Jared Boll finished fourth on the Lincoln Stars in scoring with 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) in 59 appearances. He also led the USHL in penalty minutes with 294.
Jared Boll is bound for the Canadian Hockey League in 2006-07. While the rugged winger had originally committed to attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Boll has since opted instead to play for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
“I know that Jared was really excited about going to UMD and then when the Plymouth offer came along he thought about his short and long-term goals and what his options were. He decided that he wanted to go to Plymouth because he felt that that was the best option for him and that the CHL fit his style better than the NCAA,” said Lincoln Stars assistant coach Derek Reynolds in an interview with Hockey’s Future.
Lincoln assistant coach Derek Reynolds’ insights on Boll: “Jared is a power forward who has a great shot with a fairly quick release. I can see him being the type of guy that once he gets to the NHL level can potentially score around 20 goals a year with about 150-200 penalty minutes. Jared is a Brendan Shanahan-type of player. In my opinion one of Jared’s greatest strengths is his competitiveness. There aren’t too many guys out there who hate to lose as much as he does. His toughness, size and heart are some of his other great attributes. He’s a hockey player who just loves to play. It’s evident every day that he comes to the rink. One of his weaknesses is that he needs to improve is his first couple of steps. His skating has come so far in the last two years. The original knock on him was his skating, but I don’t think that’s the case so much anymore. He just needs to keep working on those first few steps. Another area he can improve is keeping his emotions in check. Sometimes you have to calm him down, so his emotions don’t get the best of him. It’s kind of a fine line because you like to see a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and play with emotion. He does whatever it takes for the team and he plays hard with lots of energy every game.”