Midwest Division Alumni Update

by Eric Rogers

Dallas Snipers
Daniel Nordlander starts us off in the ACHA Div. II with McKendree University. Nordlander holds a point-per-game average with 24 points in 24 games.
Zach Lawson began his WSHL career with Dallas in the 2013-14 season, before spending time with the El Paso Rhinos in 2015-16. Lawson sits with 11 points in 21 games played for the ACHA Div. I University of Nevada – Las Vegas.
J.J. Pitchley spent a single season with the Snipers in 2012-13, before returning to his native England. Pitchley is currently skating with the London Raiders of the National Ice Hockey League, scoring 15 points in 20 games.

El Paso Rhinos
Adam Vay leads the way for Rhinos alumni, continuing on his NHL-contract with the Minnesota Wild. Vay is currently assigned to the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush, with a 3.44 GAA and a .904 Saves %.
David Brancik has had a few successful seasons in the pro ranks since graduating from El Paso. After a pair of seasons in the FHL, Brancik sits with 20 points in 31 SPHL games with Knoxville.
Simon Hobbis joined the perennial powerhouse University of Central Oklahoma this season, putting up four points in 27 games.

Oklahoma City Blazers
Marek Charvat has impressed in the NIHL this season, posting 24 points in 25 games for the Solway Sharks, second among defensemen on the team.
Colton Nelson continues with the University of Wisconsin-Superior NCAA Div. III team this season. In16 games, Nelson has four points on the year.
Adam Skutchan made his way to Poland after wrapping up his WSHL career. In 29 games this year, he sits with 12 points.

Springfield Express
Bailey Stephens stayed close to Springfield after his career with the Express, joining Missouri State University. In 18 games with MSU, Stephens has posted a 2.60 GAA and .924 Saves %.
Filip Jansson has been with Hallstahammars HK of Sweden’s Division 2 this season. With 21 points, Jansson has averaged better than a point per game in 20 games played.
Ted Astrom sits a rung higher than Jansson with Sollefteå HK in Sweden’s Division 1. In 24 games, Astrom has put up 11 points this season

Wichita Jr. Thunder
Peter Cicmanec is the newest WSHL alum to enter the SPHL ranks, signing with the Mississippi RIverKings in January. In five games, he has one assist. Prior to heading to the SPHL, Cicmanec picked up 16 points in 13 games in Sweden’s Division 2.
Zach Balodis headed to the NCAA Div. III Lebanon Valley College, following a career-best season with the Jr. Thunder. In 17 games, Balodis has twelve assists.
Oskar Gullstrom is another Jr. Thunder player to head to Sweden’s Division 2 this season. In 18 games, Gullstrom has 14 goals and 12 assists.