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Previewing the NAPHL: Omaha AAA

September 13, 2016
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce a series entitled Previewing the NAPHL. Over the course of the next two weeks, the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) will preview each of the organizations in the NAPHL for the 2016-17 season. Each day, leading all the way up to the first event of the season at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, MN, the league will feature a different organization and take a look at their teams.
Omaha AAA
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Member Since: 2009
Teams: 18U, 16U, 15U
Coaching Staff: 18U/16U David Wilkie, 15U Jake Ortmeyer
Director: David Wilkie
Omaha AAA U16 is the winningest team in NAPHL History. The have been crowned NAPHL Champions three of the last four years and won the NAPHL regular season three of the last four years. They are led again by four-time NAPHL Coach of the Year David Wilkie. Omaha U16 is always dangerous and full of strong prospects. This year will be no different. Omaha returns Sam Renlund and Logan Will at forward and newcomer Kirill Tarasov should be fun to watch. On defense Omaha returns Fargo Force Draft Pick Coltan Wilkie and In net Todd Scott should be tough to Beat. Omaha AAA U16 is always a Tough team to play against and this Year will be no exception.
Omaha 18U is a perennial power and always a difficult teamto play against in the league and this season will be no different. They have played in the Championship game in two of the last three seasons and won the regular season crown last year. They are led by four-time NAPHL Coach of the Year David Wilkie. Omaha will be paced offensively by 50 goal scorer and U16 scoring champion Kendrick Frost. Defensively they will rely on Garrett Anderson on defense and Maximilian Haselbacher in the net. Omaha has become one of the very best Tier 1 AAA organizations in the country and their consistency is remarkable.
18U notable players
1) Kendrick Frost - F 2) Johnny Bennis - F 3) Zach Shapiro - F 4) Luke Suter - F
5) Trevor Schroder – F 6) Nicky Caprio – F 7) Garrett Anderson – D 8) Joey Petruzzella - D
9) Maximilian Haselbacher - G
16U notable players
1) Sam Renlund - F 2) Jordan Randall - F 3) Kirill Tarasov - F 4) Logan Will – F 5) Coltan Wilkie - D 6) Nikolai Jenson – D 7) Jonny Lambos - D 8) Aaron Bohlinger - D 9) Todd Scott - G

Notable Alumni
1) Chris Wilkie - North Dakota - Florida Panthers 6th Rd
2) Wade Allison - Western Michigan - Philadelphia Flyers 2nd Rd
3) Alex Scheoenborn - San Jose Sharks 3rd Rd
4) Garrett Metcalf - UMass - Amherst - Anaheim Ducks 6th Rd
5) Patrick Grasso - New Hampshire
6) Matt Pulver - Air Force Academy
7) Lawton Courtnall - Western Michigan
8) Jack Suter - UMass - Amherst
9) Evan McCarthy - Miami University
10) Jordan Boucher - Clarkson
11) Jason Pawloski - Minnesota State Mankato 
12) Madison Dunn - Alabama - Huntsville
13) Jalen Schulz - Nebraska - Omaha 
14) Justin Ketola - AIC
15) Ethen Frank - Lincoln Stars 
16) Christian Evers - Lincoln Stars 
17) Kyle Kawamura - Lincoln Stars
18) Austin Nault - Des Moines Buccaneers
19) Bryan Yoon - Tri City Storm
20) Casey Gilling - Muskegon Lumberjacks
21) Austen Long - Chicago Steel
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