Boston, MA- The US Premier Hockey League congratulates alumni Jack Eichel (Junior Bruins) and Jimmy Vesey (South Shore Kings) on being named First Team All-Americans.
Eichel, a freshman at Boston University, posted 70 points (26 goals, 44 assists) this season, leading the Terriers to the 2015 National Championship Game. He also played for Team USA in the 2015 World Junior Championship, serving as the captain and tallying four points (1 goal, three assists) in five games. The North Chelmsford, MA, native led the Terriers to their first Frozen Four appearance since 2009 and is expected to be chosen with one of the first two picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Vesey, a junior at Harvard, leads the NCAA in goals (32), sits second in points per game (1.57), and is third in total scoring (58) points in 37 games. The North Reading, MA, native led the Crimson to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2006 and won the Walter Brown Award, presented to the top American-born college hockey player in New England. He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round (66th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Jimmy and Jack are among the ten alumni of USPHL member teams to earn this honor.
Congratulations to Jack, Jimmy, the Junior Bruins, and the South Shore Kings.