Tier 3 Junior Hockey Alumni Watch - Missouri State Ice Bears ACHA D1
The Missouri State Ice Bears College Hockey program fields a team at both the ACHA D1 and D3 level. The Division I team currently plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey League, but prior to the 2015-16 season the program was an ACHA D2 team competing in the Central Region. The Ice Bears roster, under the direction of Head Coach Bob Bucher, holds 13 players who played Tier 3 Junior Hockey.
Brennan Anderson a Sophomore Defenseman who previously played for the Peoria Mustangs of the NA3HL returns to defend the blue line for the Ice Bears.
Christian Cuozzo a freshman Defenseman who played his 2014-15 campaign with the La Crosse Freeze of the NA3HL. Cuozzo logged 1 goal and 14 penalty minutes through 16 games for the Freeze.
James DeMarco, a 5'11 170 Sophomore Forward who played for the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL.
Mitch Fernsler, a 6'2 195lb Senior Goaltender who previously played on the St. Louis Jr. Blues roster -NA3HL. In two seasons with the Jr Blues from 2010-12, Fernsler earned a combined 35-10-4 record, a 2.49gaa and a .907sv%.
Bryan Fuhler, a 5'9 165lb Freshman Defenseman who played on the former St. Louis Frontenacs of the MnJHL.
Marshall Gevers, a 6'0 170lb Freshman Forward comes to the Ice Bears from the Peoria Mustangs roster -NA3HL. In two seasons with the Mustangs from 2013-15, Gevers logged a combined 25 goals and 43 assists including 3 game winners.
Matt Grzybinski, a 5'9 175lb Junior Defenseman who previously played for the Boston Bandits while they were part of the EJHL.
Andrew Kovacich, a 5'11 175lb Sophomore Forward who played two seasons from 2012-14 for the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL. Kovacich earned a combined 32 goals and 26 assists through 78 games, including six game winners while with the Jr Blues.
Connor Millard, a 6'0 225lb Sophomore Forward who played his 2013-14 campaign with the Peoria Mustangs of the NA3HL. Through 26 games with the Mustangs, Millard logged 4 goals and 4 assists including 1 game winner.
Austin Purdy, a 6'0 190lb Sophomore Defenseman from Memphis Tennessee who previously played for the Maple Grove Energy (Blaine Energy) of the former MnJHL.
Jason Small, a 5'8 160lb Freshman Forward who played for the Tulsa Junior Oilers of the WSHL.
Alex Turin, a 5'11 175lb Sophomore Forward who previously played for both the Peoria Mustangs (2011-13) and St. Louis Jr Blues (2013-14) of the NA3HL. Through 136 regular season games in the NA3HL, Turin logged a combined 36 goals and 39 assists, including 10 game winners.
Richard Westcott, a 5'9 185lb Senior Forward who previously played on the former St. Louis Frontenacs of the MnJHL.
To Learn more about the Missouri State Hockey Program visit the team website at missouristatehockey.net
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