Merrimack recruits Alex Jefferies (Islanders 16U) and Jonathan Young (Islanders, NCDC) both appeared in All Star Games last week for the USPHL and NCDC. Ironically, the games were both held at Merrimack’s Lawler Arena.
Jefferies has been a dominant force in the USPHL’s 16U division, tied the league lead in scoring with 41 points and 27 goals. One of the other leading scorers in the league is Cade Destefani, who is uncommitted and the younger brother of Merrimack recruit Ethan Destefani.
Here’s what NeutralZone.net had to say about Jefferies following his All Star Game last week: “(He) was dominant in stretches of this All-Star Game. He is strong on the puck and great in possession by using his body as a shield. He is smart with and without the puck: he can read the play as it develops and put himself in better position to capitalize. When he does have the puck he carries it with strong strides and is willing to put a shot on net from anywhere, regardless of the angle. He sees the zone very well and zips passes along to give his linemates optimal time for a shot or to carry it to a better spot. He creates offense organically, turning it over in the D zone and slipping through defenders to create a breakout. No wonder he is near the top of the points leaderboard. Grade: A-”
|2018||'97||F||Chase Olsen||Spruce Grove||AJHL||44||24||28||52||22|
|2018||'98||F||Logan Drevitch||Boston Bandits||NCDC||34||15||31||46||65|
|2018||'98||F||Chase Gresock||Youngstown Phantoms||USHL||39||18||16||34||60|
|2018||'00||D||Michael Kesselring||New Hampton|
|2018||'99||F||Jordan Seyfert||Chicago Steel||USHL||38||9||10||19||34|
|2018||'99||D||John Spetz||Chicago Steel||USHL||35||1||5||6||8|
|2018/19||'99||F||Ethan DeStefani||Minnesota Magicians||NAHL||35||12||9||21||22|
|2018/19||'00||F||Jonathan Young||Islanders HC|
|2018/19||'99||D||Matthieu Franche||Smiths Falls Bears||CCHL||53||2||9||11||42|
|2018/19||'99||D||Liam Dennison||Youngstown Phantoms||USHL||25||1||1||2||8|
|2019||'00||D||Declan Carlil||Wellington Dukes||OJHL||49||6||28||34||28|
|2019||'01||D||Zach Uens||Wellington Dukes||OJHL||49||5||11||16||38|
|2020||'01||F||Alex Jefferies||Islanders HC U16||USPHL U16||25||33||20||53||29|