Thursday, May 30, 2013

Recruit Profile: Gage Ausmus
Previous Team:  US National Team Dev. Program Under-18 Team
Arrival at UND: Fall 2013
Position:  Defense
Birthday:  April 22nd, 1995
Hometown:  East Grand Forks, MN
Height:  6'1"
Weight:  204
Shoots:  Left

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • Played in 66 games for the USA Hockey NTDP Under-18 Team, registering 14 points (2G, 12A) and a +22 rating.
  • In April he helped Team USA earn silver at the Under-18 World Championships in Sochi, Russia. In seven tournament games he notched a pair of assists and a +5 rating.
  • In February he & Team USA participated in the 2013 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Jonkoping, Sweden. He went pointless in four games as Team USA finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.
  • In November he played on Team USA's gold-medal winning team at the 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor, MI. He recorded zero points in four tournament games as Team USA finished with a 3-1 record.
  • Along with fellow UND recruits Luke Johnson and Keaton Thompson, he participated in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game September 29 in Buffalo, NY.
  • He played for the USA Hockey NTDP Under-17 Team, producing six points (2G, 4A) in 59 games.
  • Played on Team USA's silver medal winning team at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, earning All-Tournament honors.
  • Played on Team USA's undefeated gold medal winning team at the 2011 Under-17 Four Nations Cup and had one goal and two assists in four games.
  • In June of 2011 he attended USA Hockey's Select 16 Development Camp, where he earned All-Star honors. The US Hockey Report ranked him as the #16 defenseman at camp after picking up one assist in five games.
  • As a sophomore at East Grand Forks (MN-HS), he recorded 12 points (4G, 8A) in 17 games.
  • He participated in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League for Team Great Plains, registering two goals in 15 games.
  • In July he attended the USA Hockey Select 15 Development Camp where he recorded one goal in five games. USHR ranked him as the #16 defenseman at camp, calling him an "Agile, athletic, physical defensive defenseman."

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Recruit Profile: Matt Hrynkiw

Photo - SJHL
Previous Team:  Humboldt Broncos (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League)
Arrival at UND: Fall 2013
Position:  Goaltender
Birthday:  April 4th, 1992
Hometown:  Saskatoon, SK
Height:  5'11"
Weight: 179
Catches:  Left

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • Played in 40 regular season games for the Humboldt Broncos (SJHL), posting a record of 27-11-2 while leading the league with a 1.83 GAA, .939 Save %, and six shutouts. In the postseason he recorded a 10-6 record to go along with a 2.11 GAA and .932 Save %.
  • He earned SJHL Goaltender of the Month honors four of the six months the award was handed out, ultimately taking home SJHL Goaltender of the Year honors as well.
  • He was named Canada's national Junior A Goaltender of the Year.
  • He was named the Humboldt Bronco Team MVP, Hardest Worker, Best Team Player, Most Dedicated Player, and 3 Star Award winner.
  • Produced a sterling 22-3-0 record in 27 appearances during the Humboldt Broncos' regular season, leading the SJHL with a 2.28 GAA and four shutouts. His 0.921 Save % was second best in the league. He helped guide the Broncos to the SJHL's Canalta Cup (playoff championship) by going 8-1 with two shutouts and a playoff best 1.73 GAA & .933 Save %.
  • At the 2012 Anavet Cup (seven game series featuring the SJHL and MJHL playoff champions) he went 3-2 with one shutout while posting a GAA of 1.62 and a Save % of 0.939.
  • He played in four games at the 2012 RBC Cup (Canada's Junior A national championship tournament), going 3-1 with a .930 Save % and 2.48 GAA.
  • In 25 regular season games with Humboldt, he went 10-12-0 with a 3.69 GAA and .885 Save %.
  • Played with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, producing a 17-7-4 record in 29 regular season games while leading the SMAAAHL in shutouts (4), GAA (2.56) and Save % (.910). In the postseason he went 8-3 with a league-best 2.37 GAA to go along with a .914 GAA.
  • Earned an invite to the SMAAAHL All-Star Game and was the starting goaltender for the North All-Stars.
  • Played in 19 regular season games for the Saskatoon Contacts, going 8-8-3 with two shutouts, a .909 Save %, and a league-leading 2.21 GAA. In four playoff games he went 3-1 with a 2.59 GAA and .922 Save %.