Hometown: Roseville, MN
Team: St. Cloud Norsemen (NAHL)
Ryan O’Neill of the St. Cloud Norsemen registered a game-winning-goal on Friday, and then scored 4 points on Saturday. O’Neill now has 8 points in 4 games. The former St. Thomas Academy standout is uncommitted but should be gathering interest as he continues to display hard work and skilled playmaking. Aspects of his game that have been observed during recent showings.
-Great puck possession in the offensive zone, shows confidence with the puck and wait/stall until opportunities become available.
-The ability to generate offense off the rush. Shows good speed and the ability to pass to teammates on the move.
-Absolute 100% effort in all three zones. Many call themselves “200-foot players” but O’Neill displays it at all times.
-Stickwork is good but there have been some inconsistencies with his first touch/corralling the puck.
-High intensity and tremendous energy.