Five Standouts From The High Performance U-16’s

Gavin Uhlenkamp

These five players had fantastic showings at the High Performance U-16 Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Center. This is not a ranking of these players, more of an appreciation of their performance. These five players are 2006 DOB’s

Simon Sidel, forward, Hill-Murray High School: Really showcased his speed and shot. Sidel has nice acceleration and is very powerful. Also showed a great deal of hustle while backchecking. Sidel had a pure hat-trick on Sunday, which gave him four goals total in three games. Sidel is very enjoyable to watch and Hill-Murray will lean on him heavily this year as they have some major holes to fill.

Owen Durigan, defenseman, Rosemount High School: A strong skating defenseman with good size (6’2, 195). Durigan Tracked opposing forwards well, limiting time and space. Durigan also showed some two-way play as his breakouts were clean and contributed in the offensive zone. Durigan is definitely a player that is on the radar with his recent play.

William Zellers, forward, Shattuck St. Mary’s: Zellers is an absolute speed merchant that excels at puck handling while at top gear. Was perhaps the top 2006 of the weekend as he led the tournament in scoring with 7 points (his linemate Jackson Ernst also had 7). Zellers should be a high pick in the USHL Phase 1 Draft.

Gavin Uhlenkamp, forward, Chanhassen High School: Gavin continues to get better with every viewing. Gavin possesses a great sturdy base and excellent acceleration. Was always involved in the play, very creative, and worked well with his linemates. Great performance by Uhlenkamp and a big reason why Section 2 won all three games they played.

Cameron Dean, defenseman, Holy Family High School: Dean plays witha nice intensity, doesn’t take a shift off and battles his tail off. Strong two-way skills and put forth a gutty weekend of hockey, somehow he was left off the Top-54.