NCAA Commitments: BC Lands Cameron MacDonald

This past June, our scouts called Cameron MacDonald, “arguably the best uncommitted forward in North America.”

Well, he’s uncommitted no longer.

MacDonald committed to Boston College. The 4.5-star forward was a scoring machine for the Selects Academy 15U team last season, where he posted a whopping 124 points (72g-54a) in just 52 games. Playing for MyEdge at the World Selects Invite this past summer, MacDonald had eight points (5g-3a) in eight games and was ranked by our scouts as one of the top players in the tournament.

“Constantly one of, if not the most skilled player in every game,” said our scout. “Uses his slick hands all over the ice and doesn’t panic with the puck. Does what it takes to win- plays a responsible defensive game on top of producing offense. His long reach and high level of skill allows him to get by defenders whether its dangling them or out-muscling them.”

Ohio State landed 3.75-start defenseman Evan McIntyre, who was previously committed to Merrimack. McIntyre is entering his second season with the Penticton Vees (BCHL) after moving there last season following 23 games for Cedar Rapids in the USHL.

Defending national champion, Minnesota-Duluth, committed 4-star defenseman Hudson Thornton.

“Thornton has an expansive skill set and can play a lot of different roles on a team,” our scouts said at last year’s World Selects Invite. “He’s a poised, puck possession defender with natural offensive and defensive instincts. He takes the ice that is given, he moves well with the puck on his stick and can deliver tape to tape passes in stride. He is strong, he is focused and competitive away from the puck in his own end and takes care of his net front.

The new coaching staff at St. Lawrence received a commitment from 3.75-star defenseman Evan Mitchell. Committed for 2021, Mitchell had 39 points in 44 Midget AAA games last season for the Kemptville 73’s and this season has moved to the 73’s CCHL team, where he has two points in his first two games of the season.

Providence College landed 4-star defenseman Cole Teleki, a Texas native who is slated to arrive on campus in 2021. Teleki had been playing close to home with the Dallas Stars 16U team last season, but will move to New England and play prep hockey this season at Lawrence Academy this season.

Denver committed 3.75-star forward Owen Ozar from the Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL). As a BCHL rookie last season, Ozar had 14 goals and 12 assists in 42 games before adding nine more points in 12 playoff games; this season he has two points in his first two games.