CHRISTI, TX – IceRays defenseman Trevor Heuser, who was drafted by the
Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL this past summer will make his debut
this weekend when the Bucs take the ice for a three game set.
excited about the opportunity to go to the USHL at such a young age to
play my first game,” said Heuser. “The IceRays have helped me develop
and opened these opportunities for me as well.”
season, the 16yr old played four games with the IceRays before
starting this year in Corpus Christi. On the year, Heuser has suited up
for 13 games picking up three assists and 32PIM’s.
has done a great job up to this point for the IceRays his work ethic is
second to none,” said IceRays assistant coach Jeff Worlton. “Put that
together with his hockey sense we felt as a coaching staff it was only a
matter of time before he got this opportunity to move up. As an
organization, we believe promoting our players to a higher level is
Moines takes on Sioux Falls Friday and Saturday night in a
home-and-home, before hosting Cedar Rapids on Sunday afternoon. The
Buccaneers have a 9-10-1 record in the Western Conference.
IceRays have had many suit up or drafted in the USHL such as Pheonix
Copley, Colton Saucerman, Beau Walker, Matthew Weis, Brandon Smith, Eric
Purcell, Danny Fetzer, Seth Blair, Will Clark, Grant Hutton and now
Heuser who was picked in the 2012 USHL Draft, Des Moines drafted Heuser
in the 19th round, 273rd overall.
coach Justin Quenneville spoke highly of Heuser but know it’s all about
advancing players. “This is a great opportunity for Trevor.
Understandably we would like him in the lineup this weekend against the
top ranked team in the league, but we are a program who provides
opportunities like this to these young men and Trevor is deserving of
it. He will be back in an IceRays uniform next week and we wish him the
best of luck this weekend."
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)