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Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Anon
02 Boch Blazers
Who was on that team.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

anon
Anon
We need numbers here, how many players playing college hockey?
Partial list as it changed a bit from time to time but '96 Boston Mission-Team Mass roster. Last discussed in 2016 so the end locations, especially for kids that headed up north has certainly changed.

Jack Eichel: NHL
Bryan Lemos - Providence College
Liam Peccorraro - UMaine
Jake McCarthy - UMASS Lowell
Matt Brazel - Babson
Dominic Franco - Army
Zachary Malatesta - QMJHL
Bobby Dray - QMJHL
Alex Peck - New York Univ
Mat Harris - RPI
Kory LeBlanc - Ohio State
Richie D'Ortenzio - Becker College
Joe Smith - Elmira College
Andrew Cross - Endicott College
Andy Provost - Brown
Matt Chisholm - Saint A's
Ryan Donato - NHL
Matt Culot - Swedish B league
Conor Garland - AHL

If memory serves, I think Noah Hanifin played up with them occasionally as well.
And don't forget the ex-Mission kids playing in the mighty ACHA!:muscle:

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

I think 7-8 at least. One at Brown, One at Lowell,One at Uconn, Two at Army, One at Providence. Plus a few others playing in D3 at Skidmore and Elmira that I know of.

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1985 Merrimack Valley Knights

3 Div. 1 players
7 Div. 3 players

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97 Valley Warriors

5 DI
5 DIII
1 CHL
1 NHL (Noah Hannafin)

They used to have great battles with the Seacoast Spartans

And BTW, for all of you EHF Elitist, these teams were in the old NEHL which is now the E9. That's nearly 10 DI and 15 DIII college players between just two teams.

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Completely agree with '97 Warriors. Hannifin (NHL), White (NHLish), Fitzgerald (BC), Askew (Q), Griffin (NU) and a number of players that had tons of talent but adolescence got in the way. We played this team over 3 years and they were very, very good.

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Not even close 2001 flames...they won 150 plus games straight and 80 to 90 percent committed at age 14 and 15 to hockey east schools.

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2006 ISLANDERS - ALL ARE FUTURE NHL PLAYERS AND 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICKS !

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ISLANDER PARENT
2006 ISLANDERS - ALL ARE FUTURE NHL PLAYERS AND 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICKS !
Welcome back Lenny the nose! Oh how we have missed you.

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Didn't the Eagles beat the Islanders a few months ago for the Fed title, or did I miss something, get your head out of your ass, warriors 97 and flames 01 are legit, let's see what happens in the next 2 to 3 years Lenny

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01 Northern Cyclones

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Let's identify youth teams where the players are mostly college age now.

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You've also got the 97' South Shore Kings (Hannifan played for both), they have around 4 DI college players now, with 3-4 DIII, and one player in the NHL. The 97' age group was probably one of the top age groups to come thru New England Youth hockey. Just from three teams, 97' Kings, 97' Warriors, and 97 Seacoast Spartans, you have around 15 DI players, nearly 20 DIII, and a couple NHL players already. Hard group to surpass.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Anon
You've also got the 97' South Shore Kings (Hannifan played for both), they have around 4 DI college players now, with 3-4 DIII, and one player in the NHL. The 97' age group was probably one of the top age groups to come thru New England Youth hockey. Just from three teams, 97' Kings, 97' Warriors, and 97 Seacoast Spartans, you have around 15 DI players, nearly 20 DIII, and a couple NHL players already. Hard group to surpass.
Two players in NHL.

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2008's

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

And let's not forget the '97 Minuteman Flames.

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Let us also not forget the non paying alternates and players that Top Gun "claims" to have played at that historic program. That is a list hard to beat.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

aon
Let us also not forget the non paying alternates and players that Top Gun "claims" to have played at that historic program. That is a list hard to beat.
The 1983-84 (birth year 1971) North Shore Raiders team was the greatest of all time. Kicking azz and taking names, with a tough war vet as a head coach.

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And the funny thing is back in those days when they were playing the miscreants on this board talked about what a weak year the '97 year class was!

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97 was one of the best birth years USA hockey has ever had competing at the international level

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BANON
And the funny thing is back in those days when they were playing the miscreants on this board talked about what a weak year the '97 year class was!
It actually was really weak when compared to the '96's almost top to bottom.

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The older classes of kids 70, 80' and even 90's werent necessarily better they were just the best of the kids that played hockey. Now with the massive expansion of hockey across the country todays players arent just competing with kids from Minnesota they are competing against kids in 50 other states. Back in 1990 there was 195,000 kids playing hockey - in 2016 there are 555,000 players - more than 2x the amount of players to compete against.

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The 1991 Springfield Pics stands head and shoulders above all.

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You're late by 10 years.
81 Pics:
Hainsey NHL Round 1 Montreal
Fried NHL Round 3 Florida
DiSalvatore NHL Round 4 San Jose
Nowak NHL Round 4 Bruins
Several other in minor pro and college

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BA 2002

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Anon
BA 2002
ROFL ....... That team spent all their time ducking and hiding the competition.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Anon
Not even close 2001 flames...they won 150 plus games straight and 80 to 90 percent committed at age 14 and 15 to hockey east schools.
01 Flames were a youth hockey dynasty for sure. Does anyone know where they all ended up?

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All at prep schools, ushl and most heading to hockey east on full boats....

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anon
Anon
Not even close 2001 flames...they won 150 plus games straight and 80 to 90 percent committed at age 14 and 15 to hockey east schools.
01 Flames were a youth hockey dynasty for sure. Does anyone know where they all ended up?
None of us do...we all have lives:laughing:

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That's actually undercounted on D1s for the 97 Warriors...alphabetically:

CF@BC
DG@Bentley
LG@NU
NH@BC (also NHL)
EM@UNH
HM@Dartmouth
ZM@Airforce
MP@BU
CW@BC

Makes 9...




Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

anon
That's actually undercounted on D1s for the 97 Warriors...alphabetically:

CF@BC
DG@Bentley
LG@NU
NH@BC (also NHL)
EM@UNH
HM@Dartmouth
ZM@Airforce
MP@BU
CW@BC

Makes 9...




MP & CW??

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CW is Colin White....not sure who MP is

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MP = BU backup goalie

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Its a sad day when all we can talk about is 1 team from forever ago..New England hockey has just fallen.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

anon
Its a sad day when all we can talk about is 1 team from forever ago..New England hockey has just fallen.
It's probably an anomaly, but not as much an anomaly as we might think. This caliber of kid is still playing hockey in NE, they are just not concentrated on a small number of teams.

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At some points they are, like the Cape Cod Whalers.

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Any names from that team? Scott Balboni? Moi?

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Hard to beat Mount St Charles. It produced many NHL players

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Anon
Hard to beat Mount St Charles. It produced many NHL players
Over 20 NHL drafts .

Or are you talking one year/one team?

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2005 New England Bulldogs

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The old timers point to the Amonte, whoever and whoever years....

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

anon
The old timers point to the Amonte, whoever and whoever years....
70s and 80s hockey was way better. But we did not have the internet and giant sports complexes. We had disgusting snack bar or vending machine coffee and old, cold MDC rinks.

And if you really want to go back, people that saw Robbie Ftorek play will say he was the best high school hockey player ever. Could only imagine what he was like as a peewee.

Good post though. Like seeing all these MA kids go far.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Anon
2005 New England Bulldogs
They also can get on the TG alumni list. Haha

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Shattenkirk, Jonathan Quick, and Max Pacioretty all played on the same mid Fairfield team, tough to beat that

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In 5-6 years Eichel, Donato, Hannifin will certainly give them a run for it.

Re: Greatest Youth Teams in New England Hockey History

Bill
Shattenkirk, Jonathan Quick, and Max Pacioretty all played on the same mid Fairfield team, tough to beat that
All three are a different age so no they didn't play together, and all 3 only briefly played for MFF. We're talking about hockey dynasty teams that dominated for seasons.