Two Future Huskies Named Minnesota Mr. Hockey Finalists
Two future SCSU Huskies and standout Minnesota High School hockey players have been named finalists for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award to be announced on March 12th at the St. Paul River Center.
Micah Miller, a 5’9″ 193 pound forward from Grand Rapids High School is having an exemplary season with the Thunderhawks leading the squad in scoring with 20 goals and 32 assists for 52 points in just 24 games. This includes 8 power play goals and 5 game-winning goals. Miller started the season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League picking up 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points in 15 games. It is expected he’ll conclude his season in Sioux City and then spend the 2017-18 season with the team prior to joining the Huskies.
Nick Perbix, a 6’4″ senior defenseman from Elk River, MN is also having an outstanding high school season leading the Elks in scoring with 10 goals and 30 assists for 40 points in 25 games. This includes 4 power play goals and 3 game-winning goals. Perbix was drafted by the Sioux Falls Stampede in the 2016 USHL draft but opted to return to Elk River High School for his senior season. Perbix will re-enter the 2017 USHL draft in May.
NAHL Player Kevin Fitzgerald Commits to St. Cloud State University
Veteran NAHL forward Kevin Fitzgerald announced on January 30th that he would be committing to the SCSU Huskies for the 2017-18 season. The 6′ 180 pound forward from Hinsdale, IL is currently playing for the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Junior Hockey League. The 20 year-old is in his final year of eligibility and has played portions of three seasons in the league and a majority of the 2014-15 season with the Vermont Lumberjacks of the EHL. Fitzgerald was coached by former SCSU player Doc Delcastillo in Vermont. Currently Fitzgerald leads the Wings in scoring with 19 goals and 25 assists for 44 points in 43 games. Fitzgerald is a good skating forward who has improved his offense each year in the league and will provided added depth to the SCSU forward position. Fitzgerald is also an outstanding student. He recently told the St. Cloud Times ” It’s a great program (SCSU), always up in the national polls. Once I was on campus and saw how things are run in practices and the school, I fell in love with it.”
Former Commit Christoffer Karlsen Returns to Norway
Former SCSU commit Christoffer Karlsen has returned to Norway and is no longer considered a recruit of the Huskies. On June 25, Karlsen announced his committment to SCSU prior to stints with the Tri-City Storm and Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League. In January, Karlsen left the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL to join the Sparta Warriors ice hockey team of Sarpsborg, Norway. They are a member of the GET-Ligaen League.
Brodzinski Traded to Green Bay of the USHL
For the second time this season, SCSU recruit Easton Brodzinski has been uprooted via trade in the USHL. Brodzinski started the season in Fargo skating for the Force but was traded after 8 games to the Madison Capitals. Brodzinski quickly energized the offense, leading the team in scoring during his time with the Capitals with 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points in 25 games. On February 7th, the Capitals traded Brodzinski to the Green Bay Capitals to provide added jump to their offense as they attempt o make a playoff run. In three games, the 6’1″ 191 pound forward has one goal.