Sunday, June 27, 2010

DU Receives Commitment From Josiah Didier

(left) Josiah Didier committed to attend the University of Denver in 2012

As the 2010 NHL Draft fades into the sunset, the University of Denver received a commitment from another defenseman who should be drafted in 2011.

Josiah Didier a blueliner from Highlands Ranch, Colorado will play in Cedar Rapids (USHL) for the next two seasons before arriving at DU in 2012.

Didier, 17, a 6-3, 200-pound defenseman who played his first year of Bantam hockey with Littleton Hockey Association before spending the past three seasons with the Colorado Thunderbirds. Most recently, Didier helped lead the U16AAA Thunderbirds to their first-ever Tier 1 National Title.

Didier selected DU over Colorado College and Yale as well as serious overtures from the WHL in Canada.
Articles About Josiah Didier:

Rivals.com

Unofficial USHL Prospects Blog
2010 Recruiting Class
F Jason Zucker (U.S. Under-18)
D David Makowski (Green Bay, USHL)
F Nick Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Beau Bennett (Penticton, BCHL)
F Dan Olszewski (St. Louis, NAHL)
F Jarrod Mermis (Lincoln, USHL)
G Sam Brittain (Canmore, AJHL)

2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-17)
F Garrett Allen (Fargo, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (U.S. Under-17)

2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Team Illinios)
D Dakota Mermis (St. Louis Jr. Blues, AAA)
D Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Colorado Thunderbirds, AAA)

1 comment:

dggoddard said...

The Rivals.com article was quite interesting. Seems like Didier really wants to come to DU, which in this day and age is almost as important as receiving the commitment itself.

Almost every DU recruit will be heavily recruited by the Major Junior teams in Canada after they commit to DU. They will be offered "education packages" cash and or cars.

Didier will be playing for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, the same team that Matt Donovan and Paul Phillips played for before DU.