Hingham native Tim Lovell has committed to play for Boston College hockey next season. Lovell is a 5′ 7″ 150 pound Defenseman who played for the Northeast Generals last season and was originally committed to Ohio State. He will play for Boston Advantage this year while also playing for the Chicago Steel for a couple of short stints. His coach at Boston Advantage is his father-Tim Lovell Sr.-who was a very good player for Maine.
I spoke with two sources close to Lovell, who confirmed that Lovell will be at the Heights next year. Lovell played in the Mass Festival Tournament this April and was ranked the #1 player in Massachusetts among all 2002 born players. Lovell turned down an opportunity to compete for the US National Developmental team two years ago.
Lovell is a fast-rising prospect who is ranked as a C player by the NHL scouting bureau-which is remarkable considering he lacks the size normally coveted by scouts. In this new era of puck-moving Defenseman-Timmy Lovell fits right in. He carries the puck well through the neutral zone, a cerebral player who will make the right pass and set up his talented forwards. Lovell went out to the midwest a few months back and decided that he felt more comfortable playing college hockey in the Northeast. He is going through a growth spurt and should continue to improve over the next several years. In addition to wanting to play in the Northeast, Lovell is very excited to join the bevy of talented players headed to BC next season-including Eamon Powell (USNDT-D) with whom he has competed. BC graduates 4 Defensemen after this season and Lovell will compete for playing time right away. He should be in the mix to man the powerplay from the point in due time.