Showing posts with label Luke Johnson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Luke Johnson. Show all posts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

UND vs. WMU NCHC Third Place game

UND Forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
28 Stephane Pattyn (A) –19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O'Donnell –13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan – 29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair

North Dakota Defense Pairings
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson (C)–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

UND Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Out: 7-Wade Murphy (Fr., F), 20-Gage Ausmus (Fr., D), 22 Andrew Panzarella
 (Jr F), 26-Coltyn Sanderson (So., F), 30-Matt Hrynkiw (Fr., G)
Western Michigan’s lines
8 Sheldon Dries–29 Will Kessel–28 Sam Mellor
14 Colton Hargrove–16 Nolan LaPorte–27 J.T. Osborn
2 Mike McKee–10 Josh Pitt–17 Justin Kovacs
24 Shane Berschbach–13 Chase Balisy–25 Mike Cichy
Western Michigan defense Pairings
3 Thomas Nitsche–7 Kenney Morrison
9 Chris Dienes–20 Taylor Fleming
15 Jordan Oesterle–11 Dennis Brown

Western Michigan Goalies

1 Frank Slubowski
35 Sam Bloomberg
55 Lukas Hafner
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

C.C. vs. UND game three NCHC Playoffs

UND Forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
21 Brendan O’Donnell –19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
28 Stephane Pattyn (A)–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair – 22-Andrew Panzarella

North Dakota Defense Pairings
Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson ©–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

UND Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Out: 7-Wade Murphy (Fr., F), 20-Gage Ausmus (Fr., D), 25 Mitch MacMillan (Sr., F), 26-Coltyn Sanderson (So., F), 30-Matt Hrynkiw (Fr., G)
Colorado College’s Forward Lines
18 Scott Wamsganz–9 Sam Rothstein–28 Alex Roos
12 Archie Skalbeck–21 Jeff Collett–17 Charlie Taft
16 Alexander Krushelnyski– 10 Cody Bradley–8 Luc Gerdes
19 Michael Morin–15 Christian Heil–26 Zach Aman

Tigers Defense Parings
6 Peter Stoykewych–13 Gustav Olofsson
27 Aaron Harstad–5 Jaccob Slavin
20 Ian Young–7 Eamonn McDermott

Tigers Goalies
39 Josh Thorimbert
29 Courtney Lockwood


On-Ice Officials: Tom Stern (8), Timm Walsh (17). Linesmen: Mike Eslinger (49), Brandon Schmitt (36). 


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Friday, March 14, 2014

UND vs. C.C. Lines and Links (NCHC Playoffs)

North Dakota Forward Lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
25 Mitch MacMillan –13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
21 Brendan O’Donnell –29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair

North Dakota Defense Pairings
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
20 Greg Ausmus–2 Troy Stecher

North Dakota Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Colorado College’s Forward Lines
18 Scott Wamsganz–9 Sam Rothstein–28 Alex Roos
12 Archie Skalbeck–21 Jeff Collett–17 Charlie Taft
16 Alexander Krushelnyski– 10 Cody Bradley–8 Luc Gerdes
11 Hunter Fejes–15 Christian Heil–8 Luc Gerdes

Tigers Defense Parings
6 Peter Stoykewych–13 Gustav Olofsson
27 Aaron Harstad–5 Jaccob Slavin
20 Ian Young–7 Eamonn McDermott

Tigers Goalies
39 Josh Thorimbert
29 Courtney Lockwood

On-Ice Officials: Tom Stern (8), Timm Walsh (17). Linesmen: Mike Eslinger (49), Brandon Schmitt (36). 






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Saturday, March 08, 2014

UND vs. WMU - Game 2 (Senior Night)

North Dakota Forward Lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair
North Dakota Defense Pairings
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

North Dakota Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Western Michigan Broncos Forward Lines
8 Sheldon Dries–29 Will Kessel–25 Mike Cichy
24 Shane Berschbach–13 Chase Balisy–16 Nolan LaPorte
2 Mike McKee–28 Sam Mellor–23 Aaron Hadley
14 Colton Hargrove–10 Josh Pitt–17 Justin Kovacs

Western Michigan Broncos Defense Pairings
3 Thomas Nitsche–7 Kenney Morrison
9 Chris Dienes–20 Taylor Fleming
15 Jordan Oesterle–11 Dennis Brown

Western Michigan Broncos Goalies
1 Frank Slubowski
55 Lukas Hafner

On-Ice Officials: Derek Shepherd (3), Joe Sullivan (21). Linesmen: Andy Dokken (70), Brandon Schmitt (36). 


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UND beats WMU 2-0



Grand Forks, ND –  University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol has won 20 games in each of the 10 seasons  that he’s coached. No other active Division I hockey coach can make that claim.

North Dakota started the season 4-7-2, and since November 30, 2013, has gone on a 16-3-1 run. Tonight, UND got the 20th win of their season by shutting out a scrappy Western Michigan 2-0 at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

In the second period, UND scored two goals 18 seconds apart by forwards Stephane Patty and Luke Johnson to break the game open. Sophomore goalie Zane Gothberg preserved the win, recording his second shutout of the season stopping 18-of-18 shots.

“Obviously it starts with our coaching staff,” Gothberg said. “They’ve been through the ropes. They’ve been through everything, throughout the years. And I think it just kind of came down from them.”

Gothberg continued, “Once we figured out how to play our game, each guy bought in. It was a simple mentality change, just a little bit before Christmas break. It was kind of cool to see what happened. You know what, we’re going out and proving ourselves every night, still. Proving to ourselves and to our team that we can be even better.”

After the game, Western Michigan head coach Andrew Murray was asked about his thoughts on his team’s play.

“I give North Dakota a lot of credit,” Western Michigan head coach Andy Murray said. “I actually thought our game in the first 15 minutes was pretty darn good.  We had two or three great chances in front of (Zane) Gothberg, and he made some good saves.”

“North Dakota was hungry and they were sniffing blood, and they came after us. They played hard, and we weren’t as good as they were.”

Coach Murray was asked what his team needed to do to get the win on Saturday night.

“There are a number of things that we need to do differently,” Murray said. “Coach needs to be better. We’re playing against a very good North Dakota team. I think you could tell we were ready to play tonight, the way we can, in the first 15 minutes. In reality, we could have been up by a couple of goals, here. They’re a good team and their coaches do a very good job. I think both teams play very similar. They just played better.”

After the game the UND players shared their thoughts.

“It was a good game,” sophomore forward Luke Johnson said. “I thought we played really well. I thought we played with a lot of pace. We played pretty fast, and they did too.”

“Probably the only people who believed in us was ourselves in that locker room,” junior forward Stephane Pattyn said. “We had a bit of a rough start there, it was ugly. We just stuck together. Everyone just nutted up and got the job done. We’re just going to have to keep doing the same thing.”

Tonight’s game was a hard fought game, and was a tie game until the 17:21 mark of the second period.  UND finally broke the game over with a couple of quick goals 18 seconds apart.

“It was nice that we got rewarded,” head coach Dave Hakstol said. “I thought we had a pretty good period. Then at 17 minutes (of the second period) or whatever it was, we didn’t have a lot to show for it. A nice power-play goal followed up with another quick one was critical for that period.”

With the win, North Dakota (20-10-3, 15-8-3 NCHC) has a chance to win the Penrose Trophy on the final night of the regular season.

With the loss, Western Michigan (16-14-5, 10-11-2 NCHC) will be on the road for the first round of the NCHC playoffs.

On Saturday night, the same two teams play again at 07:00 p.m. Central.

A few statistics from the game

UND out shot WMU 38-18 for the game.

Friday night’s game, was the first time UND has beaten a team when it scored two goals or fewer, UND is  now 1-8-2  (.181).

UND has killed 20 of the last 21 opponents power-plays.

[Box Score]

Monday, February 24, 2014

NCHC honors Zane Gothberg and Luke Johnson

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Luke Johnson, North Dakota
Freshman Forward
Grand Forks, N.D.

Johnson sparked North Dakota to a sweep at Minnesota Duluth, UND’s second straight sweep, behind a two-goal, four-point series. In Friday’s 3-0 victory, the Chicago Blackhawks prospect had a hand in all three goals for a career-high three-point game, scoring twice and assisting on the other. Johnson scored the game’s first goal in the first period on the power play, which proved to be the game-winner, while he set up the second goal with the primary assist and capped the outing with an unassisted goal in the third period. He had a +2 rating in the game and was named the game’s first star. The next night, Johnson assisted on a power play goal in the second period that tied the game at 2-2 as UND went on to a 6-2 victory. He completed the weekend with a +2 rating while earning NCHC Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.


GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Zane Gothberg, North Dakota
Sophomore Goaltender
Thief River Falls, Minn.

Gothberg continued his strong play in net of late, backstopping North Dakota to a sweep at Minnesota Duluth. He played all 120 minutes in net, while allowing just two goals in the series with a .970 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average. In Friday’s 3-0 win, the Boston Bruins prospect stopped all 33 shots that came his way in his second start back from injury to pitch his first career shutout, while he was named the game’s second star. On Saturday, Gothberg totaled 31 saves on 33 shots against in a 6-2 victory, while stopping all 23 shots over the final 40 minutes, as he is now unbeaten in his last 12 starts. He also helped UND go 9-for-9 on the penalty kill against the Bulldogs, including 5-for-5 on Saturday. Gothberg totaled 64 saves in the wins while claiming NCHC Goaltender of the Week for the second time this season.








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Saturday, February 22, 2014

UND vs. UMD Game Two

Champ, UMD mascot.
Champ, UMD mascot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
UND Forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
28 Stephane Pattyn (A)–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair
North Dakota Defense Pairings
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson ©–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

UND Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Out: 7-Wade Murphy (Fr., F), 20-Gage Ausmus (Fr., D), 22-Andrew Panzarella (Jr., D), 26-Coltyn Sanderson (So., F), 30-Matt Hrynkiw (Fr., G)
Minnesota Duluth’s lines
11 Austin Farley–21 Caleb Herbert–25 Justin Crandall
14 Alex Iafallo–17 Dominic Toninato–26 Adam Krause
8 Kyle Osterberg–13 Tony Cameranesi–19 Max Tardy
23 Austyn Young – 27 Cal Decowsk28 Sammy Spurell

Minnesota Duluth Defense Pairings
4 Carson Soucy–7 Andy Welinski
6 Derik Johnson–15 Willie Raskob
16 Tim Smith–3 Dan Molenaar

Minnesota Duluth Goalies
36 Matt McNeely
1 Aaron Crandall
30 Alex Fons

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

UND Hockey: Who's hot for UND



UND forward Mark MacMillan is playing really well right now. MacMillan scored a goal that ends up being the second best goal of the week in the NCHC and the third best goal of the week in NCAA Division I hockey. So tap of the stick to Easy Mac.

Here's who's on a hot streak for the UND hockey team.

Forward Rocco Grimaldi has seven-game points streak (3g-5a—8pts).

Forward Michael Parks has four-game points streak (2g-3a—5pts).

Forward Luke Johnson has scored points in 5-of-6 games (3g-4a—7pts).

In the last six games, UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz has (0g-7a—7pts).

In the last five weekend series, forward Connor Gaarder has at least a point, each weekend (2g-5a—7pts).

During the seven-game win streak, goalie Zane Gothberg 7-0-0, 1.86 GAA, and a .926 save percentage.

Forward Bryn Chyzyk returned from a month suspension and scored (1g-2a—3pts) last weekend and now has (3g-4a—7pts) for the season.






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Saturday, January 04, 2014

UND vs. Simon Fraser exhibition game lines

UND forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
26 Coltyn Sanderson–16 Mitch MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
28 Stephane Pattyn (A) –13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
17 Colten St. Clair–10 Adam Tambellini–7 Wade Murphy
Extra Forwards 25 Mitch MacMillan– 22  Andrew Panzarella

UND Defense Pairings
18 Dillon Simpson ©–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–6 Paul LaDue
5 Nick Mattson–2 Troy Stecher
UND goalies

31 Zane Gothberg
30 Matt Hrynkiw



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UND Hockey: Chad Johnson: 1970-2013

There’s some sad news coming out of Fargo, ND today.  Our thoughts and prayers are going out to Former Fighting Sioux forward Chad Johnson and his family. Johnson was found dead in Fargo, ND on Monday.

Johnson is the Uncle of current UND hockey players Luke Johnson and Paul LaDue. Johnson played for UND from 1990-1993 scoring (6g-15a—pts).  Johnson was the coach for the Lincoln Star until resigning in September, to come home to deal with health issues.  Johnson was only 43 years old.  
Official press Release--- The University of North Dakota Athletics Department and its men's hockey program is saddened by the passing of former UND hockey player Chad Johnson.

Johnson, a native of Grand Forks, lettered at UND from 1990-91 to 1992-93, appearing in 95 games for the Fighting Sioux.


"The UND hockey family has lost a great member," said UND head coach Dave Hakstol, who was a collegiate teammate of Johnson's. "Chad had such a positive impact on everyone who knew him, including myself, his UND teammates, and the hundreds of kids who loved playing for him.


"We are all better for knowing him and we will miss his quick wit and genuine friendship. We will have Chad and his family in our thoughts and prayers."


After his collegiate playing career, Johnson played professionally for three seasons before embarking upon a coaching career in the United States Hockey League.


Johnson's brother, Steve, also played at UND from 1984-88 and his nephews, Luke Johnson and Paul LaDue, are both freshmen on this year's hockey team.


UND Athletics would like to extended its deepest sympathies to Johnson's family and friends.


A press release from the USHL team, the Lincoln Stars dated Sept. 18 said:










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Friday, October 11, 2013

UND Hockey vs. Vermont Catamounts Lines

UND forward Lines

25 Mitch MacMillan – 16 Mark MacMillan – 7 Wade Murphy
21 Brendan O’Donnell – 27 Luke Johnson – 15 Michael Parks (A)
10 Adam Tambellini – 9 Drake Caggiula – 19 Rocco Grimaldi
17 Colton S. Clair – 28 Stephan Pattyn (A) – 13 Connor Gaarder

UND Defense Pairing

18 Dillon Simpson © – 22 Andrew Panzerella
5 Nick Mattson – 6 Paul LaDue
20 Gage Ausmus – 2 Troy Stecher

Scratches for UND: 24 Jordan Schmaltz, 11 Derek Rodwell,  26 Coltyn Sanderson, Bryn Chyzyk, 30 Matt Hrynkiw 

UND goalies

33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg

Vermont Forward Lines

20 Brendan Bradley – 17 Jake Fallon – 3 Chris McCarthy
23 Connor Brickley – 11 H.T. Lenz © - 6 Colin Markison
22 Brady Shaw – 12 Mike Stenerson – 21 Mario Puskarich
7 Tom Forgione – 19 Matt White – 16 Pet Massar

Vermont Defense Pairings

26 Caylen Walls – 2 Michael Paliotta
5 Rob Hamilton – 4 Nick Bruneteau
25 Nick Luukko – 15 Yvan Pattyn

Vermont Goalies
1 Mike Santaguida
30 Pat Feeley
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Sunday, October 06, 2013

UND Hockey: UND slips past Manitoba

Interior of Ralph Englested Arena during a hoc...
Interior of Ralph Englested Arena during a hockey game. The arena is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tonight, The University of North Dakota kicked off the 2013-14 season with an exhibition game against the Manitoba Bison (Canadian Interuniversity Sport). The Bison entered tonight’s game with a 0-2-0 record and were outscored 9-0 on the weekend by the Alberta Golden Bears of Canada West. Things didn’t get any better for the Bison tonight. When Manitoba left Grand Forks, ND they had been outscored 12-0 on the weekend, and were still winless after losing 3-0 to UND.
The game was choppy at times and the hometown team looked a little bit rusty. UND came into game with only one official practice under their belt, but the green and white still managed to put 39 shots on net. Despite the high shot total, UND was only able to put three past Manitoba goalies Joe Caliguri and Deven Dubyk.
The game featured three players from the greater Grand Forks Area (Gage Ausmus, Luke Johnson and Paul LaDue). One of the local players, Luke Johnson made an immediate impression on the home town folk, scoring UND’s third goal at the 03:26 mark of the third period. After the game, the freshman was asked about his debut in a UND uniform.
“It was incredible,” Luke Johnson said. “Growing up here, I always dreamed of being on the ice with that caliber of player. So, it was nice to get out there and get the first one.”
The rust showed on special teams and the power play went 0-8 on the evening. Johnson was asked about his impression of the power play.
“We have worked on it a little bit the past week, but were going to need some work on it,” Johnson said.
The UND head coach concurred with his freshman forwards assessment of the power play and had this to say about his team’s first game.
“I thought we did a lot of good things,” Hakstol said. “I will get a little more specific than that. I thought we really started out the game trying to play with some structure. I thought as we got moving through the game, our five-on-five play improved as we went through the game. As I expected, I thought we were a little rocky on our specialty teams.  We scored the shorthanded goal, we were a little out of sync on the PK, but we got the job done.   Our power play was a little out of sync, but I think we still got 14 or 15 shots on goal.”
Last season, during the exhibition game against Manitoba, UND forward Michael Parks suffered a lower body injury and missed 17 games. After missing all but one game during the first half of the season, Parks returned to the lineup and scored (7g-1a—8pts) in 25 games. Tonight, Parks was one of the forwards that stood out. Parks scored at the 11:38 mark of the second period to give UND a 2-0 lead. After the game the sophomore forward seemed pleased with his game.
“I think we had a real strong game as a team,” Parks said. “I think it’s good that we got the first one out of the way, because we got a lot of young guys in there. We had what seems to be a pretty long preseason here.  Then with working really had at practice, we were really excited to get on the ice in a game.”
The regular season starts for real next weekend (October 11-12, 2013 ) when UND plays the University of Vermont Catamounts in a two game series at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

UND Hockey: 2013 NHL draftee tweets



Here are some of today's tweets from the future UND hockey players that were drafted in the 2013 NHL entry draft....



Today, was a good day for the UND hockey program as future forwards Adam Tambellini, Luke Johnson and Wade Murphy, in addition, defensemen Keaton Thompson, Tucker Poolman and Gage Ausmus, were all drafted in today’s 2013 NHL entry draft that held in Newark, New Jersey












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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UND recruit Johnson and LaDue garner USHL Honors – Week 18

Future UND recruits Lincoln Star forward Luke Johnson and Lincoln Stars Defenseman Paul Ladue earned USHL Honors for week 18. Johnson and Ladue are set to join UND during the 2013-14 season.
Official Press Release --- Award winners include Luke Johnson of the Lincoln Stars and Justin Kloos of the Waterloo Black Hawks who were named co-recipients of CCM Forward of the Week; Paul LaDue of the Lincoln Stars, selected as CCM Defenseman of the Week; and Connor Girard of the Dubuque Fighting Saints, who takes home honors as Reebok Goaltender of the Week.

Luke Johnson, F, Lincoln Stars: The 18-year-old tallied four goals and an assist over the weekend, leading then Stars to a pair of wins. On Friday night, he scored Lincoln’s first goal mid-way through the first period on the power play and assisted on Paul LaDue’s second period power play goal to help the Stars to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Sioux City Musketeers. After being held off of the score sheet on Saturday, the Grand Forks, ND native responded by recording his first USHL career hat trick, with a goal in each period, to lead the Stars to a 5-0 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers. Johnson currently ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 26 points (11g, 15a) and is tops with 11 points on the power play (6g, 5a).

Paul LaDue, D, Lincoln Stars: The Grand Forks, ND native had a point in each of the Stars’ three games over the weekend. On Friday, he scored a second-period goal on the power play and buried the deciding goal in the shootout [click to view] to lead the Stars to a 3-2 shootout win over the Sioux City Musketeers. He notched an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Fargo Force and added another assist in Sunday’s 5-0 shutout over Des Moines. LaDue is currently riding a four-game point streak, amassing three goals and two assists over that span, and is third on the team in points (32) and second in assists (22).
The Grand Forks Native Paul Ladue (10g-22a—32pts), leads all USHL defensemen in assists 22 and points 32. Ladue also leads the USHL in shots on goal with 120. Ladue is also a +20 in 38 games played.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Welsh, Murphy and Johnson make their respective teams for 2012 Junior "A" challenge



2012 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE is from 5-11 November in Warmouth, N.S. and there are a few players of interest taking place in this tourney.

Former PSU recruit Thomas Welch has made the Canada East squad for the 2012 World Junior "A" Challenge. Welsh is a recruit that I have profiled on three separate occasions for INSIDE HOCKEY. Congrats to Welsh for making the Eastern Team.



Former Grand Forks Central High star, future UND and current Lincoln Stars forward Luke Johnson has made the United States team for the 2012 WORLD JUNIOR "A" CHALLENGE.



Future UND recruit forward Wade Murphy Penticton (BCHL)has made Canada West squad for the 2012 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE. Congrats to all the players that have been selected to represent their countries teams for the Junior "A" Challenge.



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