Boston College’s men’s ice hockey program announced its 2020-21 recruiting class Wednesday morning. Ten first-year players will make their way to the Heights for the (pandemic willing) 2020-21 season. Additionally, the Eagles will add a forward from the since risen-from-the-dead hockey program at Alabama-Huntsville.
Here are the Eagles:
Jack Agnew, Defenseman, Oakville, Ontario
A younger brother of former captain of the women’s hockey program at BC, Lindsey Agnew, Jack Agnew is a solid player in his own right. A solid distributor, he had 22 points in 52 games playing for the BCHL’s Chilliwack. He is also a former player at St. Andrew’s College Prep in Ontario, where he was an assistant captain for the 2018-19 season.
Colby Ambrosio, Forward, Welland, Ontario
The Eagles get a legitimate scoring threat in Colby Ambrosio who should get some significant ice time (pandemic willing of course). Ambrosio led the Tri-City Storm of the USHL in scoring with 26 goals and 50 points in 48 games. He also participated in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in 2019, notching three assists for the Canada White team.
Stephen Davis, Defenseman, Hingham, Mass.
Davis is a tough defenseman who will be an intimidating threat on the Eagles’ blue line. Davis won’t impress anyone with his offensive abilities, but he’s a strong defensive-defenseman who can put in good minutes.
Liam Izyk, Forward, Blackie, Alberta (Alabama-Huntsville)
We are now upon BC’s newest transfer recruit. Izyk established himself as a reliable goal scorer in his time in the Sun Belt in his first year on the team, ranking fifth on the team in scoring. With an opportunity to play for BC, learn in the BC system and have another year of development, Izyk has a tremendous amount of upside to build upon an already reliable offensive skill set.
Tim Lovell, Defenseman, Hingham, Mass.
Another reliable defenseman with some scoring prowess, Lovell notched 16 points in 27 games for the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers this past season. He was also named to the USHL’s All-Rookie Second Team.
Nikita Nesterenko, Forward, Brooklyn, NY
A sixth round draftee of the Minnesota Wild in 2019, Nesterenko was a teammate of Jack Agnew’s in Chilliwack. Nesterenko led Chilliwack in scoring with a point-per-game and is another reliable goal scorer. Before Chilliwack he was a standout player at The Lawrenceville School.
Eamon Powell, Defenseman, Marcellus, NY
A USNTDP prospect, Powell was a reliable player on the blue line, and represented Team USA at the 2019 U-17 World Hockey Challenge. A strong defensive player, he also has a knack for generating a lot of offense.
Harrison Roy, Forward, Lakeville, Mass.
Roy played in Des Moines and Muskegon of the USHL last season, where he posted 11 points in 29 games. Roy was a standout player at The Loomis Chaffee School, a prep school in Connecticut, where he scored 21 points in 20 games in 2016-17.
Gentry Shamburger, Forward, Atlanta, Ga.
There are a lot of good hockey names out there, Gentry Shamburger is one of the better ones. Shamburger comes from Avon Old Farms in Connecticut where he had 17 points in 27 games during the 2019-20 campaign. He also served as captain the past two seasons.
Danny Weight, Forward, Lattingtown, NY
A recruit with strong pedigree, Danny Weight is the son of former NHL standout Doug Weight. Weight is a strong player in his own right, leading the Penticon Vees of the BCHL in goals with 25. He spent two years in the US National Development Program where he won gold with Team USA at the 2018 U-17 World Hockey Challenge.
Henry Wilder, Goalie, Needham, Mass.
A First Team All-New England selection last season, Wilder was downright stingy between the pipes, clocking a 1.69 GAA and .942 save percentage in 20 games last season at Hotchkiss.