New York Islanders’ Prospects NCAA Wrap-Up & Frozen Four Preview

The New York Islanders had a small group of college prospects this season, but many of them had strong individual and team campaigns that will continue into the Frozen Four tournament. In this article we will take a quick look at the players whose seasons have concluded and preview the road ahead for those in the Frozen Four. NEWARK, NJ – JUNE 30: Eamon McAdam, 70th pick overall...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Prospects Flying Under the Radar

Fans often put a majority of their focus on the bigger name, high prestige prospects. Early round picks of all teams carry a lot of pressure to develop into future stars and the New York Islanders organization is no different. In this column, I will shine some of the spotlight on those later round picks and lesser known Islanders prospects who are showing strong development and are...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Frozen Four: Bay Staters Jack Eichel, Doyle Somerby spark BU on big stage in backyard

A few weeks from now, when the calendar reaches April 28, Boston University’s Jack Eichel will turn 18 and a half years old. His goal with 18 and a half seconds left Thursday night helped set the Terriers up for an opportunity to accomplish something far more worthy of a celebration. The freshman phenom buried an empty-netter in […] The post 2015 Frozen Four: Bay Staters Jack...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Frozen Four Notes: BU Overcomes Strong UND Team With Matt O’Connor, Offense

BOSTON — If you looked at the score after the second period of the Frozen Four matchup between Boston University and North Dakota, you would have wondered if UND even showed up. But the Terriers’ 4-1 lead after two frames didn’t at all show what was actually happening on the TD Garden ice. North Dakota did get off to a sluggish start in the first...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston University edges North Dakota, moves on to Frozen Four finals

BOSTON – The 2015 Frozen Four national championship will feature a Boston, Massachusetts based school and two Hockey East conferences teams after Boston University squeaked by North Dakota, 5-3. After failing to tally a point during the Northeast Regional Finals two weeks ago against the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, Jack Eichel made sure to find the scoresheet in the Frozen Four...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston University Holds Off North Dakota In Wild Third Period (Videos)

BOSTON — If you flipped away from Thursday’s Frozen Four semifinal between Boston University and North Dakota before the final horn, shame on you. Sure, the outcome wouldn’t have been a surprise — BU won 5-3 at TD Garden and will play Providence on Saturday for the national championship — but these teams packed enough action and drama into the final seven minutes to fill...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Eichel, Boston advance to Frozen Four Final vs Providence

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel continued to show he is a special player, by powering Boston over North Dakota to earn the Terriers a Frozen Four Final appearance against the Providence Friars. Eichel led Boston to an early lead, with a power play goal five minutes into the game. Before the first period came to an end, Brandon Hickey added to the Terriers lead. In the second...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston University’s Young Core Grew Up Quickly During Frozen Four Run

For Boston University, age is just a number. Despite boasting the youngest roster in Division I college hockey, the Terriers have torn through their schedule, earning every available accolade en route to the Frozen Four. They’ll take on North Dakota on Thursday in the national semifinals — a virtual home game at TD Garden against the highest remaining seed in the NCAA tournament...
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospect Report: Win or Go Home – The Big Upset

The New York Islanders prospects have had a mixed set of performances so far in the playoff season but none matched the upset of the NCAA Tournament when Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd.) and his Minnesota State Mavericks were knocked out by RIT 2-1 in the opening round of the Midwest Regional Semifinal. The number one seed in the tournament taken out by the 16th seed. RIT or Rochester...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Low Risk – High Reward On Motte

Forgive me but I have had quite the laugh watching how so many are making such a big deal over the New York Islanders signing one Connor James Motte, who until last week, was playing goal at Ferris State of the WCHA. Please just relax and realize that this is smart signing by the Islanders irregardless of if Motte even suits up for the Islanders or not. You want to talk about Motte...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Enjoy Last Day

The final day of the Canadian junior regular season still offered a tiny bit of drama for the Islander prospects. The three leagues only had two playoff seedings to be decided but when only 10 teams out of 58 fail to make the playoffs then it should come as a surprise. The NCAA also unveiled their 16 teams invited to the Hockey tournament and that too lacked any surprises. NCAA Field...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Almost Have The Perfect Day

The New York Islanders prospects had a lot to like about their performances on Saturday as they nearly had a perfect day. Conference titles were decided and Islander prospects won three conference championships and they will also wind up with the expected top two seeds in the NCAA tournament. In the juniors, only one prospect will not make the postseason but that was expected....
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Extended Islanders Prospect Update

Special Forward: To most of you, CapGeek was the one honest place to go when you wanted to know how much space a team had available under the NHL’s salary cap. Before there was CapGeek there was Matthew Wuest, hockey writer, whose love of the game helped a new guy learn the prospect world. Never met him in person but if not for his contributions in 2004, then you are not reading...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Blog: Boston University vs. New Hampshire (Semifinals)

The No. 1 seed Boston University Terriers take on the No. 8 seed University of New Hampshire Wildcats in the second game of the Hockey East semifinals at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. eastern on NESN. UMass Lowell River Hawks and University of Vermont Catamounts played in the early game with the River Hawks defeating the Catamounts, 4...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

March Madness Islander Prospects Style

For all intents and purposes the hockey playoffs for the New York Islander prospects have begun whether it is for playoff seeding, league tournaments or even just trying to earn a playoff spot. It is the time of the year where every game does matter and even a single point can make a huge difference. Tonight’s Star Devin Toews Quinnipiac Bobcats In game one of the ECAC quarterfinal...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islander Prospects Show Their Winning Ways

One of the ways that franchises try to change their direction is by drafting players from programs that have winning ways. Saturday night most of the Islander prospects showed their own winning ways in some key games played and it was good to see some of the prospects stepping up even if their efforts did not show up on the scoresheet. Tonight’s Star Kyle Schempp Ferris State Two...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Getting Ready For Second Season

If you were looking for huge numbers from the New York Islanders prospects then Saturday night was not your night. But what you did get was them and their teams improving their playoff prospects or discovering their futures. No prospect earned any stars but given what some of the prospects did win then odds are good they will not care. Hockey East Islanders prospects playing on different...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Race For the Playoffs Islanders Prospects Edition

As the race for the playoffs heats up some of the performances by the New York Islanders prospects are giving hints as to which players like the big games and which seem to disappear. This is the time of the year where one really needs to be either insane or a total math geek in order to breakdown all of the possibilities when it comes to playoff seeding or even making them. If you...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Odd Saturday Night Off For Islanders Prospects

It was not a good evening for the New York Islanders prospects as eight took to the ice in seven games but only one win in seven games with a combined 1-2-3 in terms of production. These days happen but you have to hope that they do not happen very often and when they do happen that the prospects bounce back in their next game. Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd) was the only Islander...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell vs. Boston University

The UMass Lowell River Hawks finally got back on the right track last weekend, defeating the Merrimack College Warriors and snapping a four-game losing streak on Saturday night, 4-1. Next, UMass Lowell will put their focus on one of the country’s best teams, the Boston University Terriers. With only standing room only tickets available, the atmosphere at the Tsongas Center will...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospect Report: Rubenstein’s Rumblings

Going to play catch up with the New York Islanders because in most cases there was not a lot of news to report on this week until Thursday. So here is the week that is or has been so far. Josh Ho-Sang Josh Ho-Sang (2014 first rd.) of the Niagara IceDogs missed Thursday’s game against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds due to an illness NOT an injury. Ho-Sang who leads the IceDogs...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Caron: Boston University Heating Up Just In Time For Beanpot Tournament

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes on the college hockey week that was every Monday on As we hunker down for the blizzard of 2015, it’s only fitting that we’re looking ahead to the 63rd annual Beanpot tournament. The Beanpot is one of Boston’s greatest sporting traditions. It’s local, it...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Find No Success This Saturday

It had to happen sooner or later because given the number of New York Islanders prospects and the many games that make up a season that a night would come along that would make one go “ewwww”. There is, however a silver lining in all of this and that is that it took more than half a season for the Islander prospects to have one of these bad nights. Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

(Video) Hockey East officials admit mistake on Doyle Somerby HFB call

Interesting turn of events. It's not very often you can get a hockey or any sports league to admit they blew a call on a play. In a lot of cases the head of officials from a conference will close ranks around and official, and come up with some explanation on why their official made a certain call.  Ahem, WCHA... I didn't think the play originally looked all that bad, nor did I...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) BU's Doyle Somerby hits B.C.'s Kevin Hays from behind - Bean Pot

Boston University defenseman Doyle Somerby was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for this hit on Boston College forward Kevin Hays. Hayes didn't miss a shift, and he was back out on the power-play.
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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