Monday, September 24, 2007

NAHL Showcase/Midget Showcase '88 Birthdates

Jerry Freismuth, Forward, Alexandria Blizzard-This is his second year with the Blizzard, and it looks like he’ll play a big role with the team this year. It seemed like he was all over the ice.

Brandon Bahnemann, Forward, Alexandria Blizzard-Hard worker. Should have a nice year for Alexandria, and will probably be in the USHL next year.

Erik Peterson, Forward, Alpena IceDiggers-Alpena native. I thought he was the IceDiggers best forward. Very solid all-around hockey player.

Colin Hoey, Forward, Bismarck-Not very big, but fast and scrappy.

Kyle Maggard, Forward, Bismarck-Top playmaker on an offensively-challenged team.

Isaiah Bennis, Forward, Fairbanks-Not overly skilled, but should get some looks from colleges for his size.

Derek Graham, Forward, Mahoning Valley-Small, but did a great job setting up on the offwing on the powerplay and getting off quick one-timers. Scored a goal in every game.

Tim Kirby, Defenseman, Southern Minnesota-Playing a much bigger role in his second year with the Express. He looks like their top defenseman. His skating could use a little work, but he rarely gets beat in tight spaces.