Thursday, June 6, 2013

2013 Lincoln Stars Tryout Camp Rosters

Without further adieu, here are the 2013 Lincoln Stars Tryout Camp Rosters. Like last year, there are six teams. 115 kids are listed on the rosters. Last year, a couple rostered players didn't show and a couple showed up that weren't on the initial rosters, so take that number with a grain of salt. I will let you know of any roster additions/subtractions when I hear about them.

Stars' Entry Draft picks that did not report to camp are: (D) Cody Pettapiece (8th round), (F) Brett Boehm (10th round), (F) Miles Gendron (13th round), (F) Conor O'Neil (17th round), (G) Dawson MacAuley (22nd round), (D) Joe Grabowski (28th round) and (F) Kevin Fiala (29th round).

Stars' Futures Draft picks that did not report to camp are: (D) Tyler Jutting and (F) Michael Floodstrand. (D) Tye Ausmus, the Stars' top futures draft pick, is unable to participate at camp because of a broken wrist. Otherwise he would be out here playing as well.

21 of the Stars' 28 Entry Draft picks are here, which is great to see. Five of the eight Futures Draft picks are playing this weekend, which is also a good turnout from the young guys. No real surprise no-shows. Pettapiece and Boehm are both Canadians who already have scholarships lined up for 2014, so neither must have felt the need to come play in the United States this season. Not sure about Gendron and O'Neil, but MacAuley is a Canadian goalie who has played major juniors, so he isn't even eligible for collegiate hockey. Long story short, the odds were slim to none he would be at tryouts. Grabowski failed to make Dubuque and Fargo last year, but he has a scholarship locked up to Princeton in 2014. Finally, Fiala was a late-round flyer pick from Switzerland that was never likely to show up. 

There are seven returning Stars at camp: (F) Zach Aston-Reese, (F) Garrett Brossart, (F) Max Humitz, (D) Zach Frye, (D) Zack Pittman, (D) Daniel Willett and (G) Michael Bitzer.

No real surprises here. Having Bitzer back is obviously huge. (F) David Parrottino is also here. He made the Stars last year but had injury issues and eventually wound up in the NAHL after a short time playing for Lincoln. (F) Luke Voltin, (D) Luke Shiplo and (D) Jared Kolquist were all acquired from other USHL teams via trades, and draft picks Eric Brenk and Dominick Sacco have USHL experience. So the Stars actually do have a good number of current USHL players at camp (overage forward Todd Koritzinsky played for Youngstown last year). Another is overage defenseman Brandon Parker, who played 20 games for Sioux Falls last season. Each USHL team can only roster four players born in 1993 on opening day, so the 12 players born in 1993 at camp will be competing tenaciously for those spots, especially since Bitzer has one locked up. 

There are some previous draft picks here as well, like (D) Michael Prapavessis, (F) Gordie Helmuth and (F) Craig Skudalski. (D) William Scherer was also protected by the Stars just prior to last season. 

The youngest player at camp award goes to: (F) Grant Loven, taken by the Stars in the 26th round of the Entry Draft this year. Born Dec. 21, 1997, Loven is 15 years old. He was a freshman on East Grand Forks last year (teammate of Tye Ausmus) and put up 10g and 14a. Obviously one to keep an eye on for the future.

Stay tuned to the blog later tonight. Full Day 1 recap coming after the scrimmages.

Below are the rosters. Click on the image to enlarge it. Go Stars!

   Team Columbia and Team Black

   Team Royal and Team Red

    Team White and Team Yellow


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the updates Tim!! I know most of us on here are skulkers and love the blog but don't leave comments. Trust me Stars nation appreciates all of your hard work! Hopefully we can find another Roy hidden in our camp talent pool somewhere!

Yeti said...

Thank you very much, Anon! I hope there's another Kevin Roy at camp also!

Starzfan said...

No Vinnie Letteri, Nanne, Reno or Coatta?

Yeti said...

Lettieri will be going to the University of Minnesota this fall, they called him up early.

Coatta signed with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. Good league if you want to pad your stats I guess. There's no question he'd get better against USHL competition.

No idea why Tyler Nanne isn't here. Two wasted draft picks on the Nanne brothers (Louie and Tyler). Louie went to the BCHL last year, so maybe Tyler will be joining him there.