Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bruggeman is in the zone

Tyler Bruggeman and the St. Louis Bandits are en route to Wenatchee, Wash., for the Robertson Cup championship, which is the North American Hockey League's playoff championship as well as USA Hockey's Junior A Tier I national tournament.

Bruggeman, a goalie from North Mankato and a 2009 West graduate, has been on a tremendous playoff run. But it didn't start out so hot, he said, after a rough outing in the Bandits' first game. For more, read today's story on Bruggeman in The Free Press.

“I couldn’t even tell you what changed,” Bruggeman said. “I just didn’t want to come home and play golf. I just relaxed and let it all happen.”

The Robertson Cup tournament will take place Tuesday through next Sunday. Other Mankato connections in the tournament include: defenseman Josh Nelson, an MSU recruit who plays for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Ryan McKelvie and Chris Clark, who are on the coaching staff of the Wenatchee Wild.

(Photo by Ryan Casey)


BIGhkyfan said...

And current MSU D man Evan Mosy is a product of Wenatchee.

Shane Frederick said...

Well, if we're going down that road, then we can't forget that Tyler Elbrecht played for St. Louis and Phil Cook played for Fairbanks last year.

TMAVS18 said...

Hey Shane.....when do u think they will announce the hockey classes??