SCSU recruits Lindgren, Storm picked to play in top USHL prospects game

St. Cloud State men’s hockey recruits Charlie Lindgren and Ben Storm have been selected to play in the United States Hockey League’s Top Prospects Game, which will be played Jan. 23 in Muskegon, Mich. It is the second time that the event has been held and 40 players from the juniors league have been picked to play in the game.

Players are chosen by USHL general managers, NHL scouts and team personnel and NHL Central Scouting.

St. Cloud State recruit Charlie Lindgren

Lindgren, who recently turned 19 and is listed at 6-foot-1 and 181 pounds, is 13-5-1-2 in goal for Sioux Falls. in 20 games, he has a 2.59 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. His GAA is seventh in the USHL; the save percentage is tied for 11th and he is tied for third in wins. Lindgren is in his second season with the Stampede and is from Lakeville. Last season, he played 33 games and was 9-19-3-0 with a 3.33 GAA and a .907 save percentage. Lindgren plans to join the Huskies next season.

Storm, who turns 19 in March and is listed at 6-6 and 213 pounds, has played in 19 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He has four assists, is a plus-1 and 26 penalty minutes. This is the first season with

St. Cloud State recruit Ben Storm

Muskegon for Storm, who is from Laurium, Mich. A decision on when Storm will join the Huskies has not been made. The Huskies have one senior defenseman (Taylor Johnson) on its roster this season, though two defensemen (Nick Jensen and Kevin Gravel) are NHL Draft picks who are in their junior seasons.

Another player of note to be among the 40 named is defenseman Michael Brodzinski, the younger brother of St. Cloud State freshman forward Jonny Brodzinski. Michael, a 17-year-old defenseman from Ham Lake, has played in 30 games for Muskegon and has 9 goals, 9 assists, is a plus-7 and has 24 penalty minutes. Michael has committed to play for the University of Minnesota. The Brodzinskis’ father is Mike Brodzinski (1984-87) and their uncle Steve (1984-87), who both played for St. Cloud State.

You can read all of the USHL release on the game at http://ow.ly/guK0n

Mick Hatten

About Mick Hatten

I cover St. Cloud State hockey and I am a general assignment reporter for the sports department at the Times. 2012-13 was my third season covering the Huskies hockey programs. My wife Kristin and I have two boys (Luke, 5, and Josh, 3) and we live in St. Cloud. I have had two stints working at the Times. I worked here from 1986-91 as a part-time sports reporter and intern. I have been back since Aug. 1999. I spent one year as the prep sports coordinator, six years as the St. Cloud State reporter (football, men's and women's basketball and everything else but hockey) and spent four years as the Citizen Times editor. The last two years, I was also the editor of the Rocori Times and Sauk Rapids-Rice Times sections, which are mailed directly to people in those two school districts. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MickHatten or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimesmick. I do online chats about college hockey during the season from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at www.sctimes.com.
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