Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Recruiting: Tyler Barnes Scores In USHL All-Star Game

Tonight the Indiana Ice hosted the annual USHL All-Star game at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. Waterloo Black Hawk and future Badger forward Tyler Barnes was selected for the event for the first time.

The two teams competing in the event represent the USHL's East and West Divisions, with each roster consisting of 21 players - six defenseman, 13 forwards, and two goaltenders. With the growth of the USHL to 14 Member Clubs this season, All-Star rosters were set at 21 to accommodate the increasing talent pool in the League.

"As one of the USHL's premiere events, the All-Star Game is a much-anticipated event not only for our fans, but the hundreds of NHL and college scouts who regularly recruit our young stars," said USHL Commissioner Skip Prince. "Congratulations to all of those chosen – you're the best of the best."

Barnes, a 6'0 180 lb forward, scored at the 7:16 mark of the third period to give Team CCM a 4-3 lead. Team RBK would later tie it, but Team CCM prevailed in overtime for a thrilling 5-4 victory. Barnes, who played his high school hockey for Burnsville, is a 2010 recruit for Wisconsin.

The state of Wisconsin was also very well represented at the All-Star game. Forwards Nate Condon (committed to Minnesota) from Wausau, Brock Montpetit (committed to Nebraska-Omaha) from Somerset, Jeff Costello (committed to Notre Dame) from Milwaukee, and goaltender Troy Grosenick from Brookfield were selected to play in the event.