Moncton NB – Moncton Wildcats head coach and Director of Hockey Operations, Danny Flynn is pleased to announce the signing of 2011, 1st round draft pick Brandon Shea will report to training camp on August 15th.
Shea, native of Marshfield Massachusetts, has chosen to report to Moncton over offers from both Boston College and a firm commitment from the USA U17 National Junior team. Shea played prep school hockey at Noble and Greenough in Dedham, Massachusetts. Brandon is 16 years old, 6’2 and 200 pounds. He had 24 points in his first season and 34 in his second at Noble and Greenough.
“We went up and took a visit” said Neil Shea, Brandon’s father. “We drove up and spent the day and drove back. We met Mr. Irving, Danny Flynn and all the coaches. They were quality people and made Brandon feel comfortable.”
“Brandon was the best 15-year-old all 10 of us scouts saw anywhere,” said Leo Gould, New England scout for the Wildcats and also the owner of the EJHL’s New England Junior Huskies. “Brandon has so much upside. He is a great skater. He has great hands. His ability is going to grow leaps and bounds. His development is going to be real good. Danny Flynn is a great coach and makes sure the kids do things properly.”
Danny Flynn is glad Brandon is coming to Moncton, “He is has a lot of talent with great pro potential, we look forward to having him as part of the Moncton Wildcats. He will be a great addition to our club now and into the future.”
– Moncton Wildcats Major Junior Hockey Club
*Training Camp starts on the 15th of August with the first pre-season game coming on August 19th versus the Saint John Sea Dogs. Game will be at the Red Ball Internet Center at 7PM, walkup tickets only.
*Some quotes courtesy of Bill Keefe in the New England Hockey Journal