A perfect mix of veterans and rookies are poised to lead the way this weekend for Pi Athlete Management as the firm will skate into its second Pre-Draft Showcase.
Building on the success of last year, where Pi Athlete Management finished 2-1, losing their only game by a goal, the firm brings back a lineup rich in talent and hockey sense. Coached by Mike Beharrell with the roster put together by Justin Orleans, the team is poised to not just make a run in 2012, but turn some heads along the way.
Led by their captain, Northeastern’s own Joseph Manno, standout players Stefano Momesso, the son of former NHLer and Stanley Cup Champion Sergio Momesso, Myckauley Melanson, Alex Christian and Jack Musil are all coming back in 2012. Adding experience and making their debut for Pi Athlete Management will be QMJHL veterans Connor Gagnon, Maxime Provencher, Nicholas Parisella as well as goaltender Jean-Christophe Plouffe.
At the heart of Pi Athlete Management’s squad is the group from the Hawkesbury Hawks. After playing together all season, the Hawkesbury Five will bring their chemistry to Foxboro this weekend. Joining the aforementioned Christian and Momesso will be defenseman Holden Anderson, Anthony Sanniti and goaltender Carmine Guerriero. The group had a very successful season in which they helped Hawkesbury advanced to the second round of the Junior “A” playoffs and now will look to help Pi Athlete Management capture a Pre-Draft Championship.
Adding a spark to the team are budding superstars Tristen Elie and David Hunter. Tristen, the newest Hawkesbury Hawk and brother of the London Knights’ Remi Elie, will add his scoring touch, while David Hunter, a towering defenseman will patrol the back end. Hunter was recently added to the QMJHL’s Central Scouting list – a sign that he is beginning to appear on scouts’ radars.
Rounding out the roster is a sextet of hard workers in Carl Ouimet, Antoine Nadeau, Massimo Matteau, Steven Saumure, Scott Burstall, and Michael Paquette. Nadeau, Saumure, Matteau all come to Pi Athlete Management from Junior AAA Quebec, while Ouimet is fresh off a run at the Fred Page Cup with Kanata in Ontario’s Junior “A” league. Burstall and Paquette join the team from Wyoming Seminary Prep and the Morrisburg Lions respectively.
While winning the championship is a the ultimate team objective, for Pi Athlete Management, the goal of this weekend is for their athletes to catch the eye of NCAA and professional scouts – and with the roster they have put together – that should not be a problem.
For more information on Pi Athlete Management and to read their blog from the tournament, visit: www.piathlete.com