“Our scouts have worked hard to find the players that fit our program” stated General Manager Tony Zasowski “The process started last year and I am excited about our recruiting class.”
Here are this year’s tenders:
Stefanios Lekkas 6’ 165 lbs 1996 Goaltender Chicago Mission
Lekkas went 16-2-0 last season with a 1.21 and .935 SV% for the Mission. He also played two games with the Jr. Blues as an Affiliate Player going 2-0 with a 1.92 and .933 SV% against the Michigan Warriors. Stefanios went the USA Hockey Select 16 and 17 Festivals.
Lester Lancaster 6’ 175 lbs 1995 Defenseman Detroit Victory Honda
Lancaster is an offensive defenseman that played 40 games registering 10 goals and 11 assist last season. Lester is a Division I commit of Mercyhurst for 2014
Joseph Carney 6’3” 195 lbs 1995 Defenseman Team Michigan
Carney is a two-way defenseman that played Michigan High School Hockey last season and was selected to play on Team Michigan as one of the top defenseman in Michigan.
Will Scherer 6’ 190 lbs 1996 Defenseman St. Louis Amateur Blues
Scherer is an two-way defenseman that played on the Central District Champions registering 3 goals and 14 assists. Will represented the Central District at USA Hockey’s Select 15 and 16s.
Matt Iacopelli 6’2” 180 lbs 1994 Forward Detroit Belle Tire
Iacopelli is a skilled forward who scored 26 goals and 22 assists in 45 games last season with Belle Tire. He scored 3 goals and 1 assist as an Affiliate Player with the Jr. Blues. Matt was a 2nd round pick of Muskegon in the USHL Draft.
Josh Lammon 6’ 190 lbs 1995 Forward Detroit Victory Honda
Lammon is a solid-two way center that scored 18 goals and had 18 assists in 43 games last season. He was drafted by Muskegon in the USHL draft. Josh is a Division I commit with Mercyhurst for 2014.
Craig Pefley 5’11” 180 1995 Forward University of Detroit Jesuit HS
Pelfley is a skilled forward that scored 26 goals and 37 assists in 29 games. He played on Team Michigan this spring. Craig was drafted by Youngstown in the USHL Entry Draft.
Matt Woodley 6’2” 185 lbs 1995 Forward San Jose Jr. Sharks
Woodley is a power forward that scored 13 goals and 20 assists in 26 games last season. Woodley is a former teammate of current Jr. Blues Ji Li and Oliver Takacsi-Nagy on Coach Zasowski NAPHL Regular Season Championship team in 2012.
JJ Huerena 5’9” 200 lbs 1995 Forward Colorado Rampage
Huerena posted 16 goals and 16 assists in 36 games last season. He also played 3 games as an Affiliate Player for the Jr. Blues last season. JJ went to the USA Hockey Select 14, 15, and 16 Festivals.
Brendan Jacques 5’11” 175 1995 Forward Calumet HS (MI)
Jacques scored 21 goals and 25 assists in 25 games last season. He was also selected for Team Michigan during the spring. Brendan is an NCAA Division I commit of Northern Michigan for 2014.
Garrett Elmore 6’4” 180 lbs 1996 Forward TPH Thunder
Elmore is a power forward who registered 11 goals and 9 assists this season. Garrett was a standout at this year’s Jr. Blues Pre Draft Camp and was offered a tender during the camp.
Kyle Schreve 6’2” 210 lbs 1994 Forward Metro Jets
Schreve is a skilled wing scoring 13 goals and 11 assists in 24 games for Metro Jets in the NA3HL and scored 10 goals and 11 assists in 26 games with Belle Tire this season.
The Jr. Blues will round out this year’s recruit class with the NAHL Entry Draft on June 4th.