Boston High School: USHL

Malden Catholic pair headed to USHL

July, 3, 2014
Jul 3
A pair of Malden Catholic hockey standouts today declared they will spent next season playing in the Unitred States Hockey League.

First, Mr. Hockey award recipient Tyler Sifferlen told ESPN Boston today that he will join the Chicago Steel next season, before heading on to UMass-Lowell.

Then, later in the day, rising center Ara Nazarian announced he'll be playing of the Des Moines Buccaneers next year, forgoing his senior season.

Nazarian, a UNH commit and winner of the 2013 Mr. Hockey Award, scored 22 goals with 35 assists last year for the four-time repeat Super 8 champion Lancers.

USHL Draft Phase 2 local roundup

May, 6, 2014
May 6
The United State Hockey League (USHL) Draft wrapped up Tuesday morning with Phase 2.

The second day of the draft proceedings is for players not protected by other teams which are of junior hockey-eligible age.

Here's a look at the New England-based talented selected on Tuesday:

5. Anthony Wyse (Newton, Mass.), D, Boston Advantage - Lincoln
15. Ben DiMaio (Pembroke, Mass.), D, Boston Advantage - Omaha
20. John Barry (Hanover, Mass.), D, Thayer Academy - Youngstown
22. Brian Bowen (Littleton, Mass.), F, Boston Junior Bruins - Green Bay
39. Ryan Shea (Milton, Mass.), D, BC High - Milton
47. Connor Wynne (Pomona, N.Y.), D, Milton Academy - Green Bay
48. Beau Starrett (Bellingham, Mass.), F, South Shore Kings - Dubuque
61. David Cotton (Parker, Texas), C, Cushing Academy - Dubuque
69. Matt Filipe (Lynnfield, Mass.), F, Malden Catholic - Cedar Rapids
79. John Marino (North Easton, Mass.), D, South Shore Kings - Chicago
91. Patrick Kramer (Bridgewater, Mass.), C, BC High - Youngstown
98. Derek Barach (Glenmont, N.Y.), C/RW, Salisbury School - Green Bay
103. Mike Brown (Worcester, Mass.), C, Groton School - Omaha
111. Tyler Sifferlen (North Andover, Mass.), F, Malden Catholic - Chicago
116. Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.), C, Thayer Academy - Cedar Rapids
138. Johnny McDermott (Darien, Conn.), LW, Westminster - Tri-City
153. J.C. Brassard (Scituate, Mass.), D, Noble & Greenough - Youngstown
177. Miles Gendron (Shrewsbury), D, Rivers School - Green Bay
187. Tyler Drevitch (Middleborough, Mass.), C, Boston Bandits - Des Moines
212. Pat Shea (Marshfield, Mass.), C, Marshfield - Sioux Falls
233. Ty Amonte (Norwell, Mass.), RW, Thayer Academy - Youngstown
234. Ryan Cloonan (East Longmeadow, Mass.), LW, Boston Junior Bruins - Tri-City
244. Will Feeney (Foxborough, Mass.), D, Dexter School - Sioux Falls
269. Josh Verentes (Rehoboth, Mass.), F, Portsmouth Abbey - Chicago
273. Dennis Cesana (Providence, R.I.), D, Kimball Union - Green Bay
279. Billy Sweezey (Hanson, Mass.), D, Noble & Greenough - Waterloo
280. Ryan Ashe (Longmeadow, Mass.), D, Avon Old Farms - Fargo
342. Matt Foley (Longmeadow, Mass.), D, Phillips Exeter/Springfield Cathedral - Omaha
343. Harrison Markell (Andover, Mass.), D, Middlesex School - Waterloo
351. Hunter Luhmann (New London, N.H.), RW, Proctor Academy - Madison
The United States Hockey League (USHL) hosted the first phase of its two-day draft proceedings on Monday.

Here's a list of players with New England ties who were selected Monday, listed by overall selection:

14. Jake Ryczek (Ludlow, Mass.), D, Selects Hockey Academy - Sioux City.

23. Jamie Armstrong (Warwick, R.I.), LW, Neponset Valley - Muskegon.

38. Luke McInnis (Hingham, Mass.), D, Hingham - Youngstown.

54. Johnny Leonard (Amherst, Mass.), F, Springfield Cathedral - Green Bay.

59. John DeRoche (Lynnfield, Mass.), F, Boston Junior Bruins - Cedar Rapids.

63. Liam Murphy (Killingsworth, Conn.), F, Avon Old Farms - Waterloo.

81. Michael Fahie (Pembroke, Mass.), F, Noble & Greenough - Youngstown.

83. Logan Drevitch (Middleborough, Mass.), F, Boston Bandits - Des Moines.

90. R.J. Murphy (Needham, Mass.), LW, St. Sebastian's - Dubuque.

91. Mike Young (Medford, Mass.), D, Rivers - Cedar Rapids.

98. Monte Graham (Hanover, Mass.), F, Thayer Academy - Tri-City.

Prep's Kurker to join BU next season

May, 24, 2012
St. John's Prep hockey standout Sam Kurker will be heading to Boston University in the fall, he announced via his Twitter account Thursday.

Kurker, an ESPN Boston All-State first-team selection in his senior year, originally committed to the Terriers for the 2013 season, but will arrive a year early on Commonwealth Ave.

Earlier this week, Kurker was selected in the USHL Entry Draft, 134th overall by the Indiana Ice.

The Reading native scored 32 goals with 28 assists for 60 points for the Eagles last season while leading Prep to the Super 8 crossover round. He is ranked 36th overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in this year's draft class.

Local flair to USHL Futures Draft

May, 2, 2012
The United States Hockey League held its annual Futures Draft on Tuesday night and there were four Massachusetts-based players and one Rhode Islander taken in the six-round selection process.

Boston Advantage Midget Major forward and Maine commit Liam Pecararo (Canton, Mass.) was the No. 2 overall selection. Scituate's Conor Garland of the Boston Junior Bruins went to the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the third round. La Salle Academy (R.I.) standout winger Bryan Lemos was taken in the fourth round by the Youngstown Phantoms. Malden Catholic freshman center Ara Nazarian was the first pick of the sixth round, going to the Des Moines Buccaneers. Also going in the sixth round was Dexter School forward Ryan Donato.

The players selected in the futures draft selected were from the 1996 birth year. The respective teams hold the player rights for three years.

However, it is expected that Nazarian will return to MC for his sophomore season as the Lancers look for a third straight Super title, sources say.