Maine Hockey Journal

McEachen de-commits, heads to Clarkson

That’s right, another recruit will pass the opportunity to play at the University of Maine. According to Chris Heiseberg, Pat McEachen, who was slated to join the Black Bears next season has decided to play for Clarkson next season.

The 17-year-old defenseman had seven goals and 26 assists in 49 contests this season with the Stouffville Spirit of the OJHL.

Maine has one defenseman coming in next season. Nick Pryor, who de-committed from Wisconsin at the beginning of the year, committed to Maine on December 15th.

The Anaheim draft pick, has seven goals and 17 assists splitting time with the Des Moines Buccaneers and the Waterloo Blackhawks.

Phillips chooses UMass over the Maineiacs

The Lewiston Maineiacs’ 2008 2nd round draft pick, Zach Phillips, has committed to the University of Massachusetts either for the 2012 season.

He recently did an interview with the Telegraph-Journal

“It’s a great option for a lot of kids, I know that,” Phillips said. “But I really wanted to be a student-athlete. There’s a lot of uncertainty around whether Lewiston is moving and stuff like that. I knew UMass wasn’t going anywhere. I like the area. It’s a better option for me.”

He spent this season at Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts along with Lewiston Maineiacs’ 2008 third round pick Zach Shannon. Zach’s dad, Roger, is Lewiston’s head scout.

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