DU Recruit Impresses In Wacky Breakaway Video

 (above) Trevor Moore is the final player to shoot in this video of Tri-Cities Storm players showing their creativity during the "Breakaway Challenge" at the team's first-ever Skills Competition

One of the youngest players in the United States Hockey League this season is Trevor Moore from Thousand Oaks, Calif. On his way out to Nebraska this season, Moore visited the University of Denver with his family and accepted an offer to join the Pioneers hockey team in 2013.

Moore has 10 goals and 17 assists in 42 games this season.
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
D Dakota Mermis (Green Bay, USHL)
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Garrett Allen (Des Moines, USHL)
D Nolan Zajac (Omaha, USHL)
F Quentin Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Grant Arnold (Green Bay, USHL)
F Gabe Levin (Fairbanks, NAHL)

2013 Recruiting Class

F Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars, USHL)
F Landon Smith (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Connor Chatham (U.S. Under-17)
F Ray Pigozzi (Chicago, USHL)
D Will Butcher (U.S. Under-17)
F Cody DePourcq (Penticton, BCHL)
F Trevor Moore (Tri-Cities, USHL)

2014 Recruiting Class
F Jared Fiegl (Colorado Rampage, U-16)
D Gage Ausmus (U.S. Under-17)


Anonymous said...

Pretty nifty stuff. Reminds of Ryan Dingle's attempt against CC in the frozen four. Man, that would have been epic if he scored.

More importantly, was that Troy Polamalu playing goalie? We must recruit that guy!

Anonymous said...

Are there any studs in next year's class? That group doesn't seem to stand out much.

dggoddard said...

There's no denying that the players coming in next season lack the high NHL Draft potential we've seen in recent recruiting classes.

On the otherhand, the 2013 class appears to be absolutely loaded to the gills with possible high NHL draft picks, so there's no reason to panic.

DU isn't losing a ton of scoring from the graduating Senior class, so the real question will be replacing the guys leaving early for the pros.

You'll see Dakota Mermis, Nolan Zajac and Quentin Shore in the lineup on Opening Night next season. The rest of the recruits will be plugged into Gwoz's system as needed.

As we saw this weekend with Chris Knowlton, you don't need to be a blue-chip recruit to have a major impact at DU. All these 2012 recruits will see major ice time down the road and we'll have to see if they produce when given the opportunity.

Will any of these recruits be able to replace Zucker and Bennett? No, but DU has played pretty well without Bennett & Makowski for most of the season so there's reason for hope.

All the guys on the 2012 list appear to me to be able to fit nicely in the DU system. As we've said before, no one could ever have predicted The Goal Czar's production at DU. So just trust the people who brought in Luke to replicate that magic.