Updated statistics on SCSU recruits, area players playing junior hockey

 

The statistics are through Monday 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 have also added the statistics of SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery, who is playing in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League this fall.

SCSU RECRUITS

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

Jacob Benson, 17, 5-11, 195, F, 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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Dubuque (USHL)  +1 

 

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)  16 
SCSU recruit Michael Buonincontri

SCSU recruit Michael Buonincontri

Michael Buonincontri, 19, 6-1, 198, F, Montreal. Buonincontri is playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League for the first season. He played the past two seasons for the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Canada Hockey League.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Sioux Falls (USHL)  10  11  -3 
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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Fargo (USHL) 10  -4 
SCSU recruit Brendan Harris

SCSU recruit Brendan Harris

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

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Bismarck (NAHL) 13  Even 
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 2 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Cedar Rapids(USHL) +1 
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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Indiana (USHL) +3 
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 has 4 goals in the last 3 games.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Cedar Rapids(USHL) 15  +2 
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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Omaha (USHL) 11  +11 

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) +2 
Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck, 20, 6-1, 190, D, St. Cloud. Duininck is playing for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. This is his fifth season in the OHL and his third with the Sting.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Sarnia (OHL) 15  13  -11 
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) 18  42  NA 
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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 15  21  +3 
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) -4 
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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Johnstown (NAHL) 16  12  36  +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) 14  -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)  14  -4 
North Iowa (NA3HL)  Even 

 

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) 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.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City (NA3HL) 13  14  16  +12 
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) 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. He will join the Sauk Rapids High School team shortly.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Granite City (NA3HL) 13  13  +8 
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) -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) NA 
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) 11  17  +4 
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) 15  +6 

ELITE LEAGUE

SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery

SCSU recruit Mitch Slattery

Mitch Slattery, 17, 5-11, 185, F, Hill-Murray High School. Slattery is playing for Team Northeast in the league. He will be a senior for Hill-Murray. Note: In the regualr season, Slattery was second in the league in goals (18) and third in points (31). His totals listed below include the playoffs.

Team (League) GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Team Northeast (Elite League) 24  20  15  35  48  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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