FOXBORO, MASS. -- Three Hockey East recruits made the 2014 Chowder Cup Pre-Draft Showcase All-Tournament Team at the annual event, held last weekend.
Maine recruit Nolan Vesey, an Austin Prep alum and South Shore Kings (USPHL) forward, was named to the all-tournament team as a forward. The brother of Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey and son of Merrimack legend Jim Vesey is heading to Orono this fall.
Vesey is a smart, savvy hockey player with good stick skills, but he plays a very perimeter game. The North Reading, Mass. native will need to work on his puck possession in the dirty areas to be truly successful at the collegiate level and beyond.
Providence recruit Logan Day, a defenseman from the South Shore Kings, was named to the all-tournament team. The blue liner has a ton of upside and will be a name for Hockey East fans to remember over the coming years. He will arrive in Providence for this upcoming season.
"Logan Day could be the top junior defenseman that i have ever had in 23 years of coaching. The best thing about Logan is that I think he has much more upside and I think he can become a great college defenseman," said Scott Harlow, his junior coach and former Boston College standout.
Boston University recruit Shane Starrett of the Portland Junior Pirates (USPHL) was named the All-Tournament goaltender. The Bellingham, Mass. native played at Catholic Memorial and South Kent before going the junior route.
A 2015 recruit for BU, there has been some talk about him de-committing, but as of now, he is still slated to become a Terrier. At 6-5, he is a big goaltender that takes up a lot of the net and also plays his angles well. His agility is better than expected for such a lumbering frame in the crease.
Uncommitted prospects Braeden Salverda of the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) and Carter Johnson of the Swan Valley Stampeders (Manitoba Junior Hockey League), both representing tournament champion Canada West, were also named to the All-Tournament Team. Teammate Billy Hartley also was recognized, but he is ineligible to play college hockey due to his participation in major junior.