OXFORD, Ohio – With Summer Orientation allowing incoming freshmen to visit Miami University’s campus through the next four weeks, MURedHawks.com will be introducing the newest athletic recruits to their future classmates during that span.
Today’s story features four hockey players.
Get excited future RedHawks, your incoming classmates seem to have what it takes to help make Miami’s 2013-14 season a remarkable one!
Trevor Hamilton: Defenseman, 6-0, 185 – Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan – U.S. National Team Development Program
Trevor helped the U.S. capture the 2012 U-18 Four Nations Tournament title in Ann Arbor, Michigan last November. He began his time with the USNTDP last year, playing for the under-17 team, where he totaled 10 points (2g, 8a) in 45 contests. He appeared in 61 career games for Team USA, totaling 11 points, and also played in 31 USHL games with the USNTDP and compiled eight points. Prior to joining the USNTDP, Trevor led Honeybaked AAA to the USA Hockey National Championship in 2010-11. He was also selected to the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game last September. This past season with the U.S. National U-18 team, Trevor played in 46 games totaling one goal, eight assists, and nine points.
Coach Blasi about Trevor Hamilton: "He has good poise with the puck, a good shot, and has a real knack for the open ice hit. The physical element of his game is very impressive. He has been one of the top defenseman in his age group for quite some time."
Matt Joyaux: Defenseman, 5-9, 174 –Bloomingdale, Illinois –Powell River Kings in the British Columbia Hockey League
The brother of current RedHawk defenseman Chris Joyaux, Matt tallied 16 points, including four goals and 12 assists, in 50 games for the Powell River Kings during the 2012-13 season. From 2009-11, Matt played two seasons with Chicago Mission AAA teams (U-16 and U-18), appearing in 36 games each season while totaling a combined 20 goals and 28 points with the Mission. In two seasons with Chicago, he also compiled 144 penalty minutes.
Coach Blasi about Matt Joyaux: "He shows good poise with the puck, and can play in all situations. Although he would be considered a smaller guy on the back end, he competes at a high level and is an in-your-face kind of player."
Anthony Louis: Forward, 5-6, 150 –Winfield, Illinois –U.S. National Team Development Program
Like Hamilton, Anthony helped the U.S. win the 2012 U-18 Four Nations Tournament title in Ann Arbor, Mich. last November. In the Four Nations Tournament, he tallied three goals and added two assists for five points. From 2009-11, he suited up for Team Illinois AAA, notching 60 goals and 44 assists for 104 points in 66 combined games over two seasons. On the U.S. U-17 team in 2011, Anthony was the team’s leading goal scorer with 27 while compiling 41 points in 49 games. In 2012, he was fourth on the U-18 squad with 11 points in 17 games. He was also selected to the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game last September. For the 2012-13 season with the U.S. National U-18 team, Anthony played 62 games totaling 22 goals, 29 assists, and 51 points. He also helped lead Team USA to a silver medal at the 2013 U-18 World Championships in April.
Coach Blasi about Anthony Louis: “Anthony is a highly skilled forward that has always produced a lot of offense at every level he has been at. When you watch him, he will remind you a lot of Andy Miele. He is small, dynamic and will bring you to the edge of your seat when he has the puck. He is one of those players that will be a fan favorite.”
Johnny Wingels: Defenseman, 5-10, 181-Wimette, Illinois –Chicago Steel of the USHL
The younger brother of former RedHawk captain Tommy Wingels (’11), Johnny handed out seven assists in 24 games within the USHL this last year. Prior to playing for the USHL, Wingels played three years with the Team Illinois AAA Program. In 2011, he played on the U-18 team where he was teammates with Matt Joyaux. There, he totaled 15 assists and 18 points in 26 contests. From 2009-11, Johnny compiled 19 goals and 37 points in 72 games over two seasons with Team Illinois’ U-16 team. Johnny will be the fourth member of the Wingels family to attend Miami University.
Coach Blasi about Johnny Wingels: "Johnny is as well-rounded of a person and player as we have ever recruited. Off the ice, his academic performance is off the charts. On the ice, Johnny is a solid defender that has an impact at both ends of the ice. He has a good stick defensively, and is equally capable at stepping up for a big hit or joining the rush offensively. Like his brother, Johnny is a great model of what our program is all about."
Check back tomorrow where we will feature the two remaining freshman hockey players and two incoming basketball players.