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Elite II teams compete in NAHL Future Prospects Tournament

09/23/2009, 9:01am CDT
By Charlie Graves

Four Elite II teams competed in the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament, Sept. 17-20

Four teams from the Elite II League participated in the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament held at the Schwan's Super Rink in Blaine. The U-16 Black team coached by Cory Laylin and Bill McClellan completed round robin play with a 2-1 record to reach the Semi-Finals where they were defeated by the Chicago Mission. In round robin play the team defeated the MN Blades in a shoot-out 4 - 3 and the Arctic Lions (Alaska) by a 3-0 score before being beaten by the New Jersey Avalanche 4-3.

The U-18 South team coached by Pat Westrum, Jeff Humble & Matt Woodard finished with a record of 2 - 2 recording wins over the MN Blades in a shoot-out 3-2 and defeating the Alaska Avalanche 5-4 before being defeated by the Chicago Young Americans and the Madison Capitols.

The U-18 North team played three games, finishing with a 1-2 record. Sunday's final game was not played due to scheduling problems. The team defeated the Madison Capitols 7-6 and was defeated by the Chicago Mission 3-1 and the Alaska All-Stars 3-1. The team was coached by Chris Bonnell and Dan Strot.

The U-16 White team finished with a 1-3 record, defeating the Arctic Lions 4-1 and being defeated by 1-0 by the New Jersey Avalanche, 6-2 by the Chicago Mission and 3-2 by Team Wisconsin.

Team rosters were:

U16 Black Team
Connor Andrle, Breck
Jay Dickman, St. Paul Johnson
Charlie Donlin, Holy Family
Tate Erickson, Apple Valley
Luc Gerdes, Eden Prairie
Michael Hughes, Roseville
John McDonald, Champlin Park
Austin Nelson, Hastings
Scott Nelson, Eastview
Charlie Sampair, White Bear Lake
Jeff Spellmire, Benilde-St. Margaret's
Gage Torrell, Monticello
Alex Borrell, Champlin
Sam Klein, Buffalo
Brandon Parker, Faribault
Steve Piette, Centennial
Marc Richards, Wayzata
Tyller Robert, Cretin-Derham Hall
Jeremy Harer, Park
John Kenney, Breck

U16 White Team
Drew Anderson, Rochester Century
Brandon Bistodeau, Rogers
Ryan Bullock, Blake
Eric Carlson, Albert Lea
Mike Cossalter, Rosemount
Terrence Hennen, Champlin Park
Evan Hesse, Monticello
Nick Jones, Buffalo
Nick Leer, Edina
Jordan Ocel, Apple Valley
Colton Radke, Lakeville South
Zach Theilen, Lakeville South
Alec Anderson, Benilde-St. Margaret's
Nick Auman, Spring Lake Park
Jeff Banal, New Ulm
Anthony Leong, Apple Valley
Eli May, Eagan
Vincent Pedrie, Apple Valley
Blake Burgau, New Ulm
Paige Skoog, Forest Lake

U18 North Team
Trevor Baumgartner, Roseau
Josh Erickson, Mahtomedi
Cory Lushanko, Chisago Lakes
Nolan Meyer, Duluth East
Dan Morin, Duluth Marshall
John Myhra, Wayzata
Garrett Skrbich, Hermantown
Nick Torbitt, Spring Lake Park
Josh Wentz, Duluth Denfeld
Jeff Bergh, Kittson Central
Blayne Ellison, Centennial
Taylor Richart, Blaine
David Tearse, Blake
Trevor Waldoch, Forest Lake
Chase Wichelman, Minnehaha
 Gordy Diefel, Stillwater
Mike Nelson, Spring Lake Park

U18 South Team
Dan Billiar, Mankato East
Mike Dockry, Burnsville
Bob Kinne, Cretin-Derham Hall
Jared Newman, Rosemount
Justin Parizek, Lakeville South
Andy Read, Cretin-Derham Hall
Nick Senta, Burnsville
Adam Smyth, Burnsville
Wyatt Wenzel, St Paul Academy
Matt Bluhm, Prior Lake
Matt Campbell, Mankato West
Tom Kuhn, Hastings
Mike Mezzano, Woodbury
Brady Riesgraf, Holy Family
Eddie Wittchow, Burnsville
Brandon Peabody, East Grand Forks
Brent Larsen, Centennial
Justin Frank, Rosemount

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