GROWING THE FLOW
Forward Morrison Commits to Mullets
By: Dan Bradley
FOREST LAKE, MN -- The Minnesota Mullets are excited to announce forward Tyler Morrison (’00) has joined the team for the 2018-19 Season. The Mullets announced the signing following the Capstone Invitational preseason tournament in Edina, MN.
“I’m really excited to join the Mullets,” Morrison said. “I knew they have a great program that will help me improve and ultimately get to the next level.
Morrison finished the 2017-18 season recording 44 points (21 G, 23 A) for the Ironwood Fighting Yoopers. He also added an assist in two playoff games. The Wakefield, MI native looks to build on last year’s strong showing and find both personal and team success this year.
“My experience so far playing at the junior level has been very eye-opening,” Morrison said. “The level of play is a lot more competitive than anything I’ve experienced before. I’m very competitive with myself; each game I try to improve my performance, and I plan to push myself to help the team in any way I can.”
“Tyler is a great pick up for us,” Mullets Head Coach Chris Walby said. “He had a tremendous year last season and put up a number of points in this league. He’s young too, which was even more impressive. I’m excited to add him to the mix. We need to replace some offense from last season and I think he’s going to be a great fit and love it here.”
The Mullets open the season on the road against the Dells Ducks on September 14th; the home opener will be September 29thversus the Steele County Blades. More schedule information will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to www.mulletshockey.com for updates.
Defenseman Chalupsky Commits to Concordia University Wisconsin
By: Dan Bradley
FOREST LAKE, MN -- The Minnesota Mullets are excited to announce defenseman Tyler Chalupsky has committed to play for Concordia University Wisconsin starting this fall. “T-Chup” plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, though he is also considering a transition to Counseling.
Chalupsky finished the 2017-18 season notching 23 points (6 goals, 17 assists) in 35 games for the Mullets; he also added a goal and an assist in four playoff games.
“It took a while to get there,” Chalupsky said. “I’ve been debating between schools all summer, but Concordia is the right fit. The biggest thing was they have my degree, while some of the other schools I was looking at didn’t. I’m excited to get back in the groove of things schoolwise; it will be good for me to get back in the classroom, interact with people and make new friends.”
As enthusiastic as Chalupsky is to hit the books, he’s even more anxious to get back on the ice.
“After communicating with the coaching staff (at Concordia), I can already tell we are going to get along very well,” said Chalupsky. “There’s never a dull moment around the locker room so I’m excited for winter already.
Chalupsky credits his time in Junior Hockey as a great help in preparing him for making the jump to the NCAA.
“Juniors is fast-paced, and that’s what I needed to play in college,” Chalupsky said. “I would say for a smaller D man like myself, learning to keep my head up and develop puck vision has helped me hold my ground against other players, and I wouldn’t have gotten used to that if not for Juniors.”
Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is located in Mequon, WI, just north of Milwaukee. The University boasts more than 7,500 students, split near evenly between undergraduate and graduate students.
“A sudden rush of relief came over me when (Tyler) told me it was finally a done deal,” Mullets Head Coach Chris Walby said. “I’ve been anxious about it all summer. He had offers from two great schools here locally that didn’t work out and it wasn’t looking good. Tyler is too much of a talent to pass up college hockey, so I’m extremely happy this worked out.”
30 players from Walby’s programs have advanced to the NCAA level over the last six years. For more information on the Mullets, go to www.mulletshockey.com.
For Immediate Release:
August 9, 2018
MINNESOTA MOOSE ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF CHANGE
BLAINE, MN – Entering the 2018-2019 season, Minnesota Moose head hockey coach Jon Jonasson has stepped down as the head hockey coach to pursue future opportunities with Capstone Sports Management.
“The Minnesota Moose would like to thank Coach Jonasson for the time he spent with the Moose. He was a key part in the initial success and instilled a level of excellence that is key to the Moose and our progress moving forward. His culture he helped create in the development and advancement will have a lasting effect with our program which was quite impressive in year one. We are excited to still have Jon part of our Capstone Management team in aiding with player advancement and development,” stated Joe Dibble, Minnesota Moose and Capstone Sports Management owner.
Jonasson served as the head coach for the Minnesota Moose in their inaugural season this past year.
The Minnesota Moose will begin their transition immediately with their coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season. Announcement to be released this week.