Plenty of very good players left…


Find them here.

Presented to the individual who has outstanding long term contributions to the sport of hockey in New England and has the grown the success of hockey in New England by advancing opportunities for players.

The 2015 winner, John Patrick “Jack” Riley Jr. at 95 is a living hockey legend. Jack Riley has earned the reputation of a winner, having lifetime of outstanding leadership in hockey in the United States, from on the ice to behind the bench.


1979 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame,
1986 Lester Patrick Award (Coach)
1991 Hobey Baker Legend Memorial Award
1995 Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame (1960 gold medal olympic team)
1998 IIHF Hall of Fame
2002 Lester Patrick Award (1960 gold medal olympic team)
2004 Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame
2004 U.S. Army Sports Hall of Fame
2015 Hockeyrecruits4u Hockey Achievement Award

Jack Riley, a native of Medford, Massachusetts, as a player received All-Scholastic honors at Medford High School in Massachusetts. He had season tickets to Boston Bruins games as a youngster and spent all of his time trying to talk to management and coaches about breakout plays and coaching philosophies, instead of chasing autographs. Walter Brown was the owner of the Bruins and got to know Riley, an eager hockey student. Riley played prep-school hockey at Tabor Academy, graduated in 1939 before playing hockey, soccer, and baseball at Dartmouth University (1940–1942).


During his college playing career, Dartmouth won three Ivy League Hockey Championships and compiled a 44-game winning streak. As a sophomore Riley led the team to a 21-2-0 record, the winningest hockey season ever for the Big Green. After a four year stint (1942–1946) as a Navy Air Corps aviator during World World II, Riley returned as Dartmouth’s hockey captain for the 1946-47 season. In his final season and a year before the start of the NCAA Tournament, Dartmouth tied the University of Toronto for the 1947 North American Championships.

In 1948 he was part of an American team that was disqualified as two rival teams arrived for the Americans at the St. Moritz Olympics. He was then player-coach of the national team at the 1949 IIHF World Championship. As the head of the Amateur Hockey Association, Walter Brown chose Riley to coach the 1960 United States Olympic team. Jack coached the US Team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley.


Mr. Riley later coached the Army hockey team at West Point for 36 years (1950-1983), compiled a coaching record of 542-343-20 over the course of his extraordinary career and won the Spencer Penrose Award as the NCAA Division I coach of the year, twice.


Hockeyrecruits4u raises our stick in salute of Jack Riley for a lifetime committed to our beloved sport, as a role model for our young players. We are honored to introduce the second inductee of our annual Hockey Achievement Award … Mr. John Patrick “Jack” Riley Jr.

Yesterday, Hockeyrecruits4u player, Jake Ryczek 98, D, signed his Letter of Intent to attend Providence College.

The LOI is a document an athlete signs to declare that he or she will be attending a specific school for a year. The letter of intent is not an offer of admission from a school, but it is binding, so if an athlete wants to change schools after signing, he or she must receive a release form from the school.

The letter is specifically between the player and the school, not the player and the coach, so even if a coach leaves after National Signing Day, the school can still keep that player.

The NLI does not provide anything to the process beyond ensuring the athlete will end up at the school he or she has committed to.


Congrats to Jake and his Family!

Hockeyrecruits4u wants to congratulate the U18 Tier 1 Champions..



U16 Tier 1 Champions Yale Midget Minor, Congrats!


All our Champions on their way to San Jose in April to make a run at the National Championship!

imageHockeyrecruits4u wants to wish all the Champions luck on their quest for the National Championship!!!

U14 Tier 1 Valley Jr. Warriors 0 vs. Boston Jr. Eagles 6



U16 Tier 1 Cape Cod Whalers 12 vs. Boston Jr. Bruins (Bohan) 2


U18 Tier 1 Boston Bulldogs 1 vs. Cape Cod Whalers 2


Bring back the trophy boys #natty’s

November 13th – 15th
The New England District includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. This weekend the Midget Tier 1 Regionals will held at Berkshire School.

Midget Major schedule/results.

Midget Minor schedule/results.


November 13-15

All games will be held at will be held at
New England Sports Center – 121 Donald Lynch Blvd. • Marlborough, MA 01752 • 508-229-2700 •
Rodman Arena – 2130 Providence HWY • Walpole, MA •

See all brackets here.


Hockeyrecruits4u has been going back and forth in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C., the two cities hosting the tournament. It’s the final weekend here at the World Under-17 Challenge. This tournament showcases top prospects from across the world.

The United States, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic and three Canadian teams have been competing in this year’s event..,the talent on display is pretty incredible.

Most impressive is the depth of the Euro players. These international players will be high picks in future 2017 and 2018 NHL Entry Drafts. Sweden’s Isac Lundestrom and Hugo Leufvenius are off the charts, along with Finland’s defenseman Urho Vaakanainen and forward Eeli Tolvanen. Russia is led by Ivan Chekhovich, Klim Kostin along with Nikolai Kovalenko, whose dad played 620 NHL games. The Czechs have 16-year-old Martin Necas.

See schedule/results here.

This is a must read story Many Dynamics in a Decision Like Bracco’s… by Mike McMahon/CHN Staff Writer

Hockeyrecruits4u will be at the Beantown Fall Classic this weekend. It is a team entry event featuring elite teams from North America at the 18U and 16U levels. There are also USPHL league games played at the Premier level for all the scouts and college coaches to watch.

See full schedule/results here.

imageimageSteven is 5′ 9″ 165 pounds and currently on the NJ Avalanche U16. The Avalanche are in 2nd place in the Tier 1 Elite League. Steven is leading the league in both goals and points for the year (12 games 14 goals 7 assists 21 points).

We knew he would be a D1 hockey player years ago making our October 2013 prestigious players listing. Steven is going to be one of the best in his age group if he grows even just a few more inches. Steven combines agility, precise passing and an insatiable scoring ability to make any offense click.

Congrats to Steven and his Family!


Yale Midget Invitational Jamboree 2015
Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4
Yale University – Ingalls Rink
Wesleyan University

Hockeyrecruits4u will be at the First Annual Yale Midget Invitational Jamboree this weekend. This is an opportunity to see the best U-16 and U-18 players and teams in the Northeast play. Starting thus Saturday at 2:00PM and Sunday at 8:00AM. The Jamboree with feature an iconic group of elite teams including Yale U-16 National, Yale U-18 National, Yale U-18 American, Mid-Fairfield, Selects American (South Kent School), Selects Academy (South Kent School), Connecticut Junior Rangers, Neoponset Valley River Rats (Massachusetts), Springfield Rifles (Massachusetts), Northern Cyclones (New Hampshire), New Jersey Avalanche and New Hampshire Avalanche.

Click here for schedule.

imageThe New Jersey Devils will hold an open practice this afternoon from 4 to 6 in Greenfield, MA. Admission is free to the public.

Hockeyrecruits4u NHL sources say the Devils were in Brattleboro, VT., for a team-building weekend. New Jersey wanted to hold a practice on the back end of the getaway and contacted Collins-Moylan rink about renting the ice. Mike Mastrototaro, the rinks manager, was happy to accommodate them.

“They happened to be traveling through the area and were looking for some ice time,” said Mastrototaro, who added that the Devils will pay the normal rental fee of $225 per hour ($450 for the two hours).

The public us invited to show up at the rink but will not be allowed into the ice area until 3:30.

Those selected will add another chapter to their story of success by getting their name on The Hockeyrecruits4u Prestigious Player Award, which is presented annually to the Northeast outstanding hockey players on our list.

There are always guys who will jump out you weren’t expecting to, Hockeyrecruits4u builds our prestigious list with these types of players too.

The number one thing Hockeyrecruits4u looks for is hockey sense, which is defined as the ability to process information under duress and make the right decision consistently. The second is work ethic and character since a player cannot succeed without a high level of dedication and willingness to learn, simply put, our players get better each year. The final aspect is skating and since the game is based on speed a player with good wheels can make up for mistakes.

Our prestigious players listing is used by NHL, NCCA, CHL, USHL, other Junior leagues, and Prep Schools to find the very best players…

There is no way that the system is effectively evaluating ALL the talent because not everybody can afford to take part in everything. There are some exception players that would fall through the cracks because they simply can’t afford the costs to take part but they do make our lists.

Sign up so your not missed..

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The Junior Bruins Shootout is a team entry event for Jr., 18U & 16U teams that takes place at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA September 25-27. The Shootout is a tournament format for the 18U and 16U levels but also has USPHL games played in a showcase format at the Premier, Elite and Empire levels. The Shootout consistently draws well over 100 college and pro coaches and scouts and is one of best attended tournaments/showcases in New England.

See all the tournament info here.


At least 8 players participating in Thursday’s CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo have been on the Hockeyrecruits4u listing for years.

There’s a reason NHL insiders recognize some of the names on Team Plante and Team Roenick’s rosters for the annual American talent exhibition, set to air at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network. We had them listed long before they made their college commitments, or their recent selection to the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

Charlie McAvoy, D, Long Beach, NY.
Luke McInnis, D, Hingham, MA
Matt Filipe, F, Lynnfield, MA
Tage Thompson, F, Oyster Bay, NY


Adam Fox, D, Jericho, NY
Chad Krys, D, Ridgefield, CT
Griffin Luce, D, Williamsville, NY
Luke Kirwan, F, Dewitt, NY

U16 Final score: Neponset Valley River Rats 6 Cape Cod Whalers 5.


September 4-7

See schedule, brackets, scores here.

The USHL announced today the 30-man protected list and affiliate for its member clubs. The team rosters are full of Hockeyrecruits4u players and others trying to make the final 23-man rosters to be submitted to the league office, as well as USA Hockey by September 21, 2015.

See listings here.

imageNTDP Chad Krys announced via Twitter on Friday that he has verbally committed to Boston University.

The 5-11, 183 lb. native of Ridgefield, Conn., was the top-scoring defenseman for the US NTDP U17s last season, registering 29 points (3G,26A) in 41 games before being called up to the U18s, where he added 20 points (3G, 17A) in 22 games.

Congrats to Chad and his Family!