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SEVEN PLAYERS WITH USPHL TIES APPEAR ON FINAL CSS LIST

By Mike Klein 04/08/2015, 7:45pm EDT

Toronto, ON- The National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting final rankings have been released for the 2015 NHL Draft and seven USPHL players, both past and present, are on the list.

Two current players, John Marino (South Shore Kings) and Lucas Michaud (Portland Jr. Pirates) appear on the list. Marino was ranked 63rd overall and Michaud was given the 138th ranking.

The list also includes three Junior Bruins alumni and two former players from the Islanders Hockey Club. Leading the way is former Bruin Jack Eichel at number 2, followed by Connor Garland (86) and Brien Diffley (136). Islanders alumni Connor Moynihan was ranked 156th and Liam Darcy was ranked 204th.

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft will be hosted by the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. The first round will take place on June 26 and the remaining six rounds will be held on June 27th. Last season, six USPHL players and alumni were selected.

BRUINS WORK OT TO WIN ELITE DIVISION CROWN

By Mike Klein 03/13/2015, 7:30pm EDT

Marlboro, MA- Connor Henry scored from his brother Sean 4:54 into overtime to lead the Junior Bruins to a 3-2 win in the USPHL Elite Division Championship game.

Goaltenders Ian Milosz (27 saves) and Mark Specia (39 saves) kept the teams off the board throughout the first period.

Jake Farabee broke the tie when he skated with Nathan Zweig into the Bruins’ zone on a 2-on-1 and faked the pass before shooting the puck past Milosz 2:39 into the second period.

Joseph Laskero put Syracuse up 2-0 when he took a pass from Blake Eberhardt and fired it over Milosz’ pads with 6:13 on the clock. Cameron Neely also assisted on the play.

The Bruins responded 24 seconds later when Jake McKinnon scored from Sean Henry and Andrew Popp.

Specia and the Stars kept the Bruins at bay for most of the third period, but with 1:49 remaining in regulation, Mike Moran took a pass from Sean Henry in the circle and shot it home to tie the game.

The teams came out hard in overtime and each had a couple of great opportunities until the Henry brothers ended the game at 4:54.

Congratulations to the Junior Bruins and Syracuse Stars on their excellent seasons.

BRUINS' ELITE CARLSON OFF TO SALEM STATE

By Junior Bruins Staff 03/12/2015, 9:30am EDT

MARLBORO, MA-Junior Bruins USPHL Elite defenseman Kyle Carlson has committed to Salem State University for this fall. In 29 league games (missed 8 weeks with a croken wrist) this year he boasts a 2-7-9 line. As a team captain he has helped guide the Bruins to a regular season league championship with a 38-5-0-1 overall record. The B’s Elite team also repeated as Northwood Prep tournament champions and advanced deep into the Fall Beantown Classic playoffs.

Carlson has been a steady two way player for the Bruins since joining the program after competing his central mass high school career at Marlboro. His game has grown every season and he now has the opportunity to continue his playing career at the collegiate level.

Carlson is an excellent skater and has terrific size at 6’2, 175. “He’s been a leader for us all season. He was a calming presence especially early in the year as some of our younger defenseman were adjusting to this level. Kyle makes a great first pass and is a very steady defender. He’s going to be great for Salem next season,” adds head coach Nevin Hamilton.  

Congratulations to Kyle and his family on the commitment to Salem State University.