May 23, 2013 by conteconfidential
Future Boston College hockey players Ian McCoshen and Austin Cangelosi were honored by the United States Hockey League yesterday.
McCoshen, a defenseman for the Waterloo Black Hawks, was named to the All-USHL First Team. Cangelosi, a forward for the Youngstown Phantoms, was named to the Second Team.
Even though he missed 11 games, McCoshen finished the year second among defensemen with 44 points (11 goals, 33 assists). An intimidating defensive presence who also has some offensive flair, his +35 plus/minus rating was good for third overall among blueliners.
“I cannot thank the Waterloo Black Hawks organization and coaching staff for giving me this opportunity enough,” McCoshen said. “This is a nice achievement, with some great players.”
Ranked 24th on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings, the highest among USHL players, he is projected as a late first or early second round draft pick. Only 15 when he began his career with the Black Hawks, he is expected to start right away for BC as an 18-year-old freshman.
(photo credits: Britta Lewis, Robert Bindler/Youngstown Phantoms)
Cangelosi is the first ever Phantom to be voted All-USHL.
The electrifying center finished 11th overall in the league in scoring with 64 points (21 goals, 43 assists) in 56 games. A “program changer” for Youngstown, he played in every situation for his team and finished with a plus/minus rating of +16.
“It’s a great feeling knowing your hard work and the way you played was appreciated,” Cangelosi said. “It’s nice to be noticed.”
In two seasons in the USHL, Cangelosi netted 50 goals. The Phantoms co-captain also set a Tier 1 record this year when he scored his 11th career shorthanded goal.
“It’s a great organization,” Cangelosi said of his time with the Phantoms. “Owner Bruce Zoldan treated us like we were his kids. The coaches were the best I played for.”
“It was a great experience, and all of the future players have a lot to look forward to.”
By Jen Dobias