Wednesday, November 6, 2019

UNO Hockey Recruiting Update (Nov. 2019)

The last time we put together a recruiting update for it was Feb. 14, 2019 (nothing is more romantic than a blog post about future recruits!)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Hockey staff has been busy in the intervening months. 

Since that “roundup” post in February, UNO received verbals from several new recruits for future seasons. 

I wrote individual profiles of Nolan Krenzen (D), Kaden Bohlsen (F), Joaquim Lemay (D), Brayden Stannard (F), and Ty Mueller (F) several months ago, after the Feb. 2019 update. 

(I also wrote profiles of Brock Bremer (F), Vincent Nardone (F), Matt Miller (F), and Tyler Rollwagen (F) earlier in the 2018-19 season). 

Since the conclusion of UNO’s 2018-19 campaign, the program has received verbal commitments from Jacob Guevin (D), Tanner Ludtke (F), William Rousseau (G), Matthew Maltais (F), Cam Mitchell (F), Victor Mancini (D), Alex Van Houtte-Cachero (F), and Myles Hilman (F).

When you combine all of these commits with players who “pledged their allegiance” to UNO prior to the 2018-19 season, there is a lot to sift through.  

Note: Our list is “culled” from Chris Heisenberg’s exhaustive college hockey recruiting spreadsheets and the information offered on

As a result, things are still very much up in the air at this point.

A word of caution as we proceed...

Having followed UNO’s recruiting over the past 22 years, you can’t take anything for granted as it regards “verbal commits” — especially those scheduled to come three to four seasons out. Some might play for UNO. Others might end up elsewhere. 

Until a National Letter of Intent is signed, anything can happen. 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s break down the recruits.


Statistically speaking, here is what the 2020-21 recruits look like (at the time of this writing at 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2019):



Kaden Bohlsen - Fargo Force (USHL) - 3 goals, 3 assists (in 9 games) 

Brock Bremer - Lincoln Stars (USHL) - 3 goals, 8 assists (in 12 games) 

Oliver MacDonald - Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) - 9 goals, 6 assists (in 12 games) 

Matt Miller - Lincoln Stars (USHL) - 4 goals, 5 assists (in 12 games) 

Cam Mitchell - Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) - 7 goals, 11 assists (in 20 games) 

Vincent Nardone - Penticton Vees (BCHL) - 4 goals, 4 assists (in 20 games)

Tyler Rollwagen - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL) - 2 goals, 4 assists (in 12 games) 

Lukas Sillinger - Penticton Vees (BCHL) - 8 goals, 13 assists (in 20 games) 

Blaine Warnert - Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) - 2 goals, 1 assist (in 11 games) 


Greg Japchen - Brooks Bandits (AJHL) - 5 assists (in 19 games)  

Nolan Krenzen - Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) - 4 assists (in 10 games)

Davis Pennington - Powell River Kings (BCHL) - 10 assists (in 22 games) 

NOTE: It is readily apparent that there are *more* 2020 recruits listed than there are available roster spots in the 2020-21 season. It’s debatable if we'll see all these players next season. For example, some sites have Nolan Krenzen listed as a 2020 recruit, while others have him listed as a 2021 recruit.  




Cameron Berg - Omaha Lancers (USHL) - 2 goals, 1 assist (in 11 games) 

Zach Michaelis - Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) - 2 goals, 4 assists (in 14 games) 

Brayden Stannard - Maryland Black Bears (NAHL) - 2 goals, 9 assists (in 14 games) 

Alexi Van Houtte-Cachero - Lac St-Louis Lions (QMAAA) - 5 goals, 8 assists (in 12 games)


Joaquim Lemay - Mount St. Charles Academy - N/A 

Griffin Ludtke - Minnesota Blizzard 16U - N/A

Victor Mancini - Fröelunda HC - 5 goals, 1 assist (in 16 games) 


William Rousseau - Trois-Rivières Estacades (QMAAA) - 1.64 GAA and a .938 Save % (in 5 games) 

NOTE: There are certain discrepancies as to where some of the 2021 class will be playing this season. We will update the progress of these players as the season progresses. 



Ty Mueller - Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) - 5 goals, 13 assists (in 22 games)


Jacob Guévin - Northwood School (Prep) - 4 assists (in 5 games) 



Tanner Ludtke - Minnesota Blizzard 15U (Midget) - Minnesota Blizzard 15 U - N/A 

Matthew Maltais - Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois (QMAAA) - 5 goals, 1 assist (in 6 games) 


Gabinet & Co. are reportedly bullish on the upcoming recruiting classes. Looking at the numbers so far this season, you can see why. 

Those listed in 2020 class are putting up solid numbers. 

Keep an eye on Tyler Rollwagen, Kaden Bohlsen, Matt Miller, Brock Bremer, and Oliver MacDonald this season. We had the opportunity to see Miller, Bremer, and MacDonald in person last season and think they’ll have solid seasons with their respective USHL teams. 

As the season progresses, I will work to profile the recruits I haven’t yet covered individually. 

I mentioned earlier that there is a considerable amount of uncertainty as it regards recruits a few seasons out. Things will be in flux as the next 24 months progress. 

Stay tuned to for future updates.  

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