Updated statistics for SCSU recruits, area players playing junior hockey

The statistics are through Tuesday and are for SCSU recruits and area players playing in Tier I and Tier II junior hockey. There are also stats for area players playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the Tier III NA3HL.

I think I’ve found the statistics for St. Cloud State recruit Mika Ilvonen, an 18-year-old defenseman who is playing for the Blues U20 team in the Jr. A SM-liiga league in Finland. He has 12 goals, 17 assists and 18 penalty minutes in 31 games.

SCSU RECRUITS

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

Jacob Benson, Age 17, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Forward, Grand Forks, N.D. Benson is playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League for the first season. He played for Grand Forks Red River High School in North Dakota last season. Note: Benson has 2 goals, 4 assists in his last 5 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Dubuque (USHL) 30 8 9 17 16 +9
SCSU recruit Josh Blanchard

SCSU recruit Josh Blanchard

Josh Blanchard, Age 17, 5-8, 155, F, Kelowna, British Columbia. Blanchard is playing in his first full season with the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League after seeing some time with the team last season.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM
Penticton (BCHL) 23 3 4 7 2
SCSU recruit Michael Buonincontri

SCSU recruit Michael Buonincontri

Michael Buonincontri, Age 20, 6-1, 198, F, Montreal. Buonincontri began the season playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League, but was traded back to the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Canada Hockey League. He played the previous two seasons for the Bears. 

 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
* Sioux Falls (USHL) 17 5 1 6 13 Even
Smiths Falls (CCHL) 14 4 7 11 14 NA
SCSU recruit Mike Eyssimont

SCSU recruit Mike Eyssimont

Mike Eyssimont, 17, 5-11, 172, F, Littleton, Colo. Eyssimont is playing his first full season with the Fargo Force of the USHL after seeing some time with the team last season. Note: Eyssimont has goals in 3 straight games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Fargo (USHL) 36 7 8 15 47 -11

 

SCSU recruit Brendan Harris

SCSU recruit Brendan Harris

Brendan Harris, 17, 5-7, 160, F, Las Vegas. Harris was playing his first season playing for the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League. He was recently traded to the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL. He played last season in 16AAA Midgets.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
* Bismarck (NAHL) 26 2 6 8 8 -1
Wenatchee (NAHL) 14 1 5 6 0 -3
SCSU recruit Clark Kuster

SCSU recruit Clark Kuster

Clark Kuster, 18, 5-10, 187, D, St. Louis. Kuster is playing his second season for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL. Note: Kuster is a plus-4 in his last 4 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Cedar Rapids(USHL) 32 4 7 11 26 -2
SCSU recruit Patrick Newell

SCSU recruit Patrick Newell

Patrick Newell, 17, 5-9, 135, F, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Newell is playing in his first full season for the Indiana Ice of the USHL. He started last season with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the NAHL before being traded to the Ice. Note: Newell is tied for 21st in the USHL in plus/minus (plus-16).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Indiana (USHL) 36 7 16 23 8 +16
SCSU recruit Judd Peterson

SCSU recruit Judd Peterson

Judd Peterson, 20, 6-0, 193, F, Duluth. Peterson is in his second season with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL. Note: Peterson is 15th in the USHL in goals (15).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Cedar Rapids(USHL) 35 15 13 28 39 -3
SCSU recruit Patrick Russell

SCSU recruit Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell, 20, 6-1, 202, F, Birkenrod, Denmark. Russell is in his first season playing in North America for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL. Notes: Russell is tied for 9th in the USHL in goals (17), tied for 16th in plus/minus (plus-17) and tied for 23rd in points (31).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Waterloo (USHL) 32 17 14 31 34 +17
SCSU recruit Jimmy Schuldt

SCSU recruit Jimmy Schuldt

Jimmy Schuldt, 18, 6-0, 202, D, Minnetonka. Schuldt is playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL for his first full season. He played with the team at the end of last season after finishing his senior season at Minnetonka High School. Note: Schuldt is 9th in the USHL in plus/minus (+20) and is tied for 13th in points (17) among USHL defensemen.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Omaha (USHL) 41 4 13 17 67 +22
SCSU recruit Matt Winiecki

SCSU recruit Matt Winiecki

Matt Wienicki, 20, 6-1, 190, F, Lakeville. Wienicki is playing in his second full season with the Waterloo Black Hawks of of the USHL. He is a Lakeville North High School graduate. Note: Wienicki is tied for 9th in the USHL in goals (17), is tied for 20th in points (32) and is tied for 16th in the USHL in plus/minus (plus-17).

 

 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Waterloo (USHL) 37 17 15 32 30 +17

 

AREA PLAYERS

Matt Brettingen of St. Cloud

Matt Brettingen of St. Cloud

Matt Brettingen, 18, 6-1, 195, D, St. Cloud. Brettingen is in his first season with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Aberdeen (NAHL) 27 1 2 3 6 +3
Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck, 20, 6-1, 190, D, St. Cloud. Duininck is playing for the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. This is his fifth season in the OHL. He started the season with the Sarnia Sting before getting traded on Nov. 13.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 * Sarnia (OHL) 20 4 6 10 19 -13
Sudbury (OHL) 30 3 14 17 10 +3
Mitch Fritz of St. Cloud

Mitch Fritz of St. Cloud

Mitch Fritz, 19, 5-10, 175, F, St. Cloud. Fritz is in his first season with the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He played last season for St. Cloud Cathedral.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM
 Bonnyville (AJHL) 43 5 12 17 86
Mitch Hall of St. Cloud

Mitch Hall of St. Cloud

Mitch Hall, 20, 5-10, 180, D, St. Cloud. Hall is in his second season with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL. He spent one season before that playing in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Notes: Hall is 4th in the NAHL in assists (28). He is 2nd among defenseman in points (33).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 44 5 28 33 44 +14
Tommy Hall of St. Cloud

Tommy Hall of St. Cloud

Tommy Hall, 17, 5-6, 160, F, St. Cloud. Hall is playing with the Johnstown Tomahwaks of the NAHL. He played last season for Cathedral.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 21 0 4 4 22 -1
Austin Poganski of St. Cloud

Austin Poganski of St. Cloud

Austin Poganski, 17, 6-1, 198, F, St. Cloud. Poganiski is playing for  the Tri-City Storm of the USHL for the first season. He played last season for St. Cloud Cathedral. He has committed to play for the University of North Dakota. 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Tri-City (USHL) 35 11 5 16 14 -17
Brandon Reinholz of St. Cloud

Brandon Reinholz of St. Cloud

Brandon Reinholz, 20, 6-1, 195, F, St. Cloud. Reinholz is playing for the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL for the second season. Before that, he played one season in the EJHL. Note: Reinholz is tied for 13th in the NAHL in goals (16) and is tied for 25th in points (32).

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 45 16 16 32 72 +3
Austin Swingle of Sartell

Austin Swingle of Sartell

Austin Swingle, 18, 6-2, 205, F, Sartell. Swingle is playing for the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL for the first season. He played last season for St. Cloud Cathedral.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Aberdeen (NAHL) 38 5 1 6 22 -2

TIER III AREA PLAYERS

Brandon Anderson of St. Cloud

Brandon Anderson of St. Cloud

Brandon Anderson, 20, 6-5, 210, F, St. Cloud. Anderson has bounced between the NAHL and the NA3HL for the past two seasons. He began this season with Lone Star of the NAHL. He is playing for North Iowa of the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
* Lone Star (NAHL) 4 0 0 0 14 -4
North Iowa (NA3HL) 28 19 16 35 37 +20
Jared Christen of St. Cloud

Jared Christen of St. Cloud

Jared Christen, 18, 5-10, 155, F, St. Cloud. Christen is playing in his first season for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 1 0 0 0 0 Even
Mitch Gwost of Sauk Rapids

Mitch Gwost of Sauk Rapids

Mitchell Gwost, 19, 5-10, 185, D, Sauk Rapids. Gwost is in his second season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL. Notes: He is tied for 4th NA3HL defensemen in goals (8), is 14th overall in assists (29), leads league defensemen in points (37) and is tied for 23rd in plus/minus (plus-26). Gwost will play for the West team in the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament that will be held Feb. 17-19 in Troy, Mich.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 35 8 29 37 12 +26
Jordan Keller of St. Cloud

Jordan Keller of St. Cloud

Jordan Keller, 18, 5-8, 160, D, St. Cloud. Keller is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 2 1 0 1 0 Even
Travis Kothenbeutel of Sauk Rapids

Travis Kothenbeutel of Sauk Rapids

Travis Kothenbeutel, 16, 5-9, 155, F, Sauk Rapids. Kothenbeutel is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL. But he has recently rejoined the Sauk Rapids High School team. Note: He leads the Storm in scoring with 25 goals, 14 assists in 22 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 16 8 8 16 4 +9
Spencer Nelson of Clearwater

Spencer Nelson of Clearwater

Spencer Nelson, 17, 5-9, 155, D, Clearwater. Nelson is in his first season playing for Granite City in the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 2 0 0 0 0 -3
Blake Phenow of Sauk Rapids

Blake Phenow of Sauk Rapids

Blake Phenow, 19, 6-0, 190, F, Sauk Rapids. Phenow is in his second season with Granite City of the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 18 1 1 2 18 -4
Luke Richardson of Sauk Rapids

Luke Richardson of Sauk Rapids

Luke Richardson, 19, 6-4, 200, F, Sauk Rapids. Richardson is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 32 13 7 20 59 +6
Sam Zweiner of Sartell

Sam Zweiner of Sartell

Sam Zweiner, 19, 6-2, 200, D, Sartell. Zweiner is in his first season with the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 20 1 7 8 17 +3

HIGH SCHOOL

SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery

SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery

Mitch Slattery, 17, 5-11, 185, F, Hill-Murray High School. Slattery playing for Team Northeast in the Upper Midwest Elite League and had 20 goals, 15 assists, 48 penalty minutes in 24 games. Notes: Slattery was named one of 10 finalists for Mr. Hockey this week.

 

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Hill-Murray (High School) 22 16 23 39 32 NA

 

If you know of other players not listed, please send me an email at mhatten@stcloudtimes.com

 

 

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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