With more than 250 Selects alums across Division-I men’s and women’s hockey, we highlight some of the standout performances from last week and other recent news with a closer look at the college landscape.
Former ‘00 East Coast Selects-Q and Selects Academy defenseman Nolan Barrett announced his commitment to join Merrimack College for the 2019-20 season. Fellow defenseman Declan Ride also made his commitment to join Miami (OH) six months after he competed for ’03 West Coast Selects-Green in the 2018 World Selects Invitational in Philadelphia.
A handful of girls’ alumni announced college commitments over the past few days. Three players eyeing schools in the ECAC, as Maddi Achtyl (Yale), Lara Beecher (Vermont) and Tristana Tatur (Quinnipiac) made verbal commitments to play Division-I hockey. Current Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney forward Kendall Butze will be heading to Penn State while Katherine Khramtsov committed to Princeton.
Former South Kent Selects Academy forward Joe Snively was named ECAC Player of the Week. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Yale senior recorded three points this weekend, all coming in Saturday’s 3-0 win over No. 11-ranked Union. He scored two goals, including a short-handed opportunity in the third period that sealed the game for the Bulldogs.
The Buffalo Sabres’ 2018 second-round draft pick Mattias Samuelsson earned NCHC Rookie of the Week, as the Western Michigan Bronco recorded two primary assists and a plus-3 rating over the weekend. Western defeated Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 and tied them 1-1 in back-to-back games and Samuelsson now has three goals and eight points in 16 games.
Selects coach Jessie Eldridge came up big in No. 10 Colgate’s sweep of Syracuse last weekend, posting three goals and six points. She was named WCHA Forward of the Week after finding the back of the net twice in the Raiders 5-2 win on Thursday and recording a new career-high four points (1G, 3A) in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Orange.
Fellow Selects coach Annie Pankowski was named WCHA Forward of the Week, after she tallied three goals over the weekend for Wisconsin. The senior forward has 14 goals this season and it tied for the most in the country.
Team Canada released its U-18 rosters for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championships. Among them were six former Selects players including Teagan Grant, Danielle Serdachny, Shailynn Snow and Maddie Wheeler. A pair of alumni — Alexie Guay and Maggie MacEachern — return to the Canadian U-18 roster for a second consecutive year as well. The tournament is slated to begin Jan. 5th in Japan.
Just a small sample of our constantly expanding list of prominent alums, you can check out our BOYS and GIRLS alumni sections for more! Or CLICK HERE for more information to see how you can join the Selects family.