Thursday, December 24, 2009

Recruit Corbin McGuire Nets Hat Trick At Fenway

As you are all probably aware, the NHL is continuing the tradition of having a New Years day hockey game on an outdoor sheet of ice. This season it is being held in Boston at legendary Fenway Park.

2012 Wisconsin recruit Corbin McGuire got a chance to be part of the festivities this week when his Taft Prep high school hockey team played a game against Avon Old Farms on Monday at Fenway.

It was a very special day for the boys from Taft Prep according to the schools website, "Highlights for Taft were the first puck drop by Cam Neely, Boston Bruins legend, and a hat trick of three goals scored by Taft sophomore forward, Corbin McGuire." Perhaps the biggest highlight for McGuire was being featured on ESPN's hit show "SportsCenter" on Monday night.

I've been an absolute HUGE fan of McGuire ever since I got to see him skate at the USA Hockey Select 15 festival two summers ago. I wrote about his initial commitment back in April. I got to talk with Corbin and ask him a few questions about his commitment a few days later. In May he was drafted 22nd overall in the USHL futures draft by Fargo.

This kid is going to be an absolute stud when he makes it to Wisconsin in 2012. I like the way things are shaping up for the Badgers down the road. I'll go in depth in a later post but McGuire and Schmaltz are looking like two solid pickups at this point.

Photo from Taft Preps website