Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mavs get two '12 commitments (updated)

Minnesota State got another commitment for the 2012 season this week when forward Bryce Gervais gave his verbal to the Mavs. MSU appears to be getting back into Canada a bit, as Gervais plays for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the British Columbia Hockey League. He was named the top rookie in the BCHL's Interior Conference this season, scoring 29 goals and getting 22 assists in 58 games.

A 1992 birthday, Gervais is 5-foot-8, 155 pounds. He is a native of Battleford, Saskatchewan. Interestingly, he wears number 71 for the Silverbacks (who have a great logo, by the way); I wonder if the Mavs will let him do that.

Read more here.

UPDATE: Click on the above link and you'll also see that Silverbacks forward Brett Knowles has also committed to the Mavericks for '12. Awarded as Salmon Arm's most-dedicated player this year, he had 30 goals and 28 assists in 57 games this season. Read his coach Tim Kehler's quote and he sounds like a typical MSU player: "Brett  has made huge strides in his play this season, moving into an offensive role with our club but still maintaining that physical edge in his game that makes him hard to handle as a power forward."

That's three four players for '12, as Gervais and Knowles join goalie Stephon Williams and forward Dylan Margonari.

The '11 class includes forwards J.P. Lafontaine and Max Gaede and defensemen Zach Palmquist, Brett Stern and Mat Knoll.


MSUMaverickFan said...

Sounds like a good find. We desperately need goal scorers.

Jeff said...

I'd love to see someone on this team that can bury the puck again. I miss the days of knowing that if we see an open net it's got better than a 15% chance of going in.

TMAVS18 said...

This kid could be an amazing player for MSU.....great get for the MAVS.......on the mnhockeyhub website...msu is also after Taylor Fleming....Ben Bahe...Justin Kloos n I think a kid from Tonka......if they can get two of these kids the future class of 2012 could be very good!

Nation said...

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks website is reporting that Brett Knowles also committed to Minnesota State. I like the Canadian trend.