UW recruit, Derek Stepan led all scorers in the 2008 U18 National Tourney out in Buffalo this past weekend, and helped propel Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep to their 6th National Title. Not far behind Derek's 6-7-13 performance was teammate and fellow UW recruit Jordy Murray who contributed 2-6-8 in the six games over the weekend. Here are the stats for Shattuck's team in the tourney.
I missed my chance to see these guys in action earlier this year when they were in Middleton for a tourney, but hopefully we'll get to see them in Cardinal and White in the very near future.
As I posted previously, Andy Baggot believes that both Derek and Jordy will be part of the 2008 recruiting class coming in the Fall. I believe I saw Chuck had posted on the USCHO forum that one of them is already registered for school at UW in the Fall. It will be interesting indeed to see who Eaves brings in, but it certainly appears that these boys can score, and that is exactly what Wisconsin needs.
Congrats to Derek and Jordy and their team on a fine season!