WALPOLE, MA – Team Weight, featuring Bismarck Bobcats forwards Charlie Mosey and Dan Zawacki along with Bobcat netminder Ryan Faragher, is the champion of the 2010 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament—playing its first ever event in Boston—following a 7-2 thrashing of Team Legwand at Iorio Arena Tuesday.
Mosey tallied a pair of goals while Faragher made 23 saves and picked up the victory that propelled the team comprising stars from the Bobcats, Alexandria Blizzard, Aberdeen Wings, Owatonna Express, Coulee Region Chill, Austin Bruins and Springfield Jr. Blues to the top of the standings for the three-day event.
Team Weight finished 2-1-0 for the tournament, tied with Team Miller and Team Rafalski, but a sizable +8 goal differential saw Team Weight past their competitors (+3 and +1, respectively) for the title.
Mosey, showing no ill effects from the ankle injury that sidelined him most of November, finished tied for second at Top Prospects in goals with three and tied for fifth overall in points with four. Zawacki added a pair of assists for tournament and sported a +3 rating.
Faragher went 1-1-0 on the week, stopping 48 of 53 shots in 90:11 of playing time.
All Top Prospects Tournament games can be viewed as archives via the Internet through FASTHockey.com.
The NAHL is auctioning off all game-worn player jerseys from the Top Prospects Tournament through eBay. The auction closes on Saturday, Dec. 11. Bids can be placed at NAHL.com/Auction.
At the Top Prospects Tournament, four teams composed of the NAHL’s top committed and un-committed college players, including those recognized on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s “Players to Watch” list for 2011 draft-eligibles, played a three-game round robin.
In other Bobcats news, forward Frank DeAugustine was named NAHL Central Division Player of the Week following a two-goal performance in Friday’s 5-1 win over Aberdeen. The Burgettstown, Penn., native also netted a pair of goals in Thursday’s NAHL exhibition against the Wings at Maysa Arena in Minot.
Regular season action resumes Friday when the Bobcats open a two-game home series against the Austin Bruins at 7:15 PM. It will be Austin’s first trip in franchise history to the VFW Sports Center, where the Cats have run off five straight wins.
Friday\’s contest will be broadcast locally on the radio home of Bobcat Hockey, Super Talk 1270, KLXX-AM, and worldwide at http://nahl.fasthockey.com/. Pre-game coverage will begin at 6:45 PM CT.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010-11 season! Call the Bobcat Hockey office at (701) 222-3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on reserving your seats for the entire season as the Bobcats look to defend the Robertson Cup!
2010 ROBERTSON CUP CHAMPIONS