Spring Beantown Gets Underway Today
The Beantown Spring Classic gets underway this afternoon at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass. with Draft Division games starting at 4:20 pm.
Tournament director Peter Masters reports that things are looking good in terms of the schedule, as most players are already in town.
Thursday, as usual, will be the biggest day, with all divisions in action.
Spring Beantown Rosters
Spring Beantown Schedule
Sat. 2/24/18-- updated 3/18
Mass. Super 8 Scoreboard
1. Central Catholic -- eliminated March 10
2. BC High
3. St. John's Prep -- eliminated March 12
4. Hingham -- eliminated March 15
5. Andover -- eliminated March 4
6. Burlington -- eliminated March 4
7. Arlington -- eliminated in play-in game
8. St. John's-Shrewsbury -- remains as #8 seed, eliminated March 10
9. St. Mary's -- eliminated in play-in game
10. Pope Francis -- becomes #7 seed
Play-in Round, Mon. Feb. 26 at the Chelmsford Forum
#10 Pope Francis 3, #7 Arlington 0
#8 St. John's-Shrewsbury 3, #9 St. Mary's 0
First Round, Wed. Feb. 28 at the Tsongas Center
#4 Hingham 2, #5 Andover 1 (OT)
#3 St. John's Prep 5, Burlington 3
First Round, Thurs. March 1 at the Tsongas Center
#1 Central Catholic 5, St. John's-Shrewsbury 0
#2 BC High 6, Pope Francis 1
Losers' Bracket, Sat. March 4 at the Chelmsford Forum
Pope Francis 3, Burlington 2
St. John's-Shrewsbury 3, Andover 2 (OT)
Second Round, Mon. March 5 at the Tsongas Center
Hingham 1, Central Catholic 0
BC High 1, St. John's Prep 0
Losers' Bracket, Sat. March 10 at the Chelmsford Forum
(Makeup of Wed. March 7 & Thurs. Mar. 8 postponements)
Pope Francis 4, Central Catholic 1
St. John's Prep 3, St. John's (S) 1
Mon. March 12 at the Tsongas Center
Pope Francis 5, St. John's Prep 1
BC High 4, Hingham 2
Wed. March 14 at the Tsongas Center
Pope Francis 6, Hingham 0
Sun. March 18 at TD Garden
Super 8 Championship Game:
BC High 2, Pope Francis 1
NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings
* O'Brien, Harris, Kesselring Top Listed Prep Players
The NHL Central Scouting Services released its Midterm Rankings today, and here they are.
These are downloadable, printable and contain official heights and weights taken by Central's scouts, as well as birthdates, left/right shot, etc.
The top-ranked US player is Boston University LW Brady Tkachuk, who is #3 overall.
Among the 15 New England prep and high school players listed, the top ranked are Thayer RC Jay O'Brien (#44 OA, Rd. 2) Kimball Union LD Jordan Harris (#46 OA, Rd. 2) and New Hampton RD Michael Kesselring (#55 OA, Rd. 2).
Keep in mind that these are North American rankings. Things change when the real draft -- it's in Dallas June 22-23 -- arrives and European players are added to the mix.
Here is the full list of prep players listed:
2nd Rd. -- Jay O'Brien, RC, Thayer
2nd Rd. -- Jordan Harris, LD, KUA
2nd Rd. -- Michael Kesselring, RD, New Hampton
3rd Rd. -- Riley Hughes, RW, St. Sebastian's
4th Rd. -- Christian Felton, RD, KUA
4th Rd. -- Logan Cash, LW, KUA
4th Rd. -- Peter DiLiberatore, LD, Salisbury
5th Rd. -- Wyatt Schlaht, LW, St. Sebastian's
6th Rd. -- Teddy Wooding, RC, Rivers
7th Rd. -- Aidan McDonough, LW, Thayer
7th Rd. -- Jacques Bouquot, LW, Salisbury
7th Rd. -- Ryan Stevens, LW, Nobles
7th Rd. -- Nolan McElhaney, LD, Cushing
7th Rd. -- Gabriel Blanchard, LD, Trinity-Pawling
7th Rd. -- Connor Sweeney, LW, Lawrence
There are six Minnesota High School players on the list, down from last year's 12. There are two Wisconsin high school players. There are no New England HS players.
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