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Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Butkiewicz has successful debut

 

Bryceton Butkiewicz after the goal assist.

Bryceton Butkiewicz, a senior at Moose Lake Community School, made his North American Hockey League (NAHL) debut November 25 and 26 with the Minnesota Wilderness in a weekend series versus the Bismark Bobcats.

Butkiewicz had an assist on the first goal of a 3-1 Friday night Wilderness win. Saturday night, Butkiewicz repeated with another assist on the first goal of a 5-2 Wilderness win.

The Minnesota Wilderness, based in Cloquet, are in the Central Division of the NAHL. Celebrating its 41st season in 2016-17, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior League boasting 24 teams in 12 states from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.

Butkiewicz joined the Wilderness at the end of his senior season of Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels football. The Wilderness are currently in second place in the Central Division with the regular season ending with their last game April 8.

The Wilderness were awarded the Robertson Cup as the National NAHL Playoff Champions in 2015 and their goal is to reach it again in 2017.

The next Wilderness home series is December 16 and 17 versus the Minot Minotauros at the Northwoods Arena in Cloquet. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

 

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