The Seattle Totems signed two more quality players this week, Totems GM/Head Coach, Mike Murphy announced today.
NORRIS AND HUMBERT TO ADD SIGNIFICANT DEPTH
Inking player contracts with the Totems this week were forwards, Michael Norris and Sebastian Humbert.
Norris, a 6'1, 190lb forward hails from Lake Villa, IL, spent last season playing Junior A in Canada for both the Timmons Rock (NOJHL) and the English River Miners (SIJHL). In 54 games last season, the left shot winger scored 9 times, added 9 assists and had 30 PIMs. He also scored a goal in 7 playoff games with the Miners. “Norris gives us some additional depth on the left side. He is an offensive player that will provide us with the secondary scoring we lacked last season,” said Murphy.
Humbert, a forward from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, offers somewhat of a unique signing. He had played competitive hockey growing up in Florida and has been playing high level open hockey in his home state the past two years, something that intrigued Murphy. “Our Southeastern scout really liked the skill and work ethic that Sebastian possesses. He, like Norris, gives us a lot more depth than what we had last year.”
TOTEMS ROSTER ALMOST COMPLETE
Murphy said that his roster is now almost complete, something that has put his club in a good spot this summer. “At this point last year, we were still looking to fill roster spots. This season, we recruited harder and in more areas and it has paid off. We have good team depth and should have announcements on a couple key local signings in the next few days.” Murphy added, “I like where we are headed going into the preseason.”
The Totems will kick of their season this September. Those wanting more information can go to the Totems website at www.seattlejrtotems.com.
Seattle Totems are pleased to announce that forward Vaclav liprt has committed to play ACHA D1 hockey at Lindenwood University for next year. Liprt joined the Totems for his last year of juniors and was an important part of the team as a one of the older players. Vaclav proceeded to score 31 points on 6 goals and 25 assists where he finished first on the team. Vaclav is a two way forward, who loves to play on Penalty Kills, but also can produce some offence with his hockey IQ
The Totes are happy to announce that F/D Bobby Skinner has signed his contract to play for the 16/17 season! Bobby tallied 13 goals and 21 assists last year for the totes while also being the iron man on the team appearing in all 56 games!
Totems Head Coach Michael Murphy also announced Monday night that Bobby has been named team captain for the 16/17 season! Coach Fouts singled out Skinner as his MVP for last season with both his play on the ice and his durability and ability to play both Fwd and Def at a very productive level for the totes last season..... Welcome back Skinndog! T4L
The Totes are excited to announce Defenseman # 6 Jordan Greenfield has signed to return for the 16/17 season ! Greeno had a solid rookie season last year for the Totes and coach Murph is expecting big things from the rugged Dman this year! Welcome back Jordan! T4L
#30 Angus Campbell is first to sign contract for 16/17!! The Totes are super excited to have back a goalie who along with Jacob Virtanen was playing as well as any goalie in the WSHL in the second half of last season and the playoffs vs S Oregon!
Welcome back Soup!! T4L
The Seattle Jr. Totems are excited to announce the addition of former player Erik Casebeer to its coaching staff. Erik comes back to the Totems after spending the last 6 years as a top level Midget coach. Erik is not only a former Totem but a former Totem Captain. Coach Casebeer was a hard working team first type of player for the Totems and he hopes to bring that style with him as he begins to recruit and prepare for the upcoming season. Coach Murphy is excited to have one of his former Captains back and helping with all aspects of the upcoming season. “Erik is a great person and I am excited to work with him as we move into the recruiting season, He is a perfect example of a local kid that worked hard and succeeded with the Totems.” Erik will focus on local recruiting this spring, and assist with hockey operations /player development once the season starts.
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The United Hockey Union (UHU) is proud to announce that the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) will now be competing in North America as a Tier II hockey league in the UHU.
At their annual off-season League meeting, the WSHL Board of Governors voted in favor to accept and support the move to Tier II.
Due to the elevated caliber of play that the League has experienced over the past 4 years, the WSHL Board of Governors felt that the move was natural progression for the continued advancement of the League and its players.
The Board of Governors simultaneously have announced the formation of the Western Prospects League (WPL), which the UHU has approved Tier III status for the 2015-2016 season.
Ron White, the president and commissioner of the WSHL, is excited about the opportunities this transition brings.
“The League has grown in teams, exposure, and development and in caliber of play.
These advancements combined with the move to Tier II and the formation of the WPL are all elements that together will increase
the caliber of play and further enhance the brand of the WSHL.”
Since its inaugural season in 1994, the Western States Hockey League has expanded to twenty-eight teams that span Texas, Washington, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada as well as becoming a well-known provider of hockey development internationally.
Each year, the League facilitates hockey for over 850 players, allowing them to develop the skills and character to play hockey at higher levels
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