Five prep players to watch

The Neponset Valley River Rats jamboree is all grown up. Not that long ago it was just a handful of teams of varying skill levels playing at Foxboro. Now it is much more than that. Some of the top teams in the Northeast are invited, it is played in the Big House in Marlboro and it is a fitting kickoff to the U15, U16 and U18 season.

While spending some quality time there on Monday, I chatted up some NHL guys and came away with five prep kids who will be getting looks from the scouts this fall and winter. These aren’t the only five, of course. Other players will emerge as the season goes on, but we’ll start with these guys.

D Peter Diliberatore, U-18 Yale and Salisbury. He is a Quinnipiac commit.

D Jordan Harris, KUA, a Northeastern commit.

D Mike Kesselring, New Hampton and NH Avalanche, a Merrimack commit.

F Aidan McDonough, Thayer and Cape Cod Whalers, a Northeastern commit.

F Jay O’Brien, Thayer and Cape Cod Whalers, a Providence College commit.

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