Nebraska Omaha's Future Rich With Minnesota Talent

UNO's most recent commit, Phil Beaulieu - Matt Christians

With Nebraska-Omaha landing their most recent verbal commitment in Duluth East senior Phil Beaulieu, the future looks saturated with talented Minnesotans for the Mavericks.

Dean Blais has done a great job over the last few years recruiting talented athletes to play under him and pull on a Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks sweater.

With UNO receiving their most recent verbal commitment from Duluth East defenseman, Phil Beaulieu, the Mavericks raise their total tally of Minnesota natives to seven.

Beaulieu, along with Eden Prairie's Steven Spinner and Luc Snuggerud, and Grand Rapids' Avery Peterson are all still playing Minnesota High School hockey.  All of these individuals have shown an amazing amount of potential, especially Peterson, who may just take home the prestigious Minnesota Mr. Hockey in a few months.

Tyler Vesel, Jake Randolph, and Jake Montgomery all of roots in Minnesota, but have moved on to United States Hockey League.  Vesel, a former Shattuck-St. Mary's star, is rostered with Omaha but is originally from Rochester, MN.  Randolph, also a member of Omaha, grew up in Duluth, MN where he played hockey under his father for the Duluth East Greyhounds.  Montgomery is currently with Sioux City, but like Vesel, played for Shattuck-St. Mary's while rooting from Oakdale, MN.

Minnesota High School Recruits
Recruit Pos Birthdate Ht | Wt Team GP G A Pts. Pts/GM Verbal Date
Phil Beaulieu D 9/2/95 5-9 | 190 Duluth East 12 7 9 16 1.33 1/5/2014
Avery Peterson F 6/20/95 6-1 | 176 Grand Rapids 14 18 18 36 2.57 8/28/2013
Luc Snuggerud D 9/18/95 6-0.25 | 180 Eden Prairie 13 6 15 21 1.62 10/12/2012
Steven Spinner F 12/15/95 6-0 | 188 Eden Prairie 13 9 12 21 1.62 10/5/2012

Tier One Junior Recruits
Recruit Pos Birthdate Ht | Wt Team GP G A Pts. Pts/GM Verbal Date
Ryan Galt F 8/15/95 5-9 | 164 Des Moines (USHL) 29 10 9 19 0.66 10/3/2013
Mason Morelli F 2/1/96 5-11 | 185 Fargo (USHL) 26 4 1 5 0.19 6/4/2013
Tyler Vessel F 4/14/94 5-11 | 180 Omaha (USHL) 32 24 24 48 1.50 1/7/2013
David Pope F 9/27/94 6-3 | 200 West Kelowna (BCHL) 25 12 8 20 0.80 12/21/2012
Jake Montgomery F 6/8/94 6-1 | 190 Sioux City (USHL) 28 13 13 26 0.93 1/?/2012
Jake Randolph F 5/8/94 5-9 | 174 Omaha (USHL) 32 15 40 55 1.72 1/22/2012

Six recruits signed National Letters of Intent this past November; Avery Peterson, David Pope, Jake Randolph, Steven Spinner, Tyler Vesel, and Luc Snuggerud will join Jake Montgomery, whom signed his NLI in 2012 but opted for another year in juniors, will all be freshmen for the 2014-15 season.

Enjoy,

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Matt Christians covers Minnesota Duluth and the NCHC for SB Nation and College Hockey News. You can also give him a follow on Twitter ->

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