Thursday, March 07, 2013

Having a Seat Over There: Christian Meike

According to a tweet from USHRhockey, defenseman Christian Meike (@CMeike4) has committed to the Wolverines. He picked Michigan over Dartmouth, New Hampshire, and Providence.

Meike is an early-96 birthday and actually plays for the Washington Little Capitals currently. He was on the DC Capitals last season. He's listed at 5'11", 150 on Pointstreak and has 2-14--16 with 14 PIMs in 39 games this year, to lead the Little Capitals' defense in scoring. He had 9 assists for the DC Capitals last year.

USHR wrote the following about him after the U16 Tier 1 Elite Showcase in January of 2012:
Mobile, puck-moving defender who has good offensive instincts. Once he gets bigger and stronger he will pop on to D-I recruiters’ radars. Going to Selects Hockey Academy next year.

They went on to say the following in April after the 96 World Selects Invitational:
Played this past season for the DC Capitals U16 team and will be headed to SHA next fall. Sound defensively and intelligent with the puck. Has a slick set of hands and makes a good first pass. Has the skill level to play on the PP, but will likely not be the shooter. Is very thin and frail right now, but if he fills out – and we are told his older brother is well over 6’0” -- he could be a D-I prospect.

They have also cited his ability to carry the puck in transition and jump into the rush. I assume that makes him a 2014 commit, but I'll update that if anyone gets more accurate info.

In other news, Matt Herr will be leaving Kent, where he coached Boo Nieves, for a position with USA Hockey. Herr was in the mix for the Assistant Coach position when Mel Pearson left for Michigan Tech.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that Meike is going to be a 2014 commit and he's going to be a Lee Moffie-esque defenseman.