February 7 2013– The Springfield Jr. Blues are proud to announce they have signed two more players to tenders for the 2013-14 season.
The Jr. Blues signed Defensemen Les Lancaster, ’95, from Vicotry Honda U18 team. Lancaster, who is from Ypsilanti, Michigan, has 10 goals and 16 assists for Victory Honda in 40 games in the Tier 1 Elite League. Lancaster played last season for Belle Tire U16 and had 32 points in 40 games. Victory Honda is tied with St. Louis for the best record in the Tier 1 Elite League.
The Jr. Blues also signed Kyle Shreve, ’94, to a tender for next season. Shreve has spent time with 3 separate teams this season. He started the year with the Michigan Warriors of the NAHL, then went to Belle Tire AAA and eventually ended up with the Metro Jets of the NA3HL. Shreve hails from Wixon, MI and currently has 8 points in 12 games with the Jets. The 6’2, 205 pound forward, will bring size and goal scoring ability to the Jr. Blues next season.
The Jr. Blues have also signed 3 other players to tenders this season. Matheson Iacopelli, ’94, is in the top 10 in the Tier 1 Elite League in scoring, plays for the Belle Tire U18 team. Iacapelli has 26 goals for 46 points in 39 league games this season. J.J. Huerena, ’95, has also signed a tender for next season. Huerena, who appeared in 3 games this season with the Jr. Blues, currently has 14 goals for 28 points in 40 league games with the Colorado Rampage U18 team. Finally, defensemen Ryan Schlerf, ’95, has signed an NAPHL tender for next season. All NAHL teams are required to sign at least 2 players from the NAPHL as part of league development. Schlerf is the first player signed out of the NAPHL for next season. Schlerf, who is from Garden Grove, CA, has 5 points and 55 PIM this season in NAPHL games. The Anaheim Jr. Ducks’ defender is a solid stay-at-home defensemen who moves the puck very well. The Jr. Blues still have 7 unsigned tenders for next season.
“We are very excited about the guys we have signed up to this point. We have added size, speed, goal scoring ability and character players. We are looking for players who are good student-athletes that aspire to become elite level prospects and we feel like these players fit that mold,” said coach Zasowski.