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    Madison Regional Practice Practice

    Wednesday, Aug. 31 - 7:00 PM
    Northeast Regional Practice Practice

    Wednesday, Aug. 31 - 7:00 PM
    Stevens Point Regional Practice Practice

    Thursday, Sep. 1 - 6:45 PM
    Eau Claire Regional Practices Practice

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  • Max McCormick Camp

  • TW Alumni & Hobey Baker Nominee

    Chris Nell (Goalie) was part of Team Wisconsin and Notre Dame High School.  Chris is now a sophomore at Bowling Green and is a Hobey Baker Nominee.   http://www.hobeybaker.com/awards/the-hobey-baker-memorial-award/v4h/item/chris-nell

  • Fun Facts

    TW Alumni David Jacobson
    2013-14 D3 Player of the Year &
    Two time NCAA D3 National Champion
    TW Alumni Ross Mauermann
    Hobey Baker nominee 2013-14

    TW Alumni active in the NHL

    Joe Pavelski  - San Jose

    Jack Skille - Columbus

    Craig Smith - Nashville

    TW alumni active in the AHL

    Adam Burish - Chicago

    Jake Dowell - Hamilton

    Drew Drewiske - Hamilton

    Jake McCabe - Rochester

    Max McCormick - Binghamton

    Joe Piskula - Milwaukee

  • Where are they now?

    Max McCormick

     

    After finishing High School at GB Notre Dame and Team Wisconsin in 2010 Max played 1 year in the USHL with Sioux City and 3 years with Ohio State.  Max was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2011 and is presently a main contributor on thier AHL franchise the Binghamton Senators. 

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Announcements

TW U18 Aaron Grounds commits to Div 1 Ohio State

Aaron Grounds, Current TW U18 and TWU16 alumni commits to Div 1 Ohio State.  Congrats to Aaron!!!!

Luke Strand returns to TW

Team Wisconsin announces coaching changes for the U18 program.  Effectively immediately, Luke Strand has accepted the role of Head Coach for the U18 Midget Major Team.

 Coach Strand has a very diverse coaching background, most recently with the University of Wisconsin as Associate Head Coach.  Coach Strand has coaching experience at every level. Coach Strand has NHL, AHL, Division 1 College, Division 3 College hockey.  Prior to his role at Wisconsin, Coach Strand was Head Coach and General Manger for the Madison Capitols of the USHL.  Coach Strand was also the Co-Coach of our Team Wisconsin U16 team in 2013-2014 that won the U16 Tier 1 National Title in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Coach Strand will be in Green Bay this weekend to lead our U18 team during the Final Camp portion of our tryout process. 

Joining Coach Strand on the U18 coaching staff will be Tim Smith and John Mitchell.  Coach Smith and Coach Mitchell return for their 2 ndseason with Team Wisconsin U18.  Coach Smith will be  the Associate Head Coach and Coach Mitchell will remain in his role as Assistant Coach. 

Sincerely,

Cory McCracken                                             Brad Byce                                          Mike Larabell

Director of Hockey Operations                        Director of Coaching                          Commissioner

21 Team Wisconsin Alumni on 2016 USHL Rosters

Tarek Baker –Bloomington Thunder (Wisconsin-Verona)

Adam Parsells– Chicago Steel (Wisconsin-Wausau West)

Ty Pelton-Byce– Des Moines Buccaneers (Harvard-Madison Memorial)

Keegan Ford– Dubuque Fighting Saints (Michigan Tech - Waunaukee)

Ryan Wischow– Fargo Force (St. Lawrence - Ashwaubenon)

Brock Caufield– Green Bay Gamblers (Ohio State – Stevens Point)

Brett Gruber– Green Bay Gamblers (Arizona State – Notre Dame Academy)

Matt Berkovitz– Green Bay Gamblers (Wisconsin – Ashwaubenon)

Collin Peters– Lincoln Stars (Northern Michigan University – Sheboygan)

Mick Messner– Madison Capitols (Wisconsin – Madison West)

Charlie Parker– Madison Capitols (Verona)

Alec Broetzman– Madison Capitols (St. Thomas Academy)

Billy Jerry- Madison Capitols (St. Thomas Academy)

Robby Fosdick– Madison Capitols (Brookfield)

Cooper Watson– Madison Capitols (Michigan Tech-Appleton United)

Tony Stillwell– Sioux City Musketeers (Wisconsin-Notre Dame Academy)

Aaron Miller– Sioux Falls Stampede (Bemidji State University -Superior)

Tristan Rostagno– Sioux Falls Stampede (Michigan Tech -Arrowhead)

Carver Watson– Tri-City Storm (Michigan Tech-Appleton United)

Sam McCormick– Waterloo Blackhawks (Ohio State-Notre Dame Academy)

Kevin Conley– Youngstown Phantoms (Denver-Wausau West)

12 current and former Team Wisconsin players selected in 2016 USHL Draft

USHL Phase 1 Draft:

Justin Engelkes– Round 7, Des Moines Buccaneers

USHL Phase 2 Draft:

Alec Semandel– Round 4, Madison Capitols

Justin Kendall– Round 4, Lincoln Stars

Jackson Charlesworth– Round 5, Green Bay Gamblers

Aaron Grounds– Round 6, Chicago Steel

Michael Karow– Round 7, Youngstown Phantoms

Cole Paskus– Round 9, Fargo Force

Dylan Ross– Round 10, Lincoln Stars

Trey LaBarge– Round 11, Waterloo Blackhawks

Vincent Weis– Round 13, Madison Capitols

Grant Reichenbacher– Round 14, Lincoln Stars

Blais Richartz– Round 14, Tri-City Storm

TW Alumni Max McCormick scores his first NHL goal!!!!

Congrats Max....

http://www.highlighthub.com/senators-max-mccormick-scores-first-nhl-goal-video/

  

 

TW continues as top development option for High School kids in Wisconsin and moving young men on to Juniors

Open the pdf below to see the TW alumni presently rostered on USHL and NAHL teams....

/TW/files/Junior%20Rostered%20TW%20players%209_1_15.pdf

TW (and WEHL) Alumni Forward Jarod Zirbel commits to D1 Wisconsin

TW would like to congratulate TW & WIAA Notre Dame Academy Alumni Jarod Zirbel on his D1 commitment to Wisconsin.  Jarod is the definition of working hard, great to see his hard work pay off.

http://host.madison.com/sports/college/hockey/badgers-men-s-hockey-madison-capitols-forward-jarod-zirbel-commits/article_cc4de24f-c6ef-581c-a778-c7a459b80a04.html

TW Alumni at the NHL 2015 Draft

The TW family would like to congratulate TW Alumni Adam Parsells(Wausau West) defensemen, Mason Appleton (Notre Dame Academy) forward and John(Jake) Kupsky(Waukesha) Goalie on their 2015 NHL draft selection.  Adam was selected by San Jose but will first set his blades down on the ice with the UW Badgers.  Mason was selected by Winnipeg and will lace up with the Michigan Spartans soon.  Jake was selected by San Jose and is planning to take the ice with Union prior to pursuing an NHL career.

http://www.fearthefin.com/2015/6/27/8856703/sharks-round-out-draft-with-helewka-cukste-balcers-parsells-vela

http://www.arcticicehockey.com/2015/6/27/8856849/the-winnipeg-jets-draft-mason-appleton-in-the-sixth-round-appleton-estates

http://sharks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=772726

TW U16 & Appleton HS Trenton Bliss commits to UW Madison

TW would like to congratulate Trenton Bliss on securing a D1 commitment from Univ of Wisconsin Madison.  Trenton has been a role model on his high school team by experiencing everything High School hockey has to offer, on and off the ice.  Trenton is the perfect example of why High School Hockey and TW are the right fit for many elite athletes in our state.  Trenton is part of the USHL Green Bay Gamblers association and plans to play with them prior to starting at Wisconsin. 

TW Tryouts are Complete for the 2015-16 Season

TW tryouts for the 2015-16 season are complete. All Players have been contacted and have acknowledged.  Rosters will be posted on the website once finalized.  We will have movement of players with USHL call ups and injuries.  We will email info to those attending our final camp but not selected to a team concerning placement on their local WEHL team by June 14th. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@teamwisconsin.net.

Why play High School Hockey

Great article on NHL players and their Minn High School Experience.  College Coaches are taking note and prioritizing Team Wisconsin games and players as part of their fall and spring recruitment, many of the TW/Wisc HS players are moving on to College and some to the NHL.  I'm sure if you ask them we would hear similar experiences as our neighbors to the west.

http://mnhockeycoach.sportngin.com/page/show/640037-nothing-compares

Team Wisconsin U18 names Tim Smith as Head Coach for 2015-2016.

               “Team Wisconsin U18 will be led by Tim Smith in 2015-2016.   Coach Smith replaces Wes Bolin, as we look to continue build a consistent and successful U18 program.  Tim brings a fresh vision and mirrors our philosophy on player development within the Team Wisconsin structure.  Coach Smith recently finished his playing career at Minnesota-Duluth, one of the most well respected division 1 programs in the country.  Coach is excited to give back to the game and help further Wisconsin hockey player development” – TW Director of Hockey Operations Cory McCracken

               “Coach Smith is a great fit with our program for multiple reasons.  First and foremost, he is a recent player that understands the current trends in the game.  Team Wisconsin, from an organizational perspective, needs all of our teams to align in player development.  Coach Smith offers current and future U18 players a unique opportunity.  The ability to teach, coach and develop players is our primary goal at Team Wisconsin.   Team Wisconsin believes that Coach Smith has the ability to do those things while driving team success in a very challenging Elite League environment.” – TW Director of Coaching Brad Byce

Coach Smith has a strong playing background in the game and his development path took him in several directions as a player.  Coach Smith is a 2008 graduate of Superior High School and a four year letter winner at SHS. Coach Smith also played for Team Wisconsin U16 and U18 programs during his time at SHS.  Coach Smith recently completed his playing career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Playing Experience

University of Minnesota-Duluth (2011-2014)

Indiana Ice – USHL (2010-2011)

Providence College (2009)

Owatonna Express – NAHL (2008-2009)

Team Wisconsin U18 (2006-2008)

Team Wisconsin U16 (2005-2006)

Suprerior High School (2004-2008)

TW Alumni & Fond du Lac HS Michael Wilson commits to West Point

TW would like to congratulate TW & FDL HS Alumni Michael Wilson on securing a home for school and hockey at West Point.  I have seen numerous young men go thru the WEHL and TW over the last 10 years.  I was lucky enough to spend time with Michael and his parents over some of those years.  Mr & Mrs Wilson raised a very honorable and respectable young man, kudos to both of you.  "I'm thrilled to see Michael not only secure a college and hockey opportunity but as a veteran I'm honored that he will represent his country by serving in the US Army." -Michael Larabell TW GM

Congrats to Michael and we wish him the best.  I will have to teach you to cheer for Navy in the football games:)

http://www.ushl.com/news_article/show/513886?referrer_id=1348814

TW Alumni & Ashwaubenon HS Ryan Wischow commits to St Lawrence Univ

TW would like to congratulate Ryan Wischow on securing a D1 commitment from St Lawrence University.  Ryan was a key to anchoring TW U18 in the net last year helping TW U18's earn a 3rd place finish at Nationals.  Ryan is currenlty playing with the NAHL Michigan Warriors.

http://mywarriors.pointstreaksites.com/view/mywarriors/news-498/news_274832

TW Alumni & Superior HS Aaron Miller commits to Bemidji

TW would like to congratulate Aaron Miller on securing a D1 commitment from Bemidji.  Aaron was a huge asset to the success of TW the year prior and helped TW U18's earn a 3rd place finish at Nationals.  Aaron is currenlty playing with the NAHL MN Wilderness.

http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=14794

TW 16U back to Nationals

TW 16U boys went 1-0-2 in pool play showing that Wisconsin grass roots can play with the top teams in the country., this advanced them out of pool play to the final 8 in the country at Tier 1.  Omaha proved a tough foe and took the victory 3-0 over TW.  Great showing and performance by TW 16U Boys, very proud of the players, coaches and parents. 

TW 16U boys have received and accepted a spot in the USA Hockey National Tournament being held in Amherst NY March 26th-30th.  For Team Wisconsin this is back to back appearances in the biggest 16U exposure tournament held in the US.

http://nationals.usahockey.com/tournaments/54e3baab3f5ca17c2d000552/games/54f4db8c4d60cd2e1d00005c?referrer=1661945

USA Hockey 2015 NTDP taps into TW 16U Boys.

USA Hockey has released their National Development Program invitees which includes two Wisconsin players, both are current TW 16U Boys/WIAA players.  Congrats to TW 16U & Stevens Point High School Brock Caufield and TW 16U & Madison West High School Mick Messner.  Best of luck to these young men at the tryout.  Brock is currently committed to Ohio State and Mick is committed to Wisconsin.  

http://www.usantdp.com/news_article/show/488432?referrer_id=665878

TW 14U & 16U Boys Tier 1 2015 State Champions

Congrats to the TW 14U & 16U Boys on winning the WAHA 2015 Tier 1 State Tournament and moving on to Central Districts.  TW Elite Prep notched a 4-0 win over the Mil Jr Ads 15U to start out the weekend, TW 18U went 1-1 on the weekend.  Combined the 4 Boys TW teams went 7-1-1 on the weekend.    

Luke Strand returns to his TW roots and calls up TW U18 Anthony Stillwell to USHL Caps

TW would like to wish Tony (TW U18 and Notre Dame High School) the best of luck as he moves on to the next stage of his life and hockey career.  Tony will finish out the sping with the USHL Caps joining many of his old TW and Notre Dame teammates under USHL Coach Strand.  Congrats and best of luck to Tony and Coach Strand.  Looking forward to seeing you in a Badger sweater Tony.

TW Alumni Jacob Kupsky playing in the NAHL commits to Union

Congrats to TW Alumni Goalie Jacob Kupsky on securing a commitment from D1 Union.  Jacob had to work hard and overcome many challenges to achieve his dream of playing College Hockey.  Best of luck to Jacob.  Interviews with Jacob on his recent commitment to Union. 

http://sportdfw.com/2014/12/04/lone-star-brahmas-jake-kupsky-among-nahl-elite-goaltenders/

http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=12894

TW U16 & Madison West Mick Messner commits to D1 UW Badgers

Congratulations to TW U16 & Madison West Mick Messner on securing a D1 commitment to UW Badgers. 

TW U18 & Sheboygan Red Raider Collin Peters called up to USHL

TW would like to congratulate Collin on his call up to the USHL in Jan 2015.  Collin will finish the 2014-2015 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede.  Best of luck to Collin and one step closer to putting on that Northern Michigan sweater you earned.

Congrats to TW alumni Brett Gruber & Mason Appleton who committed to D1 Arizona State and Michigan State University

Congratulations to Brett and Mason on securing D1 commitments at ASU & MSU.  As former members of TW and Notre Dame HS we are thrilled to see the hard work both of you have put in during HS and after in the BCHL/USHL paying off.  Best of luck and look forward to seeing you in an ASU & MSU sweater. 

Taking it to the Next Level!

Team Wisconsin would like to congratulate Brock Caufieldon his recent commitment to play at  Ohio State!

Brock is a member of our 2014-15 U16 Team and is also attending and playing for Stevens Point High School.

Team Wisconsin U18 lighting up the Elite League

A great start to the season finds TW U18 tied for first place in the highly competitive Upper Midwest HS Elite League.
Click here for more details from the Elite League website

News Release: TW on the NHL Radar

TW is proud to be respresented on the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary 2015 Players to Watch list. Current TW U18 player Adam Parsells  along with recent TW Alumni   Kevin Conley (Youngstown - USHL)  and   Tristan Rostagno (Amarillo - NAHL) are this year's list.   Click here NHL.COM details

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 2014-2015

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 "2014"

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!

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 Tournament

September 16, 2012   |    Boxscore

Congratulations to the Team Wisconsin U16 group on becoming the 2011 Tier 1 Wisconsin State Champions


We are a proud member of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Assocition and USA Hockey