Where are they now?

Name: Connor Allison (’92)
Position: Center
Current Team: Ocean Side Generals

Connor has 8 points so far in 17 games on the season for Oceanside. The Generals play in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League which is arguably the top Junior B league in BC. Oceanside is based in Parksville which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful cities in the West. The Generals are 2 games under .500 as of tonight at 11-13-1.

Name: Jared Kabietz (’93)
Position: Left Wing
Current Team: Melfort Mustangs

Jared had 6 points in his stint with the Stars this season. He eventually landed in Melfort and their season has improved since he got there. On Sunday he centered the Mustangs 4th line. His good size and hands would help a lot of teams in the SJ and he has 1 goal so far in 6 games for Melfort.

Name: Jesse Gerbig (’93)
Position: Left Wing
Current Team: Cold Lake Ice

Gerbig is a North Battleford native and a former midget AAA Star. He looked pretty good in his 3 games this year with the North Stars scoring a goal and adding an assist in 3 games played. Gerbig probably needed more ice time than the Stars could offer in order to aid his development. He’s getting ice in the North East Alberta Junior Hockey League and is lighting it up. In 14 games Gerbig has 11 goals and 14 assists. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him playing back in the SJHL at some point in the future.

Name: Sam Prpich (’91)
Position: Center
Current Team: Neepawa Natives

Sam played 13 games with the Stars and showed himself to be a good two way player. He’s also one heck of a good kid and handled his trade with class. Since landing in Neepawa, and despite a lot of distractions in that city, Sam has been outstanding. The Natives had won 2 of their first 23 games. They’ve won 5 out of their last 10. So things are turning around in Neepawa. Prpich has 6 goals and 13 points in 17 games in Neepawa. He’s provided leadership and scoring which has helped that team get on track. The Natives picked up a big win tonight over Winkler for their 8th win of the season.

Name: Lucas Recknagle (’92)
Position: Forward
Current Team: Wetaskiwin Icemen (Thanks to Mark for posting in the comments section)

Lucas has played well for Wetaskiwin since moving to the Capital Junior Hockey League. He only played a couple games with the North Stars but showed flashes of being an effective team player. In the CJHL he is scoring at nearly a point a game pace. He has 6 goals and 10 assists in 18 games for Wetaskiwin.

Name: Dallas Jorgensen (’92)
Position: Defense
Current Team: Winkler Flyers

Dallas had 2 assists in 19 games with the Stars this season. He is a steady stay at home type D man and to be honest I was somewhat surprised when he was moved to Winkler. Coach Hasselberg was right to give Curtis Toneff that spot as he has been outstanding. But Jorgensen is a good D man and has now played 8 games with Winkler and has 2 assists. He will help Ken Pearson’s team in Winkler with his play in his own end.

Name: Nikolas Rogers (’93)
Position: Defense
Current Team: Regina Capitals

Nik is a smooth skating D man who bounced around after leaving the Stars. But he has now landed in Regina in the Prairie Junior Hockey League. Rogers is a Regina native so he gets a chance to play at home. And as an 18 year old if he puts in the the work this season I see no reason why he couldn’t catch on in the SJHL next season. Rogers has 3 points in 11 games for Regina so far this season.

Name: Jared Knott (’92)
Position: Goalie
Current Team: N/A

Knott played one game for the Stars picking up a 5-4 shootout win over the Melfort Mustangs in the Stars third game of the season. Knott is a tall goalie capable of making spectacular saves. To be honest I am surprised he hasn’t caught on anywhere yet. Knott is still the holder of the most ridiculous save I have seen this season when he made a glove save in the preseason that I think might stand up as the best save of the year. And that’s saying something considering all the saves Stars goalies have made this year.

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  1. Starsfan

     /  December 7, 2011

    That save you are talking about was absolutely amazing.. I am shocked no one has picked up Knott.. hes a good goalie.. I have one question… i am not very familiar with Junior B hockey in BC, your probably more knowledgable than I am having been in Dawson Creek.. But you said the VIJHL is arguably the best junior B league in BC. My question is, isnt the KIJHL the best junior B league in Canada??? Has the VIJHL passed the KIJH as far as talent goes?

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    • Starsfan

       /  December 7, 2011

      I didnt mean Dawson Creek, I meant Ft. St. Johns..

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      • Well Fort St John plays in a junior B league in Alberta so I am by no means an expert on BC Junior B hockey. It is also hard to quantify which league is best. This is the list of Keystone Cup winners. the KIJHL isn’t dominant on this list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Cup
        And this is a list of Cyclone Taylor Cup winners again the KI isn’t dominating this list either. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Taylor_Cup
        As for where the best players play? I can’t answer that. I am mainly going on what I have heard from people that I trust. And my understanding is that all 3 of the Junior B leagues in BC are pretty equivalent. But again I am far from an expert.

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