Friday, August 10, 2007

Roster Updated; Two New Players

The official roster on the Seawolf website was updated today and it has a few surprises. There are two new additions; an Anchorage kid back from the CCHA and a local goalie. Brian Bales skated 7 games for BGSU as a freshman. He played in 5 as a sophomore before leaving the team. I'm unsure why he had so little success there since he had a solid USHL career (6th on the league scoring charts in 04-05) including at least one Player of the Week award. With the exception of his time at Bowling Green it is an all around nice resume. My assumption is that he'll be a Junior but won't be eligible for at least 5 games? The second addition is a third goalie (and another local kid) Aaron Mayo. Aaron played for South High School but I don't see where he played midget or junior hockey so I've got no links. At some point I'd expect the school will have some sort of release making these announcements.

The third surprise is two recruits whose names are absent from the roster. Chris Rengert and Jeff Carlson do not appear on the updated roster. Whether this means they didn't make it through the NCAA clearinghouse or changed their mind or the school changed their mind would all be speculation at this point. Their names don't show up on the LOI list at the GNAC conference website but that really isn't indicative of anything in particular. My assumption here is that not being on the updated roster means that they won't be in school.

I'll probably have the Jr. Class preview up sometime before the weekend is done. Hopefully, between now and then I'll have more information about Brian Bales. Know anything? Email me.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

chris rengert and jeff carlson are both not on the roster

Anonymous said...

wudonald, u should check out the article on nhl.com about one great former seawolf justin bourne, he's been invited to the isles training camp next month

Donald said...

I did read about Justin being invited to camp. That is great! I hope he impresses enough to get onto their AHL affiliate and work his way into their NHL roster. He's a hardworker and sure deserves the chance.

I missed that Jeff Carlson wasn't on the roster at first but updated it. I'm always too anxious to hit the "publish" button.

Jeff said...

Maybe we'll see their names on the roster when practices start here shortly

Suze said...

Jeff,

When do Captain's practices start?

Jeff said...

i have no idea what you're talking about. never knew there was a captain's practice, unless you're pulling my leg

Donald said...

Jeff:
Most D-1 teams have what they call Captain's practices. They are informal and no staff are allowed to attend or supervise etc ... They can start as early as a month before NCAA sanctioned practices start.

It was during such a practice a few years ago that Lee Green punched Arcand-Kootenay.

Anonymous said...

capts practices usually start with no ice jogs and weights a week into school they give every one a week to get moved in i do not know if this is when the capts will i dont think its been set by them.

Suze said...

I am excited to have Bales on board. He had an excellent highschool career, and as you stated, did very well in the USHL.

He has more to play for, being back home at the Sully. I found an interesting article about him:

"6th in scoring (USHL) Brian Bales of Anchorage, a forward for the Sioux City (Iowa) Musketeers and headed to Bowling Green in the fall, finished tied for sixth among scorers in the U.S. Hockey League, the nation's premier junior circuit. Bales, 20, scored 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points in 54 games, and his seven game-winning goals tied for second in the league. He also was plus-31. Bales was the league's offensive player of the week last week after posting 2-3--5 totals in three wins. Both his goals were game-winners."

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