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    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. 


    Team Wisconsin is proud to be hosting the 2015 U14, U16 and U19 USA Hockey Tier 1 Girls National Championships in Green Bay, WI in April, 2015! Team 



TW 16U back to Nationals

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.

TW Tryout Info 2015-2016 Season

Per USA Hockey guidelines we cannot open 2015 registration until the National tournament is over which is March 30th.  On April 1st we will officially open registration for the 2015-2016 season.  U16 & U18 Skaters should plan to attend an open tryout on May 16th-17th.  Those skaters doing well enough in the first tryout may receive an invite to our final camp May 29th-31st 2015.  The U14's only tryout during the May 29th-31st weekend.  After the final camp we will select our final TW teams.  Plans for 2015 is to have a U14, U16, U18 and Elite Prep Team.  We select our U16, U18 & Elite Prep team from the final camp.  Goalies who attend the WAHA Player Development tryouts may receive an invite to our open camp May 16th-17th.  For those that don't attend or don't get selected from the WAHA tryout we will have an open Goalie tryout on May 2nd and/or May 3rd.

Our Elite Prep Team the past two years has been made up of ~12 fifteen year olds and ~8 sixteen year olds. The Elite Prep team plays in a 17U Minnesota league and the competition is higher then most U16 AAA programs across the nation.

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.

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.

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.

TW Current & Alumni players taking it to the next level (95-99 birth years)

Name YOB Wisc High School Junior Team College   TW Team Position
Mick Messner 99 Madison West N/A Wisconsin TW U16 Forward
Brock Caufield 99 Stevens Point N/A Ohio State TW U16 Forward
Adam Parsells 97 Wausau West USHL - Green Bay Wisconsin TW U16 Defense
Ty Pelton-Byce 97 Madison Memorial USHL - Muskegon U-Mass TW U18 Forward
Anthony Stillwell 97 Notre Dame USHL - Madison Wisconsin TW U18 Defense
Collin Peters 97 Sheboygan USHL - Sioux City Northern Mich TW U18 Forward
Kevin Conley 97 Wausau West USHL - Youngstown Denver TW Alumni Forward
Tristan Rostagno 97 Arrowhead NAHL - Amarillo Mich Tech TW Alumni Defense
Sam McCormick  97 Notre Dame USHL - Madison Ohio State TW Alumni Forward
Brett Gruber  96 Notre Dame BCHL - Victoria Arizona State TW Alumni Forward
Ryan Wischow 96 Ashwaubenon NAHL - Michigan St Lawrence TW Alumni Goalie
Mason Appleton 96 Notre Dame USHL - TriCity Mich State TW Alumni Forward
Matt Berkovitz 96 Ashwaubenon USHL - Sioux city Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Cooper Watson 96 Appleton USHL - Madison Mich Tech TW Alumni Defense
Jake Bunz 95 Middleton USHL - Chicago Wisconsin TW Alumni


Jake Kupsky 95 Waukesha NAHL - Lone Star Union        TW Alumni Goalie

TW Alumni players taking it to the next level (92-94 birth years)

Name YOB Wisc High School Junior Team College   TW Team Position
Tim Davidson 94 Notre Dame USHL - Chicago Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Chris Nell 94 Notre Dame USHL - Chicago Bowling Green TW Alumni Goalie
Jason Ford 94 Waunakee USHL - Dubuque Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Alex Shuchuk 94 Madison West NAHL - Janesville Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Nick Deery 94 West Salem NAHL - Odessa Minn Duluth TW Alumni Goalie
Alec Vanko 94 Oregon USHL - Chicago Minn Mankato TW Alumni Defense
Garrett Clemment 93 Wausau West NAHL - Fairbanks Lake Superior St TW Alumni Forward
Cliff Watson 93 Appleton USHL - Sioux City Michigan Tech TW Alumni Defense
Austin Vieth 93 Notre Dame USHL - Waterloo Alaska Fairbanks TW Alumni Forward
Kyle Lee 93 Wausau West NAHL - Fairbanks St Norbert TW Alumni Forward
Nick Szopiniski 93 Beaver Dam NAHL - RioGrande Concordia TW Alumni Forward
Alex Dahl 93 Eau Claire Mem USHL - Youngstown St Lawrence TW Alumni Forward
Evan Janssen 93 Green Bay United USHL - Dubuque Denver TW Alumni Forward
Joey Fiala 93 Verona USHL- Indiana Quinnipiac TW Alumni Forward
Jake McCabe 93 Eau Claire Mem USHL-Nat Dev Team Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Saxton Soley 93 Eau Claire Mem N/A St Johns     TW Alumni Goalie
Brett Skibba 93 Middleton NAHL - Springfield Connecticut TW Alumni Forward
Ryan Dau 93 Hudson NAHL - Janesville Air Force TW Alumni Forward
Todd Koritzinsky 93 Middleton USHL - Youngstown UW Eau Claire TW Alumni Forward
Brad Navin 92 Waupaca N/A Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Max McCormick 92 Notre Dame USHL - Sioux City Ohio State TW Alumni Forward
Tony Kujava 92 Notre Dame USHL - Green Bay St Norbert TW Alumni Forward
Cody Dixon 92 Catholic Memorial NAHL - Austin Concordia TW Alumni Defense
Joey Haydock 92 Stevens Point NAHL - Chicago UW Stout TW Alumni Forward
Shane McLaughlin 92 Eau Claire Mem NAHL - Brookings UW Stout TW Alumni Forward
Nolan Kirley 92 Hayward NAHL - Austin UW Stout TW Alumni Forward

TW Alumni players taking it to the next level (83-91 birth years)

Name  YOB Wisc High School Junior Team College   TW Team Position
Matt Paape 91 Appleton USHL- Sioux City Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Sean Little 91 Fond du Lac USHL- Green Bay Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Pat Dalbec 91 Superior NAHL - Janesville UW Superior  Image result for uw superior hockey logo TW Alumni Forward
Connor McBride 91 Arrowhead NAHL - Janesville St Thomas TW Alumni Forward
Ross Anderson 91 River Falls NAHL - Springfield UW Eau Claire    
TW Alumni
Ethan Nauman 91 Mosinee NAHL - Springfield UW Eau Claire      TW Alumni Forward
Luke Jenkins 91 River Falls NAHL - Amarillo Army    TW Alumni Defense
Brian Berger 90 Arrowhead NAHL - Chicago Marian Univ TW Alumni Forward
Tim Smith 90 Superior USHL- Indiana UMD TW Alumni Defense
Jeff Costello 90 Catholic Memorial USHL - Cedar Rapids Notre Dame TW Alumni Defense
Ted Behrend 90 Oregon N/A Colorado   TW Alumni Defense
Nate Condon 90 Wausau West USHL - Fargo Minnesota   TW Alumni Forward
Ross Mauermann 90 Janesville NAHL - Janesville Providence TW Alumni Forward
Tommy Westmark 90 Appleton NAHL - Alexandria St Thomas TW Alumni Forward
David Jacobson 90 Janesville NAHL - Janesville St Norbert TW Alumni Goalie
Matt Millis 90 Black River Falls NAHL - Fairbanks UW Stout TW Alumni Forward
Mitch Thompson 90 Onalaska N/A St Johns      TW Alumni Goalie
Jordan Tredinnick 90 Onalaska NAHL - Janesville UW Stout TW Alumni Defense
Seth Soley 89 Eau Claire Mem USHL - Omaha St Norbert TW Alumni Forward
Jefferson Dahl 89 Eau Claire Mem USHL - Youngstown Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Trent Frey 89 River Falls NAHL - Springfield Mercyhurst TW Alumni Forward
Chase Drake 89 Mosinee USHL - Souix City Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Casey Kirley 89 Hayward NAHL - Alexandria UW Stout TW Alumni Forward
Craig Smith 89 Madison LaFollette USHL - Waterloo Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Jack Skille 87 Verona National Dev Team Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Andy Bohmbach 87 Hudson USHL - Waterloo Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Joel Sauer 87 Mad Memorial NAHl - Wichita Ausburg TW Alumni Forward
Craig Johnson 86 Waupaca NAHL - Fairbanks Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Brendan Olinyk 86 Wisconsin Rapids NAHL - Fairbanks Connecticut TW Alumni Defense
Jeff Christiansen 86 Univ School Milw NAHL - Billing Union          TW Alumni Forward
Adam Hammerbeck 86 Superior NAHL - Alexandria St Norbert TW Alumni Defense
Chris Blair 86 Appleton N/A Army   TW Alumni Defense
Neil Sauter 86 Superior USHL - Indiana St Scholastica          TW Alumni Defense
Jake Dowell 85 Eau Claire Mem National Dev Team Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Chris Johnson 85 Verona NAHL - Fairbanks Ausburg TW Alumni Forward
Jameson Lundquist 85 Superior NAHL - Fairbanks St Scholastica          TW Alumni Forward
Joe Piskula 84 Antigo USHL - Des Moines Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Joe Pavelski 84 Stevens Point USHL - Waterloo Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Davis Drewiske 84 Hudson USHL - Des Moines Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Josh Engel 84 Rice Lake USHL - Green Bay Wisconsin TW Alumni Defense
Adam Burish 83 Mad Edgewood USHL - Green Bay Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Andy Brandt 83 Wausau West NAHL - Pittsburgh Wisconsin TW Alumni Forward
Mark Lutz 83 Stevens Point NAHL - Soo Indians Vermont Image result for univ of vermont logo TW Alumni Defense
Nick Toneys 82 Waupaca USHL - Waterloo St Norbert TW Alumni Defense
Adam Kostichka 81 Stevens Point AWHL - Bismarck UWSP         TW Alumni Forward

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.

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 Caufield on 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 playerAdam 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

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 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