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Prep's Kurker leads locals on NHL Midterms

1/11/2012

St. John's Prep senior forward Sam Kurker leads the list of locals on the NHL Central Scouting's Midterm Rankings of North American skaters.

Kurker, who has 10 goals for 14 points through seven games with the Eagles, was ranked 41st on the list released Wednesday morning.

Kent School center Cristoval Nieves was the highest ranked player with New England roots, ranked 31st.

Here's the complete list of New England skaters making the grade:

31Cristoval Nieves, Kent School, 6' 2.75"184, C

41Sam Kurker, St. John's Prep, 6' 1.5"198, RW

60Brian Hart, Philips Exeter, 6' 2.0"216, RW

94 Chris Calnan, Noble & Greenough, 6' 1.75"188, RW

98Devin Tringale, Lawrence Academy, 5' 11.75"195, LW

103Cam Darcy, U.S. U-18, 6' 0.0"189, C/RW

112Danny O'Regan, St. Sebastian's, 5' 8.75"162, C

118Frank Vatrano, U.S. U-18 (Longmeadow, Mass.), 5' 10.0"218, C

127Doyle Somerby, Kimball Union, 6' 5.0"220, D

131Brendan Collier, Malden Catholic, 5' 9.0"168, LW

145Adam Gilmour, Noble & Greenough 6' 2.5"194, RW

170John Stevens, Salisbury, 6' 1.25"175, C

172Alex Rauter, Choate-Rosemary Hall, 6' 0.25"175, LW

180 Zachary Pryzbek, Salisbury, 6' 3.0"196. LW

194 Alexander Gonye, Deerfield Academy, 6' 0.25"162, LW

201 Bron Loiselle, Northfield-Mt. Hermon, 6' 0.25"173, C

202Tyler Wood, Noble & Greenough, 6' 2.5"189D

206Brendan Silk, U.S. U-18 (Wakefield, Mass.), 6' 2.75"191, RW

Goaltenders:

24 Joe Young, Boston Advantage AAA (Hanover, Mass.), 6' 1.5"160

31 Dawson Sprigings, The Gunnery,, 5' 11.0"190