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
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!
Endeavor's Pitman and Pennsauken locations will be closed Saturday May 25th through Monay May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular training sessions will resume on Tuesday. Enjoy the weekend off!
Endeavor Sports Performance is excited to announce that John Gaudreau
has been named the Hockey East Player of the Year for the 2012-13
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
Gloucester Catholic senior Maddie Hogan was recently named South Jersey Girl's Soccer Player of the Year. We've had the pleasure of working with Maddie at Endeavor over the last few years. We're glad to see all of her hard work and determination in the gym is paying off for her. Congratulations Maddie! We're all proud of you!
Endeavor Sports Performance is proud to announce that ’95 Eric Robinson from the Team Comcast U18 team
has committed to Princeton University for the Fall of 2014. Eric chose
Princeton after having also visited Lake Superior State and having a
visit scheduled at Yale. Through 38 games thus far, Eric has 10 goals
and 23 assists for 33 points. A long time member of Team Comcast, Eric
has steadily developed his game over the past three years, going from
the U16 American team to the U16 National team last year, and finally
with the U18 team this season.
"We're very proud to have Eric make his
college decision to attend Princeton. He has grown significantly over
the past couple of years both physically and as a player. He is one of
the smoothest skaters at the U18 level and is always dangerous with the
puck on his stick. Eric is one of those players that can play with
anyone and make them better. We are very confident he will be an impact
player at Princeton in the coming years," said U18 Head Coach Jared
Beach. With Eric's commitment, Team Comcast now has 6 players currently
committed Division 1, the most out of any Midget team in the country.
Team Comcast also boasts 36 players from the organization committing in
the past 5 years, which puts the organization amongst the most
successful midget programs in North America.
Endeavor is excited about their ongoing partnership with Team Comcast and is incredibly proud of all the hard work the Team Comcast players have put in over the last several years. Relentless hard work pays off. Eric and those Comcast players that have commited to Division I schools before him are living proof!