January 26, 2012

Sade Makes NAHL's U18 Selects

The NAHL has released the rosters for its upcoming Top Prospects Tournament, which runs from February 20-22 in Troy, Michigan. The tournament includes six teams (five comprised by divisional teams and one selected from the league's top 94s, with a few 93s included) and will play a three-game series. Eric Sade will play with the U18s, whose schedule is as follows:

Here's the results:

Feb 20: v West (4-3 W; 0-0-0)
Feb 21: v Central (1-2 L; 0-0-0)
Feb 22: v Midwest (1-5 L; 0-0-0)

Congrats to Eric.

January 22, 2012

U16s Finish Fourth

Wins were difficult to come by for the USA's U16 team that participated in the Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. The Nats finished fourth with its only wins over Austria (7-2) and Finland (5-4) in the prelims. The Yanks fell to Canada (5-1) and Russia (7-1) in the opening round, then also lost to Russia (5-2) in the semis and Canada (7-5) in the 3rd-place game.

Ryan Bliss was named captain for the two games against Canada. In the 6 games, Ryan's line was 0-2-2 with 4 penalty minutes and a +1 rating.

Big Red Jersey

Choate's Alex Rauter (6' 1", 180), a 1994-born forward has committed to Cornell for 2013. Alex is from Basking Ridge, NJ, and in his first year at Choate. In 16 games this season Alex has scored 14 goals and added 21 assists, good for second on the team in scoring.

Alex spent last season playing with the North Jersey Avalanche in the Atlantic Metro League and with Chatham High School. In AMYHL play Alex scored 33 goals and had 22 assists in 22 games. For Chatham, Alex scored 40 goals and added 44 assists in helping his school to a Class B title. Alex finished tied for the state lead in points and was named to the All-State second team.

Alex was ranked 172 in the recent midterm rankings by NHL Central Scouting.

Welcome to Cornell, Alex.

Note: Rereading this post yesterday I realized I had referred to North Jersey as New Jersey...apologies to the Avalanche.

Miller A Griff

As Chris Heisenberg reported in December, Stephen Miller will not be heading to Cornell. Stephen will be enrolling at Canisius. Hopefully we'll get a chance to see him at Lynah in the near future.

Best of luck to Stevie in Buffalo.

January 12, 2012

Big Red Land The Big One

The Indiana Ice have announced that Christian Hilbrich (6' 6", 216), a 1992-born forward has committed to Cornell for 2012. In 30 games this season, Christian has scored 8 goals and added 11 assists for the Ice. Last year, in his rookie USHL campaign, Christian scored 10 goals and added 5 assists in 50 games.

Christian, a native of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, will join two former junior teammates when he arrives on East Hill next fall. Last year, Christian played with Brian Ferlin in Indiana and one year earlier he teamed up with Armand de Swardt in Wenatchee (NAHL).

Welcome to Cornell, Christian.