Wrapping Up The Draft

Three UND recruits ended up getting selected in the NHL Draft this season with Nick Schmaltz going in the first round, Austin Poganski going in the fourth and Shane Gersich going in the fifth. As previously stated, I’m no longer listing Ryan Mantha as a recruit, no matter which team drafts him (it was the…
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Poganski, Gersich Go On Day 2

PHILADELPHIA — One day after UND recruit Nick Schmaltz was selected in the first round by the Chicago Blackhawks, two more UND recruits were picked at the NHL Draft. The first to go was Austin Poganski. The incoming freshman was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the fourth round (No. 110 overall). Shane Gersich…
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Four Recruits Get Combine Invites

Four UND recruits have been invited to participate in the NHL Combine in Toronto later this month. Nick Schmaltz, Shane Gersich, Austin Poganski and Ryan Mantha all have been invited to the event. Schmaltz, Gersich and Poganski are forwards. Mantha is a defenseman. A total of 119 invites were handed out for the NHL Combine,…
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Gersich Wins U-18 Gold

UND recruit Shane Gersich helped the Americans win the gold medal at the IIHF World Under-18 tournament in Finland this morning. The U.S. beat the Czech Republic 5-2 in the championship game. Canada beat Sweden for the bronze. Gersich, who will either come to UND this fall or in the fall of 2015, played in…
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Four UND Recruits To Play In Prospect Game

Four UND recruits have been selected for the USA Hockey All-American Prospect Game, a contest designed to give exposure to draft-eligible American players. Nick Schmaltz, Shane Gersich, Austin Poganski and Ryan Mantha all will play in the game on Sept. 26 in Pittsburgh. Schmaltz, Gersich and Poganski are 1996-born forwards. Mantha is a 1996-born defenseman.…
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