Maine Hockey Journal

Another QMJHL Draftee looking at Maine

Charlottetown, PEI– The International Scouting Service’s number one prospect for this past Saturday’s QMJHL draft is still undecided on his hockey future.

Brent Andrews, 15, was taking 15th by the Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday. The Metro News in Halifax reported Andrews is thinking about the NCAA route and has a scholarship opportunity with the University of Maine on the table.

Andrews confirmed the report on Monday with the Maine Hockey Journal.

“Yes, I do have a scholarship oppurtunity at UMaine. As far as Halifax goes, no decision has been made yet. My family and I will decide in the next few weeks in regards to my future plans with hockey,” says Andrews.

The 6’1, 183 pound forward, played along side Maine recruit Darcy Ashley with the Cornwall Superior Thunder of the PEI/NB Major Midget League. He had 12 goals and 20 assists in 30 games last season. He had three assists in four playoff games.

Here’s the QMJHL Central Scouting report on Andrews:

“Andrews is an imposing player — big, strong and skilled with good hockey sense. He dominated the QMJHL prospects showcase during the Monctonian midget AAA tournament in November. He moves the puck well and uses his size to control play in the corners. He was the only 15-year-old on Canada’s squad at the world under-17 championship. He’s a good skater, but needs to pick up his exposiveness and become more consistent.”

The news of Andrews of having a scholarship opportunity just became public he’s been talking to Maine for a while now.

“I first spoke to Maine early last summer. I think Maine has a great balance of hockey and education, there is people there to help you both on and off the ice. Great environment to play hockey and learn,” Andrews said on Monday.

Another Monarch to Maine

The Bangor Daily News reported last week, Maine received a commitment from New Hampshire Junior Monarch captin Mike Cornell.

The 21-year-old defenseman had six goals and 21 assists in 45 contests.

He joins fellow teammates Kelen Corkum, Adam Shemansky, and Matt Mangene of the National Tier III Junior A Champions in the 2009 recruiting class. Also from that team, Kyle Beattie comes in 2010.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply