The Seattle Junior Totems are pleased to announce the commitment of Captain Connor Haney to Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan. Connor, originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, joined the Totems for the 2010-2011 season after being scouted by Coach Mike Murphy at the Vegas Globals Sports Camp. He continued to play for Seattle for his two remaining junior years.
Standing 6'6” tall, Haney served as both defenseman and forward for the Totems, having his best season this year with 19 goals, 23 assists and 51 penalty minutes. Highly sought after at the trade deadline, team captain Connor Haney decided to remain loyal to his Totems roots, and finished off the season in Seattle. “The Totems have always been my team and even though we didn't have the best season this year, we had a great group of guys who helped the Totems step into their first season in the WSHL.”
Finlandia University, located in the small town of Hancock, Michigan, has a DIII hockey program and will compete in the new NCHA conference which includes teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan. “Going to a small town in Michigan will be a huge change for me,” says Haney, “Coming from the desert and 110 degree summers, it will really be fun to spend time doing winter sports. The school is small, which I really liked. I'm excited to be a part of the Finlandia organization.”
The Totems will have their open spring camp June 14-16, at Olympicview Arena, in preparation for the 2013-14 season. “The Seattle program helped build both my skill and confidence during the three years I played for Coach Murphy. It is really a great organization and the staff really works hard to help us move on to the next level. I am thankful to have signed with the Totems in 2010!,” says Haney, who will miss wearing the green #8 jersey next season. “I will watch the games on the Internet, but I will really miss being a part of the T4L team.”
MVP - Bryce Fink
Rookie of the Year - Frank Flight
Top Scorer - Connor Haney
Top Defenseman - Zac Zamora
Most Inspirational - Lukas Mares
Big Hit Award - Marcus Triezenberg
T4L Award - Christian Vivian
The Seattle Totems will be hosting a Spring open camp at Olympicview Arena on June 14th 15th and 16th!
The camp is open to players born in 93 to 98 birth yrs....Cost for the camp is 125.00 and all players will recieve a totems jersey and tshirt!
To register for the camp just click on the link to the right of this page and fill out the form and mail along with your payment to seattle totems 1200 nw blakely ct seattle,Wa 98177 .
Best of luck to all!
Idaho Jr. Steelheads (#1 Seed) vs. Seattle Totems (#4 Seed)
The host of this years’ Thorne Cup Finals is guaranteed a spot in the big dance but that didn’t stop the Idaho Jr. Steelheads from taking care of business, as they opened the playoffs with a sweep of the Seattle Totems.
Seattle had a rough regular season in year one in the WSHL but picked it up down the stretch, despite losing top players to trades and injuries and were able to squeak into the post-season. With with a hot goaltender in Bryce Fink, they were looking to make some noise on Friday night in McCall, Idaho.
In a closer game than many would have expected, Seattle took a 1-0 lead on a Jacob Stonecipher power play goal early in the second, after neither team found twine in the opening frame.
Just a few minutes later however, Dominik Gabaj, one of Idaho’s two 104 points forwards, knotted the game at one with a power play marker of his own.
With starter Bryce Fink out of the game due to an injury sustained in a incident, which drew the ire of the Seattle bench, the Totems just couldn’t keep up in the third, as Stefan Brucato and Jesse Collins both tallied to lead Idaho to a 3-1 victory.
Fink, who played nearly half of the game before exiting, stopped 23 of 24 and kept his team close but Seattle was forced to pull him and neither Christian Vivian or Victor Olafsson couldn’t hold his pace.
Blake Mendenhall, facing just 10 shots, stopped all but one in the win for Idaho.
Without Fink the next night, Seattle fell behind early and were never able to recover in a 7-1 loss that ended their season.
Outshooting the visitors 41-14, Idaho was led by the veteran Brucato and his four points, while Kirk Van Arkel added three helpers. In net, Danny Selby gave Mendenhall the night off and stopped 13 of 14 in the victory.
With Fink and Vivian out of commission the next night, Olafsson, who is currently Idaho’s third goaltender, got the start for Seattle on an emergency basis and stopped 34 of 41 in the loss.
Idaho did what they had to do in the opening round and took advantage of their chances in the two wins.
They will play for the division title yet again, when they host the Southern Oregon Spartans next weekend, a team they went a perfect 6-0-0 against in the regular season.
Seattle did a good job of coming together as a team down the stretch and even with a short roster, they were able to hang with Idaho over the two games. You have to give credit to their veterans for that, including guys like Connor Haney and Kyle Blondin, who gave it their all the whole way through.
Even though they made the post-season, this has to be considered a “down year” for Mike Murphy and company and don’t be surprised if they come back with a vengeance next season
2012/2013 Seattle Totems
The Totems dealt 3 players at the trade deadline this weekend....The totes traded fwd Petr Novak and dman Hedijis Pleskocavs to the Southern Oregon Spartans for cash considerations....
The Totems also Traded Fwd Tyler Thompson to the New Mexico Renegades on Saturday night for cash and a player to be named later...
To fill the spots on the roster the Totems signed 3 players off of Team Seattle 16u AAA ... Fwd Ian Parker Fwd David Min and Fwd Stevo Mather.
The Totems are excited to still have a chance at the payoffs with 9 games to go in the regular season!
Three-game series in Ogden, Utah
It was another series and another team looking for a momentum-changing weekend, as the Seattle Totems traveled to Ogden to take on the Mustangs for three divisional games.
After three of the closest contests you’ll ever see, the Totems skated off with two victories and five total points, which could bode huge for their confidence moving forward.
The Mustangs proved their worth in the opener and showed why they currently sit second in the Northwest Division, as they played outstanding in all areas.
Brandon Gregoire’s goal, scored 5:43 into the third period however, gave the Totems their first lead of the game, as Mike Murphy’s crew came on strong.
Veteran forward Kody Rodriguez answered for the Mustangs, tying the game with 5:19 left in regulation off assists from Bobby Chamberlain and Aaron Peters.
With neither team budging in overtime, after a Seattle goal had been waved off, the two teams went to a five-man shootout.
Both Bryce Fink of Seattle and Tyler Fallica of Ogden were fantastic during the 65 minutes of regulation but somebody had to lose and in the end, it was Fink, as Fallica stopped all five shooters he faced, while Schuyler Seyfert and Christian Kraus converted in a 3-2 Ogden victory.
Game two was much like the opener but the score was flipped, as Seattle reigned victorious in the shootout.
Connor Haney’s power play goal, scored with just 2:20 left in the third period, knotted the game at two and sent the two teams into overtime.
After overtime proved notching once again, Fink stopped all five Ogden shooters, while Haney and Michael Pijanowski converted for the visitors, in a 3-2 Seattle win.
As if it couldn’t get any better, the two division foes headed to a shootout in the series finale and once again, Fink was perfect, stopping all four Ogden shooters he faced, while Haney and Tyler Thompson beat Fallica, in another 3-2 Seattle shootout win.
I don’t recall ever seeing a three-game series end in three shootout victories but the fans in Ogden sure got their money’s worth.
I know the Mustangs would have liked to win more than one but they did pick up four points and keep pace with Idaho and Tyler Fallica was once against fantastic in net.
Seattle needed a couple of big wins and can thank Bryce Fink for the help.
After allowing two Ogden shooters to score in game one’s shootout, he stopped the next nine over the final two games, carrying his team to two victories.
Not only was Fink outstanding but Seattle put forth their best all-around effort of the season, with Connor Haney led the way offensively and scoring a couple of clutch goals.
This, much like what Texas was able to do in Cheyenne, could be the series that turns the Totems year around.
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The Seattle Jr Totems are looking for Host Families for the upcoming season. The Host Families are the backbone of the organization and provides a unique opportunity for you to be an integral part of the team.
If you have the room and are interested in hosting a Totems player please contact the Totems billet coordinator Toni Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Western States Hockey League and the Seattle Totems are pleased to announce that The Seattle Totems has been approved for membership in the WSHL for the 2012-2013 season.
The Seattle Totems will begin it’s eleventh season of play by joining the WSHL. The Totems formerly of the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NORPAC) a sanctioned league of USA Hockey are very excited to join the WSHL and participate in the extremely competitive Junior A League said Owner Mike Murphy.
With the addition of the Seattle Totems, and other new teams added during this off season, the WSHL will dress 20 plus teams in the 2012-2013 season. The WSHL is pleased to add an experienced team such as Seattle Totems with great ownership and dedication that Mike Murphy and Gord Whitaker bring to the WSHL said Ron White, Commissioner of the WSHL.
2011/2012 Norpac Regular Season Champions!
2010/2011 Pacific Division Champions!