The statistics are through Monday and are for St. Cloud State recruits and area players playing in Tier I and Tier II junior hockey. There are also stats for three area players playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the Tier III NA3HL. At the end of the junior statistics, there are statistics for St. Cloud State recruit Jimmy Schuldt’s statistics at Minnetonka High School, St. Cloud State recruit Jacob Benson’s statistics at Grand Forks Red River High School (N.D.) and St. Cloud State recruit Brendan Harris’ numbers playing for the 16AAA California Titans and Mike Eyssimont’s numbers playing for the 16AAA Colorado Thunderbirds.
Michael Buonincontri, Age 18, 6-1, 202, F, Montreal. Buonincontri is playing for the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Canada Hockey League for the second straight season.
Garrett Hendrickson, 20, 6-1, 175, F, Virginia. Hendrickson is playing for the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League. He played last season in the British Columbia Hockey League.
Charlie Lindgren, 19, 6-1, 181, G, Lakeville. Lindgren is playing in his second season with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League.
Lindgren leads the USHL in wins (27), is 7th in GAA (2.75), tied for 2nd in games played (38) and tied for 10th in save percentage (.902). Lindgren played in the USHL’s Top Prospects Game on Jan. 23 in Muskegon, Mich. He stopped 13 of 15 shots in 30-plus minutes of the game.
Niklas Nevalainen, 19, 5-8, 170, Nakkila, Finland. Nevalainen is in his first season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. He played the better part of the last two seasons for the Assat U20 team in the Jr. A SM-liiga junior league in Finland.
He is 3rd in the USHL in plus/minus (plus-41). Among USHL defensemen, he is 5th in assists (22), 9th in points (26) and 5th in power-play assists (11).
Patrick Newell, 17, 5-9, 150, F, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Newell was in his first season with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL before being traded to the Indiana Ice of the USHL on Feb. 6.
He played last season for the L.A. Junior Kings 16-and-under AAA team.
Newell had his first USHL goal and an assist in a game Friday against Tri-City.
Judd Peterson, 19, 6-0, 184, F, Duluth. Peterson is in his first season playing for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL. He played last season for Duluth Marshall High School.
Ryan Papa, 19, 5-7, 170, F, Prospect Heights, Ill. Papa is in his second season with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL.
Ben Storm, 18, 6-6, 213, D, Laurium, Mich. Storm is in his first season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. He played last season for Calumet High School (Mich.).
Storm played in the USHL’s Top Prospects Game on Jan. 23 in Muskegon, Mich., and had an assist.
Daniel Tedesco, 19, 5-10, 185, F, Maple, Ontario. Tedesco is in his second season with the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
In the regular season, Tedesco tied for 18th in the OJHL in scoring (61 points) and tied for 13th in goals (29). Toronto finished third in the South Division and is playing Georgetown in a best-of-7 playoff series. That series is tied 2-2. Tedesco has 2 goals, 1 assist and 14 penalty minutes in 3 playoff games.
Craig Duininck, 19, 6-1, 190, D, St. Cloud. Duininck is in his second season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.
Mitch Hall, 19, 5-10, 175, D, St. Cloud. Hall is with the Johnstown Tomahawaks of the NAHL. He began the season with the Jamestown Ironmen of the NAHL. He played last season for the New England Jr. Huskies of the EJHL.
Matt Hansen, 19, 5-10, 165, F, St. Cloud. Hansen started the season with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL before joining the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League. He spent the bulk of last season with the Austin Bruins of the NAHL. He has committed to Colorado College.
Brandon Reinholz, 19, 6-1, 180, F, St. Cloud. Reinholz is in his first season with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL. He played last season for the New England Jr. Huskies of the EJHL.
Mitchell Gwost, 18, 5-10, 185, D, Sauk Rapids. Gwost is in his first season playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.
Alex Koopmeiners, 20, 5-11, 175, F, St. Cloud. Koopmeiners is in his first season playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.
Blake Phenow, 18, 6-0, 190, F, Sauk Rapids. Phenow is in his first season playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.
Jacob Benson, 17, 5-10, 185, F, Grand Forks Red River High School (N.D.). Benson is a junior for the Roughriders.
He finished 2nd in the state in goals (33) and 4th in scoring (62 points). Red River won the state championship. Benson was named to the all-state team and to the all-state tournament team.
His USHL rights are owned by the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Jimmy Schuldt, 17, 5-11, 195, D, Minnetonka High School. Schuldt is a senior for the Skippers.
Schuldt is one of 12 finalists for Let’s Play Hockey’s Reed Larson Award, which was given to the state’s top defenseman.
His USHL rights are owned by the Omaha Lancers.
Mike Eyssimont, 16, 5-10, 171, Littleton, Colo., Colorado Thunderbirds 16AAA midgets.
His USHL rights are owned by the Fargo Force.
Brendan Harris, 16, 5-7, 140, F, LasVegas. Harris is playing for the California Titans, who play in the North American Prospects Hockey League.
His NAHL rights are owned by the Bismarck Bobcats.
His overall statistics have not been updated in a while. In all games, he is listed as having played 41 games with 23 goals, 51 assists, 20 penalty minutes and is a plus-24. His statistics listed are in North American Prospects Hockey League. He had 7 assists in 4 NAPHL playoff games.
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