Six players earn junior hockey call-ups

January 4, 2022

As the calendar flipped to 2022, five current players and one recent alumnus earned junior hockey call-ups

On New Year's Eve, 2002 born goaltender Michael Sochan earned a promotion from the the Utica Comets (NCDC) and was added to the roster of the Tri-City Storm (USHL). Currently in his rookie season of junior hockey, Sochan has also spent time with the Sioux Falls Stampede and Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. Last year, Sochan posted a 20-12-4 record, .922 save percentage and 2.01 GAA. He helped lead our 18U team to a Mid-AM district championship and quarterfinal berth at the USA Hockey National Championships.

Also this past weekend, current 18U forwards Ryan Gingher and Mason LeBel made their junior hockey debuts with the Janesville Jets (NAHL). Gingher (38 GP, 18-24-42) and LeBel (35GP, 15-19-34) are currently two of the top scorers on our 18U team. Both players are currently listed as affiliate players with the Jets, who also tendered 18U defensemen Ryan Williams earlier this season.

This week, 18U goaltender Liam Sebek and defenseman Jameson O'Flynn will also get their first taste of junior hockey. 

Sebek joins the Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL) for the week. The Minnesota native recently retuned to action and has appeared in 6 games after missing the beginning of the season returning from hip surgery. O'Flynn is currently with the Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL). In 30 games this season he has notched 4 goals, 21 assists and 25 points.

Lastly, 16U forward Braiden Clark will get his first experience with the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) after acquiring him in a trade with the Omaha Lancers on December 1. The Providence College commit has recorded 9 goals and 25 points through 26 games this season. He made his USHL debut and tallied an assist with Omaha earlier this season.