Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Four state players named to USHL all-rookie team

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Men's hockey Updated: May 29, 2012 - 7:22 PM

Gophers recruit Taylor Cammarata, of course, is one of the seven players on the UHSL's all-rookie team. Cammarata, a forward for the Waterloo Black Hawks, was named the rookie of the year earlier.

Four players on the all-rookie team are from Minnesota.  The other six members of the team, besides Cammarata:

* goalie Alex Lyon of Omaha Lancers ... He is 19 and from Baudette. He had a 28-15-3 record, four shutouts. ... Committed to Yale.

* defensemen Mike Matheson of the Dubuque Fighting Saints ... He had 11 goals and 27 points. Matheson, 18, is from Point-Claire, Quebec. Has committed to Boston College.

* defenseman Nick Seeler of the Des Moines Buccaneers ... Traded in midseason from Muskegon Lumberjacks to Des Moines. ... Had four goals, 28 points. Age 18. Fifth round pick of Wild (131st overall) in 2011 NHL draft. ... Committed to Nebraska Omaha.

* defenseman Eddie Wittchow of the Waterloo Black Hawks ... 6-4, 200-pound University of Wisconsin  recruit. ... Wittchow is 19 and from Burnsville. ... Had five goals 18 points, plus-22. .... Florida Panthers took him in sixth round of 2011 NHL draft.

*  forward Taylor Cammarata of the Waterloo Black Hawks. ... He was sixth in the USHL in scoring with 27 goals and 69 points in 60 regular-season games. He had eight goals and 16 points in 15 postseason games as the Black Hawks advanced to the Clark Cup finals before losing. ... He is the youngest player in the USHL's Tier I history, which goes back to 2002, to surpass 60 points. He turned 17 earlier this month. ... Cammarata has committed to the 'U'.

* forward Austin Cangelosi of the Youngstown Phantoms. ... He scored eight goals in his first six USHL goals and finished with 29 goals and 59 points. ... He is 19 from Estero, Fla. ... He is committed to Boston College. 

* forward Kevin Roy of the Lincoln Stars. ... Set Tier I (since 2002) record in USHL for points with 54 goals and 50 assists for 104. ... Led league with a plus-44 rating. ..... From Lac Beauport, Quebec. Age 19. ... Committed to Brown University.

 

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