Former Madison Capitol AAA forward Mick Messner who played 6 seasons in our AAA program and currently plays for the USHL team along with teammate Kamil Saldlocha
NHL Central Scouting released their Preliminary Players to Watch list for the 2017 NHL Draft. The annual list identifies players using the following criteria:
68 players on USHL rosters this season were named to the list. The 68 players is the second most amount of prospects listed for any junior league in the world. 49 of the 68 players have NCAA Division I college commitments. In addition, eight USHL alumni, seven of which are playing college hockey, were named to the September list. The news comes after the 2016 NHL Draft in which the USHL had 30 or more players selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts.
The USHL will feature top NHL Draft-eligible talent in the annual USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Sioux Falls, SD on January 10, 2017.
15 USHL teams featured multiple players on NHL Central Scouting’s list: Team USA (18), Green Bay Gamblers (6), Muskegon Lumberjacks (6), Fargo Force (5), Sioux Falls Stampede (4), Tri-City Storm (4), Chicago Steel (3), Des Moines Buccaneers (3), Omaha Lancers (3), Sioux City Musketeers (3), Waterloo Black Hawks (3), Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (2), Dubuque Fighting Saints (2), Lincoln Stars (2), Madison Capitols (2). All 17 USHL member clubs had at least one player listed on the Preliminary List.
|A||Shane||Bowers||Waterloo Black Hawks|
|A||Casey||Mittelstadt||Green Bay Gamblers||University of Minnesota|
|A||Eeli||Tolvanen||Sioux City Musketeers||Boston College|
|A||Maxim||Zhukov||Green Bay Gamblers|
|B||Alexis||Binner||Green Bay Gamblers||University of Maine|
|B||Tyler||Inamoto||Team USA||University of Wisconsin|
|B||Tommy||Miller||Team USA||Michigan State University|
|B||Ben||Mirageas||Bloomington Thunder||Providence College|
|B||Grant||Mismash||Team USA||University of North Dakota|
|B||RJ||Murphy||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Harvard University|
|B||Josh||Norris||Team USA||University of Michigan|
|B||Michael||Pastujov||Team USA||University of Michigan|
|B||Keith||Petruzzelli||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Quinnipiac University|
|B||Clayton||Phillips||Fargo Force||University of Minnesota|
|B||Cayden||Primeau||Lincoln Stars||Northeastern University|
|B||Scott||Reedy||Team USA||University of Minnesota|
|B||Jakub||Sirota||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|C||Mikey||Anderson||Waterloo Black Hawks||University of Minnesota Duluth|
|C||Evan||Barratt||Team USA||Penn State University|
|C||Ryan||Bischel||Fargo Force||Clarkson University|
|C||Ronald||Brickey||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Western Michigan University|
|C||Joey||Cassetti||Team USA||Boston College|
|C||Logan||Cockerill||Team USA||Boston University|
|C||Ben||Copeland||Waterloo Black Hawks|
|C||Evan||Dougherty||Fargo Force||Bowling Green State University|
|C||Charlie||Dovorany||Fargo Force||University of Minnesota Duluth|
|C||Josh||Dunne||Green Bay Gamblers|
|C||David||Farrance||Team USA||Boston University|
|C||Mario||Ferraro||Des Moines Buccaneers||Western Michigan University|
|C||Max||Gildon||Team USA||University of Wisconsin|
|C||Adam||Goodsir||Tri-City Storm||University of Denver|
|C||Corson||Green||Chicago Steel||University of New Hampshire|
|C||Matthew||Hellickson||Sioux City Musketeers||University of Notre Dame|
|C||Keeghan||Howdeshell||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Ferris State University|
|C||Logan||Hutsko||Team USA||Boston College|
|C||Isaac||Johnson||Des Moines Buccaneers|
|C||Phil||Kemp||Team USA||Brown University|
|C||Kasper||Kotkansalo||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|C||John||Leonard||Green Bay Gamblers||University of Massachusetts|
|C||Josh||Maniscalco||Team USA||University of Minnesota|
|C||Connor||Mayer||Sioux City Musketeers||University of Connecticut|
|C||Marc||McLaughlin||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|C||Brannon||McManus||Omaha Lancers||University of Minnesota|
|C||Mick||Messner||Madison Capitols||University of Wisconsin|
|C||Nolan||Moyle||Green Bay Gamblers||Michigan State University|
|C||Matthew||Murray||Fargo Force||University of Massachusetts|
|C||Matthew||Quercia||Sioux Falls Stampede||Boston University|
|C||Dayton||Rasmussen||Tri-City Storm||University of Denver|
|C||Brendan||Rons||Omaha Lancers||Michigan Tech|
|C||Jan||Ruzicka||Des Moines Buccaneers|
|C||Kamil||Sadlocha||Madison Capitols||Ohio State University|
|C||Adam||Scheel||Team USA||University of Notre Dame|
|C||Graham||Slaggert||Team USA||University of Notre Dame|
|C||John||St. Ivany||Sioux Falls Stampede||Yale University|
|C||Keenan||Suthers||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Western Michigan University|
|C||Jeremy||Swayman||Sioux Falls Stampede|
|C||Jordan||Timmons||Muskegon Lumberjacks||University of Connecticut|
|C||Santeri||Virtanen||Dubuque Fighting Saints|
|C||Reilly||Walsh||Chicago Steel||Harvard University|
|C||Paul||Washe||Tri-City Storm||Western Michigan University|
MADISON, WI – The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, are partnering with Second Harvest Foodbank for a peanut butter and jelly food drive during the organization’s Home Opener against the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday, October 14.
Fans who donate new, unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly as they enter the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center for the Capitols game against the Gamblers on October 14 will receive a free ticket to a future game this season, and they will be entered to win a luxury suite for the Capitols game on Wednesday, December 28.
“The Capitols are thrilled to partner with Second Harvest Foodbank for this awesome food drive on our Home Opener,” said Capitols Account Executive Nick Chacos. “We want to help raise awareness, funds, and food for a great organization and for a great cause.”
Fans can purchase special $16 tickets to the Home Opener from a special Second Harvest Foodbank ticket link. Every ticket purchased through this link, $3 will be donated back to the food bank. To help support the Second Harvest Foodbank, purchase your tickets for the game at: https:///madcaps.isportstix.com/order/group/SecondHarvest/.
The Capitols will drop the puck on their third season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum with their Home Opener, presented by Alliant Energy, against the Gamblers on Friday, October 14. The first 500 fans will receive a rally towel, courtesy of Alliant Energy. Season tickets, 10-Game Pick ‘Em packages, Flex Packs, and Group tickets are now available! For more information, call the Capitols at (608) 257-CAPS, or visit www.MADCAPSHOCKEY.com.
YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Madison Capitols edged the Youngstown Phantoms, 3-2, in front of 845 fans at the Covelli Center on Saturday night.
Madison (2-2-0-) is tied for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with four points. Youngstown (3-2-0) is tied for first place in the Eastern Conference with six points.
“I was very proud of the way the boys responded,” said Capitols’ Head Coach and General Manager Garrett Suter. “As a coaching staff, we made it clear that the effort from yesterday was unacceptable, and we challenged them, especially our leaders, to step up tonight and they did. We were disciplined in all aspects of the game. The effort was there and our leaders led the charge. The line of Fadyeyev, Sadlocha, and Messner stepped up big tonight to lead our offensive push.
‘Konur Peterson was in the line-up tonight for the first time this season. It created a lot of energy and he was rewarded with his first goal in the USHL. It was also Eugene’s birthday today, and I was really happy for the boys to get the win, and him to come out with a couple of points as well. Again, I was very proud of the boys tonight with their response and this game will serve as a blueprint of how we need to play consistently to give ourselves a chance to win every night.”
Forward Eugene Fadyeyev gave the Capitols the 3-2 lead at 17:35 of the middle frame. Forward Kamil Sadlocha collected the puck high in the Phantoms’ zone, and found Fadyeyev in the left face-off circle. Fadyeyev fired a one-timer into the top right corner of the net behind Youngstown goaltender Darion Hanson. Defenseman Robby Fosdick earned an assist on Fadyeyev’s first career game-winning-goal.
Forward Alex Esposito opened the scoring and put the Phantoms on the board at 8:52 of the first period. Esposito wristed a shot from the right doorstep that snuck between the legs of Capitols’ goaltender Dryden McKay. Forwards Brett Murray and Nicolas Werbik picked up assists on the goal.
The Capitols tied the game at 1-1 with Sadlocha’s first USHL goal at the 17-minute mark of the opening frame. Fadyeyev collected the puck from a scrum of players in the right corner and carried it behind the net. Fadyeyev fed a pass to Sadlocha from behind the net and the rookie one-timed the puck past Hanson.
At 13:01 of the middle stanza, forward Konur Peterson gave the Capitols a 2-1 advantage and became the second Madison player of the night to tally his first career USHL goal. Forward Billy Jerry carried the bouncing puck to between the hash marks and tried to toss it on net. Peterson was able to get his stick on the puck and flipped a backhand shot into the back of the net. Defenseman Cole Hults was also credited with an assist on the play.
The Phantoms evened the score at 2-2 with Esposito’s second goal of the game. McKay stopped the puck behind the net, but lost control and Werbik stole the puck. Werbik found Esposito in the slot for the one-timer that beat McKay just as he made it back into the net at 16:58 of the second period.
McKay (1-0-0-0) earned his first win of the season stopping 29-of-31 shots. Hanson (1-2-0-0) took his second loss of the season making 14 saves on 17 shots.
Madison and Youngstown both went 0-for-3 on the power play.
Notables – The Capitols 2-2-0-0 is the best start to a season in franchise history…Goaltender Dryden McKay is the second netminder in franchise history to win his first start; goaltender Daniel Lebedeff was the first…Forwards Eugene Fadyeyev, Mick Messner, and Kamil Sadlocha all lead the team with one goal and three assists for four points in four games…Sadlocha and forward Konur Peterson recorded their first USHL goals tonight.
The Capitols will return home to drop the puck on their third season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum with their Home Opener, presented by Alliant Energy, against the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday, October 14. Season tickets, 10-Game Pick ‘Em packages, Flex Packs, and Group tickets are now available! For more information, call the Capitols at (608) 257-CAPS, or visit www.MADCAPSHOCKEY.com.