NAHL Now: Alumni Series Video, alums at CC explain their path
November 25, 2016
In a new video series for the 2016-17 season, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is please to feature their extensive list of alumni in the NHL, NCAA and beyond in a new series entitled the NAHL Alumni Series.
The NAHL Alumni Series will be a regular video segment that highlights an alumni of the NAHL, who are currently playing in the NHL, NCAA or elsewhere as we try and catch up with their current situation, as well as, take a look back during their time playing in the NAHL.
While the NAHL staff was in Colorado for another great NAPHL and NAHL Future Prospects Tournament event, we took a trip South to Colorado College to catch up with several NAHL alumni playing for the Tigers in the NCHC.
This weeks question: What made you chose to play in the NAHL?
Luc Gerdes, senior, forward (Topeka/Jamestown, 2011-13)
2015-16: Appeared in all 36 games … posted career-highs of seven goals, 11 assists and 18 points … career-high three points (1g,2a) and +4 in 5-2 victory at Alabama Huntsville on Dec. 18 … career-high two goals at Denver, the team’s first multi-goal game of season … goal and assist vs. Air Force (11-28), at UND (1-22) and vs. Omaha (1-29) … first career game-winning goal vs. Omaha on Jan. 29 … three assists in series vs. Miami, including two in first game … assisted on both of Hunter Fejes’ game-winning goals vs. the RedHawks … finished second on team with 18 points and 11 assists … member of the NCHC all-academic team for the third consecutive season.A two-year veteran of the North American Hockey League, he led the Jamestown Ironmen with 55 points (28g,27a), eight game-winning goals and a +19 in 69 games overall during the 2012-13 season ... helped the Ironmen sweep the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings and the Soo Eagles en route to winning the league’s North Division title ... made his NAHL debut with the Topeka Roadrunners in 2011-12 after playing three seasons of prep hockey for Eden Prairie (Minn.) High School ... helped Eden Prairie win the AA high-school state championships in 2009 and 2011
Duggie Lagrone, junior, defenseman (Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 2012-14)
2015-16: Appeared in 16 games … posted the first points of his career with two assists at Air Force … also had an assist vs. St. Cloud State … attempted a career-high three shots in 2-1 victory over Miami. Helped the Fairbanks Ice Dogs win the Robertson Cup as the North American Hockey League national champion for the second time in four years … collected 35 points (18g,17a) in 70 games overall including eight (1g,7a) in 14 NAHL playoff outings
Wes Michaud, sophomore, forward (Corpus Christi IceRays, 2013-15)
2015-16: Scored two goals in exhibition game vs. Calgary before suffering season-ending injury prior to the regular season. Led the IceRays and finished third in the NAHL in all scoring categories this season, notching 30 goals and 43 assists for 73 points in 58 games ... also paced the squad with 10 power-play and six game-winning goals … first-team all-NAHL selection … had 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in 56 games with the IceRays in ’13-14 … letterwinner in hockey, soccer and baseball at Cloquet High School … first-team all-conference in hockey as a junior … member of all-rookie team for soccer.