National Champions On The Move

Jul 24, 2010

It has been a busy off-season for the Tier III Jr. A National Champions St. Louis Jr. Blues.  Player development and player advancement continues to be the driving force for the storied franchise and this year’s National Championship team has proven to be no different as they continue the tradition of player advancement.

With 3 college advancements, 1 OHL, 2 USHL and 8 NAHL advancements the Jr. Blues once again are one of the leading programs in the entire Midwest for player advancement. 

College Advancements

NCAA Division III

Paul Zuke – Lawrence Vikings, MCHA
Tony Giacin – Skidmore Thoroughbreds, ECAC East


Barclay Berner – Lindenwood Lions, Division I defending National Champions

Junior Hockey Advancements


Tim Tankeev – Erie Otters, Drafted Import Draft


Nick Saracino – Cedar Rapids Roughriders, 25 man roster
Ryan McGrath – Cedar Rapids Roughriders, 25 man roster


Nick Saracino – St. Louis Bandits, Tendered
Ryan McGrath – Texas Tornado, Tendered
Josh Hillegas – Texas Tornado, Tendered
Sean Gammage – Chicago Hitmen, Tendered
Steven Terry – New Mexico Mustangs, Tendered
Eric Aldag – Motor City Metal Jackets, Signed
Ryan Trenz – Michigan Warriors, Drafted
Patrick Gregory – Michigan Warriors, Drafted

Former head coach Jack Behan comments: “We have a few other players who are currently exploring options that soon could be added to a very impressive list.  It is the part of coaching I have enjoyed the most in my 12 years with the Jr. Blues.  It was an honor to work in a program that devotes itself to player development and promotion like the St. Louis Jr. Blues.”  The Jr. Blues conduct their Main Camp on August 7-9. This Camp is an Invite Only Camp. If interested contact Head Coach J.P. Beilsten at or Jack Behan a