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Recruit Report (1/22): Young, Jefferies appear in USPHL All Star Game

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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-

Proj. ArrivalBYPOSPlayerTeamLeagueGPGAPTSPIM
2018'97FChase OlsenSpruce GroveAJHL4424285222
2018'98FLogan DrevitchBoston BanditsNCDC3415314665
2018'98FChase GresockYoungstown PhantomsUSHL3918163460
2018'00DMichael KesselringNew Hampton
Team Kelly
NE Prep
USA S-17
27
5
8
2
17
1
25
3
-
-
2018'99FJordan SeyfertChicago SteelUSHL389101934
2018'99DJohn SpetzChicago SteelUSHL351568
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2018/19'99FEthan DeStefaniMinnesota MagiciansNAHL351292122
2018/19'00FJonathan YoungIslanders HC
Team Black
NCDC
USA-S17
34
5
8
5
10
2
18
7
10
-
2018/19'99DMatthieu FrancheSmiths Falls BearsCCHL53291142
2018/19'99DLiam DennisonYoungstown PhantomsUSHL251128
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2019'00DDeclan CarlilWellington DukesOJHL496283428
2019'00FKevin WallSalisbury
Team Royal
NE Prep
USA S17
21
5
13
3
9
4
22
7
-
-
2019'01DZach UensWellington DukesOJHL495111638
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2020'01FAlex JefferiesIslanders HC U16USPHL U162533205329

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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