Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shayne Gostisbehere getting a shot at making the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior team


Photo not doctored in any way

For Shayne, I'm sure that the only thing cooler than being invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp is seeing two articles about him in a row on the glorious UHB.  As long as he keeps making Union Hockey headlines, we'll keep writing!  Ghost is one of forty-six players, one of two ECAC defenseman, invited to take part in USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y.  The players invited will all be battling for a spot on the USA Hockey National Junior team, which will be playing in  the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.  The evaluation camp will take place at Lake Placid's Olympic Center from Aug. 4 - 11.  The camp will hold practices, intrasquad scrimmages, and international games against Sweden and Finland.  For anyone invited, this is a huge honor.  Once again, good luck to Shayne!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Shayne Gostisbehere regarded highly in predraft rankings

Shayne displays the power of a wide stance, 
increasing balance and intimidating less flexible opponents

In HockeysFuture.com's recent post ranking those NCAA talents that are eligible for the draft, Shayne was placed at #4.  As HF states in their write up, Ghost was scouted all year.  Scouts must have liked his steady progression of development throughout the year but were certainly impressed by his playoff success, being named to the ECAC all-tournament team.  Leading the team in silky-smooth dangles, Ghost had the second most points of any defenseman this year as a freshman.  Ghost is a native of Florida and could be projected to be picked in as high as the 3rd round.  Time will tell but it is highly likely the Dutch will be starting next year's season with a drafted player.  That's cool.  For more, check out HockeysFuture's write-up.  Good luck to Shayne on June 22nd/23rd.