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Little Rhody Players Are On The Map!!!!

By STEVEN KAUFFMAN, 08/03/17, 6:00PM EDT


Little Rhody Hockey Club Players on Scouting List!!!

     Neutral Zone is the leading source on NCAA/CHL prospect rankings, scouting reports and hockey related news.  Take a look below and see what they had to say about our players:

Beantown NAPS U16: Top 35:

Dan Cavanaugh (FW, R, Little Rhody, 2001) – Bishop Hendricken Sturdy winger that plays a rugged game. Relentless pursuit of the puck and outworks opponents. Doesn’t have the smoothest skating or stick-skills at this time. Uses his body to create space in the offensive zone. Does his best work along the walls and below the dots. Weekend Rating B-

Ryan Saunders (FW, R, Little Rhody, 2001) – Pomfret Smooth, cerebral forward. Skates well without many wasted movements. Tough to contain through the neutral zone. More of a playmaker at this stage and is constantly looking to distribute to teammates. Weekend Rating B-

Darion Benchich (FW, L, Little Rhody, 2001) – Westminster Not the best skater but he can get around the ice when needed. Consistently made plays in space. Has good touch and works best down low in the offensive zone. Weekend Rating B-

Senior Chowder Cup: 60 Standouts:

Little Rhody Jr. A

Jon Beniers (FW, L, 5’10/170, 3/13/1997)  – Athletic left-shot forward that moves well. Fluid stride which allows him to pressure the puck and get away from defenders. Plays the game at a high pace and is a possession forward. Comfortable with the puck on his stick and is at his best in transition. Weekend Rating: B+ College: Hamilton College

Josh Labonte (D, R, 6’0/201, 7/17/1998): Superior skating ability for a defensemen. Was constantly looking to transition defense to offense on the weekend. Plays the game fast but is able to slow the game down when he has the puck on his stick and make the correct decision. Scored a nice goal from the blue line where he outwaited the coverage and snapped a puck under the bar. Weekend Rating B+ College: Hamilton College


Michael Dimascolo #11 (F, L, Little Rhody, 2001, St. George’s)-Michael made something positive happen each shift and was the most consistent player on Little Rhody. He was a bit “in and out” as we noted that several times he went hard on the forecheck and showed grit and intensity. Other times we noted that he looped and should have stopped on more pucks. He has decent size with room to add weight and skates well. Overall, he left good impression and we like his upside.

Anthony Zammiello #2 (F, R, Little Rhody, 2001, RI Hitmen U16)-Scored a pretty goal on a breakaway with a slick backhand finish under the bar. Anthony is small and quick and has mostly good touches. We will need more but he did enough to get noticed.

Tyler Varin #7 (D, R, Little Rhody, late 2001, RI Hitmen)-New addition to our profiles, Tyler was solid. The more we watched, the more we appreciated his game. He stayed on the correct side of the puck and his D Zone positioning was good. His outlets were consistent and he worked. We’ll need more as we didn’t get a sense of total skill set but he made a positive impact when we watched.