Dean Blais and Nebraska-Omaha picked up two players with ties to the Shattuck-St. Mary's program. The first is former Wisconsin-commit Brock Montpetit. The extra year of juniors seems to have really helped him, as he's now a top player on the Waterloo Blackhawks.
The Mavericks also got a commitment from Shattuck senior defenseman James Polk. The left-handed defenseman is playing a bigger role in his second year with the Shattuck prep team, and is a potential NHL draft pick. He was also our 11th president.
There's a couple other interesting eastern commits out there...
Kyle Quick, brother of disgraced former Michigan defenseman Kevin Quick, committed to Brown. The OHL had shown some pretty significant interest in Quick at one point.
Another sibling, AJHL defenseman Tom Kroshus, brother of Harvard forward Eric Kroshus, recently committed to Princeton. Princeton was also a finalist for the older Kroshus, but just lost out to Harvard.
And Joakim Ryan, a defenseman from New Jersey, committed to Cornell. Ryan is originally from Sweden, but has made a name for himself as one of the top prospects here in the US.