Team Facts

2010-2011 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Alex Fons (G) 31 1991 Hopkins, MN, USA 6'1" 190 L
James Kruger (G) 31 1992 Minnetonka, MN, USA 6'3" 205 L
#1 Jacob Meyers (G) 31 1992 Minnetonka, MN, USA 6'0" 185 L
#33 Jake Williams (G) 32 1990 Montréal, QC, CAN 6'4" 216 L
DEFENSEMEN
#20 Jeff Bergh (D) 31 1992 Hallock, MN, USA 6'0" 192 R
Nick Christenson (D) 32 1990 Champlin, MN, USA 6'0" 190 -
#6 Vadim Gyesbreghs (D) 31 1991 Wilrijk, BEL 6'4" 218 L
#8 Mike Krieg (D) 33 1990 Phoenix, AZ, USA 5'10" 181 L
#2 Paul LaDue (D) New York Islanders 30 1992 Grand Forks, ND, USA 6'3" 201 R
#25 Chase Loken (D) 31 1991 Eden Prairie, MN, USA 6'1" 174 -
#25 Kevin McMorrow (D) 30 1992 Park Rapids, MN, USA 6'2" 196 R
John Mejia (D) 32 1991 Chicago, IL, USA 6'2" 229 R
#4 Michael Pieper (D) 32 1990 Warroad, MN, USA 5'11" 190 -
#3 Joe Rubbelke (D) 31 1992 North St. Paul, MN, USA 5'10" 181 -
#14 Tyler Swanson (D) 33 1990 West Fargo, ND, USA 6'0" 194 -
FORWARDS
#11 Alex Altenbernd (F) 32 1990 Moorhead, MN, USA 5'11" 174 -
#5 Brent Bain (C) 33 1990 Sylvania, OH, USA 5'10" 161 L
#26 Tucker Coborn (F) 31 1991 Park Rapids, MN, USA 6'0" 174 -
#23 Ryan Doner (F) 30 1992 Mukilteo, WA, USA 6'0" 179 L
#19 Rock Einersen (F) 32 1990 Chicago, IL, USA 5'10" 170 -
#18 Josh Gaughan (F) 32 1990 Buffalo, MN, USA 5'11" 190 L
#15 Adam Knochenmus (F) 30 1992 Roseau, MN, USA 5'8" 201 -
#27 Craig Lindegard (F) 30 1992 Hallock, MN, USA 6'2" 203 -
#10
Nardo Nagtzaam (LW/C) 32 1990 Nijmegen, NED 6'1" 192 L
#12 Jordan Nelson (C) 30 1992 Williston, ND, USA 6'0" 190 L
#16 Gerald Owen (F) 1991 Chesapeake, VA, USA 6'0" 194 L
#7 Casey Purpur (F) 30 1992 Grand Forks, ND, USA 5'8" 183 R
Tyler Resch (F) 32 1990 Alexandria, MN, USA 5'9" 170 -
#9 Chad Spiller (F) 31 1991 Newport, RI, USA 5'10" 170 -
#16 Reid Sturos (C) 30 1992 South Lyon, MI, USA 6'2" 185 R
#3 Zach Wilkinson (F) 30 1992 Chanhassen, MN, USA 5'11" 165 -
#17 Thomas Williams (F) 30 1992 Alexandria, MN, USA 5'9" 176 -
#22 Steve Zierke (F) 32 1990 Brooklyn Park, MN, USA 5'10" 170 -
#9 Brandon Zurn (F) 30 1992 Mahtomedi, MN, USA 5'9" 183 R
Position: G: 2, D: 10, F: 18 | Av Age: 19.1 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 187 lbs | Compare with other teams
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 31 players
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1 player
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Experience Alexandria Blizzard: 2 027 GP
NHL: 70 GP
AHL: 241 GP
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Municipal Athletic Complex Location St. Cloud, MN Capacity Construction Year 1972
Games
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
02/06/2023
02/06/2023 Confirmed Leaving Nik Hong (F) Leaving for Army (U.S. Military Academy)
12/15/2022
12/15/2022 Confirmed Leaving Broten Sabo (D) Leaving for Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks
12/13/2022
12/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Reid Bogenholm (D) Leaving for Liberty Univ.
12/08/2022
12/08/2022 Confirmed Leaving Alex Korpela (F) Leaving for Köping HC
12/02/2022
12/02/2022 Confirmed Joining Elmeri Hällfors (F) Joining from Lukko U20
10/18/2022
10/18/2022 Confirmed Leaving William Henriksson (D) Leaving for Vännäs HC
10/06/2022
10/06/2022 Confirmed Leaving Chase Cheslock (D) Leaving for Univ. of St. Thomas
08/16/2022
08/16/2022 Confirmed Leaving Tomas Bolo (G) Leaving for Lake Superior State Univ.
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Minnesota Blizzard
2003-2004 NAHL 56 20 0 28 - 8 148 209 48 0.86 16 -
2004-2005 NAHL 56 28 0 24 - 4 159 198 60 1.07 11 -
2005-2006 NAHL 58 24 0 29 - 5 158 219 53 0.91 14 -
Alexandria Blizzard
2006-2007 NAHL 62 28 0 29 - 5 165 193 61 0.98 9 -
2007-2008 NAHL 58 29 0 25 - 4 222 223 62 1.07 9 -
2008-2009 NAHL 58 26 0 26 - 6 180 201 58 1.00 13 -
2009-2010 NAHL 58 30 - 22 - 6 180 166 66 1.14 10 -
2010-2011 NAHL 58 33 - 19 - 6 208 177 72 1.24 1 Conference QF loss
2011-2012 NAHL 60 40 - 15 - 5 212 156 85 1.42 2 Division Semifinal loss
Brookings Blizzard
2012-2013 NAHL 60 32 - 23 - 5 175 179 69 1.15 3 Division Semifinal loss
2013-2014 NAHL 60 18 - 34 - 8 132 206 44 0.73 5 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 NAHL 60 19 - 32 - 9 141 206 47 0.78 5 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 NAHL 60 25 - 29 - 6 149 200 56 0.93 4 Eighth Final Loss
2016-2017 NAHL 60 30 - 25 - 5 192 193 65 1.08 3 Eighth Final Loss
2017-2018 NAHL 60 23 - 30 - 7 169 211 53 0.88 6 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 NAHL 60 11 - 44 - 5 115 242 27 0.45 6 Did not make playoffs
St. Cloud Blizzard
2019-2020 NAHL 52 10 - 37 - 5 130 240 25 0.48 6 Playoffs Cancelled
St. Cloud Norsemen
2020-2021 NAHL 56 22 - 33 - 1 151 206 45 0.80 6 Did not make playoffs
2021-2022 NAHL 60 41 - 16 - 3 230 153 85 1.42 1 Semifinal loss
2022-2023 NAHL 40 19 - 16 - 5 109 118 43 1.08 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. David Israel (D) 2022-2023 Florida Atlantic Univ. CHF 17 11 37 48 2
2. Ethan Byrne (F) 2022-2023 Philadelphia Hockey Club EHL 32 17 21 38 12
3. Andrei Deniskin (F) 2022-2023 Unia Oswiecim Poland 38 16 20 36 62
4. Vadim Gyesbreghs (D) 2022-2023 Golden Sharks Mechelen BeNeLiga 26 9 24 33 54
5. Max Sasson (F) 2022-2023 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 30 9 23 32 18
6. Nick Ford (F) 2022-2023 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs SPHL 34 8 24 32 39
7. Lane King (F) 2022-2023 Columbus River Dragons FPHL 30 5 26 31 40
8. Luke Clarke (D) 2022-2023 Hampton Roads Whalers USPHL Premier 36 19 11 30 26
9. Brenden Stanko (F) 2022-2023 Adrian College ACHA 23 12 17 29 12
10. Luke Aquaro (F) 2022-2023 Hobart College NCAA III 19 12 16 28 10
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan O'Neill (F) 160 60 86 146
2. Jerry Freismuth (F) 144 35 104 139
3. Thomas Williams (F) 160 57 78 135
4. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 82 49 70 119
5. Steve Zierke (F) 112 49 64 113
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan O'Neill (F) 160 60 86 146
2. Thomas Williams (F) 160 57 78 135
3. Dan Swanson (F) 110 50 44 94
4. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 82 49 70 119
5. Steve Zierke (F) 112 49 64 113
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jerry Freismuth (F) 144 35 104 139
2. Ryan O'Neill (F) 160 60 86 146
3. Thomas Williams (F) 160 57 78 135
4. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 82 49 70 119
5. Blake Perbix (F) 146 42 67 109
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Paul Henderson (D) 109 14 39 299
2. Adam Hammerbeck (D) 108 15 33 238
3. Chris Johnson (D) 96 2 20 237
4. Jerry Freismuth (F) 144 35 139 236
5. Jon MacRae (F) 54 3 15 236
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Nick DeCenzo (F) 173 26 57 83
2. Craig Lindegard (F) 171 26 34 60
3. Parker Revering (D) 167 14 40 54
4. Ryan O'Neill (F) 160 60 86 146
5. Thomas Williams (F) 160 57 78 135
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 82 49 119 1.45
2. Ryan Hawkins (F) 46 20 53 1.15
3. Brett Chorske (F) 50 16 52 1.04
4. Paul Cotter (F) 59 28 60 1.02
5. Steve Zierke (F) 112 49 113 1.01
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 2010-2011 NAHL 58 36 51 87 1.50 59
2. Luke Nesper (F) 2007-2008 NAHL 57 26 55 81 1.42 87
3. Ryan O'Neill (F) 2021-2022 NAHL 57 30 50 80 1.40 6
4. Mikael Lickteig (F) 2007-2008 NAHL 58 34 40 74 1.28 137
5. Blake Mesenburg (F) 2021-2022 NAHL 59 27 35 62 1.05 84
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 2010-2011 NAHL 58 36 51 87 1.50 59
2. Mikael Lickteig (F) 2007-2008 NAHL 58 34 40 74 1.28 137
3. Ryan O'Neill (F) 2021-2022 NAHL 57 30 50 80 1.40 6
4. Dan Swanson (F) 2005-2006 NAHL 57 29 32 61 1.07 32
5. Paul Cotter (F) 2016-2017 NAHL 59 28 32 60 1.02 103
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Luke Nesper (F) 2007-2008 NAHL 57 26 55 81 1.42 87
2. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 2010-2011 NAHL 58 36 51 87 1.50 59
3. Ryan O'Neill (F) 2021-2022 NAHL 57 30 50 80 1.40 6
4. Jerry Freismuth (F) 2008-2009 NAHL 56 15 42 57 1.02 87
5. Mikael Lickteig (F) 2007-2008 NAHL 58 34 40 74 1.28 137
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Paul Henderson (D) 2004-2005 NAHL 54 3 10 13 0.24 163
2. Ricky Helmbrecht (D) 2003-2004 NAHL 46 8 16 24 0.52 158
3. Rikky Akkerman (D) 2003-2004 NAHL 46 8 16 24 0.52 158
4. Jon MacRae (F) 2007-2008 NAHL 34 1 8 9 0.26 154
5. Russell Jordan (F) 2013-2014 NAHL 50 10 15 25 0.50 142
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 181 lbs 19.33
2021-2022 6'0" 184 lbs 19.20
2020-2021 6'0" 185 lbs 18.89
2019-2020 6'1" 190 lbs 19.03
2018-2019 6'1" 190 lbs 18.82
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Recent NAHL Entry Draft Selections
RND # Player Born Birtplace HT WT
2022
2 #51 Jack Reimann (F) 10/10/2002 Ham Lake, MN, USA 6'0" 192 lbs
2 #52 Ryan Cutler (RW/C) 12/17/2003 Keswick, ON, CAN 6'0" 181 lbs
3 #62 Daniels Murnieks (C) 03/28/2002 Riga, LAT 6'0" 181 lbs
4 #115 Evan Brown (F) 10/14/2003 Little Silver, NJ, USA 5'9" 161 lbs
6 #173 Tyler Dysart (F) 06/30/2004 Sunnyvale, CA, USA 5'9" 168 lbs
7 #202 Adam Nedelka (D) 03/31/2002 Chrudim, CZE 6'3" 216 lbs
8 #231 James Berg (F) 05/15/2003 TX, USA 6'1" 174 lbs
9 #260 Will Ingemann (G) 04/22/2005 Plymouth, MN, USA 5'11" 179 lbs
10 #289 Joe Gronholz (C) 06/06/2003 Alexandria, MN, USA 6'1" 185 lbs
11 #318 No selection was made
12 #347 No selection was made
13 #376 No selection was made
14 #405 No selection was made
15 #434 No selection was made
16 #463 No selection was made
2021
2 #39 Daniels Murnieks (C) 03/28/2002 Riga, LAT 6'0" 181 lbs
2 #54 Merril Steenari (F) 01/18/2004 Aliso Viejo, CA, USA 5'10" 168 lbs
3 #61 Conner Chalmers (D) 08/30/2003 Windham, NH, USA 5'10" 174 lbs
6 #171 Colin Winn (G) 08/05/2004 Westford, MA, USA 6'1" 170 lbs
7 #184 Max Strand (F) 09/03/2003 Roseau, MN, USA 5'10" 190 lbs
8 #213 Gavin Uckele (D) 06/13/2001 Blissfield, MI, USA 6'1" 174 lbs
9 #242 No selection was made
10 #271 No selection was made
11 #300 No selection was made
12 #329 No selection was made
13 #358 No selection was made
14 #387 No selection was made
15 #416 No selection was made
16 #445 No selection was made
17 #474 No selection was made
2020
1 #3 John Opilka (D) 09/26/2002 Effingham, IL, USA 6'2" 205 lbs
2 #30 Nicholas Kent (D) 02/01/2001 Ladera Ranch, CA, USA 5'10" 190 lbs
3 #67 Blake Mesenburg (C) 06/05/2002 Orono, MN, USA 5'11" 183 lbs
4 #84 Noah Griswold (W) 06/02/2003 Lake Villa, IL, USA 5'9" 181 lbs
4 #108 Tanner Pochipinski (F/D) 07/10/2000 Colorado Springs, CO, USA 5'11" 165 lbs
6 #138 Nik Hong (F) 08/27/2002 Minneapolis, MN, USA 6'0" 185 lbs
7 #165 Samuel Duerr (D) 03/22/2002 Chicago, IL, USA 6'1" 201 lbs
8 #192 Blake Perbix (F) 01/10/2002 Zimmerman, MN, USA 5'9" 165 lbs
9 #219 Caden Triggs (LW) 07/18/2001 Moorhead, MN, USA 5'11" 185 lbs
10 #246 Noah Pickart (D) 06/05/2002 Fond du Lac, WI, USA 5'10" 161 lbs
11 #273 Charlie Skinner (F) 02/14/2000 Towson, MD, USA 5'10" 181 lbs
12 #300 Adam Karlsson (LW) 03/26/2000 Mjölby, SWE 6'0" 183 lbs
13 #327 Jake Santarelli (F) 04/11/2000 Orchard Park, NY, USA 5'7" 170 lbs
14 #354 No selection was made
15 #381 No selection was made
16 #408 No selection was made
17 #435 No selection was made
Complete Draft History
Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Founded as the Minnesota Blizzard in 2003. Moved from Alexandria, MN, to Brookings, SD, in 2012, and from there to St. Cloud, MN, in 2019. Renamed as the Norsemen in 2020.