After a long 2 days of tryouts, the Buffalo Jr Sabres have announced their roster for the 2012-2013 season. To date 19 players have been signed and the team will look to add one additional forward over the summer.
"Our tryout process was very competitive with nearly 100 players attending the first evening" said 18U head coach Mike Mondoux. "This team has an incredible amount of depth, deep scoring up front, solid defenseman and two very good goaltenders. If we can pick up another strong forward over the summer, I'm very excited about the things this team can accomplish next year."
"10 players moved up from our 16U team, which is a strong testament to the quality of team they had last year and also to the program that we have built. I believe they finished the year ranked #13 in the nation, so they certainly provide a very strong core to build around."
Players signed thus far (previous team listed):
Andy Lee - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Tucker Weppner - Amherst Knights 16U
Ben Casale - Buffalo Jr Sabres 18U
Matthew Nuttle - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Chris Maue - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Brandon Schrader - Buffalo Blades Jr B
Ryan Cook - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Frank Hora - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Justin Simonelli - Maksymum Jr B
Josh Gabriel - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Nick Matos - Amherst Knights 16U
Michael Coyne - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Carlos Ross - Maksymum Jr B
Nathan Succese - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Brian Ruff- Buffalo Stars Jr B
Ryan Kuhn - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
Donnie Battista - Kenmore East HS
Andy Robinson - Amherst Knights 16U
Nico Gonzales - Buffalo Jr Sabres 16U
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)