NCAA Bruins Prospects Playing In New England In 2018-19

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By: Mark Allred   |   Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

As a Writer/CEO/Founder here at the Black N’ Gold Productions team, it’s important for me and some of my great teammates to focus on the lower levels of the Boston Bruins organization and prospects scattered all over the world. Now, I can’t just warm up the BNG private jet and fly over to Russia to watch 2017 National Hockey League seventh-round draft pick Pavel Shen, but living in New England certainly has its benefits to catch some B’s prospects throughout the six-state region.

As a proponent of the “old eye-test,” I enjoy taking the time and the opportunity to see the Bruins developing youth as I start to track their progress the day they were selected. I live in the northeastern part of Massachusetts and reap the benefits of the highways such as Interstate 95 and Interstate 495 when going out on a local scouting mission with a prospect in the area. Also, a huge fan of MBTA public transportation and Uber/Lyft when a vehicle is not available and a trip is needed to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island to cover the B’s top-minor pro affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Below are two Boston Bruins prospects that are set to play for their respected University’s in the upcoming 2018-19 Mens Division 1 seasons and places throughout New England where fans can go and watch.  This is a great way to see the young Bruins stars of tomorrow before they hit the pro ranks in the AHL or NHL.

Curtis Hall  –  Yale University

( Photo Credit:   NewsLocker )

The 6′-3″ 196-pound Princeton, New Jersey native was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry draft and is committed to play at Yale as a freshman. Before being selected by the B’s, the skilled center played in the United States Hockey League with the Youngstown, Phantoms and posted 31 points in 54 games in his second year in the league. Hall was invited to the Team USA’s World Junior Summer Showcase camp which is being held this year in Kamloops, British Columbia to prepare for the upcoming 2019 World Junior Championships from Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Draft Analyst Steve Kournianos had this to say about Hall’s game in his March 3, 2018, scouting report article.

Strong, powerful two-way center with speed who can finish in a variety of ways. It feels like you can count on Hall to get at least one breakaway per game in addition to the three or four odd-man rushes he initiates. His overall puck skills are good for a kid who is willing to play physical, and most of his shifts are spent buzzing opposing defenders who are looking to break out. Hall, who is committed to Yale, is more of a finisher than a playmaking pivot, but his size, instincts, and speed make him valuable on both the penalty kill and late in games.

Check out Hall and his Yale Bulldogs team play at these New England locations in the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Friday, October 26, 2018, Away against the Brown University Bears- Meehan Auditorium 225 Hope St, Providence, RI 02912   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, November 9,2018, Home vs. Harvard University – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, November 10, 2018, Home vs. Dartmouth College Big Green – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, December 7, 2018, Home vs. the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers- Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, December 8, 2018, Home vs. the Union College Dutchmen – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Away against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen – Mullins Center 200 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01003   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Monday, December 31, 2018, Home vs. the University of Connecticut Huskies – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, January 5, 2019, Away against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats – Whittemore Cente 128 Main St, Durham, NH 03824   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Monday, January 7, 2019, vs. the University of Maine Black Bears – Cross Insurance Arena 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME 04101   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, January 12, 2019,  Home vs. the Sacred Heart Pioneers – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, January 18, 2019, Home vs. the Clarkson Golden Knights – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, January 19, 2019, Home vs. the St. Lawrence University Saints – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 2, 2019, Home vs. the Brown University Bears – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 8, 2019, Away against the Quinnipiac University Bobcats – People’s United Center 305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 15, 2019, Home vs. the Colgate University Raiders – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 16, 2019, Home vs. the Cornell University Big Red -Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 22, 2019, Away against the Dartmouth College Big Green – Rupert C. Thompson Arena 4 Summer St, Hanover, NH 03755    Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 23, 2019, Away against the Harvard University Crimson – The Bright-Landry Hockey Center 65 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02163   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, March 1, 2019, Home vs. the Princeton University Tigers -Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, March 2, 2019, Home vs. the Quinnipiac University Bobcats – Ingalls Rink 73 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06511   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Jeremy Swayman – University of Maine

( Photo Credit:  GoBlackBears.com )

Swayman certainly surprised many as a fourth-round selection of the B’s in 2017. The 6′-2″ 187-pound goaltender joined the Black Bears last season and pretty much won the starting job from the get-go to start the 2017-18 season as a freshman. Jeremy went on to start his NCAA hockey career with a season one record of 15-12-3, a 2.90 Goals-Against-Average, and .914 Save Percentage. The 19-year-old Anchorage, Alaska native was 28 stops away from a one-thousand save season in 32 games played in 2017-18. After talking to him at this year’s Bruins development camp from the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts he mentioned that this offseason he was going to work harder with his weight room workouts and on-ice training regiment.

Sid Osmond of Dobber Prospects had this to say about Swaymans game in an article revision in July of 2018.

Most freshmen goalies in the NCAA either serve as a backup with limited ice time or platoon with the established starter. Swayman walked into Orono and with hard work and solid play stole the starter job for the University of Maine. Against older and more mature competition, in a division including the Hockey East powerhouses that are Boston University and Boston College, Providence, and Northeastern, Swayman improved his GAA from his draft year to 2.72. He also improved his save percentage, finishing his freshman season with a .921. His first year at college, his club lacked goal scoring, but Swayman held his own. He will more than likely remain at Maine next season to continue developing on a squad with a lot of returning players.

Check out Swayman and his Maine Black Bears team play at these New England locations in the upcoming  2018-19 season.

Friday, October 12, 2018, Home vs. the St. Lawrence University Saints –  Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, October 12, 2018, Home vs. the St. Lawrence University Saints  – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, October 26, 2018,  Away against the University of Connecticut Huskies – XL Center One Civic Center Plaza Hartford, CT 06103   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Away against the University of Connecticut Huskies – XL Center One Civic Center Plaza Hartford, CT 06103   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, November 2, 2018, Home vs. the UMass-Lowell Riverhawks – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, November 3, 2018, Home vs. the UMass-Lowell Riverhawks – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, November 16, 2018, Away against the Boston University Terriers – Agganis Arena 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215     Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, November 17, 2018, Away against the Boston University Terriers – Agganis Arena 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215     Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, November 23, 2018, Home vs. the Quinnipiac University Bobcats – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, November 24, 2018, Home vs. the Quinnipiac University Bobcats – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, November 30, 2018, Away against the University of Vermont Catamounts – Guterson Fieldhouse 147 Spear St. Burlington VT 05405  Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, December 1, 2018, Away against the University of Vermont Catamounts – Guterson Fieldhouse 147 Spear St. Burlington VT 05405  Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Wednesday, January 2, 2019,  Home vs. the Colorado College Tigers – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Monday, January 7, 2019, vs. the Yale University Bulldogs – Cross Insurance Arena 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME 04101   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, January 11, 2019, Home vs. the Northeastern University Huskies – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, January 12, 2019, Home vs. the Northeastern University Huskies – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Thursday, January 17, 2019, Away against the Boston College Eagles – Kelley Rink at Conte Forum 140 Common Wealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467    Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Monday, January 21, 2019, Home vs. the University of New Hampshire Wildcats -Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, January 25, 2019, Home vs. the University of Massachusetts Minutemen -Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, January 26, 2019, Home vs. the University of Massachusetts Minutemen -Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 1, 2019, Away against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats – Whittemore Cente 128 Main St, Durham, NH 03824   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 2, 2019, Away against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats – Whittemore Cente 128 Main St, Durham, NH 03824   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 8, 2019, Home vs. the Providence College Friars – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 9, 2019,  Home vs. the Providence College Friars – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 15, 2019, Away against the Merrimack College Warriors –  Lawler Rink 315 Turnpike St. North Andover, MA 01845    Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 16, 2019, Away against the Merrimack College Warriors –  Lawler Rink 315 Turnpike St. North Andover, MA 01845    Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Friday, February 22, 2019, Home vs. the Boston College Eagles – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, February 23, 2019, Home vs. the Boston College Eagles – Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, March 2, 2019, Away against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen -Mullins Center 200 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01003   Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

Saturday, March 9, 2019, Home vs. the Boston University Terriers- Alfond Arena ‎College Ave; Orono, Maine 04473       Schedule / Ticket Info / Website

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