Five student athletes drafted by the United States Hockey League


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Recent graduate TJ Moore is expected to play for the Waterloo Black Hawks in the upcoming season.

Five Benilde-St. Margaret’s student athletes were drafted in the 2013 United States Hockey League draft. Sophomores Ben Newhouse and Chase Jungels, senior TJ Moore, as well as juniors Jack Jablonski and Spencer Naas were drafted throughout the two day draft.

Ben Newhouse was drafted 72nd overall in the fifth round of the USHL draft by the Waterloo Black Hawks. Newhouse finished his 2012-2013 Benilde-St. Margaret’s season with two goals and 17 assists in 25 regular season games. His 19 points put him at the second top scoring defenseman on the Red Knights. Newhouse is planning on attending their training camp on June 2-4. “I was just watching Dancing with the Stars and I got a call and they told me I got drafted by them,” Newhouse said.

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Spencer Naas was selected 101st overall in the USHL draft by the Fargo Force. Naas completed the 2012-2013 regular season with 31 goals and 29 assists. His 60 points in 25 games put him at third on the team in points behind Mr. Hockey finalists Grant Besse and Dan Labosky. Nass’s knack for finding the net put him at an average of an unbelievable 2.4 points per game. He attended the Fargo training camp this past weekend June 1-2. Naas says he plans to sign with them after his senior season at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. “I was at a friends house when I got a call from their coaching staff telling me that they were planning on taking me with their next pick,” Naas said.

TJ Moore was selected by selected by the Waterloo Black Hawks as the 117th pick in phase two of the USHL draft. Moore had 43 points in 22 games for the Red Knights, tallying 17 goals and 26 assists in his senior season. Moore is anticipated to play with them next year.

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Chase Jungels was selected as the 261st pick in phase two of the USHL draft by the Chicago Steel. Jungels had a great sophomore season with 22 points in 26 games. He had 8 goals and 14 assists, both goals for the Red Knights in the section 6AA final.

At the end of the draft, the famous Jack Jablonski was selected 411th overall by the Chicago Steel, the same team that drafted teammate, and friend, Chase Jungles. Jablonski was checked by two players simultaneously on December 30, 2011 and was paralyzed. The Steel know he was a fantastic player before he was injured. Although Jablonski and the team know he may never play for them, they are both hoping for a miracle.

Just one day before Jablonski was drafted, he sent out a tweet to his 50 thousand followers reminding all USHL teams that he was still eligible for the draft. The next day, while sitting at a Minnesota Wild playoff game, he recieved a call from the Chicago Steel telling him he was selected as their last pick in the draft. Jablonski had taken the Wild flag to center ice before the game, causing the crowd of 19,000 to erupt. “It was a good day,” Jablonski said.