Wednesday, April 7, 2010

TW Wins Opener; Clark Wins, Kerdiles Loses

The Team Wisconsin U16's took care of business in the opener in a thrilling 2-1 victory over the #25 ranked Carolina Jr. Hurricanes.

Team Wisconsin who played in the National Tournament last year as well, also opened up with an OT victory if my memory serves me correctly. The goal last year was scored by former Eau Claire Memorial, current USA NTDP-17, and future Badger defenseman Jake McCabe. Tonight's goal was scored by another Eau Claire Memorial product with a Badger connection, Alex Dahl who's older brother Jefferson will be a freshman forward for the Badgers next season. Garrett Clemment from Wausau assisted on the game winner.

Brandon Walls from DePere had the other goal for Team Wisconsin. He was assisted by Ashton Wackym from USM and Ben Scherschel from Oregon. Austin Priebe from Wausau West was a rock in the nets for TW stopping 26 of 27 pucks to earn the victory.

Team Wisconsin U16's next play tomorrow vs #10 North Jersey Avalanche @ 5:00 PM.

Nic Kerdiles, the 2012 forward recruit who plays for the LA Select U16's, who I talked about in the previous post lost 2-0 to the #1 ranked Chicago Mission squad. The Mission, who sent 6 players to the recent NTDP tryout camp are absolutely loaded. Forward Lane King who is from Wisconsin had an assist in the win for the Mission. Kerdiles obviously went scoreless. Kerdiles and the U16 LA Selects next play tomorrow at 12:45 PM vs the Carolina Jr Hurricanes.

Jason Clark, the 2010 forward recruit mentioned previously had a bit better fortune. His #1 ranked Shattuck St. Marys U18 squad beat the Pittsburgh Hornets 2-1 in Overtime. Clark, who will be an NHL draft pick this summer was held scoreless in the opener. Clark and U18 Shattuck St. Marys squad next plays tomorrow at 7:30 PM vs Detroit Belle Tire.