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Tschantz Commits to Cornell

Monday, December 2, 2013, 2:22PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that '95 Dwyer Tschantz has committed to play Division 1 college hockey at Cornell University. Standing at almost 6'6" and 220lbs, Dwyer has a pro frame and a skill set to match. Last season as a member of Team Comcast's U-18 team, Dwyer had 20 goals and 32 assists for 52 points in 40 games played in the Tier 1 Elite League. This season, Tschantz is playing for the Indiana Ice of the USHL where he has 6 goals and 3 assists for 9 points in 13 games played. Dwyer has been training with Endeavor for three years, and has worked very hard to build up his frame and put on weight during that time. With continued hard work, Dwyer will be an impact player at Cornell and hopefully will have an opportunity to continue competing at the pro level after his collegiate career. We wish Dwyer the best of luck at Cornell University!

 

Dietrich, Racobaldo Commit to American International College

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:09PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce a pair of Division 1 hockey commitments to American International College. '92 Dom Racobaldo and '92 Mike Dietrich have committed for this upcoming fall. For Dom, this commitment comes after spending the past three seasons in the USHL for the Omaha Lancers and Fargo Force. Last season, Racobaldo had 7 goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 60 games while also contributing 72 penalty minutes manning the blueline for Omaha. Next season at AIC, Dom should be a significant freshman contributor to the AIC defensive core.

For Dietrich, the commitment to attend and play forward for AIC comes after helping lead his Minnesota Wilderness team to the semi-finals of the Royal Bank Cup in Canada. Mike finished the regular season last year with 28 goals and 49 assists for 77 points while contributing another 15 points in the playoffs. Both totals led the league, and Mike also managed to lead the league in game winning goals with 6. Other accolades Mike received during last season include being named Most Sportsmanlike Player at the RBC Cup, RBC Cup Legacy Scholarship recipient, Finalist for RBC-CJHL Player of the Year, SIJHL's Playoff MVP, and finally the SIJHL Player of the Year award. We wish both Dom and Mike the best of luck next season!

 

Ammirato Commits to Union College

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:08PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that '93 Roman Ammirato has committed to play Division 1 college hockey at Union College for the fall of 2014. Despite being a small player, Roman has worked incredibly hard to develop his game and his body to become a Division 1 player. Last season while playing for the Cornwall Colts and the Hawkesbury Hawks in the CCHL, Roman produced in a big way. Finishing fourth in league scoring with 34 goals and 49 assists for 83 points in 61 games established Ammirato as a true scoring threat. Roman is another former Team Comcast player to earn a Division 1 spot this year. We wish Roman the best of luck at Union College!

 

McAdam Drafted by Islanders

Monday, July 29, 2013, 6:32PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that Eamon McAdam was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, 70th overall. Leading up to the draft, Eamon trained especially hard to prepare for the NHL Combine, where he placed first in the Vertical Jump test with a score of 28.5 inches, a nearly 4 inch increase since beginning his spring training at Endeavor. Next season, McAdam will be playing for Penn State University in their Big 10 inaugural campaign. We wish Eamon the best of luck! Hard work and persistence pay off!

 

DeAngelo Heads to USA World Junior Tryouts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:02AM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that Anthony DeAngelo has been invited to the 2013 United States World Junior Team tryouts this August 3rd - 10th. This past season DeAngelo had 9 goals and 49 assists for 58 points in 62 games played for the Sarnia Sting in the OHL. At 17 years old, Anthony has two years of experience in the OHL, and is not NHL Draft eligible until 2014. DeAngelo is one of 40 U.S. skaters competing for a spot on this year's World Junior team that will compete in the World Junior Championships held December 26th through January 5th in Malmo, Sweden.

An Endeavor client for the past 4 years, Anthony has worked incredibly hard to develop himself into one of the top '95 born defensemen in North America. We wish Anthony the best of luck at the WJC tryouts in August!

 

Gaudreau Named Hockey East Player of the Year!

Friday, March 29, 2013, 3:47PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is excited to announce that John Gaudreau has been named the Hockey East Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season. Gaudreau began his second season at Boston College with at least one point in each of his first 12 games, including nine goals and nine assists during a 10-game win streak for the Eagles. Despite a short absence from the team during the World Junior Championships (Where Gaudreau finished as Team USA's leading scorer and a key factor to their Gold Medal finish), Gaudreau still managed to finish the regular season as the leading scorer in Hockey East, as well as leading all Division I players with a 1.48 points-per-game average, spearheading the nation's No. 2 overall offense. He closed the regular season in dramatic fashion, scoring twice and setting up four of the five other BC goals in a 7-2 win at Vermont, which propelled him four points ahead of Merrimack's Mike Collins for the scoring title. Gaudreau is just the fourth underclassman in league history to be selected as Player of the Year, joining NHL legends Brian Leetch and Paul Kariya (both chosen after dominant freshman seasons) and current BC associate head coach Greg Brown (1988-89). Gaudreau was also recently named one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to college hockey's best player. John is one of only two sophomores up for the award this year. We wish John the best of luck as he helps lead the Boston College Eagles into the NCAA Division 1 playoffs!

 

Robinson Signs 3-Year Deal with Ottawa Senators

Friday, March 29, 2013, 3:44PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that Buddy Robinson has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators in the NHL. Robinson recently completed his sophomore season at Division 1 Lake Superior State, where the Lakers lost to Bowling Green in the first round of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.

A native of Bellmawr, N.J., Robinson played in 38 games this past season, scoring 8 times and adding 8 assists, while recording 48 penalty minutes. In two years with the Lakers, he recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists), while registering 85 penalty minutes over 77 games.

Prior to attending Lake Superior State, the 6-5, 236-pound winger, spent parts of two seasons (2009-10 and 2010-11) with the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (Tier II) where he tallied 61 points (26 goals and 35 assists) and 101 penalty minutes over 81 games. Robinson played the final 19 games of the 2010-11 season with the CCHL’s Nepean Raiders where he recorded 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) and 20 penalty minutes. 

We wish Buddy the best of luck as he begins his professional career!

 

Plitt Commits to University of Vermont

Monday, March 4, 2013, 2:20PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is excited to announce that Dylan Plitt has accepted a scholarship to the University of Vermont. Dylan committed to UVM after visiting Vermont, Providence and UMass-Amherst. As a captain for the Team Comcast U18 team, Dylan had 7 goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 16 games played prior to committing to UVM. A second year player for the U18 team, Dylan’s experience and skill set has helped Team Comcast to a great start. “It is a real pleasure coaching Dylan. He is one of the most skilled players to come through our organization, and a very coachable kid. His combination of skill and grit will serve him well at the Division 1 level. You can always count on Dylan to make a few plays each game that are highlight reel worthy, while also making the smart, simple plays that put him amongst the elite,”  said U18 Head Coach Jared Beach. Dylan was the 5th player off the Team Comcast U18 team to commit Division 1 this year, and the 35th player from the organization to commit in the past 5 years.

 

Melaragni Commits to Northeastern

Monday, March 4, 2013, 2:19PM

Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that '98 Dave Melaragni has committed to Northeastern University for the Fall of 2016. Dave is a 6' left-handed defenseman currently playing for Team Comcast's '98 Bantam Major team. The team is currently ranked 3rd in the country, and should be in contention for a USA Hockey National Championship in April. Melaragni spent the previous 3 years playing for the Team Comcast '97 team, and decided to return to his birth year to showcase his skill and compete against his peers while helping a very strong '98 team make a run at Nationals. Dave is a team player and an ultra competitive kid that understands individual success comes through team success. This has allowed him to flourish and be a key contributor on one of the nation's top Bantam Major teams. Dave is the 8th Endeavor athlete to commit Division 1 for hockey this season, and we expect several more in the coming months! We wish Dave the best of luck as he prepares for Division 1 hockey at Northeastern!

 

Gaudreau and Team USA Win Gold!

Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:17PM

Endeavor is proud to announce that '93 Johnny Gaudreau won a gold medal with Team USA at this years' World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia over the holidays. After a slow start, Gaudreau and Team USA caught fire when it mattered, going 4-0 in elimination games and ultimately winning the coveted World Junior Championship. Johnny personally went on a tear scoring 7 goals and 2 assists in the final 4 games to finish with 9 points overall. This was good for the scoring lead for Team USA, and his 7 goals were tops in the tournament. Referred to by the announcers as "Johnny Hockey", Gaudreau was a force to be reckoned with for USA, and truly showed how much potential he has to play at the highest levels. Johnny's performance against a very strong Canada team (2 goals, 1 assist), may go down as the top performance of the entire tournament. Gaudreau was also named Team USA's Top Forward of the Tournament. "We are so proud of Johnny! He is so fun to watch out there. He continues to show at every level that he is one of the top players at his age level in the entire world. Each shift he creates great opportunities for both himself and his linemates, and always has a big smile on his face! His winning track record really speaks for itself at this point, and he has solidified his standing as one of the best American born players in recent memory! We are going to be watching him with amazement for years to come," said Gaudreau's former Team Comcast coach Jared Beach. We are sure one day Johnny will be playing for the Calgary Flames (Drafted in 2011, 4th round), but until then, he holds a place in US hockey history as the only player to win a USHL Championship (Dubuque Fighting Saints 2011), an NCAA Division 1 Championship (Boston College 2012), and a World Junior Championship (2013)! We wish Gaudreau the best of luck for the rest of this season and beyond!