2012/13 Texas Tornado – Where Are They Now?


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With a lull in the Lone Star Brahmas in the NAHL due to the Christmas break, we will take a look back at the Texas Tornado roster of last season and where the players are now. Seventeen members of last years’ roster are still playing Junior with 12 in the NAHL, 4 in the USHL and 1 in the WSHL. Several others moved on to play college hockey. There are 6 playing in DI and 6 in DIII. Seven of the previous Tornado players are listed in the top five in scoring on their current teams and one was selected to represent his country playing for Team USA in the World University Games.

 

Forwards

 

At the Forward position, Scott Conway and Brandon Hawkins are currently having the most productive seasons. Conway leads the USHL Indiana Ice in scoring with 13G – 11A while Hawkins is third overall and leading the USHL Sioux City Musketeers in goals with 14. Hawkins is sixth in the league in goals scored while Conway is tied for seventh.

 

Forwards Team GP G A PTS Comments
Jackson Leef Tornado 60 17 41 58 3rd on team in scoring
Westfield State U DIII 11 5 5 10
Brandon Hawkins Tornado 60 35 23 58 3rd on team in scoring – leads in goals scored
Sioux City USHL 23 14 8 22
Justin Greenberg Tornado 60 25 32 57 Miami ranked #12 in DI Men’s Poll
U. of Miami DI 13 0 0 0
Scott Conway Tornado 57 18 36 54 Leading team in scoring
Indiana USHL 22 13 11 24
CJ Reuschlein Tornado 59 16 31 47 2nd on team in scoring
Army 13 6 1 7
Andrew Mayer Tornado 34 15 17 32 Leads the team in PIM’s with 44
Tri-City USHL 21 2 2 3
Mitchell McPherson Tornado 59 14 13 27
Amarillo NAHL 30 2 4 6
Jason Eddy Tornado 60 11 16 27 WI Eau Claire ranked #9 in Men’s DIII Poll
U. Wisconsin Eau Claire DIII 7 1 0 1
Louie Rowe Tornado 60 8 11 19 Leads the team in PIM’s with 57
Omaha USHL 24 3 3 6
Leo Lumm Tornado 39 6 5 11 4th on team in scoring
Odessa NAHL 24 6 5 11
Max Shuart Tornado 15 8 2 10 U. MI ranked #3 in DI Men’s Poll
U. Michigan DI 1 0 0 0
Brandon Platt Tornado 36 6 4 10
Salem State U. DIII 8 1 0 1
Cameron Brown Tornado 48 3 4 7
Springfield NAHL 22 2 3 5
JT Paine Tornado 23 4 1 5
St. Olaf College DIII 6 0 3 3
Brett Heikkila Tornado 25 1 4 5
Minnesota Wilderness NAHL 27 4 5 9
AJ Duggan Tornado 4 2 2 4 Currently on IR
Lone Star NAHL 14 5 5 10
Brad Pung Tornado 4 2 2 4
Soo NAHL 30 4 8 12
Chase Matson Tornado 10 0 1 1
Soo NAHL 30 6 3 8

Defensemen

 

On Defense, nearly all of the former Tornado are on a pace to improve on their scoring from last season. Anthony Mousseau and Alexey Solovyev are ranked among the scoring leader on the Lone Star Brahmas and in the NAHL Defenseman scoring. Mousseau is only two points shy of his 2012/13 total in less than half the number of games played. In 12 fewer games played, Solovyev has already surpassed his point total from last season when he joined the Tornado mid-season.

 

Perhaps none of the former Tornado Defensemen have had a better season than Alex Temby. Not only is Temby pitching in offensively for the Arizona State Sun Devils, but he was also honored with a selection to Team USA for the World University Games taking place this week in Alba di Canazei, Italy. Team USA advanced to the Semi-Final round against Kazakhstan with the game to be played Friday Dec 20th. This is the first time that Team USA has moved this far in team history.

 

Defensemen Team GP G A PTS Comments
Nick Neville Tornado 60 7 28 35 U. Denver ranked #16 in DI Men’s Poll
U. Denver DI 17 0 2 2
Michael Hoy Tornado 60 7 22 29 Adrian ranked #2 in DIII Men’s Poll
Adrian U. DIII 10 4 3 7
Anthony Mousseau Tornado 55 2 15 17 3rd on team in scoring
Lone Star NAHL 27 3 12 15
Alex Temby Tornado 31 3 9 12 Member of Team USA at World University Games
Arizona State ACHA DI 15 2 8 10
Donovan Gardiner Tornado 45 2 7 9
Lone Star NAHL 25 3 2 5
Alexey Solovyev Tornado 39 1 8 9 5th on team in scoring
Lone Star NAHL 27 3 9 12
Nick Blasé Tornado 40 2 5 7
Lone Star NAHL 27 0 1 1
Mitchell Mueller Tornado 40 1 3 4
Wichita Falls NAHL 20 0 1 1
Ryan Tinsley Tornado 16 1 1 2
S. Illinois U. Edwardsville ACHA DII 2 0 2 2

 

Goaltenders

 

Tornado netminders Hunter Leisner and Jerry Kaukinen are continuing their work between the pipes this season. Leisner is the number one goalie as a freshman for DI American International University. The Yellow Jackets are trying to build the program and have slowly been making progress. In 2010/11 they finished 12th in the Atlantic Hockey standings and have moved up to 10th and 9th in subsequent seasons. This year they are currently in 9th place just two points out of seventh.

 

Goalies Team GP W L OTL GAA SV%
Hunter Leisner Tornado 50 30 19 1 2.71 0.906
American International U. DI 7 1 4 0 4.58 0.886
Jerry Kaukinen Tornado 8 4 1 1 2.57 0.882
Fresno WSHL 11 8 2 1 3.67 0.887

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