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Jr. Blues Alumni Beat Current Jr. Blues 10-7!

The St. Louis Jr. Blues have always prided their program as being a \’family\’ and Tuesday night it showed.  Returning to play in the Jr. Blues Alumni Game were players from as recent as last season to 22 years ago.  The game got off to a quick start as the Alumni scored twice in the first minute.  The current squad battled from behind all night and at one point made it 7-6 but the talented Alumni squad finished strong for an 10-7 win.   Most of the night was full of relived memories and rehashed stories from the years of playing with the Jr. Blues.   The best seat in the house was anywhere near the Alumni bench as the belly laughs ruled the night.   The alumni list was as usual quite impressive. 

NCAA Division I:

Kyle Kraemer – Northeastern

Mike Hewkin – Northeastern

Brandon Bollig – St. Lawrence

Eric Slais – Brown (graduated 09)

Ryan Kretzer – Nebraska/Omaha

Chris Saracino – RIT

Danny Weiss – Niagra

NCAA Division II:

Zach Hamilton – Johnson and Wales

Jake Menzel – Johnson and Wales

Paul Puglisi – Plattsburgh

USHL:

Jarrod Mermis – Lincoln

Jack Berger – Des Moines

EJHL:

Andrew Kurlandski – Jersey Hitmen

ACHA:

Phil Blackwood – Saint Louis

CJ Jung – Missouri State

Tyler Polizzi – Missouri State

David Jaffe – Missouri State

Retired:

Pete Weseloh – (Played Bethal D-III) played Jr. Blues 2001-02 Season

Derek Albers – (Played Robert Morris ACHA) played Jr. Blues 2000-02 Seasons

Mike Keeven – (Played Springfield NAHL)  played Jr. Blues 2003-2005 Seasons

Scott Keeven – (Played Springfield/St. Louis NAHL)  played Jr. Blues 2005-07 Seasons

Graham Murphy – (Played St. Mary\’s D-III)  played Jr. Blues 2000-02 Seasons

Ken Daleo – (Played Suny Brockville)  played Jr. Blues 1998-00  Seasons

Grant Boyd –  Played Jr. Blues 2006-09 Seasons

Sammy Davis – Played Jr. Blues 2007-08 Season

Tom Winkler – Current Coach Hampton Roads Walers, Played Jr. Blues 1986-88 Seasons

Nathan Hucker – Current Assistant Coach Jr. Blues, (Played Nichols D-III and Lindenwood ACHA)  Played Jr. Blues 2001-03 Seasons

J.P. Beilsten – Current Assistant Coach Jr. Blues, (Played Missouri River Otters UHL)  Played Jr. Blues 2000-02 Seasons