Tier 3 Junior Hockey 1995's: Tri City Icehawks
February 12, 2016
Logan Gatza, Cody Foster and Addison Edwards
The average age for the 2015-16 Tri City Icehawks squad is just over 18 years and rosters 3 players aging out of Junior Hockey at the end of this season. The young squad currently sits on top of the USPHL Midwest Division Eastern Conference standings with a 35-4-3 record (.869) with 6 games left on the regular season schedule. The successful season due in part to solid play from Tier 3 veterans, Defenseman Logan Gatza, Goaltender Cody Foster and Forward Addison Edwards.
In his second season with Tri City, Defenseman Logan Gatza logged 3 goals and 13 assists for 16 points through 38 games. The 5'9 185lb skater defends the blue line for a squad that to date, allowed only 70 goals on the season for an average of 1.66 goals per game. An achievement that places them 6th in all Tier 3 Junior Hockey.
Cody Foster joined the Icehawks after three seasons in the Northern Pacific Hockey League, two with the Bellingham Blazers and one with the Eugene Generals. Foster finished the 2014-15 regular season with a 20-6-0-2 record and the most wins of any goaltender in the NPHL. Continuing with solid play in his fourth and final season at the Tier 3 level, Foster currently has the second most wins of any goaltender in Tier 3 and holds a 23-5-1 record. The 6'1 165lb California native ranks 20th with a 1.85gaa, retains a .915 save percent and logged 3 shutouts this season.
Forward Addison Edwards averages nearly a point per game in his second season with the Icehawks. The 6'2 205lb skater logged 14 goals and 20 assists through 36 games including 3 game winners. With points in 22 contests, a hat trick and a season high 4 points in the Icehawks 10-1 victory over the Michigan Wild on November 6, 2015, Edwards contributes in part to 18% of the teams goals.
While Foster recently committed to Becker College, both Gatza and Edwards are still weighing options for next season. For more information regarding these players contact the Icehawks at firstname.lastname@example.org.