June 27, 2009

A Different Kind Of Bolt

The Tampa Bay Lightning selected 2010 Big Red recruit Kirill Gotovets in the 7th round. Kirill was the 183rd selection overall.

Tampa Bay has a brief review of Kirill's selection, as does BoltProspects.

Congratulations, Kirill.

June 25, 2009

NHL Draft Eve

This year's NHL draft will be held on Friday and Saturday in Montreal. According to NHL Central Scouting the following ECAC recruits are rated as possible selections (projected round):

  • Louis Leblanc (1), Harvard
  • Jerry D'Amigo (3), RPI
  • Alexander Fallstrom (3), Harvard
  • David Valek (3), Harvard
  • Brandon Pirri (3), RPI
  • Thomas Larkin (3), Colgate
  • Brendon Rempel (4), Harvard
  • Jeremy Price (4), Colgate
  • Jeremy Langlois (5), Quinnipiac
  • Gus Young (5), Yale
  • Ben Sexton (5), Clarkson
  • Sean Logue (5), St. Lawrence
  • Dustin Walsh (5), Dartmouth
  • Kirill Gotovets (6), Cornell
  • Marshall Everson (7), Harvard

    Among goalies (goalie rank):

  • Michael Condon (21), Princeton
  • Mathieu Cadieux (26), Quinnipiac

    Per school:

  • Harvard, 5
  • Colgate, Quinnipiac, and RPI, 2
  • Clarkson, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, St. Lawrence, and Yale, 1
  • June 18, 2009

    Ben Bolts

    The Kitchener Rangers have signed Ben Thomson to a contract thus ending his NCAA eligibility. This isn't a huge surprise as it was rumored Thomson was OHL-bound before he committed to Cornell. Last week The Scouting News reported that Thomson was about to jilt the Red...sad, but true.

    Best wishes to Ben.

    June 10, 2009

    Eastern European Red

    Chris Heisenberg has reported that Kirill Gotovets (5'11", 170), a 1991-born blueliner from Minsk, Belarus, has committed to Cornell for 2010. Kirill spent this past year at Shattuck-St. Mary's, where he scored 7 goals and added 25 assists in 54 games.

    Kirill is a 2-time member of Belarus' U18 national team. In this past season's U18 World Champiionship, Kirill picked up 4 assists in 5 games for Belarus.

    Kirill is ranked 179 on the NHL's Central Scouting final 08-09 list. Kirill was also recently selected 18th in the Kontinental Hockey League's draft by Dinamo Moscow.

    Welcome to the Big Red, Kirill.

    Photo: NHL.com

    June 1, 2009

    Last Poll Results

    June dawns with its sweet scent of summer, yet even more powerful is its smell of ice...summer hockey is here

    Our last poll asked "which newcomer has had the greatest impact this year?"

    The results were as follows:

  • 37% -- Keir Ross
  • 25% -- Locke Jillson
  • 13% -- Sean Collins
  • 8% -- Derek Punches
  • 8% -- Sean Whitney
  • 5% -- Jordan Kary
  • 4% -- Michael Garman

    Thank you, once again, for voting & please remember to vote in the current Puckhead Poll.