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NCDC Futures Draft Results: Road to NCAA Brightens for Young Stars

By Brett Bruneteau, 01/31/17, 6:45PM EST

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The National Collegiate Development Conference, which is the USPHL's tuition-free division that will drop its inaugural puck in September 2017, held its first-ever Futures Draft today in Boston, Mass.

The 11 NCDC teams picked six players each, with 2001 and 2002 birth years, as future prospects.

"Things got real today for the NCDC," said USPHL Commissioner Jeff Nygaard.  "There has been a couple years of planning and hundreds of discussions to get the NCDC set for launch.  Today we executed our first major endeavor and there will be many more in the future.  We have a lot of great operators in this division and the enthusiasm for this draft, and this level of play, is off the charts."

All the drafted players are listed below by organization.

Boston Bandits

Player Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Conner Guyette D 2001 Tabor Academy Waterbury Center, VT
Ethan Phillips F 2001 Selects Academy U15 Dartmouth, NS
Josh Lawrence F 2002 Selects Academy Fredricton, NB
Lynden Breen F 2001 New Hampton Grand-Bay-Westfield, NB
Moe Acee D 2001 CP Dynamo Balston Spa, NY
Reid Leibold F 2001 Washington  Little Caps Ashburn, VA

CT Junior Rangers

Player Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Brandon Cimino D 2001 North Jersey Avalanche U16 New Rochelle, NY
Briggs Gammill F 2001 Berkshire School New Canaan, CT
Cooper Moore D 2001 Brunswick School Cos Cob, CT
Jimmy Rayhill D 2001 The Gunnery School New Hartford, NY
Joey Sharib G 2001 Cushing Academy Natick, MA
Nick Capone F 2001 East Haven HS (CT) East Haven, CT

ISLANDERS HOCKEY CLUB

Player Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Christian Sarlo F 2001 NJ Avalanche Lynbrook, NY
Cole Vallese F 2002 NJ Colonials U14 Rockville, MD
Derek Mullahy G 2001 Shattuck St Marys U16 Scituate , MA
Jack Robilotti D 2001 Selects Hockey Academy U15 New York, NY
Ryan Johnson D 2001 Anaheim Jr Ducks U16 Irvine, CA
William Margel F 2001 Selects Hockey Academy U15 Potomac, MD

Jersey Hitmen

Player Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Adam Varga F 2001 Washington  Little Caps Bel Air, MD
Anthony Cipollone F 2002 Westchester Express Rye, NY
Cade Weber D 2001 Rivers School Meadville, PA
Connor Tait F 2001 Team Maryland Boyds,MD
Trevor Kuntar F 2001 Buffalo Jr. Sabres Buffalo, NY
Tyler Paquette F 2001 The Hill School Collegeville, PA 

JUNIOR BRUINS

Player Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Colby Bailey                D 2001 St. Mark's Mendon, MA
Henry Thrun            D 2001 St. Mark's Southboro, MA
Liam Connors                 F 2001 St. Sebastians Westborough, MA
Patrick Moynihan F 2001 Nobles Millis, MA
Sam Colangelo             F 2001 Lawrence Academy Stoneham, MA
Sean Farrell                    F 2001 St. Mark's Hopkinton, MA

New Jersey Rockets

Player Name Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Alexandros Aslanidis G 2001 JR Flyers
Chcase Bradley F 2002 NJ Colonials ST Louis, MO
Jared Crespo D 2002 NJ Avalanche Eastampton, NJ
Jason Siedem F 2002 NJ Devils Madison, NJ
Kyle Mandleur F 2001 Mercer Chiefs East Brunswick, NJ
Mason Proskin D 2002 NJ Colonials Pittsburgh, PA

Northern Cyclones

Player Name Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Braden Doyle D 2001 Lawrence Academy Lynnfield, MA
Cade Destefani F 2001 NH Monarchs U16 Bedford, NH
Jake Dunlap F 2001 NH Monarchs U16 Windham, NH
Jeff Kopek F 2001 Nichols School Warners, NY
Reese Farrell F 2001 North Yarmouth Academy Auburn, ME
Zach Mouzakes F 2001 Albany Academy Albany, NY

PAL Junior Islanders

Player Name Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Aidan Cobb F 2002 Westchester Express 02 New Hampshire
Alex Dominique F 2001 Toronto Titans Toronto, ON
Brandon Charbrier D 2002 NJ Colonials Bayville, NY
Michael Posma F 2001 NJ Avalanche 01 Pomona, NY
Spencer Evans D 2002 Portledge School Long Island, NY
Zack Tonelli F 2002 Westchester Express 14U New York

ROchester Monarchs

Player Name Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Alex Houston G 2002 Cleveland Barons Canton, OH
Ammon Anderson F 2001 Colorado Thunderbirds U15 Syracuse, UTAH
Conor Heneghan F 2001 Chicago Young Americans U15 Niles, IL
Daniel Colabufo F 2001 Skaneateles Lakers U16 Camillus, NY
Sam Carper F 2001 Ohio Blue Jackets U15 Dayton, OH
Zach Vandale F 2002 Elite Hockey Program Branford, CT

south shore kings

Player Name Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Drew Commesso G 2002 St. Sebastian's Norwell, MA
Jayden Struble D 2001 Nobles Cumberland, RI
Kevin MacKay D 2001 Dexter School Franklin, MA
Liam Devlin F 2001 St. Sebastian's Needham, MA
Matthew Beniers F 2002 South Shore Kings U14 Hingham, MA
Matthew Boldy F 2001 Dexter School Millis, MA

syracuse stars

Player Name Pos. DOB Current Team Hometown
Alexandros Gaffney  F 2002 New Jersey Colonials Bantam Major  West Orange, NJ 
Austen Swankler  F 2001 Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U16 North Huntingdon, PA
Dalton Duhart  F 2001 Belle Tire U16  Flint, MI
Kabore Dunn D 2001 Shawnigan Lake School Prep  Mill Bay, BC
Spencer Cox  D 2001 Culver Academy U16  Dayton, OH 
Stephen Halliday  F 2002 Toronto Marlboros  Glenwood, MD