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Hockey’s Headwaters: William Casey flying in Soo

Welcome to Hockey’s Headwaters for the week ending November 20. Here’s what some of our locally trained players have been accomplishing around the globe this week:


william-caseyCoraopolis native and former Penguins Elite forward William Casey led the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League to a 2-1 record this past week by providing three goals and two assists. Casey, a first year player, is on a point-per-game pace, scoring nine goals and nineteen assists on the campaign, good for 28 points in 28 games.

Soo currently sits in fourth place in the six-team division, nine points off of the leading Soo Thunderbirds, and has played the most games in the league thus far.

Let’s take a look at what’s happening everywhere else:

05_nhl_shield-svgEast Palestine, Ohio native J.T. Miller scored two goals in three games for the New York Rangers. Miller was a standout for the Pittsburgh Hornets. … Florida Panthers winger Vincent Trocheck registered four assists this past week.


Robert Morris University’s Class of 2015 was well represented in the ECHL this past week, led by Scott Jacklin (Brampton Beast) and Cody Wydo (Wheeling Nailers), who had identical two goal, two assist stat lines. … Career points leader and 2016 grad Zac Lynch made his season debut for Manchester on Friday night.

Butler goaltender Jake Hildebrand added two wins for the Indy Fuel this past week and is riding a four game winning streak. … Greensburg native Dylan Margonari recorded his first career point for the South Carolina Stingrays.

screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-12-08-15-pmRobert Morris 2015 graduate and former captain Rebecca Vint
had a goal and an assist for the Brampton Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League in their series with Calgary. Vint current holds the Colonials  career records in goals with 73 and points with 134.

ncaa-logoThe Ohio State Buckeyes had a nice little #BurghHockey feat this past weekend. During their game against RPI on Saturday, defender Matt Miller (Moon) fed a pass to fellow former Pittsburgh Hornet Luke Stork (Upper St. Clair) leading to a goal and earning Miller his first NCAA point.

nahl-logoMt. Lebanon native Tommy Horn registered a goal for the Johnstown Tomahawks. … Fellow Penguins Elite and West Mifflin forward Eric Cooley chipped in a goal for the Amarillo Bulls.


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