Keep track of our list of the Blackhawks’ best players under age 25 here The Chicago Blackhawks enter the 2017-18 season with a much different team than the one that ended the playoffs in the spring. This year’s Top 25 Under 25 list here at Second City Hockey will be no different after another year of trades, draft picks, and prospect performances that have changed our outlook. One thing that seems certain is that the Blackhawks’ pool of young talent looks more intriguing than a year ago. Some key names from the 2016 list, such as Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman, took steps toward becoming key NHL players. Others didn’t, but they’ve been replaced by a crop of prospe .
Thirteen forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders have been selected to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program located in Plymouth, Michigan, it was announced today. The 23 players, all from the 2001 birth year, will compete for the U.S.
National Under-17 Team during the 2017-18 season. The U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States, as well as select competition against teams in the North American Hockey League and Minnesota Elite League. It will also compete in three international tournaments, including the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, 2017 Four Nations Tournament and 2018 Five Nations Tournament.
Position Player Birth Date Hometown 2016-17 Team College Commitment F John Beecher April 5, 2001 Elmira, N.Y. Salisbury (Conn.) School Not Yet Committed F Matthew Boldy April 5, 2001 Millis, Mass. Dexter (Mass.) School Boston College F Cole Caufield Jan. 2, 2001 Mosinee, Wis. Stevens Point Area (Wis.) HS Ohio State University F Judd Caulfield March 19, 2001 Grand Forks, N.D. Grant Forks Central (N.D.) HS University of North Dakota F Sean Farrell Nov.
2, 2001 Hopkinton, Mass. St. Mark's (Mass.) School Harvard University D Domenick Fensore Sept. 7, 2001 Thornwood, N.Y. P.A.L. Junior Islanders 16U Quinnipiac University F Michael Gildon June 21, 2001 Plano, Texas Dallas Stars 16U Not Yet Committed D Drew Helleson March 26, 2001 Farmington, Minn. Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Prep 16U Boston College F Jack Hughes May 14, 2001 Orlando, Fla.
Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget AAA Not Yet Committed G Spencer Knight April 19, 2001 Darien, Conn. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep Boston College F Owen Lindmark May 17, 2001 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Mission 16U University of Wisconsin D Case McCarthy Jan.
9, 2001 Clarence Center, N.Y. Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U Boston University F Patrick Moynihan Jan. 23, 2001 Millis, Mass. Noble & Greenough (Mass.) School Boston College F Ryder Rolston Oct. 31, 2001 Birmingham, Mich. Little Caesars 16U University of Notre Dame G Cameron Rowe June 1, 2001 Wilmette, Ill. Team Illinois Midget Minor Not Yet Committed D Ryan Siedem Feb. 25, 2001 Madison, N.J. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep Boston College D Henry Thrun March 12, 2001 Southborough, Mass.
St. Mark's (Mass.) School Harvard University F Alex Turcotte Feb. 26, 2001 Island Lake, Ill. Chicago Mission 16U University of Wisconsin D Alex Vlasic June 5, 2001 Wilmette, Ill. Chicago Mission 16U Boston Univeristy D Marshall Warren April 20, 2001 Laurel Hollow, N.Y.
North Jersey Avalanche 16U Harvard University F Danny Weight May 1, 2001 Lattingtown, N.Y. P.A.L. Junior Islanders 16U Not Yet Committed D Cam York Jan. 5, 2001 Anaheim Hills, Calif. Shattuck St. Mary's (Minn.) Mid. Prep Boston College F Trevor Zegras March 20, 2001 Bedford, N.Y. Avon Old Farms (Conn.) Prep Boston University NOTES: Twelve states are represented on the roster, with New York leading the way with six natives. Four players hail from Massachusetts and Illinois. California, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin each have one representative … Eighteen players have given verbal commitments to NCAA Division I hockey programs ...
Eighteen players previously attended the USA Hockey Boys' Select 15 player development camp ... Forwards Michael Gildon (Plano, Texas) and Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla.) both have older brothers who are currently in their second season with the NTDP as members of the U.S.
National Under-18 Team ( Max Gildon, Quinn Hughes) … Ryder Rolston’s (Birmingham, Mich.) father, Brian Rolston, spent 17 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders, winning the Stanley Cup in 1995 with the Devils. He represented the U.S. on nine separate occasions, most notably the gold-medal earning U.S.
team at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and at three Olympic Winter Games (1994, 2002, 2006). Ryder’s uncle, Ron Rolston previously served as a head coach with the NTDP from 2004-11. He has also coached at the professional and collegiate levels … Alex Turcotte’s (Island Lake, Ill.) father, Alfie Turcotte, played professional hockey from 1983-99 skating in 112 NHL games, as well as stints in the American Hockey League and overseas in European leagues. He also represented Team USA at the 1984 IIHF World Junior Championship and 1986 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Danny Weight (Lattingtown, N.Y.) is the son of New York Islanders head coach and U.S.
Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Doug Weight. As a player, Doug Weight spent 19 years in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues and Islanders, winning the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Hurricanes. He played for Team USA at nine international events, including three Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002, 2006) and the championship 1996 World Cup of Hockey squad.
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Massachusetts Hockey has announced the host sites and dates for the 2017-18 Massachusetts Hockey State Championship Tournaments. The amount of locations have increased from 28 tournaments during the 2015-16 season to 48 tournaments for this upcoming 2017-18 season.
This format gives Massachusetts Hockey’s over 50,000 skaters more opportunities to work towards capturing that State Championship banner to hang proudly at their hometown rink. If your team is interested in participating in the State Championships reach out to your local registrar about participating in the play down competitions to qualify for States.
See below for all the dates and locations:
NAME TEAM POSITION YEAR HOMETOWN COLLEGE COMMITMENT 2016-17 TOTALS Ben Almquist Holy Family Catholic Forward Senior Victoria Wisconsin 22-35--57, 28 gp Grant Anderson Wayzata Defenseman Senior Wayzata Nebraska Omaha 7-17--24, 28 gp Jake Boltmann Edina Defenseman Sophomore Edina Minnesota 3-11--14, 28 gp Tyler Borsch Maple Grove Defenseman Senior Maple Grove 6-10--16, 28 gp Bobby Brink Minnetonka Forward Sophomore Minnetonka Denver 10-20--30, 27 gp Ben Brinkman Edina Defenseman Junior Edina Minnesota 12-12--24, 28 gp Bryce Brodzinski Ham Lake Forward Junior Blaine St.
Cloud State 18-27--45, 27 gp Ray Christy St. Thomas Academy Forward Senior St. Paul Colorado College 17-30--47, 31 gp Rob Christy St. Thomas Academy Forward Junior St. Paul Colorado College 17-23--40, 31 gp Garrett Daly Lakeville North Defenseman Senior Lakeville Bowling Green 3-9--12, 28 gp Ryder Donovan Duluth East Forward Junior Duluth North Dakota 11-22--33, 27 gp Matt Fitzgerald Bemidji Goalie Senior Bemidji 8-9-1, 2.06, .922 Ethan Frisch Moorhead Defenseman Junior Moorhead North Dakota 7-13--20, 31 gp Ethan Haider Maple Grove Goalie Sophomore Maple Grove 13-5-0, 2.17, .914 Ben Helgeson Hill-Murray Forward Junior Lake Elmo Wisconsin 13-15--28, 30 gp Will Hillman Blaine Forward Junior Blaine 17-23--40, 27 gp Jackson Hjelle Delano Goalie Senior Delano 19-3-1, 2.17, .919 Gabe Holum Grand Rapids Goalie Senior Grand Rapids 10-2-1, 2.13, .910 Aaron Huglen Roseau Forward Junior Roseau Minnesota 8-16--24, 25 gp Jack Jensen Eden Prairie Forward Junior Eden Prairie Minnesota 18-25--43, 30 gp Jett Jungels Edina Forward Junior Edina Northern Michigan 21-22--43, 28 gp Atticus Kelly St.
Thomas Academy Goalie Senior St. Paul 15-3-1, 1.22, .932 Mike Koster Chaska Defenseman Junior Chaska Minnesota 16-19--35, 26 gp Demetrios Koumontzis Edina Forward Senior Edina Arizona State n/a Trevor Kukkonen Maple Grove Forward Junior Osseo Michigan Tech 9-15--24, 30 gp Luke LaMaster Duluth East Defenseman Senior Duluth 6-10--16, 25 gp Shane LaVelle Chaska Forward Sophomore Chaska Wisconsin 17-19--36, 26 gp Lance Leonard Moorhead Goalie Senior Moorhead 21-4-3, 1.64, .927 Luke Loheit Minnetonka Forward Senior Minnetonka Minnesota Duluth 6-7--13, 26 gp Josh Luedtke Minnetonka Defenseman Junior Minnetonka Northern Michigan 2-9--11, 27 gp Payton Matsui St.
Thomas Academy Forward Senior Lakeville 21-14--35, 31 gp Lucas McGregor Centennial Forward Senior Lino Lakes 29-26--55, 28 gp Brady Meyer North Branch Forward Junior North Branch Minnesota Duluth 33-25--58, 26 gp Joe Molenaar Minnetonka Forward Senior Minnetonka 7-8--15, 25 gp Griffin Ness Wayzata Forward Senior Wayzata 13-15--28, 31 gp Brett Oberle Hill-Murray Defenseman Sophomore Woodbury Minnesota Duluth 2-7--9, 30 gp Jack Olsen Lakeville South Defenseman Senior Lakeville 8-19--27, 30 gp Jack Perbix Elk River Forward Junior Elk River Notre Dame 17-23--40, 27 gp Garrett Pinoniemi Holy Family Forward Sophomore Delano St.
Cloud State 13-9--22, 31 gp Rhett Pitlick Chaska Forward Sophomore Chaska Minnesota 12-10--22, 24 gp Carter Randklev Moorhead Forward Senior Moorhead 33-27--60, 31 gp Colin Schmidt Wayzata Forward Senior Maple Grove Minnesota 11-15--26, 31 gp Levi Stauber Duluth Marshall Forward Senior Duluth Michigan Tech 27-24--51, 26 gp Mike Vorlicky Edina Defenseman Junior Edina 3-7--10, 28 gp Sam Walker Edina Forward Senior Edina Minnesota 24-28--52, 28 gp Blaine Warnert Chaska Forward Junior Chaska Nebraska Omaha 14-18--32, 25 gp Tyler Watkins Hermantown Forward Senior Hermantown 22-28--50, 31 gp Nate Warner St.
Cloud Cathedral Forward Sophomore St. Cloud St. Cloud State 21-27--48, 30 gp Garrett Worth Duluth East Forward Senior Duluth 21-13--34, 25 gp Brady Ziemer Holy Family Catholic Defenseman Senior Carver St.
Cloud State 4-19--23, 26 gp PLAYER TEAM POSITION YEAR Jonah Bergstrom Pine City Area Forward Senior Blake Biondi Hermantown Forward Sophomore Connor Bizal Elk River Forward Senior Jake Braccini Buffalo Forward Sophomore Blake Brandt Lakeville North Forward Senior Hayden Brickner Centennial Forward Senior Nikolai Charchenko Holy Family Catholic Defenseman Junior Lewis Crosby Edina Forward Senior Grant Docter Minnetonka Defenseman Junior Ben Doherty Alexandria Forward Junior Jake Dykhoff Wadena-Deer Creek Forward Senior Brehdan Engum Burnsville Defenseman Senior Carl Fish St.
Paul Johnson Defenseman Senior Chase Foley St. Thomas Academy Forward Senior Owen Gallatin White Bear Lake Defenseman Freshman Joey Gimberlin Cretin-Derham Hall Forward Senior Matt Gleason Cretin-Derham Hall Forward Sophomore Charlie Glockner Minnetonka Goalie Junior George Grannis Duluth Marshall Forward Senior Joe Hankinson Holy Family Catholic Forward Senior Lukan Hanson Duluth East Goalie Junior Cody Hendrickson Eveleth-Gilbert Forward Senior Jack Hennemann Sartell-St.
Stephen Forward Junior Austin Jouppi Duluth East Forward Senior Jackson Jutting Prior Lake Forward Junior Reese Kaehler St. Francis Forward Senior Seth Karsell Rochester Lourdes Defenseman Junior Connor Kelley Maple Grove Defenseman Sophomore Tyler Kostelecky Maple Grove Forward Junior Carter Krier East Grand Forks Goalie Senior Kasyn Kruse Luverne Forward Senior Landon Langenbrunner Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Forward Junior Luc Laylin St.
Michael-Albertville Forward Sophomore Jarrett Lee Hibbing/Chisholm Forward Senior Ian Mageau Duluth East Forward Senior Peter Meyer Waseca Forward Senior Zach Michaelis Elk River Forward Sophomore Christian Miller Greenway Defenseman Sophomore Joe Miller Blake Forward Sophomore Luke Mobley St.
Louis Park Forward Senior Cody Moline North Branch Forward Senior Nathan Mueller Buffalo Goalie Junior Mason Nevers Edina Forward Junior Chad Nordean North Shore Forward Senior Cole O’Connell Moorhead Forward Senior Linden Olness Breck Goalie Senior Joey Petronack Hill-Murray Defenseman Senior Kory Pilarski North St. Paul Forward Junior Mason Plante Marshall Forward Junior Nick Portz St.
Cloud Forward Senior Jake Ratzlaff Rosemount Defenseman Freshman Mason Reiners Edina Defenseman Junior Jake Seitz Virginia/Mt. Iron-Buhl Forward Senior Nick Strom Breck Defenseman Senior Michael Spinner Minnehaha Academy Defenseman Junior Joe Sutton Mounds View Forward Senior Nathan Thelen Rogers Defenseman Junior Ben Troumbly Greenway Forward Sophomore Noah Tussey Stillwater Area Forward Freshman Alex Verbout Roseau Forward Senior Tag(s):
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