The Recruit Stories

Home Grown: The Joey Strada Story

Posted on September 6, 2016

  At 5’3” and 130 lbs Joey Strada doesn’t look like a hockey player. He certainly doesn’t look like a division one talent…until the puck drops. The fast, cerebral playmaker displays an up-tempo game with slick hands and quick feet. For Strada, who grew up in Scottsdale, AZ, ice hockey was not the state pastime,…

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From the Backyard: The Brian Halonen Story

Posted on September 2, 2016

  Most fans know Minnesota is a special hockey community, and Brian Halonen’s parents demonstrated the unique dedication to the game that defines the region by building a rink in their yard every year for Brain and his older brother. Brian’s pride in his home state is clear “I played my youth hockey in my…

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