Wednesday, January 20, 2010

North, Central win on Day 1 at Top Prospects

Press Release

The North Division and Central Division skated to wins on the first day of the Sherwood/NAHL Top Prospects Tournament on Monday at the Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Mich.

In the early game, Nick Shkreli (Traverse City North Stars) put home a goal and assisted on RJ Kleiman’s (Motor City Metal Jackets) game-winner as the North Division bested the South, 3-2. Scott Henegar (Marquette Rangers) tallied the other North goal, and goaltender Kevin Kissaw (Marquette Rangers) turned aside 22 shots.

View the box score here.

Cory Thorson (Owatonna Express) rang up a goal and assisted on Dan Cecka’s (Owatonna Express) game-winner in the Central Division’s 4-3 triumph over the West in the late game. Zach Vierling (Alexandria Blizzard) chipped in two assists - one on Cecka’s goal - and Ryan Faragher (Bismarck Bobcats) made 37 saves between the pipes.

View the box score here.

On Day 2 of Top Prospects on Tuesday, the North will face off against the West (4:30 p.m. EST) and the South will play the Central (7:30 p.m.).

The Top Prospects jersey auction, which includes all player jerseys from the Central, North, South and West Division teams, is in progress and will close on Monday, January 25, with the bid for each jersey starting at $200. Bids can be placed here.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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