Five Named to Top Prospects Tournament

Jan 30, 2020

Bobcats Well-Represented at Key Showcase

Bismarck, ND – The Bismarck Bobcats will send five players to the North American Hockey League Top Prospects Tournament in February.

Forwards Daniel Chladek and TJ Irey and defensemen Jack Olsen and Willy Stauber were named to the Central Division’s Top Prospects Team on Thursday by the NAHL. They will join Bismarck head coach Layne Sedevie, who will serve as an assistant coach for the Central Division.

Forward Will Hillman was selected to play for the Selects Blue team as a committed player.

Chladek has posted 26 points in 31 games this season for the Bobcats. His 11 goals are fourth on the team, and he has 56 career points with Bismarck.

Irey has put up seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 30 games this season. The Bismarck native is in his first season with the Bobcats.

Olsen has 10 points in 37 games this year for Bismarck. He is up to 22 points in 100 career games with the Bobcats, and scored his first career goal on December 7 against Minot.

Stauber has collected 12 points in 35 games this season. He has 34 points in 96 career games with Bismarck.

Hillman has posted 34 points in 38 games, including a team-high 16 goals. The rookie is committed to play for Minnesota State Mankato.

The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament will be held from February 17-18, 2020 at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is one of the most highly scouted events of the season.

Last year, over 230 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school. The event continues to provide the hundreds of NHL and NCAA scouts in attendance with a look at the best uncommitted players the NAHL has to offer, as well as some potential NHL Draft picks.

Watch all four representatives and the rest of the Bobcats in action as they host the Aberdeen Wings at home this weekend. Tickets are on sale now.