The Northstar Knights hockey team out of the Northstar Christian Academy in Alexandria will kick off their second season on Sept. 14 at home when the CarShield AAA program from St. Louis, Mo. visits the Northstar Sports Complex.
The Knights are coming off a 41-11-6 record in their inaugural season.
“We are excited to start this season and are optimistic about our group, not only as hockey players but as high character young men who want to honor the Lord and the community with their play,” Knights head coach John Olver said in a release. “With our 16 returning players and nine talented new guys coming in, you’re going to see a fast, up-tempo style of hockey that pressures the puck in all three zones.”
The Knights are a part of the North American Prep Hockey League and will be defending their regular season and playoff championships in that league, along with playing in other U18 tournaments across the country.
The season and home opener for the Knights will start at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Northstar Sports Complex at 3888 Pioneer Road SE in Alexandria. All games are open for the public to attend. Alexandria natives Jakob Stender and Truett Olson are on the Knights again this season after being part of their inaugural roster a year ago.
For more information on the Knights, visit https://www.nscacademy.org/athletics/.
2019-20 NORTHSTAR KNIGHTS ROSTER - Chris Brown, G, Reading, Pa.; Luke Anderson, D, St. Cloud; Tyler Ryder, D, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Nathan Cox, D, Orchard Park, N.Y.; Jacob Napier, D, Lancaster, N.Y.; Auston Neubauer, D, Lake Elmo; Bryce Swalve, D, Sioux City, Iowa; Chad Cousineau, D, Minnetonka; Talon Sigurdson, F, Sartell; Benjamin Oakland, F, Boise, Idaho; Benjamin Strinden, F, Fargo, N.D.; Benjamin Casey, F, Eagle River, Alaska; Brody Lucas, F, Mankato; Truett Olson, F, Alexandria; Anthony Menghini, F, Brainerd; Kade Peterson, F, West Fargo, N.D.; Jakob Stender, D, Alexandria; Zachary Barros, F, McKinney, Texas; Nate Albers, F, McKinney, Texas; Jens Richards, F, Detroit Lakes; Kaden Hjelm, F, Omaha, Neb.; Maksim Bure, F, Malibu, Calif.; Clayton Brown, F, Bakersfield, Calif.; Collin Soderholm, G, Monticello; Camdyn Barber, G, Portland, Ore.
COACHES - Head coach - John Olver; Skills coaches - Tim Jackman, Bobby Robins; Hockey director - Rick Randazzo; Goalie coach - Jack O’Halloran