EHL TIER III NEWS FLASHES

2014 - 2015

Season

 

Daniel Mainello commits to SUNY Fredonia

Dan Mainello of the New York Apple Core has committed to SUNY Fredonia for the Fall of 2015. The 5'9" 190 lb forward from Troy, NY had a strong start to the season and was the Apple Core player of the month for October. Dan finished the season with 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points. He was a plus 1 in 42 games. Dan is a strong skater with good hands and has an excellent ‎shot. He has a tremendous work ethic in the weight room and improved his positional play throughout the year. Dan was in his second season with the Apple Core junior program and was one of the teams co-captains. He played at Albany Academy before coming to the Apple Core program and is an excellent student athlete.
   

Zach White commits to Curry College

 

Zach White of the New York Apple Core has committed to Curry College for the Fall of 2015. The 5'7" 150 lb Forward from Milford, CT was tied as the leading scorer on the team registering 21 goals 22 assists for 43 points in 40 games played. He has tremendous breakaway speed and can finish in tight around the net. Zach had a big role with the power play and penalty kill units. He lead the team with 4 game winning goals and ended as a plus 10. Zach played last season with the Brewster Bulldogs in the MET league before moving to the Apple Core program in the EHL. He should be a dynamic player at the college level.
   

Michael Rodriguez commits to Daniel Webster College

 

Michael Rodriguez of the New York Apple Core has committed to Daniel Webster College for the Fall of 2015. The 5'10" 175 lb Defensemen from Bronxville, NY is an excellent skater. He is mobile and can play at both ends of the ice. Michael's foot work is his biggest asset. His extra time in the weight room during the season showed with a strong performance in the second half of the year. This was his final year of juniors and his second season with the Apple Core program. His style of play and ability to handle the pace of the game should carry over well into the college level.
   

Mark Leprine commits to Skidmore College

 

Mark LePrine of the New York Apple Core has committed to Skidmore College for the Fall of 2015. The 6'0" 180 lb Defensemen from New Fairfield, CT improved throughout the season in the Apple Core system. Mark lead all Defensemen in scoring with 6 goals and 14 assists for 20 points. He is a mobile puck moving Defensemen with good vision and a strong shot from the point. Mark was a big contributor up top on the power play and put extra time in the weight room to improve his play around the boards. Mark played last season with the Brewster Bulldogs in the MET league. This was his first season with the Apple Core EHL team. He has a good up side to develop at the college level.

   

Ricky Eberhart commits to Becker College

Ricky Eberhart of the New York Apple Core has committed to Becker College for the Fall of 2015. The 5'8" 170 lb forward from Lockport, NY was in his first season playing in the Eastern Hockey League with the New York Apple Core program. Rickey ended the regular season with 4 points in his last five games. He made the move from wing to center half way through the season and excelled in this position. Last season Ricky started his junior career with the Apple Core Met league team before making the move to the Apple Core EHL team. He is a play making forward with good hands and is ready to take his game to the collegiate level. He finished the season with 14 points.
   

Alex Bianchi commits to Trinity College

Alex Bianchi of the New York Apple Core has committed to Trinity College for the Fall of 2015. The 6'4" 210 lb defensemen from Dobbs Ferry, NY improved his level of play throughout the season. He finished tied for second in defensemen scoring with 10 points. Alex played last season with The Hill School in Pottstown, PA before coming to the Apple Core program. He played on both the power play and penalty killing units. Alex is a solid two way defensemen with a good shot. He has a tremendous work ethic both on and off the ice and excels in the classroom. He is a good leader and will do well in the college environment as a student athlete.
 

Ray Jacques commits to Salem State

Ray Jacques of the New York Apple Core has committed to Salem State for the Fall of 2015. The 6'0" 198lb defensemen from Reading, MA came to the Apple Core program in January of 2015. Ray finished out the season registering a plus 2 with 1 assist in his last three games. He is a puck moving defensemen with good hands and sees the ice well. Ray attended Austin Prep school in Reading, MA and after graduation joined the Middlesex Bears Hockey program. This season was his final year of junior hockey and he made solid strides in the Apple Core system. We wish him well as he takes his game to the next level in college.

 

Trey Kerns commits to Becker College


Trey Kerns of the New York Apple Core has committed to Becker College for the Fall of 2015. The 6'2" 195 lb defensemen from Peoria, AZ was a plus 2 in 29 games this season. He played last season with the NJ Titans and came to the Apple Core program in an acquisition with the Vermont Lumberjacks at the beginning of October 2014. Trey is a steady puck moving defensemen who has excelled in the Apple Core system. He will be a solid two way defensemen at the college level.
 
 

December 2014

Apple Core Junior Player Of The Month

Pontus Palmborg

 


 

Pontus Palmborg has been selected as the Apple Core player of the month. He had 8 goals and 5 assists for a total of 14 points. Pontus has been adapting to the North American style of play since coming over from Sweden. He had his best game of the month against the Titans scoring 3 goals and registering 1 assist. Pontus hopes to catch the eye of college scouts and continue his education in the United States next year. In the off season Pontus lives in Vendelsö Sweden. This is his first season with the Apple Core Hockey program.

 

 
 

October 2014

Apple Core Junior Player Of The Month

Dan Mainello

 

Dan Mainello has been selected as the player of the month. He had 3 goals 9 assists for a total of 12 points. Dan put the time and effort in the off season to come into training camp in top condition. He scored 2 big goals in the win over the Titans and played his best game of the month against Vermont with a goal and two assists. Off the ice Dan is a very good student. He improved his test scores and hopes to catch the eye of a NESCAC school this season. Dan lives just outside of Albany in Troy New York. This is his second season with the Apple core Junior team.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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