Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Brandon Benson Signs Tender with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce that Brandon Benson (’01) of Blaine, MN, has signed a tender agreement with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL.

Benson, a 6’4”, 195lb Goaltender, is in his first season with the 18U Sioux Falls Power team. 

“We are excited for Brandon to have this opportunity with Lone Star, especially with their success in developing and preparing goalies for the next level. Brandon Benson is an exciting prospect, “ said GM, Matt Tobin.  

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Ashley Munsterman
Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Braeden Bartoo Signs Tender with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce that Braeden Bartoo (’00) of Maple Grove, MN, has signed a tender agreement with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL.

Bartoo, a 6’1”, 195lb left-handed forward, is in his first season with the 18U Sioux Falls Power team. Through 27 games this season, Bartoo continues to be a top production player while establishing himself as a strong 2-way forward.

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Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Tyler Zahradka Signs Tender with the Northeast Generals of the NAHL

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce that Tyler Zahradka (’01) of Grand Forks, ND, has signed a tender agreement with the Northeast Generals of the NAHL.

“Tyler Zahradka is a wonderful young man that has truly earned this opportunity. He has taken full advantage of the ice hours, games and weight room regimen our program provides, which has allowed him to build on the solid hockey foundation he had when he joined our program,” stated Sioux Falls Power GM, Matt Tobin.

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Sioux Falls Power Hockey Announces Coaching Change

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey program has announced that U18 Head Coach Chris Blaisuis has been relieved of his coaching duties. “This decision was made for the best interests of our players, their development, and the overall direction of our program. We thank Chris for his service to our program and we wish him the very best,” said Matt Tobin, General Manager.

Sioux Falls Power Hockey has named Tristan King as the new Head Coach of the U18 team. Tristan is originally from Elk River, MN. He played four seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) before signing an entry level contract with the Dallas Stars (NHL) in 2010. Tristan retired from professional hockey after eight seasons. He represented Team USA in the Ivan Hlinka U18 tournament in Slovakia in 2007.

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Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Blake Arneson Signs Tender with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce that Blake Arneson (’02) of Red Wing, MN, has signed a tender agreement with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL.

“Blake Arneson has thrived in our program. He is a young man that continues to mature as a player, is an enjoyable individual, great teammate, and is committed to his development process,” said 16U Head Coach, Noelle Needham.

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Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Dane Montgomery Commits to University of North Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce Dane Montgomery (’02) of Grand Forks, ND, has made a Division 1 commitment to the University of North Dakota.

Montgomery, a 5’9”, 165lb Forward, is a draft pick of the Sioux Falls Stampede and was recently named to their 30-man roster. In addition to being drafted in the USHL, Montgomery, represented USA at the 5 Nations tournament in Slovakia this past August, being named assistant captain and earning a bronze medal. Montgomery is entering his first season with the Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program.

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Kilts for Kids raises $1,250 for the Ronald McDonald House

Sioux Falls POWER Hockey was proud to partner with Kilts for Kids to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls.  Thank you to Adam Gorra and Corey Mitchell for leading this effort.  We were thrilled to provide coaches and players to assist with the hockey clinic for area youth players.  It was a great hockey clinic and the event raised $1,250.  We are already looking forward to next year! 

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Ashley Munsterman
Maple Leafs Announce Additions to Player Development and Scouting

by Staff Writer MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com

 August 23rd, 2018

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has elevated Scott Pellerin to the role of Senior Director of Player Development and Stéphane Robidas to the club's Director of Player Development, in addition to hiring Hayley Wickenheiser as the club's Assistant Director of Player Development. The Maple Leafs have also hired Noelle Needham as an Amateur Scout based in the Midwestern United States and Victor Carneiro as an Amateur Scout based in Ontario.

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Sioux Falls Junior Stampede to become Sioux Falls POWER Hockey

07/18/2018, 11:30am CDT

By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Junior Stampede has joined the Sanford POWER team and has changed its name to Sioux Falls POWER Hockey.

The hockey program started in 2014 and is entering its fifth season. The program consists of teams at the U14, U15, U16 and U18 levels. The teams compete under USA Hockey’s Tier 1 designation – the highest level of amateur competition in the United States. The teams play more than 60 games per season against opponents from the east coast, Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota, and Colorado.

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