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Thank you Bob Suter!
All of us at Team Wisconsin send our deepest sympathies to the Suter family and the Madison Capitols organization. We appreciate everything Bob did for hockey in Wisconsin!
News Release: Matthew Berkovitz drafted by NHL Anaheim Ducks
TW would like to congratulate Matthew Berkovitz (TW U18) for being selected in 2014 NHL draft by the Anaheim Ducks. Matthew had a difficult decision a year ago to stay and play TW/WIAA or leave home and play in the USHL. Fortunately for Matthew, his decision to stay and play TW helped to raise his value to the NHL Scouts. Matthew was a cornerstone of TW U18's defensive core and his play in the UMEL during the fall and his play in the USA Hockey National Tournament earned Matthew these honors. Congrats and best of luck. Click here NHL.COM details
News Release: Senators sign forward Max McCormick to entry-level contract
TW would like to congratulate Max McCormick. Max is a former Team Wisconsin U16 & U18, WEHL U16, Notre Dame HS and WIAA 2010 Player of the Year signs NHL contract with Ottawa. Click Here for more information.
Team Wisconsin Coaching Update
TW would like to congratulate Luke Strand on his new opportunity as Head Coach and General Manager of the Madison Capitols USHL franchise. TW fully appreciates everything he brought to our program. Coach Strand was instrumental in player development, which led to multiple U16s drafted in the USHL, Division 1 Scholarships and a 2014 National Championship. As players earn their opportunity within our program, coaches are no different. Success leads to opportunity. Best wishes to Coach Strand on his new opportunity.
TW will remain a great place for players to develop both on and off the ice. The 2013-14 Season defines this thought process. In the 2013-14 season we had 15 players drafted in the USHL, 7 players receive D1 commitments and 5 players make the NHL watch list. Compare those numbers to other Tier 1 programs and you will see we are doing things right and the WIAA + TW combination is working in Wisconsin.
Having Coach Strand in our program allowed many of our coaches to mentor under him this past year and understand, teach and implement the changes in the game.
Team Wisconsin returns coaches from the 2013-14, which allows for consistency for the 2014-15 season:
- U14 Head Coach Brad Byce (TW 2013-14 U16 Coach and winner of multiple Tier 1 National Titles!)
- U16 Head Coach Paul Caufield (TW 2013-14 U14 Coach and National Quarterfinalist)
- U16 Assistant Coach Craig Johnson (TW 2013-14 U16 Assistant Coach)
- U15 Head Coach Bob Schroeder (TW 2013-14 U15 Prep Development Coach)
We are interviewing numerous candidates for the U18 Head Coach and will have that position filled in the next few weeks.
Team Wisconsin provides high school hockey players an aggressive Tier 1 schedule giving them great exposure and opportunity. TW U14,U16 and U18 play a top five Tier 1 schedule in the country, as determined by MyHockeyRankings.com strength of schedule calculations. The foundation of our success is based on player development, competition and great coaching, all of which will be a foundation of our success going forward.
Congratulations to All TW Players Drafted in the USHL
Team Wisconsin is proud to recognize the following players drafted into the USHL this year:
Carver Watson - Sioux City Phase 1 2nd Round #8
Davis Bunz - Sioux Falls Phase 1 6th Round #6
Mason Appleton - Tri City Phase 2 1st round #3 overall
Jake Bressner - Chicago Phase 2 2nd Round #19
Alec Broetzman - Cedar Rapids Phase 2 4th Round #67
Luke Davison - Fargo Phase 2 6th Round #101
Brett Gruber - Cedar Rapids Phase 2 7th Round #107
Chuck Bennis - Fargo Phase 2 6th Round #100
Aaron Miller - Waterloo Phase 2 8th Round #135
Charlie Parker - Chicago Phase 2 9th Round #150
Collin Appleton - Fargo Phase 2 10th Round #152
Trenton Bliss – Green Bay, Phase 2 10th Round #193
Sean Driscoll - Des Moines, Phase 2 14th Round #219
William Jerry – Madison Caps, Phase 2 19th Round #303
Cole Paskus - Sioux City, Phase 2 round 21 #341
"I think it is a tribute to the TW teams, staffs and schedule. It is growth for Wisconsin hockey which is the exact direction we need for the the state. A successful step for Team Wisconsin." -Luke Strand
Congratulations 2013-14 Boys U16 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!
With goal from Tony Stillwell (Assist to Broetzman and Pelton-Byce) in the FOURTH OVERTIME, Team Wisconsin comes away with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Thunderbirds! Congrats to Coach Byce, Coach Strand, Coach Johnson and all the boys on a GREAT WEEKEND capping off a GREAT SEASON!
The TW U14 and U18 Teams also had very successful championship runs: The U18 squad finished 3rd overall and the U14 boys made it to the final 8 with their only losses against the two teams that ended up in the championship. TW overall had 11 wins and 4 losses. That's impressive for any organization, but for teams that split up for four months of the season, it's extra impressive. Great job to the all the players, TW coaches and high school coaches that helped with the 2013-14 season!
Taking it to the Next Level! 4/21/13 Update - Adam Parsells added to the list!
Team Wisconsin is proud to acknowledge the following 2013-14 TW players future commitments:
Team Wisconsin 2013-14 U16 Team
Sam McCormick committed to D1 Ohio State
Tony Stillwell committed to D1 Wisconsin
Ty Pelton-Byce committed to D1 U-Mass
Kevin Conley committed to D1 Denver
Adam Parsells commmitted to D1 Wisconsin
Team Wisconsin 2013-14 U18 Team
Matt Berkovitz committed to D1 Wisconsin
Cooper Watson committed to D1 Michigan Tech
Cooper Watson called up to USHL Waterloo
Charlie Grasskamp called up to OHL Greyhounds
Plus 5 players selected to the NHL Central Scouting Watchlist for the upcoming NHL draft
(Berkovitz, Bennis, Grasskamp, Watson & Wilson)
Congratulations 2013-14 Boys Elite Prep Development Team
2013 Bauer World Hockey Invite - AAA Vapor Division Champions - Chicago, IL!
Congratulations 2013-14 Boys U16
2013 NAHL Tournament Champions - Blaine, MN!
Congratulations to 2012-13 TW-U16
Warrior Invitational Tournament Champions!
Team Wisconsin U16 players make D1 verbal commitments
Congratulations to Matt Berkovitz; University of Wisconsin and Tristan Rostagno; Michigan Tech.
Team Wisconsin U16 Wins the NAHL Future Prospects TournamentSeptember 16, 2012 | Boxscore
Congratulations to the Team Wisconsin U16 group on becoming
the 2011 Tier 1 Wisconsin State Champions