The Boston Junior Bandits are proud to announce their selections from the 2nd annual USPHL NCDC Futures draft. The Bandits philosophy in the draft was to choose the most talented players, who want to make playing college hockey a priority. The Bandits program is committed to developing players on and off the ice and providing maximum exposure to NCAA Division 1 programs. Ideally situated in Southern Massachusetts, the Bandits home ice is just a short drive from top Hockey East and ECAC schools such as Boston University, Harvard, Boston College, Providence, Northeastern, Yale, UConn, UNH and many others. The Bandits 2018 Futures Draft selections are as follows:
Thomas Messineo - 2002 D - St. Sebastian's School - Westwood, MA
JP Turner - 2003 F - Falmouth High - Falmouth MA
Kyle Heath - 2002 F - Middlesex School - West Bridgewater MA
Brendan Gibbons - 2002 F - St. Mark's School - South Kingstown, RI
Aden Hotchkiss - 2002 F - Xavier High - Middletown, CT (Sacred Heart)
Brendan Dumas - 2002 F - St. Sebastian's School - North Attleboro, MA
Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations Doug Shepherd stated, “The Bandits are very excited to continue to bolster our organization with quality, skilled players. To be able to select a couple of talented local kids is something that has been part of our plan from day one. We look forward to seeing these young men follow in Bandit jerseys in the near future.” In addition to the highly skilled players selected in this year’s Futures Draft, several players on the Bandits NCDC squad, including Artjoms Koppass - 2000, Jack Brackett - 2000, Linden Alger - 2000, and Connor Sullivan - 2000, still have multiple years of eligibility at the junior level.
Featuring one of the most respected and experienced hockey operations staff in all of Junior Hockey, the Bandits are committed to fostering talent from within their own organization. Three selections from this year’s Futures Draft, Kyle Heath, Thomas Messineo and JP Turner, played multiple seasons in the Bandits Youth Program. Stay tuned for more updates on the 2018-19 NCDC season.