Updated statistics on SCSU recruits, area players playing junior hockey

 

St. Cloud State recruit Michael Buonincontri returned to the lineup for the first time since Oct. 19. He had been out with a broken bone. Photo courtesy of Terry Halpenny

The statistics are through Monday and are for 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.

 

SCSU RECRUITS

St. Cloud State recruit Michael Buonincontri

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.

Buonincontri returned to the lineup on Sunday with a goal and an assist in a game at Kemptville. He had been out of the lineup since breaking the talus bone in his ankle in a game Oct. 19.

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM  
Smiths Falls 20 16 14 30 28  

 

St. Cloud State recruit Garrett Hendrickson

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.

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Coulee Region 42 10 16 26 16 -1

SCSU recruit Charlie Lindgren

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 (23), is 7th in GAA (2.79) and tied for 3rd in games played (35). 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.

Team GP W-L-SOL-SO GAA Save%
Sioux Falls 35 23-9-2-2 2.79 .899

 

SCSU recruit Niklas Nevalainen

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 leads the USHL in plus/minus (plus-40). Among USHL defensemen, he is tied for 6th in assists (20), tied for 9th in points (23) and tied for 5th in power-play assists (10).

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Dubuque  42 3 20 23 20 +40

St. Cloud State recruit Patrick Newell

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.

  

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Fairbanks 42 10 12 22 6 -6
Indiana 4 0 1 1 0 Even
 

St. Cloud State recruit Judd Peterson.

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.

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Cedar Rapids  39 10 14 24 20 -6
 

SCSU recruit Ryan Papa

Ryan Papa, 19, 5-7, 170, F, Prospect Heights, Ill. Papa is in his second season with the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL.

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Waterloo 40 13 15 28 24 +4

St. Cloud State recruit Ben Storm

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.).

He had 2 assists and was a plus-2 in a 4-1 win over Youngstown on Saturday.

Storm played in the USHL’s Top Prospects Game on Jan. 23 in Muskegon, Mich., and had an assist.

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
 Muskegon 36 1 9 10 53 +9

St. Cloud State recruit Daniel Tedesco.

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.

Tedesco is tied for 16th in the OJHL in scoring (60 points) and tied for 13th in goals (28).

 

Team GP G A Pts PM  
Toronto 47 28 32 60 56  

 

 

AREA PLAYERS 

Craig Duininck of St. Cloud

Craig Duininck, 19, 6-1, 190, D, St. Cloud. Duininck is in his second season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.  

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Sarnia 58 6 10  16  25  +1

  

Mitch Hall of St. Cloud

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.

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Johnstown 14 3 5 8 14 -3
Jamestown 22 1 2 3 8 +6

 

Matt Hansen of St. Cloud

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.

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Omaha 4 0 1 1 0 -3
Alberni Valley 34 11 21 32 26  

 

Brandon Reinholz of St. Cloud

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.

 

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Johnstown  43 17 9 26 101 -7

 TIER III

Mitchell Gwost of Sauk Rapids

Mitchell Gwost, 18, 5-10, 185, D, Sauk Rapids. Gwost is in his first season playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.

 

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City  30 6 8 14 20 +27

 

Alex Koopmeiners of St. Cloud

Alex Koopmeiners, 20, 5-11, 175, F, St. Cloud. Koopmeiners is in his first season playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.

 

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City  29 8 12 20 39 +8

 

Blake Phenow of Sauk Rapids

Blake Phenow, 18, 6-0, 190, F, Sauk Rapids. Phenow is in his first season playing for the Granite City Lumberjacks of the NA3HL.

 

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Granite City  26 5 8 13 31 +4

HIGH SCHOOL

SCSU recruit Jacob Benson

Jacob Benson, 17, 5-10, 185, F, Grand Forks Red River High School (N.D.). Benson is a junior for the Roughriders.

He is 3rd in the state in goals (30) and 5th in scoring (56 points).

His USHL rights are owned by the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Team GP G A Pts    
Red River  24 30 26 56    
 

St. Cloud State recruit Jimmy Schuldt

Jimmy Schuldt, 17, 5-11, 195, D, Minnetonka High School. Schuldt is a senior for the Skippers.

His USHL rights are owned by the Omaha Lancers.

 

Team GP G A Pts PM +/- 
Minnetonka 25 5 19 24 22 +18 

 16AAA Midgets

St. Cloud State recruit Brendan Harris

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.

Team GP G A Pts PM +/-
Calif. Titans 20 15 26 41 10  
 

If you know of other players not listed, please send me an email (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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