Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Having a Seat Over There: Boo Nieves to Michigan

Chris Heisenberg is reporting that Cristoval "Boo" Nieves committed to Michigan. He's the one that I mentioned a little further down the page. He's a 94 birthday who will enter school in the fall of 2012.

USHR said the following about him after the Select 15 Player Development Camp in July:
Up front, we liked Cristoval “Boo” Nieves, who we saw as a significant notch above any other forward in camp. Nieves will be playing with the Syracuse Nationals (former Syracuse Stars) midget minor squad in the upcoming season. He’s 6’2”, dynamic, skilled, and is a strong, powerful skater. Didn’t score much here, but no matter -- he has the earmarks of a future high-round NHL draft pick. Michigan offered him recently and that appears to be where he wishes to attend college.

He's listed as 6'1" 185. His team, the Syracuse Nationals, has won quite a few tournaments this season.

Elsewhere, Lucas Lessio had a 2-3--5 line in 6 games as Ontario took Silver at World Under 17s.

Here's a feature about Lessio that St. Mike's put up on Youtube.

Fellow 2011 recruit Alex Guptill (6'3", 183!) has been going bonkers since he got traded from Brampton to Orangeville. He has an 8-11--19 line in 10 games since the trade (and only three of those points have come on the power play), including 13 points and a +9 rating in his last five games. He's already 9th on the team in scoring and he's played 10 out of a possible 39 games.

Annnnnnd that kid who was supposed to come play goal for Michigan next year just back-stopped the Americans to the World Junior Championship. Le sigh.

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