October 31, 2012

Road Trip

Fresh off a visit to Ithaca to take in the Colorado College game on Saturday, Cameron Hackett (6' 2", 196), a 1996-born goalie from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario committed to Cornell for 2014. Cameron is currently at Ridley College Prep where he's helped the Tigers get off to an 8-0-1 record -- Ridley plays in both the Midwest Prep League and the CISAA League. Other schools reportedly showing interest in Cameron were BU, Michigan State, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Cameron is also listed on the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) affiliate roster after having been drafted in the 6th round of the Futures Draft this past summer. In fact, Cameron has been one of the youngest goalies to play in the USHL this season when he was called up for a game against Chicago earlier this month, a game which went to the Steel 4-3 in OT when future Big Red teammate Jeff Kubiak picked up the assist on the game-winner.

Thanks to Cornell legend Ben Scrivens for breaking the news on twitter.

Welcome to the Big Red, Cameron.

Photo: Ridley College

October 23, 2012

Off The Board

Nolan De Jong has decommitted from Cornell. Nolan has had a terrific start to his second BCHL season having picked up 2 goals and 9 assists in 15 games for Victoria, which ties him for 5th in league in scoring among defensemen.

Nolan has recently been invited to the Team Canada West camp for the World Junion A Challenge. Nolan was also listed as a B-rated prospect by Central Scouting this summer.

Best of luck to Nolan in wherever his life leads him.