Monday, August 15, 2011

Mavs add another forward

PucKato is back from vacation, and, of course, there was MSU hockey news while I was gone.

The Mavericks added Rochester native Charlie Thauwald to the roster. Thauwald, 20, is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound forward who played at Rochester Mayo through 2007-08. The following year was his senior year but he opted to play junior hockey.

During '08-09, he played 23 games with the USHL's Chicago Steel, totaling one goal and two assists. A year later, he played 28 games in Chicago (one assist) and 14 in Owatonna with the NAHL's Express where he had four goals and four assists. Last year, he went to Alaska and joined the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL where he had 12 goals, 21 assists and 140 penalty minutes and helped the team win the Robertson Cup as the league's playoff champion.

Thauwald is the younger brother of former Colorado College player Scott Thauwald (2003-2008).

The addition of Thauwald brings MSU's roster to 27 players, including 16 forwards. He will wear No. 20 (Chase Grant is switching to No. 21 — not sure if I had that change on my post about new players and new numbers).

1 comment:

OldTimeHockey said...

Remember watching Charlie play at the Rochester Civic Arena his junior year when Mankato West was in the section tournement.

Even back then, he definately has the physical build-he was a huge junior and had strength to compliment his size-in particular in relationship to his age.

He was a bit of a light switch at that point of his development-as effort each shift did not seem to there-but being fair-he was a very young kid then. Great to see the addition of the local talent. Lets hope he contributes!