Leafs TV Unveils ""Class of 2005""
Leafs TV's Class of 2005 is a special edition show featuring the top recruits from the GTA heading to D-1 hockey programs south of the border. We selected three forwards, two defencemen, and a goaltender who are all-stars and team leaders, in the locker room and on the ice.
The group is comprised of athletes with superior hockey knowledge and outstanding statistical numbers. Each individual is expected to contribute immediately to their university's hockey program upon arrival next fall. This special edition 'Class of 2005' is the first of its kind in Toronto and will set the standard for years to come as more and more hockey players will be awarded spots on Leafs TV's future 'Head of the Class' television features.
Last spring Leafs TV invited these talented players to a closed door camp at the Toronto Maple Leafs' practice facility. They displayed their dazzling puck-handling expertise on the ice through several skills competitions while off the ice they spoke with our cameras and revealed their goals and dreams for the upcoming season.
LEAFS TV CLASS OF 2005 - Check the Leafs TV Schedule for Airtimes
Andrew Cogliano LC St. Mike's Buzzers ' On of the top recruited players in the
Nick Sucharski C Wexford Raiders - Coach Rick Comley feels he is one of the top players in
Colin Greening LW Upper
Kevin Schmidt LD St. Mike's Buzzers - Standing at 6'1 Schmidt is not an overwhelming physical force at the blue line. However he has tremendous puck handling skills and plays a very smart defensive game. The folks in
Daniel Goulding G Bowmanville - A small Goalie at 5'10 with lightning quick reflexes Goulding's 1.94 GAA and four shutouts are even more impressive considering the team he played on. Obviously he must be a smart young man as he heads to the Ivy League where he'll shine next year in the ECAC. -
Ryan Angelow C Oakville Blades ' The quick centre scored 46 goals this season and was named the MVP of the West division of the OPJHL. The
Brayden Irwin F St. Mike's Majors ' Standing at 6-5 at the young age of 17 Irwin has received as much attention from D-1 schools as anyone else in the league. Drawing comparisons to big 6'7' Kingsw 1st rounder Bryan Boyle, Irwin is headed to Hockey East where he'll skate for
Jason Walters F Pembroke Lumber Kings ' As the captain of the youngest team in the CJHL playoffs Walters has received a number of scholarship offers from schools all over the
Matt Price- F Milton Ice Hawks - At 5'10 has all ready signed a letter of intent to play with
Justin Vaive USNDTP - Son of 50 goal scorer Rick Vaive, Justin stands at 6'4 and has plenty of skills that should attract major interest from every D-1 hockey program. This year he will be skating for he USNDTP U-17 team in