ODESSA, TX– The Odessa Jackalopes announced Monday their first-ever NAHL Training Camp Roster as the team prepares for the start of their inaugural NAHL campaign and 15th anniversary season. The Jackalopes will open camp August 22 at the Music City Mall Ice Arena.
The training camp roster consists of 29 players- 15 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders, with 23 of those players remaining on the official roster at the conclusion of camp.
Among the Jackalopes training camp invitees are several players present at the team's July main camp in Minnesota including goaltenders Connor Hellebuyck, Saxton Soley and Justin Davis. The 6'3" Hellebuyck, a Michigan native, backstopped Team Michigan, a collection of high school all-stars, last season, while Soley was named Wisconsin's "Mr. Hockey" for 2011 and Davis put in time with the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL.
Also invited to training camp are a number of players from the NAHL's 2010-11 Owatonna Express, including defensemen Jordan Krebsbach and Bryan Mitchell, and forwards Willie Faust, Darren Lapic, TJ Sennott and Sheldon Taylor. The returning Owatonna veterans tallied a combined 49 points for the Express last season, with Faust leading the way with 8 goals and 12 assists.
The 2011-12 training camp roster will have a distinctly northern flair, as 21 of the 29 invitees hail from Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, or Illinois. That said, the roster also features three Californians, an Oklahoman and four Texans, including Odessa's own Jonathan Voyles.
The Odessa Jackalopes inaugural NAHL training camp begins Monday, August 22nd at 11 am at Music City Mall Ice Arena. All practices are free and open to the public.
The Odessa Jackalopes will celebrate their 15th Anniversary in 2011-12 and drop the puck on their inaugural campaign as a member of the North American Hockey League. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-7825 or visiting jackalopes.org.
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|33||Justin Davis||G||L||6'0"||180 lbs.||1/18/1993||St. Louis, MO||St. Louis Jr. Blues (NA3HL)|
|37||Connor Hellebuyck||G||L||6'4"||185 lbs.||5/19/1993||Commerce, MI||Team Michigan (HS All Stars)|
|1||Saxton Soley||G||L||5'11"||183 lbs.||5/10/1993||Eau Claire, WI||Team Wisconsin (HS All Stars)|
|3*||Jared Docken||D||R||5'11"||179 lbs.||9/11/1992||Northfield, MN||Northfield HS (MN)|
|19*||Taylor Fleming||D||R||5'10"||175 lbs.||2/17/1993||Waconia, MN||St. Thomas Academy (MN)|
|39||Nick Hinsberg||D||R||6'2"||195 lbs.||4/24/1991||Highlands Ranch, CO||Helena Bighorns (AWHL)|
|16||John Follmer||D||L||6'6"||223 lbs.||8/20/1993||St. Louis, MO||St. Louis Selects (Tier 1 AAA)|
|10||Aditya Karandikar||D||R||6'0"||180 lbs.||1/19/1994||Neenah, WI||Neenah HS (WI)|
|9*||Jordan Krebsbach||D||L||6'1"||185 lbs.||9/22/1991||Virginia, MN||Owatonna Express (NAHL)|
|18||Tyler Minx||D||L||6'2"||183 lbs.||2/18/1992||Oklahoma City, OK||Texas Tornado U18|
|6||Bryan Mitchell||D||L||6'0"||196 lbs.||2/12/1991||Red Wing, MN||Owatonna Express (NAHL)|
|4||Matt Petersen||D||L||5'11"||185 lbs.||4/15/1992||Center City, MN||Granite City Lumberjacks (NA3HL)|
|27||Shane Piggott||D||R||6'1"||190 lbs.||5/16/1992||Southlake, TX||Chicago Hitmen (NAHL)|
|7||Will Quillman||D||R||5'11"||185 lbs.||6/28/1993||Dardenne Prairie, MO||St. Louis Jr. Blues (NA3HL)|
|2||Curt Rau||D||R||5'10"||185 lbs.||10/24/1992||Eden Prairie, MN||Eden Prairie HS (MN)|
|12||Ryan Atkinson||F||R||5'8"||160 lbs.||1/27/1993||Vacaville, CA||San Jose Jr. Sharks (NAPHL)|
|17||Chris Benoit||F||L||6'0"||175 lbs.||3/29/1992||Half Moon Bay, CA||San Jose Jr. Sharks (NAPHL)|
|15||Willie Faust||F||L||5'10"||180 lbs.||12/29/1991||Stillwater, MN||Owatonna Express (NAHL)|
|11||Jalen Krogman||F||R||5'10||155 lbs.||11/29/1992||St. Charles, MO||St. Louis Selects (Tier 1 AAA)|
|22||Darren Lapic||F||R||6'3"||200 lbs.||7/14/1992||New Prague, MN||Owatonna Express (NAHL)|
|8||Marcus Ortiz||F||R||5'11"||190 lbs.||10/27/1992||Dallas, TX||Dallas Stars Elite (Tier 1 AAA)|
|20||Alex Ostrowski||F||L||6'0"||200 lbs.||2/18/1992||Grand Rapids, MI||Little Caesar's U18 (Tier 1 AAA)|
|26||Andrew Palushaj||F||L||6'0"||200 lbs.||5/1/1993||Livonia, MI||Livonia Stevenson HS (MI)|
|36||Dylan Sibbald||F||R||5'11"||175 lbs.||2/5/1993||Calgary, AB||Calgary Bruins (Midget AA)|
|23||TJ Sennott||F||R||5'11"||183 lbs.||2/28/1992||Chicago, IL||Owatonna Express (NAHL)|
|25||Mike Taylor||F||R||5'10"||187 lbs.||11/4/1993||Colleyville, TX||Dallas Stars Elite (Tier 1 AAA)|
|14||Sheldon Taylor||F||R||6'4"||200 lbs.||1/21/1991||Grosse Isle, MI||Owatonna Express (NAHL)|
|21||Garrett Van Tuyl||F||R||6'3"||185 lbs.||10/19/1992||Champlin, MN||Champlin Park HS (MN)|
|13||Jonathan Voyles||F||R||5'10"||170 lbs.||5/13/1992||Odessa, TX||New Mexico Renegades (WSHL)|
|24||Ryan Webber||F||L||6'2"||180 lbs.||5/26/1994||American Canyon, CA||San Jose Jr. Sharks (NAPHL)|