Photo: Washington Capitals prospect Riley Barber had a successful start to his college career, posting eight points during the month of October for Miami University (courtesy of Tim G. Zechar / Icon SMI)
The first edition of the 2012-13 College Prospects Notebook takes a look some notable (and not so notable) prospect performances from around college hockey. Unless otherwise indicated, all stats are current as of Oct. 31.
Photo: University of Massachusetts defenseman Joel Hanley is looking to parlay a stint at the Columbus Blue Jackets' development camp into a more extended pro opportunity (courtesy of UMass Athletics)
Despite flying under the radar at times, Joel Hanley participated in the Columbus Blue Jackets' development camp this past summer, and he now looks to anchor the University of Massachusetts blue line this season.
Photo: University of Massachusetts-Lowell defenseman and Dallas Stars prospect Dmitry Sinitsyn is adjusting to NCAA hockey in his first season of college hockey (courtesy of Vaughn Winchell)
During the University of Massachusetts-Lowell's final game against Colorado College earlier this season, defenseman Dmitry Sinitsyn yelled to fellow blueliner Jake Suter in the offensive zone.
Photo: UMass goaltender Kevin Boyle is hoping to emerge as the starter from a three-way battle for that school's starting goaltending position (courtesy of UMass Athletics)
After a successful showing at the New York Islanders development camp this past summer, University of Massachusetts goalie Kevin Boyle is ready to take the reigns as the starting goaltender for the Minutemen again.
Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect John Gaudreau hopes to be a part of the United States squad for the 2013 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)
After being cut from the United States World Junior team last winter, John Gaudreau had doubts about his hockey career. But in fact, being cut has helped Gaudreau take his game to the next level for Boston College.