the Rangers and the Flyers, who will be facing off on New Years Day in the annual Winter Classic.
…Mike Grier, graduate of St. Sebastians. Grier just retired from a 14 year career in the NHL. Grier went on to play at Boston University for legendary coach Jack Parker, and then began his pro career, playing for Edmonton Washington, San Jose and Buffalo. All in all, Grier played in over 1,000 NHL games.