Devon Heywood joins the Owls along with other Players from Colorado
The Minnesota Owls offseason is coming along nicely. After completing several recruiting trips the hard work by the staff is paying off by the signings of several players.
The Owls first inked goaltender Hunter Marsh from Colorado. Marsh played a split season last year between the Colorado Evolution (WSHL) and the Forest Lake Lakers (MNJHL). Marsh played 16 games and had a save percentage of .856 and 4.3 goals against. Also facing 856 shots total, is something that the Owls will look to decrease this year tremendously. The Owls are excited to have Hunter onboard and are looking forward to a great season.
The Owls then went out and inked several players from the DU Jr Pioneers Midget A team. They signed stand outs Devon Heywood who played 34 games and notched 11 goals and 23 assists. Heywood standing at 5'10 165 is a forward that plays anywhere you need him to play. Also from the DU Jr pioneers Midget A team is Ben Mabry and Trace Pederson. Both players are speedy and dangerous anywhere on the ice. They both have great vision on the ice and speed to really challenge the opposing teams defense.
Next out of Colorado is Dillon Lindholm. Dillon standing tall at 6'3 225 is a player who makes his presence known by just stepping on the ice. Dillon played for Club Highland Hills just outside of Denver,CO. Dillon will be the big body that the Owls were looking for who can play in front of the net and also dig in the corners, his presence will have an immediate impact on the team because of his size and skill he brings.
The Owls are very excited to announce all these signings and are excited to get the season underway.
Josh Fisher joins Owls for upcoming season
The Minnesota Owls are proud to announce the signing of forwards Josh Fisher and Brandon Gillespie.
Fisher from Spokane, Washington comes into this year on a very high note having a break out season last year playing 44 games and putting in 24 goals and notching 25 assists. Coach Tufto had this to say about Josh Fisher " Josh is a leader day in and day out, he expects everyone to work hard everyday and holds everyone accountable for there effort just like he holds himself accountable everyday". Fisher is a leader and he will be expected to lead the team this year both on and off the ice.
Gillespie from Minnesota comes into this year now having one season under his belt and will be a veteran leader on this years team. Last season in 45 games Gillespie had 19 goals and 16 assists. He is hard working day in and day out and wants to become a better player everyday. Coach Tufto had this to say about Brandon " Brandon is a very hard worker and does not take lightly to losing or being beat, he brings a huge passion to the game on and off the ice and is very excited about this opportunity with the Owls". Brandon will play a big role on the team with younger players looking up to him and looking at him as a leader
The Minnesota Owls are looking forward to a great debut season in the USPHL.
Please stay tuned for more signing news
Prospective players, save these dates. June 12,13,14 Owls open tryouts in Isanti,MN. Sign up under the tryout tab to guarantee your spot in our first tryout for the upcoming season.
The Minnesota Owls are proud to announce that goaltender Triston Jensen has committed to the University of Toldeo. Jensen played for the Owls this past season. Please stay tuned for an official press release from the University of Toledo.
The Minnesota Owls are proud to announce the hiring of new assistant coach Andy Tufto. Tufto comes to us from the rival Lakers where he helped lead them to a playoff run last year and a turn around season. Tufto was responsible for running the D core for the Lakers and did so by having the best D core in the league last year. He also brings many years of playing experience including four years at holy family in Victoria,MN. Then playing for the Colorado Outlaws in the WSHL and also for the Northern Lights in the MNJHL.As a player he had the most heart and passion of anyone on the ice with him and he brings that same mentality to his coaching. Also bringing advancements with him as well including moving players into the ACHA ranks and also the NAHL. We are so excited to have Andy aboard.
The Owls are proud to announce their first tryout camp for the upcoming season. This will be players first chance to take a crack at the Minnesota Owls roster as they enter the USPHL for their first season. This camp is going to take place at the Home of the Owls in Isanti, MN. Players that are interested in attending the camp can sign up online. (Link under the tryout tab). Cost for the camp is $125.00 when you sign up online and $150.00 dollars at the door the day of the camp.
Any questions please contact coach Andy Tufto at 612-570-0440
The Minnesota Owls are proud to announce their joining of the USPHL. The joining of this league comes with many benefits to not only the team itself but also the players. The USPHL is a great league that has a history of developing players and moving them on to the next level whether it be a higher level of junior hockey or to the college ranks. The Minnesota Owls are very excited for this upcoming season in this new league. For more information on the USPHL, visit there website at www.usphl.com
Owls are in need for housing families for the 2014-2015 season.
Why would you want to become a housing familiy?
On top of creating a great friendship with a player and their family, the billets will receive season passes for the family and a monthly fee from the player.
Please contact Cindy Kuznia for more information.
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