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By JOSH BERHOW (April 7, 2013) Brette Pettet scored the only two goals of the third period to lead the Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 girls hockey team to a 4-3 win over Assabet Valley Red and a USA Hockey Tier I U16 National Championship on Sunday in San Jose, Calif.
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Shattuck St. Mary’s Girls Capture U-16 National Title
Blueger Dazzles … Quietly Minnesota State Freshman Came to U.S. Via Latvia by Ryan Lund/CHN Reporter At a glance, Minnesota State freshman Teddy Blueger may not be the most noticeable Maverick on the ice. Officially listed at 5-foot-11, Blueger is hardly the most intimidating specimen on the Mavericks’ roster, nor is he out to dazzle
Blueger Dazzles … Quietly
The teams just got back from Sarasota where the academy showcase was held. The 18 academy team went 2-1 beating FC westchester and Seattle Sounders while losing to Empire Revolution. Their best performance was beating a very good Seattle team 4-2 with goals coming from Michael Bajza, Lesley Nchanji, Abdullah Al-Kalisy, and Ricky Lopez. The
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Update from Academy Showcase and other Sabre news
Norman saves best for last 11/04/2012, 9:45am CST By Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub editor Shattuck-SM sophomore scores in double OT to beat Minnesota Red for Bauer NIT title Sophomore Ryan Norman scored in double overtime to lift Shattuck-St. Mary’s past Minnesota Red 5-4 in the championship game of the Bauer NIT. Photo by Katherine
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SSM Boy’s Prep wins in double overtime to claim second straight NIT Title
Eight members of the Golf CoE competed this past Monday at Minneapolis Golf Club in a 2-person better ball format and dominated the top of the leader board. 11th grader Sam Eisenhuth paired up with 10th grader Nathan Zhao to take home first place by shooting a 70 (-2). They finished one shot better than the team of 12th grader Jake Curwin and 9th grader Shane Hoben who shot a 71 (-1). During the round, Jake Curwin had a nice streak of four consecutive b birdies which is a great accomplishment. Post-graduate Camden Nierman paired with 11th grader Sean Kim to finish with a final score of 79. In the girls division, 12th grader Sydney Brickey teamed with 10th grader Sophia Hill to shoot a round of 80 and take home second place. This was a fun event for the kids who typically compete against one another on an individual basis. Playing as a two person team brings a completely different feel to the game and atmosphere. Some of the team will compete this coming Sunday, October 14th in an invitational at The Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, MN and Jake Curwin while Jake Curwin will be competing the MN Jr. PGA Tournament of Champions being played at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, WI.
SSM instrumental in Parise’s career path Two year’s spent in Faribault, Minn., may have been key to Zach Parise’s route to NHL stardom and a $98 million contract. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE) Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE July 9, 2012 In pictures: Zach Parise. VIEW GALLERY » Zach Parise and Ryan Suter’s introductory press conference. VIEW GALLERY » ST. PAUL, Minn. — Less than an hour away from the Xcel Energy Center, the new home for Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise is the rink where Parise shined as a star for Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The prep school in Faribault, Minn., has turned into a hockey hotbed for high school players, and the school has Parise to thank for that. Parise spent two seasons playing at SSM, from 2000-2002. During the 2001-02 season, Parise scored a whopping 178 points (77 goals, 101 assists) in 67 games with the Sabres. It was a sign that perhaps Parise had what it took to play hockey at the highest level, and those close to him at Shattuck could see it early on. “There’s no guarantee with anything when you’re that young,” said Tom Ward, Parise’s coach at SSM. “You could definitely see guys that would have a chance if things keep going their way and they don’t have a severe injury or something like that. Zach was definitely one of those guys, for sure.” Shattuck-St. Mary’s is unlike any other hockey program in the state of Minnesota. In fact, there are few schools in the country that rival the rigorous, lengthy schedules and numerous hours of ice time offered at SSM. That’s a big reason why Parise, a Minnesota native, enrolled for two seasons at the school. “I learned a lot about the right way to play the game,” Parise said Monday as the Wild introduced him and defenseman Ryan Suter at a press conference. “I had some really good coaches there. It really is a special place down there.” But his father also had a big role in Parise ending up at Shattuck. J.P. Parise played for the Minnesota North Stars, among other teams, and later went on to coach the North Stars. After coaching in the NHL, Parise served as the prep coach and director of hockey at SSM. Naturally, his sons Zach and Jordan went on to play for the Sabres. Before Zach Parise left his mark on Shattuck-St. Mary’s his father, J.P., was helping turn the school into the powerhouse that it currently is. “He was one of the founding fathers,” Ward said of J.P. Parise. “He took over the program from Craig Norwich, who started it, and did a great job molding the thing and putting it together. … J.P., he spent a lot of time and energy here and made this thing what it was. We’re just here carrying on and keeping it trucking.” Many notable NHL players have called Shattuck-St. Mary’s home, including Parise. Perhaps the name most often associated with the school is Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who spent just one year at SSM but also helped put the program on the map as he rose to stardom in the NHL. Crosby and Parise didn’t overlap at SSM, however, as Crosby played from 2002-03, when Parise was a freshman at the University of North Dakota. Chay Genoway became the first SSM alum to play for the Minnesota Wild when he appeared in one game last season. Parise now has the chance to be the first regular contributor in Wild history to emerge from Shattuck-St. Mary’s. “Those guys that are playing in the National Hockey League, whenever they get a chance to mention the fact that they had played and went to school at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, we couldn’t buy that kind of advertising and that kind of marketing for our school and our hockey program,” Ward said. “Is it going to be great for us here at Shattuck and for me personally? Yeah, for sure. But the greatest benefit is going to be to Minnesota hockey, to people that are Wild fans and to youth hockey.” While playing for SSM, Parise and Suter crossed paths several times. Back then, Suter was playing for the Madison Capitols, an independent AAA hockey team from Wisconsin. He also played for Culver Academy in 2000-2001, a team Shattuck-St. Mary’s views as a rival. Like their schools, Suter and Parise became somewhat of rivals at the time as well. The two ultimately signed with the Wild last week because they wanted to play on the same team as friends. But back then, there was no love lost. “We hated each other playing,” Suter said Monday. “We would battle, for sure. … He was the top player for Shattuck and I was the top player for Madison. We’d have to beat each other to win.” A decade later, Shattuck-St. Mary’s still holds a special place in Parise’s heart. He keeps in touch with Ward and said he and his former coach still go fishing together in the offseason. And all of Parise’s groomsmen in his upcoming wedding are friends he met while at Shattuck. “A lot of memories playing there,” Parise said. “I had an unbelievable experience playing there.” The Sabres hang up the jerseys of all the alumni that eventually make it to the NHL. Near the front of the pack, next to the likes of Crosby and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews, is Parise’s red No. 9 Devils sweater. Ward said the school won’t replace it with a green Wild jersey, instead keeping the New Jersey sweater framed and hanging as a reminder of Parise’s ascent to the player he has become. Parise definitely honed his hockey craft during his two seasons under the tutelage of Ward at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The leadership that resulted in Parise being named captain in New Jersey and alternate captain with the Wild, that’s been there from the beginning. “He’s the same player now that he was then,” Ward said. “He was an energetic, hard-working, humble kid. He hasn’t changed a lot. That’s one of the most endearing qualities about him is the kid hasn’t changed a lot from when he was 15 years old. … “He’s going to do anything he possibly can to help that group. It doesn’t always have to be about him. He doesn’t have to score or he doesn’t have to be the guy. He just wants to help them win and he wants to be out there trying to help the guys win.” Special Thanks to: Tyler Mason. Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter.
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Let’s cut right to the chase, shall we? Cousins Zachary and Derek Stepan are
completely different players. For starters, there’s the discrepancy in age.
Zachary, who will play for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States
Hockey League next season, is 18 years old and No. 53 on NHL Central
Scouting’s final ranking of North American skaters for the 2012 NHL Draft.
Zachary Stepan and his older cousin, Rangers center Derek Stepan, are close.
Zachary hopes to take the next step on the same path that carried Derek to
the NHL at the 2012 NHL Draft. (Photo: Getty Images) He’s expected to be
chosen in the second or third round when this year’s draft is held June 22-23
at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Derek is 21 and just completed his second
season with the New York Rangers . He was No. 58 on Central Scouting’s final
ranking of North American skaters for the 2008 draft, and was taken by the
Rangers in the second round with the 51st pick. Derek measured the same height
(6-foot) and was just two pounds heavier (168) than Zachary in his draft year
when he had 36 goals and 91 points as a senior at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault,
Minn. “Derek has more of the finesse than I do, but we’re similar in playmaking
skills and the way we think the game in finding open guys on the ice,” Zachary
told NHL.com. “But I can shoot the puck better and I’m grittier.” “He’s big and
strong, shoots the puck hard and he’s kind of got a little mean bone in him,”
Derek Stepan said of his cousin. There’s no question having a resource like
Derek Stepan to contact for advice and guidance in the midst of your draft
year is quite a benefit. Zachary even took the same prep school route, and
helped lead Shattuck-St. Mary’s to its second straight USA Hockey Under-18
national title behind three goals, including a team-leading two on the power play,
and six points in six tournament games in April. He had 22 goals and 65 points in
50 regular-season games. “Shattuck was an awesome place to learn hockey,”
Zachary said. “You literally eat, sleep and breathe hockey; that’s all you do.
It was great.”
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Zachary Stepan following cousin Derek’s path
On a rainy Sunday morning, the U18YS boys sealed their place in the Minnesota State Cup Final. This group of players will be defending their U17 State Cup Championship against the same St. Croix team that they beat in the 2011 finals. The Sunday morning State Cup Semi-Final game started out slow against a well organized MTA squad. Both teams were feeling each other out and trying to get used to the conditions. Shattuck’s Neal Usry had a quality change ten minutes into the game, but saw his effort just go wide of the post. MTA controlled the last ten minutes of the first half, but were unable to score and the teams went into halftime tied at 0-0. After talking over a few tactical changes at halftime, SSM came out in the second half dominated from the beginning. After a handful of unsuccessful corner kicks, and chances on goal, Emil Gonsalvez broke the deadlock in the ’75 minute. Gonsalvez shot out of the midfield crowd to get his head on a lofted ball from Lenny Kusina. Gonsalvez was able to flick his header past the on rushing MTA goal-keeper. After defending hard for the next six to seven minutes, Neal Usry was able to put the game out of reach with his goal in the ’82 minute to put Shattuck up 2-0. Jose Ojeda finished off the scoring for Shattuck in the ’89 minute with his right footed bending shot. The U18YS team will play in the State Cup final for the second year in a row in Isanti, MN. They will be facing a St. Croix team that also went undefeated in group play and scored the same amount of goals as SSM did in their group games. The State Cup final is scheduled for June 2nd at 9am.