Buffalo Junior-College Showcase

The Buffalo Junior-College Showcase is a Mark Zarbo Hockey sponsored event. Timed to be at the beginning of May each year, this event offers players an opportunity for exposure to college, junior and prep school coaches.

In 2017 the Buffalo Junior-College Showcase saw 38 teams/scouts attend from all levels of junior and college hockey including: NCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 3, United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League, Ontario Junior A Hockey League, US Premier Hockey League, Eastern Hockey League,Greater Ontario Junior B Hockey League (Golden Horseshoe), North American 3 Hockey League and Prep Schools.

In 2017 68 players from 9 different states and 3 countries attended the event.  Click the link below for the full camp roster of players.


2017 Buffalo Junior-College Showcase Roster

Last NameFirst NameBirth Year '16-17 TeamHeight Weight'16-17 Stat LineSpecial Notes
MazurZach1998Trinity Pawling Prep/Buffalo Regals AAA6'017527GP 13G 15A 28pointsCaptain of Varsity Hockey and Soccer Teams at Trinity Pawling
McgrathJoe1998Kempville 73's Jr A CCHL5'1117248GP 9G 10A 19pointsCaptain of HS team, 2015 East Coast Elite League All-Star, 2015 Dubuque Fighting Saints Main Camp Invite
MahshieRyan 1999Ridley College Prep/Pelham Jr B6'319660GP 25G 26A 61pointsOffers from OHL and QMJHL
Donegan Sutter 1999Buffalo Jr Sabres 18u AAA5'1117061 GP 26G 16 A 42 points 2nd on team in goals, 5th in points, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
BennettBlake1998Lockport Express Jr A III NA3HL5'918531GP 35G 31A 67points1st on team in PPG & goals, averaged over a goal per game
CandiaRyan1999Gilmour Prep AAA5'716055GP 5G 27A 32 pointsHas attended all USA Hockey National Festivals
PrayTrevor1998Walpole Express Elite Jr B6'318534GP 22G 28A 50points1st in team for points; 9th in league in points; 2016 NY HS Player of the Year, 2016 NY HS State Champion
ZurowskiBryan1998Fort Erie Meteors Jr B GOJHL5'1118047 GP 21G 24A 45 points1st on team goals, 3rd in points, 2 time ECEL All star Selection (prep)
CammilleriAngelo2000Buffalo Jr Sabres 16u AAA5'1016563GP 21G 27A 54pointsjr sabres 16u Assistant Captain, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
MavrogiannisXander1998Walpole Express Elite Jr B6'018536GP 17G 27A 44points
AhearnWill1997Walpole Express Elite Jr B6'0 19541GP 11G 21A 31points
KaneNoah1999Seacoast Spartans 18u/Independent Jr5'1117050GP 28G 24A 52pointsCousin of NHL Pat Kane
ColosantiJake2000Gilmour Prep AAA5'11170N/AN/A
LogarAndrew1997Lockport Express Jr A III NA3HL5'916547GP 26G 53A 79points1st on team in points, 12th in league in points, Lockport Assistant Captain, HS team captain
Wischmann Locke 1998Fox Motors Club U18 AAA5'817044GP 11G 19A 30pointsPrep HS team Captain, missed 1/2 season due to injury
Bevilacqua Mark 1998Buffalo Regals 18u AAA6'017522GP 5G 8A 13points'16-17 invited to attend NJ Titans Main Camp
Mock Tristan1999Southern Tier Express Jr A III NA3HL5'714542GP 7G 15A 22points
KnicleyTyler1999Rochester Grizzlies AAA5'8150Midget 32GP 34G 18A 52points /HS 17GP 14G 13A 27 points1st on both Rochester and Fairport teams in points, 2016-17 Bowman Cup Selection
SchweickertBrandon1998Lockport Express Jr A III NA3HL6'119547GP 15G 14A 29pointsCan play both Forward/Defense, Captain of both his HS hockey and lacrosse teams
FalieroPat 1999Timon Varsity Fed HS6'017516GP 14G 12A 26points2017 Small School All Federation Team, 1st in points and goals on team, 2nd in Varisty Fed in points and goals, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
Ienco Jeremy 1999St Joes Fed/Clarence Mustangs5'10187HS 28GP 15G 21A 36points/ Midget 34GP 17G 30A 47points2017 NY State HS Champion and MVP, 1st on team in points, Midget AA team ranked 3rd in the nation, Captain for 4 years, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
BurkeNate1999St Joes Fed/Clarence Mustangs6'2165St joes- 28GP 34 points, Clarence 31GP 71points State Champion - SJCI, selected 1st Team All Federation for Div 1, offensive player of the year - Baseball
DeDobbelaerEric2000Brantford Jr B GOJHL5'1016537GP 2G 10A 12pointsUnderage playing in GOJHL Jr B
BrunoAndrew2000Amherst AAA/Williamsville North HS5'10150HS 16GP 8G 12A 20points2nd team HS, 16gp - 20pts, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
MillerMichael1999Rochester Monarchs AAA6'017020GP 7G 10A 17pointsDefensive Minded Forward, Rensselaer Medal Scholarship, Niagara University Trustees Scholarship
MillerRyan1999Buffalo Regals AAA/Timon HS6'015034GP 19G 11A 30pointsN/A
HildrethJona1999Ridley College Prep5'816550GP 13G 18A 31pointsInvited to main camp with Odessa NAHL jr. A camp 2016-2017
PattersonBerk2000Ridley College Prep5'10155N/AJr. Athlete of The Year Award 2016, Silver medalist at provincial track and field championships,
WoodsChase2000Blades AAA/NW HS/Lockport Jr A III6'0155HS 22GP 15G 10A 25points / Lockport 7GP 8G 6A 14points1st on HS team in points, Midget Team Captain, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
SetteducatiTibor2000St Francis Prep AAA5'9165GP31 6G 10A 16pointsN/A
SokolowskiBryan2000Buffalo Regals AAA5'1017034GP 10G 18A 28points2017 SCTA All Star Team, team assistant captain
ZurowskiTyler2000St Francis Prep AAA5'918050GP 15G 17A 32pointsN/A
MaselliMatthew1999NJ Avalanche Midget AAA5'10165Midget 22GP 10G 12A 22points / HS 19GP 12G 20A 32points2nd place 2016 NJ State Championship
EnglhardtTristian1999St Francis Prep AAA5'1016515G 10A 25pointsN/A
KrossShawn1999Lancaster HS/WS Midget AAA6'0160N/A1st on HS team in points, HS Team Captain, 2nd team All Varsity Fed, 2016-17 Bowman Cup Selection
BielinskiMatthew2000Amherst AAA/Williamsville North HS5'11180GP24 4G 18A 22points2016-2017 NYS HS Large School State Champion
Last NameFirst NameYear 2016-2017 TeamHeight Weight2016-2017 Stat LineSpecial Notes
KingJustin1999Gilmour Prep AAA6'31902G 25A 27points +58Drafted OHL to ice dogs, Father an NHL certified Agent
MechorCade1999Buffalo Jr Sabres 6'218048GP 4G 9A 13pointsDrafted to USHL by Youngstown, Plans to play in USHL next season
RickabaughTy1998Southern Tier Express6'018035GP 9G 10A 19pointsDrafted to NAHL in 2015 Johnstown and 2016 Northeast Generals, 2015 Youngstown Main Camp All-Star Game
ZakConnor1998Nichols Prep School6'018555GP 13G 27A 40points +15 12PIM2017 Bowman Cup Selection
MessinaAnthony2000Missasaga Chargers Midget/Jr A OJHL6'019333 games, 6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points. N/A
Warner Logan 1998Buffalo Jr Sabres 6'2185GP? 2G 14A 16pointsN/A
SegarraJustynn2000Buffalo Jr Sabres 16u 5'9172GP57 3G 17A 20points +552017 Bowman Cup Selection, team captain for multiple years, NYS Champion Bantam AAA
AllenNic1998Cleveland Barons 18u5'9170GP42 3G 12A 15points +8NAPHL 2014-15 showcase peak performance defenseman
GruppNick1998Lockport Express Jr A III6'119047GP 3G 17A 20points 40 PIMN/A
HurdJacob2000St Francis/Buffalo Regals 16u6'0175Prep 43GP 7G 25A 32points /Midget 45Gp 5G 29A 34pointsN/A
BergmannOtto2001Hill Academy 16u6'621512GP 3G 2A 5pointsN/A
VanderboschJack1999Lancaster HS/ West Senca 18u AAA6'1190HS GP20 2G 8A 10points +12N/A
EastmanCollin2000Buffalo Regals 6'1175N/ASCTA All-Star Game, OMHA All-star Game
ShanleyJoe 2000Timon HS/Buffalo Regals5'10150HS 25GP 8G 12A 22points / Midget 9GP 2G 7A 9pointsCaptain of HS team, 2nd team honorable mention HS, 2015-16 MVP Bishop Timon HS
GontorOwen2000Team Carolina u16/Blades u166'0175Blades 25GP 21G 13A 34points/Carolina 13GP 2G 5A 7points2017 Bowman Cup Selection, 2nd team All-WNY Varsity Fed, plays both forward and defense
TrigilioAnthony2000Will North/Amherst 16u6'0195HS 7G 13A 20 points +12 / Midget 12G 20A 32points +82017 Bowman Cup Selection
KellyRyan1999Clarence 18u6'1170N/Ateam ranked 3rd in the Nation in Midget 18u AA, 2nd team All-Star Varsity Fed, 2017 NYS 18u AA Champion, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
DawsonJoey2000Firebirds 16u6'117545GP 21G 47A 68points +13 20PIM1st on team in points, Captain of Team
DresslerJosh2000St. Francis6'324048GP 8G 12A 20pointsN/A
JonesTyler2000Rochester Monarchs u18/Elite5'11195u18 12GP 0G 1A 1pointN/A
GlanowskiSeth1999Clarence/St. Joes/Fort Erie Jr B6'2205HS 15GP 3G 3A 6 points +10Started year with Fort Erie Jr B, 2017 and 2016 NYS HS Champions, Midget AA team ranked 3rd in Nation, 2017 Bowman Cup Selection
SwartzJeremy2000Hill Academy 16u6'2195N/AN/A
MalcarneyEric1998Gilmour PrepN/AN/AN/APlayer plays at Gilmour but is from Switzerland
ValvoZach1999Will North/Amherst AAA5'91702016 & 2017 Bowman Cup Selection, 1st team All-WNY Division 3 High School, captain last 2 seasons HS
Last NameFirst NameYear 2016-2017 TeamHeight Weight2016-2017 Stat LineSpecial Notes
ZernPeyton1998Buffalo Jr Sabres 18u AAA6'116732GP 13W 17L 1T 2.88GAA .894 Sv% 2SOSt Francis Team MVP as sophmore
KimKenton1999NJ Avalance U18 AAA6'31872.3 GAA, .931 SV %N/A
ParshalTom 1998Timon High School Varsity Fed6'3 1957W 3L 2.68GAA 2SO2nd Team All Federation as Sophmore, 1st team all division 2 as senoir
PascarellaRyan1998Souther Tier Express Jr A III NA3HL5'10172.914 SV% 3.39 GAAN/A
SaygerTyler 1998St Francis Prep AAA5'1015010GP 4.27 gaa .889 save per, playoffs 2GP 2.00 .937SV10th grade team MVP, All-Star Game MVP
CarrMichael1998Gilmour Prep AAA6'2175MPHL Stats 4 Shutouts, 0.90 GAA, .953 SV%MPHL all league goalie, Dietrich memorial tournament MVP
EslingerLuke1998Gilmour Prep AAA6'1180.75 GAA .938 SV %, missed first 1/2 season due to hip surgeryGDI National Camp Top Goaltender Award, GDI Regional Camp Hardest Worker Award
UrbaniakKasper1999Gilmour Prep AAA5'11190MPHL last two seasons combine 2.64 GAA 0.925 SV%Invited to multiple NAHL Camps

How Do Players Sign up?

To attend the Buffalo Junior-College Showcase players had to either apply as an individual or be personally invited to attend.  All prep school or junior teams committed to attend the showcase prior were allowed 1-2 player spots for there top players.  This gave teams a dual purpose to attend, promote their top players as well as recruit new players.

After the application period a committee of anonymous coaches select the roster for the remaining showcase spots not taken by scout invites.  All committee members are current junior, college or hockey scouts from all levels.  This is to ensure that player bias is taken out of the selection process, giving all players a chance to be selected and taking pressure off coaches to select certain players, putting the best players on-ice for scouts to view.

After acceptance players are placed on a team as an individual.  Teams are coached by scouts in attendance.  All players get equal ice time and opportunity.  The Buffalo Junior-College Showcase is not a tournament so “playing to win” is not a priority.


What Makes this Showcase Different?

In 2017 only 68 players where accepted (4 teams).  Being a smaller showcase gives it high scout to player ratio.  Less players means more individual looks from scouts.  Outside of being a smaller showcase no 2 ice times conflicted.  This allows scouts to see every ice time ensuring that all players will be seen by all scouts in attendance versus larger showcases where scouts have to pick and choose what ice times they attend.


360 Degree View of Player to Scouts

Players in attendance had 2–2 hour practices and 2 full games.  Having a mix of practices and games gives players the ability to showcase their individual skills in a variety of drills/situations for scouts.  The Mark Zarbo Hockey Staff is also on-ice during practices giving players feedback into what scouts look for in different situations as well as helping the players prepare for games.

Outside of the practices and games all scouts receive a detailed player booklet of resumes 2 weeks prior to attending the event.  Resumes have all players contact information, stats, and answers to specific questions for scouts.  This allows scouts to pre-scout the event and “highlight” players they might be interested in watching further.  While at the event if a player catches a scouts eye now the scout has all the information they could want on that player for further background.  Most importantly the booklet also gets all the players contact information into scouts hands for after the event.


HUGE Focus on Player Education

In 2017 players where offered to attend 2 presentations.  The first was What is an Athlete presentation by Jared Byer NASM, NETA, ISSA, ACSM from Skate Ahead WNY.  Jared educated players on proper training, nutrition and recovery methods for the grinds the junior and college hockey bring to athletes.

The second presentation was College and Junior Recruiting by Mark Zarbo.  In this presentation players learned further how to promote themselves to scouts or teams, about the recruiting process for juniors and college, and questions they should be asking teams and programs.  Mark also gave a hockey testimony about his path to college and all the hurdles he faced to get to Division 1 college hockey both on and off the rink.


Game Performance Analysis Provided to Players

All games where taped and voiced over analysis provided to players from scouts point of view.  Mark Zarbo Hockey did not only want to help players get in front of scouts but also learn from their experience.  Players also receive example game clips of Pro/College players for further learning.


2018 Buffalo Junior-College Showcase

Look for more information and a brand new Buffalo Showcase website coming soon!!!

Buffalo Junior-College Showcase 2017
Buffalo Junior-College Showcase 2017