The Junior Rangers were very well represented at the 2014 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game that aired live from Buffalo (9/25) on the NHL Network. Forward Connor Moynihan, who spent his Pee Wee and Bantam years playing in the Rangers Program, played for Coach Mike Grier’s winning side (6-3 Final). Connor, who is a big 6’4’’ power forward is currently playing in his second season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Halifax Mooseheads, led the game in shots on goal with six and scored one of Team Grier’s six goals in the win. In Halifax, Connor plays alongside his brother Danny (’95) who also played two seasons in the Rangers program. Danny has recently returned to the Halifax club after participating in the San Jose Sharks training camp.
Also participating in last night’s Prospects Game was defenseman Spenser Young. Spenser, who played for the Rangers over numerous summers when the Program first got its start and also played for the Rangers full-season as a Pee Wee, played for Coach and USA Hockey Hall of Famer Ed Olczyk. Spenser, who is a Providence College recruit, has had a busy few months leading up to the Prospects Game. In August, Spenser represented the US while playing in the prestigious under-18 Ivan Hlinka international tournament that was played in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, earning a third place finish. Spenser has also recently made the move to the mid-West, leaving his Philips Exeter Prep School team to play for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (USHL).
We are proud to announce that our 16U and 18U full season teams will play in the Mass Selects League in the Rangers inaugural season! The Mass Selects League is regarded as one of the top midget leagues in the country and a breeding ground for all NCAA D1 and D3 recruiters.
In the past three seasons, the 18U league has sent two teams to the USA Hockey National Semi-Final game (GBL 2011, Cape Cod 2012) and in 2012-13 the Neponset Valley River Rats won the USA Hockey National Championship. The 16U league has seen players commit to BC, BU, Brown, Providence, UConn and more in the past three seasons.
Both Rangers teams will play 14 league games in the Mass Selects League. In years past, the Select League has received 6 bids at each level to the Mass State Tournament.
Existing teams in the league are: GBL Bruins, Dual State River Hawks, Neponset Valley River Rats, Springfield Rifles, Rhode Island Saints, Valley Jr Warriors, East Coast Wizards, Boston Jr Bruins, Eastern Mass Senators, District 10 Bulldogs, Cape Cod Whalers, North Stars, NS Wings, 495 Stars, and Boch Blazers.
The Boston Junior Rangers program is designed to foster the overall development of young hockey players through a focus of on-ice skill development and off-ice physical training. The Junior Rangers program play's out of the Breakaway Ice Center in Tewksbury, MA. The teams play a minimum of 40 games through the New England Hockey League, AAA tournaments and independently scheduled games. It is the concentration, commitment and priority to skills development, on and off the ice, which differentiates the Junior Rangers Hockey program from many other local programs.