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Blueger blossoms with upstart Mavericks Wednesday | Dan Myers Just 18 years old, Minnesota State freshman forward Teddy Blueger is developing into one of the WCHA’s most exciting young players. Not much was said on that first road trip back in October. Only 18 years old, Minnesota State freshman forward Teddy Blueger was rooming with
Blueger blossoms with upstart Mavericks
2012 NHL DRAFT Local boy Draeger leads group of
four Faribault’s Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey players taken on Day 2 of NHL
Draft By JOSH BERHOW email@example.com Three Sabres From left,
Shattuck-St. Mary’s players Zach Stepan (Nashville Predators), Teddy
Blueger(Pittsburgh Penguins) and John Draeger (Minnesota Wild) pose
for a picture in Pittsburgh on Saturday after all three were selected in the 2012
NHL Draft. Teammate Hunter Fejes was also drafted but was not in Pittsburgh.
(Photo provided) By JOSH BERHOW firstname.lastname@example.org
Topeka’s Peter Traber commits to Harvard FEBRUARY 8, 2012 Topeka goaltender Peter Traber will attend and play NCAA Division I hockey for Harvard next season. The Topeka RoadRunners, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are proud to announce goaltender Peter Traber has committed to play for the Division I Harvard Crimson of the ECAC beginning in the Fall of 2012. Traber, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but moved to Houston, Texas at the age of 10 had already found his calling. “I played forward for two years and was terrible”, Traber recalled about his early foray into youth hockey. “I was by far the worst player on my mite team, but I didn’t love hockey until I switched to goalie at age 7.” The presence of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers certainly had an effect on his early development. “Growing up in Philly I loved watching the Flyers. I fell in love going to Flyers games and watching them on TV. Ron Hextall was my favorite player and I mimicked him all the time.” Traber played youth hockey in the Houston area until 8th grade when he moved to Minnesota to live and play at the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep School, where he would go on to win a National Championship in his senior year, something he lists as his greatest hockey thrill to date. The 2011-12 season began with Traber at Cedar Rapids in the USHL, but was dealt to Topeka without playing a single game. RoadRunners Head Coach / GM Scott Langer knew Traber had the skills to succeed, and together with Associate Coach Harry Mahood helped guide him to revitalizing his career. “The coaches and teammates here (in Topeka) were amazing and helped me turn my game around. After struggling at first, I finally started to get into a groove in late November and we haven’t looked back since.” Traber’s “groove” allowed him to set a franchise record with three consecutive shutouts and a scoreless streak of 217:59. He was named the Brian’s Custom Sports NAHL Goaltender of the Month for December 2011 when he went 7-1-0 with a save percentage of 95.2% and a brilliant goals against average of just 1.18. Traber’s accomplishments attracted the attention of a few different schools, and for Traber, the choice was relatively easy. “Harvard is a beautiful place”, he said. “The school is so historic and so dedicated to their sports, specifically hockey, that it just caught me.” He went on to add, “Academics has always been very important to my family and me, so the academics were a major part of the decision. The history and tradition were the major factors in my decision. And the hockey situation worked perfectly.” As far as his chosen course of study, he hasn’t specifically nailed it down but knows his interests. “I’m still undecided, but I’m interested in economics, engineering, and the life sciences.” Before heading off to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Traber still sees an important task before him. “My personal goal is to put our team in a position to win every game and play for my team every day. Our team goal is to win a national championship, and for now, that’s my focus.” He takes a moment to reflect on those who have helped him along the way. “I want to thank all my teammates here (in Topeka). Special thanks go to Hoody (Harry Mahood) and Coach (Scott) Langer for sticking with me and having confidence in me. Also thanks to (owner) Don Stone and the RoadRunner organization. Finally, thanks to Shattuck St. Mary’s and specifically coaches Cale Politoski, Tom Ward, and Des Christopher.” Not wanting to leave anyone out, he adds, “And of course my parents for giving me these great opportunities.” The Harvard Crimson play in the Division I ECAC and are led by Head Coach Ted Donato, an NHL veteran of nearly 800 games and also a Harvard grad himself. The team skates in the 2,850 seat Bright Hockey Center. Traber is the fifth RoadRunner with his college plans secured, joining Andrew O’Leary (Army), Brian Christie (Merrimack), Robbie Davis (Connecticut) and Chris Bond (Connecticut). Thank you to www.nahl.com for this article
Topeka’s Peter Traber commits to Harvard
12/14/11…This coming weekend the boys teams at Shattuck St. Mary’s will be competing in the 2011 SSM Adidas College Showcase, in Faribault, MN. The BU18DA team will play a friendly game against MTA on Friday night as the featured game. Both the U18YS and U16DA teams will play three games total. U18 Division (#1-8)/U17 Division (#9-16) 1 SSM U18YS (MN) 9 SSM U16DA (MN) 2 Chicago Sockers U18 (IL) 10 Valley United (MN) 3 Nebraska F.C. (NE) 11 West Des Moines SC (IA) 4 Rockford Raptors (IL) 12 Fury Futbol Club (IL) 5 Madison 56′ers (WI) 13 Bravarians SC (WI) 6 St. Croix (MN) 14 Madison FC Gold (WI) 7 MYSC Rush (WI) 15 Chicago Sockers (IL) 8 Elm Grove (WI) 16 Elm Grove (WI) Friday, December 16th Kick-Off Time 1 U17 Valley United vs Bavarians 7:30am-9:00am 2 U17 West Des Moines vs Fury Futbol Club 9:00am-10:30am 3 U18 Nebraska FC vs Elm Grove U18 10:30am-12:00pm 4 U17 Elm Grove U17 vs Madison FC 12:00-1:30pm 5 U18 Madison 56′ers vs MYSC 1:30pm-3:00pm 6 U17 Valley United vs Fury Futbol Club 3:00pm-4:30pm 7 U18 Sockers U18 vs Rockford Raptors 4:30-6:00pm 8 U18 SSM 93/94 vs St. Croix 6:00pm-7:30pm 9 U17 Sockers U17 vs SSM 95/96 7:30-9:00pm 10 U18 SSM U18 DA vs Minnesota Thunder U18 DA 9:00-11:00pm Saturday, December 17th Kick-Off Time 11 U18 Nebraska FC vs St. Croix 7:30am-9:00am 12 U17 Bavarians vs West Des Moines 9:00am-10:30am 13 U17 Sockers U17 vs Madison FC 10:30am-12:00pm 14 U17 SSM 95/96 vs Elm Grove U17 12:00-1:30pm 15 U18 Elm Grove U18 vs SSM 93/94 1:30pm-3:00pm 16 U17 Bavarians vs Fury Futbol Club 3:00pm-4:30pm 17 U17 West Des Moines vs Valley United 4:30-6:00pm 18 U18 MYSC vs Rockford Raptors 6:00pm-7:30pm 19 U18 Sockers U18 vs Madison 56′ers 7:30-9:00pm 20 U17 Sockers U17 vs Elm Grove U17 9:00-10:30pm Sunday, December 18th Kick-Off Time 21 U17 SSM 95/96 vs Madison FC 7:30am-9:00am 22 U18 SSM 93/94 vs Nebraska FC 9:00am-10:30am 23 U18 Sockers U18 vs MYSC 10:30am-12:00pm 24 U18 St. Croix vs Elm Grove U18 12:00-1:30pm 25 U18 Rockford Raptors vs Madison 56′ers 1:30-3:00pm
The U18YS team comes home from the CASL Showcase in North Carolina with a win and two loses. The squad learned a lot from the weekend playing in an older U19 age group. The boys dropped the first two games against SAC Premier and Dixie Lions Athletic, but finished the weekend with a win against host CASL Elite. On Friday the boys took on SAC Premier out of Maryland. Right off the bat the game was not in the sabres favor. They had three starters go down with injuries in the first half. They snuck out of the first half only being down 1-0. The second half was a different story when SAC capitalized on three quality chances, finishing the game 4-0. The next morning, the sabres took on Dixie Lions Athletic out of Canada. Playing in the U19 division, the sabres were clearly the younger team according to size. The Canadian team came out strong, but the Shattuck players were up for the challenge. Dixie Lions scored right before halftime off of a corner kick. With the sabres not finding many chances in the second half, that is how the game ended at 1-0 in favor of Dixie Lions Athletics. Sunday ended up being the best day for the Shattuck St. Mary’s team so they continued to get stronger throughout the weekend. They took on a CASL Elite team out of North Carolina, and the host’s of the showcase. The game was evenly matched from the start, but the sabres had more of the ball and better chances on goal. Late in the second half, with four minutes left, top goal scorer, Neal Usry came up big for the sabres, slotting home a through ball from newcomer Geoffrey Dee . Next up for the U18YS team is the Shattuck St. Mary’s College Showcase in Faribault, MN.
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U18YS Finish Weekend on a High Note
10/16/11…This past weekend was Fall Family Weekend on the campus of Shattuck-St. Mary’s and all five COE teams were in action. All five teams had good results in front of the friends and family in attendance. On the boys side, the U16DA and the U18YS teams had convincing 6-1 and 4-0 wins, respectively. While the U18DA team had more of a battle, where they came out on top off of a John Lujano goal. In the U16DA game, Steve Eneme continued his goal scoring trend, putting in two on the day. The other goals from the U16DA came from Akeem Ward , Karl Frisk , and Cory Saurewine . In the U18YS game, Neal Usry came off the bench to score two goals and have an assist. Rasmus Hansen and Norbey Putt-Ryan each tallied a goal for their team and Dary Dewalt kept a clean-sheet on the day. The girls teams had just as impressive performances during Fall Family Weekend. The U18 team won 5-0 against a Dakota Alliance team, where the top goal scorer on the day was Karina Fredette . Fredette scored three goals on the day, and the Sabres also got goals from Darian Powell and Hope Lundberg . The U17 girls won their game in the afternoon against Dakota Alliance 5-1. Please check the schedules for up-coming games for SSM!
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COE Teams Perform Well at FFW
Congratulations to GU18 forward, Darian Powell who has been selected to the Regional ODP team. Darian will represent Region 2 over Thanksgiving break in Florida at the inter-regional tournament. In early July, Powell attended the Regional camp with her Minnesota state team. She was invited to stay back with the other top players at the camp for pool play. Darian was contacted a few weeks later with the great news that she had been selected for the team. She said, “I was very nervous after the pool play was over with because I had never made the Regional team before. And I was very excited to get the acceptance letter.” Over Thanksgiving she will have the opportunity to play in front of National team coaches where the same process will take place, with the potential to be invited to National Camp. Of her Shattuck teammates, Powell says, ” All of my Shattuck teammates are very happy and supportive of me. They have all been congratulating me!” The Shattuck St. Mary’s community and soccer department would like to congratulate Darian and wish here good luck at the tournament…Good Luck Darian!
6/5/11…On a beautiful Sunday morning in Isanti, MN the Shattuck-St. Mary’s U17 Boys accomplished another one of their goals by beating St. Croix and becoming the 2011 Minnesota State Cup Champions. The team will now head to Regionals at the end of June.
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U17 Boys State Cup Champs