Four Sioux Falls POWER Hockey Tier 1 Teams Advance To The 2019 USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament

SIOUX FALLS POWER HOCKEY PROGRAM EARNS 2019 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BIDS AT FOUR DIFFERENT AGE LEVELS

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Jr Stampede Tier 1 Hockey Program will be sending four teams to the 2019 USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament April 3rd - 8th. The 18U and 16U teams will travel to Grand Rapids, MI for their National Tournament, while the 15o team will travel to Plymouth, MI and the 14U team will play in Pittsburgh, PA. Each of USA Hockey’s districts and three at-large bids will round out the sixteen-team tournament that will feature the top youth teams in the country. Sioux Falls POWER Hockey will represent the Northern Plains District, which includes South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.

The two Tier 1 Programs in the Northern Plains District include Sioux Falls POWER Hockey and Team North Dakota.  This season, the Sioux Falls POWER Hockey 18U team received an automatic bid to the National Tournament due to Team North Dakota 18’s choosing not to declare for Nationals. This will be the fourth year in a row the 18U team will participate at the National Tournament. 

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Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Hobie Hedquist named to NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster

Sioux Falls, SD – U16 Goaltender and Colorado College (NCHC) commit, Hobie Hedquist, has been named to the NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster. The NTDP Evaluation Camp will take place March 23rd - 27th at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Hedquist is the first player from the Sioux Falls Power Hockey program to be invited to NTDP Evaluation Camp. He is in his second season with the Sioux Falls Power U16 team.

The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 program, based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, provides Tier 1 teams at the 14U, 15, 16U & 18U levels.

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 Source: https://www.usahockeyntdp.com/news_article/show/1003409

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POWER PARTNERS: HOCKEY CENTRAL TO SANFORD SPORTS COMPLEX

Youth Hockey and Sports Medicine Make a Powerful Pair

Since its inception in 2014, Sioux Falls POWER Hockey has worked closely with the Sanford POWER team at the Sanford Fieldhouse. So close that this past off-season, they renamed their team from the Junior Stampede to their current iteration.

“We are grateful to have a partnership with Sanford Health,” POWER Hockey General Manager Matt Tobin said. “The relationship with Sanford Health and POWER gives our players a significant advantage in regards to sports medicine for our athletes, performance training, and nutrition counseling.”

What Off-Ice Training Does for Youth Hockey Players

Sioux Falls POWER Hockey teams train with Sanford POWER two or three times a week at the Fieldhouse, depending on their game schedule. Each off-ice training session is approximately one hour, and includes power development, speed training, strength training and recovery modalities.

“We perform exercises that focus on total body power development, strength training, mobility, flexibility and recovery,” said Brad Rilling, senior strength and conditioning specialist, who trains the 18U team. “Our exercises are athlete-specific, not necessarily sport-specific. 80 to 90 percent of what we do is the same from sport to sport.”

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Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Dane Montgomery Called Up by Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce that Dane Montgomery (’02) of Grand Forks, ND, a member of the U16 team and a University of North Dakota commit, has been called up by the Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season.  Montgomery appeared in 26 games for Sioux Falls Power U16’s team and was a team leader with 12 goals and 29 points.

“Dane’s work ethic, drive and desire to be an elite player continues to push him to achieve new heights. Playing in the USHL has been a goal of his, and we are proud that our program has helped him reach that goal,” said Head Coach Noelle Needham.

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Sioux Falls POWER Hockey's Dawson Pasternak Signs with Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Power Hockey Tier 1 Program is proud to announce Dawson Pasternak (’03) of Winnipeg, MB, has signed with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL).

“Dawson has had a big first half of the season and I expect him to be even more dominate in the second half. He is an elite playmaker with high-end skill who approaches the game with a resilient effort,” said 16U Head Coach, Noelle Needham.

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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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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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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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