Team Facts

2018-2019 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Travis Allen (G) 22 2000 Circle Pines, MN, USA 5'10" 170 L
#1 Nick Beck (G) 21 2001 Youngstown, OH, USA 5'11" 161 R
#30 Brennan Boynton (G) 21 2000 Champlin, MN, USA 6'0" 174 R
#32 Jack Caruso (G) 23 1999 St. Louis, MO, USA 5'9" 181 R
#30 Doug Dorr (G) 23 1999 Pittsburgh, PA, USA 6'4" 201 R
#37 Luc Haggitt (G) 20 2002 Spanish Fort, AL, USA 6'1" 190 L
#1 George McBey (G) 24 1998 Dallas, TX, USA 6'2" 181 L
#31 Alex Mosquera (G) 23 1998 South Lyon, MI, USA 6'1" 207 -
DEFENSEMEN
#20 Brendan Aird (D) 23 1998 Orland Park, IL, USA 5'11" 185 L
#19
Joe Alexander (D) 23 1998 Deerfield, IL, USA 6'1" 185 R
#5 Nicklas Andrews (D) 20 2001 Canton, MI, USA 5'10" 192 L
#21 Cameron Babiak (D) 23 1999 Saline, MI, USA 6'0" 190 R
#17 Brock Draeger (D) 23 1999 Lakeville, MN, USA 6'0" 205 L
#3 David Israel (D) 22 2000 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'3" 190 L
#29 Artjoms Lapiks (D/W) 22 2000 Riga, LAT 6'2" 201 L
#2 Mark Leach (D)   “A” 23 1998 Londonderry, NH, USA 6'3" 225 R
#23 Andrew Meininger (D) 24 1998 Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA 6'1" 209 R
#8
Alex Murray (D) 22 2000 Glenview, IL, USA 5'11" 183 R
#13 James Orr (D) 23 1999 Beaconsfield, QC, CAN 6'2" 187 L
#5 Ryan Reid (D) 22 2000 San Diego, CA, USA 6'0" 176 R
#22 Anthony Szurlej (D) 22 1999 McKees Rocks, PA, USA 6'3" 205 R
FORWARDS
#14 Sam Antenucci (C) 21 2001 Detroit, MI, USA 5'11" 181 L
#10 Luke Aquaro (F) 21 2000 Yardley, PA, USA 5'10" 174 R
#9 Owen Belisle (F) 21 2001 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 6'3" 194 L
#15 Brady Bjork (C) 23 1999 Mequon, WI, USA 6'1" 185 L
#34 Joe Collins (F) 22 1999 Shakopee, MN, USA 6'0" 185 R
#8 Kyle DeFreitas (F) 21 2000 Barrington, RI, USA 6'0" 181 L
#24
Dominic Dumas (RW) 23 1999 Boise, ID, USA 6'1" 190 R
#15 Easton Easterson (F) 22 2000 Canyon Country, CA, USA 6'1" 170 R
#6 Kendrick Frost (LW) 23 1999 Kansas City, MO, USA 6'4" 201 R
#23 Marquez Ginger (F) 22 1999 Augusta, GA, USA 6'1" 185 -
#19 Ryan Green (F) 23 1999 Muskego, WI, USA 5'10" 174 R
#19 Trent Grimshaw (RW) 23 1999 Saline, MI, USA 5'8" 170 R
#16 Hunter Hall (LW) 23 1998 Moorhead, MN, USA 6'4" 220 L
#29 Shane Hathaway (F/D) 22 1999 Chicago, IL, USA 6'1" 190 R
#11 Tyler Hinterser (F) 24 1998 Edwardsville, IL, USA 5'10" 176 L
#18 John Johnson (F) 21 2001 Naperville, IL, USA 6'3" 190 L
#8 John Kaljian (F) 22 1999 South Lyon, MI, USA 6'1" 194 L
#22 Haiden Karnick (F) 24 1998 Parkland, FL, USA 6'1" 201 L
#23 A.J. Kittelson (F) 21 2001 Chanhassen, MN, USA 5'10" 170 R
#12 T.J. Koufis (F) 20 2001 Palatine, IL, USA 6'1" 185 R
#7 Carter Krogman (F) 22 1999 Brookings, SD, USA 5'10" 174 L
#15 Thomas Magnavite (F) 23 1999 Chicago, IL, USA 5'8" 174 L
#12 Vince Marino (F) 23 1998 Waterford, MI, USA 6'2" 174 L
#33 Pavel Rotenberg (RW) 22 2000 St. Petersburg, RUS 6'0" 179 L
#24 Dylan Schuett (C) 21 2000 Medicine Hat, AB, CAN 6'1" 205 L
#12 Kirill Tarasov (F) 22 2000 Belgorod, RUS 5'11" 172 L
#27 Gabriel Wahl (F) 23 1999 Omaha, NE, USA 6'2" 190 L
#16 Bud Winter (F) 23 1999 Sunset Hills, MO, USA 6'4" 225 R
#36 Sean Zukerman (LW) 22 1999 CA, USA - - L
Position: G: 3, D: 13, F: 23 | Av Age: 19.38 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 189 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
  • Nationalities 42 players
    5 players
    2 players
    1 player
  • Experience Brookings Blizzard: 1 887 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
06/21/2022
06/21/2022 Confirmed Leaving Jackson Hughes (F) Leaving for Milwaukee School of Eng.
06/15/2022
06/15/2022 Confirmed Joining Evan Pahos (D) Joining from New Jersey Rockets
06/15/2022 Confirmed Joining Alex Korpela (F) Joining from Karlskrona HK J20
06/02/2022
06/02/2022 Confirmed Leaving Leo Gruba (D) Leaving for St. Cloud State Univ.
05/29/2022
05/29/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ethan Benz (F) Leaving for Union College
05/26/2022
05/26/2022 Confirmed Leaving Nick Young (D) Leaving for Union College
04/01/2022
04/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Blake Mesenburg (F) Leaving for Miami Univ. (Ohio)
02/18/2022
02/18/2022 Confirmed Leaving Evan Murr (D) Leaving for Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)
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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
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Will Graber (F) 2021-2022 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 59 26 57 83 81
2. Lane King (F) 2021-2022 Watertown Wolves FPHL 54 10 61 71 134
3. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 2021-2022 EC Peiting Germany3 39 19 48 67 12
4. Thomas Gazich (F) 2021-2022 Great Falls Americans NA3HL 37 28 23 51 24
5. David Israel (D) 2021-2022 Florida Atlantic Univ. CHF 22 16 32 48 22
6. Adam Flammang (F) 2021-2022 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 62 27 19 46 97
7. Thor Byfuglien (D) 2021-2022 Roseau High USHS-MN 27 13 32 45 20
8. Tal Halliday (D) 2021-2022 Granite City Lumberjacks NA3HL 42 13 32 45 43
9. Michele Marchetti (F) 2021-2022 Asiago AlpsHL 39 24 18 42 26
10. Cade Borchardt (F) 2021-2022 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato) NCAA 44 15 26 41 18
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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. Rylan Galiardi (F) 130 44 66 110
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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. Blaise Schutt (F) 1 0 2 2.00
2. Nardo Nagtzaam (F) 82 49 119 1.45
3. Ryan Hawkins (F) 46 20 53 1.15
4. Brett Chorske (F) 50 16 52 1.04
5. Paul Cotter (F) 59 28 60 1.02
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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 0.27 154
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
2021-2022 6'0" 179 lbs 19.39
2020-2021 6'0" 183 lbs 19.28
2019-2020 6'1" 190 lbs 19.55
2018-2019 6'1" 189 lbs 19.38
2017-2018 6'0" 190 lbs 19.09
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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" 165 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" 198 lbs
8 #231 James Berg (D) 05/15/2003 TX, USA - -
9 #260 Will Ingemann (G) 04/22/2005 Plymouth, MN, USA 5'11" 165 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 5'9" 172 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" 174 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 Chicago, IL, 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
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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.