Tauros Alumni Update

By: Ken Oda, minotauroshockey.com

With most of the Tauros NCAA DI alum having the weekend off it fell to the NCAA DIII and USHL Tauros to represent their former club.  Justin Bonanno and Steven Sherman each posted a goal and an assist for Bethel College and Saint Olaf respectively.  For Marian University James Mathias had another goal and Jake Howie registered his first point with an assist on a game winning goal on Saturday for the Sabres. 

In the USHL Casey Johnson scored his first goal, it was the game winner for Dubuque on Friday night.  Blake Lizotte broke out with a goal and two assists as Fargo swept Des Moines on the weekend.

At the NCAA DI level Brandon Wildung stopped 59 pucks in Mercyhurst’s weekend split with Air Force.  Atte Tolvanen followed up being named the NCAA second star of the week along with his third time earning WCHA honors by making 48 stops in Northern Michigan’s weekend split with Alaska.  For full stats on all the Tauros playing in the USHL and NCAA see below.

NCAA DI

Player

School

GP

G-A-P

+/-

Jacob Benson

Saint Cloud State

5

0-1-1

E

Jake Clifford

Arizona State

5

0-1-1

E

Scott Dornbrock

Miami University

8

0-0-0

-7

Jon Lizotte

Saint Cloud State

7

0-3-3

+5

Michael Louria

U-Mass Lowell

5

0-2-2

E

Mason Morelli

U. Nebraska Omaha

6

0-0-0

-2

 

Goaltender

School

W-L-T

GAA

SV%

Merrick Madsen

Harvard

2-0-0

1.00

.956

Ryan Ruck

Northeastern

0-4-0

3.01

.894

Atte Tolvanen

Northern Michigan

3-3-3

2.31

.930

Brandon Wildung

Mercyhurst

6-4-0

2.89

.920

 

NCAA DIII

Player

School

GP

G-A-P

Matt Audette

U. Wisconsin – Superior

4

0-2-2

Hunter Bergerson

St. Scholastica

2

1-0-1

Justin Bonanno

Bethel College

4

1-1-2

Brett Bukowski

Augsburg

3

0-0-0

Tim Donohue

Gustavus Adolphus

4

2-1-3

Buster Hebda

Concordia College (WI)

4

1-0-1

Jake Howie

Marian University

4

0-1-1

Jerry Laakso

U-Mass Dartmouth

2

0-0-0

James Mathias

Marian University

4

2-1-3

Jake McCann

Gustavus Adolphus

4

1-1-2

Mike Mezzano

St. Mary’s

4

1-3-4

Nick Monfils

Marian University

3

0-0-0

Jake O’Borsky

Hamline

4

1-1-2

Max Pernham

Augsburg

3

0-1-1

Steven Sherman

St. Olaf

4

2-3-5

Tyler Shipstead

U. Wisconsin – Stout

3

0-0-0

Jordan Stejskal

U. Wisconsin – Stout

4

0-1-1

Kelvin Walz

St. Mary’s

4

1-3-4

 

Goaltender

School

W-L-T

GAA

SV%

Jake Hebda

St. Mary’s

0-1-0

12.99

.750

 

USHL

Player

Team

GP

G-A-P

+/-

Michael Bigelbach

Omaha Lancers

6

0-1-1

-2

Casey Johnson

Dubuque Fighting Saints

13

1-1-2

+2

Blake Lizotte

Fargo Force

12

1-3-4

+1

John Snodgrass

Cedar Rapids Roughriders

12

3-6-9

+2