Where are they now? Ice in college/junior

The Indiana Ice played in Indianapolis for 10 years, from 2004-14, and won two USHL championships. As the top junior league in the Untied States, the USHL provided a number of top prospects an opportunity to develop their games. Nine former Ice players have played an NHL game this season (and 15 total have played in the NHL). Here is a rundown of the former Ice players active in college and junior hockey.

This is the third part in a series looking at the whereabouts of former Indianapolis players. 

Major Junior

Ryan Mantha: Defenseman who had nine points and was +11 for the Ice in their Clark Cup run in 2013-14, playing 24 games. He was picked in the fourth round by the New York Rangers that summer and went to the OHL, where he has 80 points in three seasons for the Niagara IceDogs. This season, he has nine goals and 21 assists in 32 games.

Chris Martenet: The 6-foot-7 blueliner had five assists in 35 games for the Ice in 2013-14. That summer, he signed with the OHL’s London Knights, where he has three points in 21 games this season. He has 31 points over three years with London. He was a fourth-round pick of the Dallas Stars in the 2015 NHL Draft.

U.S. College

Tyler Andrew: Member of the Ice’s Clark Cup championship team in 2013-14, where he had 24 points in 47 games. He is currently a junior at Ferris State, where he has a goal and two assists in 12 games. He has seven goals and 12 assists in his NCAA career.

Adam Baughman: Blueliner played one game for the Ice in 2012-13. He is a sophomore at Harvard, where he has four assists in 19 career games.

Michael Booth: Forward for 14 games for the Ice in 2013-14, where he had three points. HE played the last two seasons in the Tier III USPHL, and is currently a freshman at Boston College, where he has five points in 18 games.

Scott Conway: The leading scorer on the Ice’s Clark Cup championship team in 2013-14, when he had 68 points in 57 games, Conway is currently a sophomore at Providence College, where he has five goals and six assists in 15 games. Combined with his freshman year at Penn State, where he played in 2014-15, he has 37 career points in 49 NCAA games. In-between, he had a 116-point season in 56 games in the Junior A BCHL in 2015-16.

Joe Fiala: The big defenseman had 21 points in 114 games with the Ice from 2011-13. He is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University, where he has two assists in 29 career games. He has played one game this season for the Bobcats.

Tyger Howat: Goaltender who played two games for the Ice in 2012-13. He is a freshman at Northern Michigan, but has yet to appear in a game.

Woody Hudson: Forward who had 25 goals and 38 points in 89 games with the Ice from 2011-13, he is a senior at St. Lawrence University. He has a goal and two assists in 16 games this season, and has 33 career points.

Mitch Hults: A key scorer in the Ice’s Clark Cup run in 2014, when he had five goals in eight games, Hults had 24 points in 64 games for the Ice from 2012-14.  He played one more season with the USHL’s Madison Capitols, and is currently a sophomore at Lake Superior State. He has six goals and 15 assists in 18 games this season, and has 41 points in 58 career college games.

Grant Hutton: Defenseman who played four games for the Ice in 2012-13. He played two more years in the NAHL and USHL, and is currently a sophomore at Miami University, where he has four goals and two assists in 17 games. He has 11 points in 52 career games at Miami.

Dalton Izyk: Ice goaltender from 2011-13, where he had a 19-24-4 record and two career shutouts. He is currently a senior at Robert Morris University, where he is 25-11-1 in his career. He had a stellar sophomore year with a .923 save percentage and three shutouts. He is 0-2 this season in three games.

Adam Johnson: Ice forward in 2012-13, when he had two assists in six games. He had two solid seasons for Sioux City thereafter, including a 71-point year in 2014-15. He is a sophomore at Minnesota-Duluth, where he has 33 points in 57 games, including seven goals and eight assists in 18 games this season.

Vasili Kolas: Defenseman who played one game for the Ice as an affiliate in 2013-14. He played two more seasons for Youngstown, and is currently a freshman at Union College, where he has a goal and six assists in 18 games.

Sam Kurker: Forward who joined the Ice midway through his sophomore year at Boston University, and contributed 14 points in 24 games – and six points in 12 playoff games – for a championship squad. After playing one more year in the USHL, he is now at Northeastern University, where he is scoreless in seven games. He had 18 points in 41 games a year ago. He was a second-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2012.

Andrew Mayer: Forward who had five points in 21 games for the Ice from 2010-12. He is now a junior at Ferris State, where he has three goals and an assist in 14 games. He has 23 points in 79 career games.

Brian Morgan: Forward who had 23 points in 39 games for the Ice in 2012-13. He is currently a senior at the University of Connecticut, with three goals and four assists in 18 games. He played three years at Maine prior to transferring to UConn, where he had 32 points in 103 career games.

Aidan Muir: Forward who had 41 points in 54 games for the Ice in 2013-14’s championship run. He is a junior at Western Michigan, where he has a goal and six assists in nine games. Over his career, he has 30 points in 80 games. He was a fourth-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 2013.

Patrick Newell: Forward who is a sophomore at St. Cloud State. He played for the Ice from 2012-14, and had 58 points in 79 games, including a 43-point season in 2013-14. He had seven points in the Clark Cup championship run. When the Ice went into suspension, he played a year in the Junior A BCHL before heading to St. Cloud. He has two goals and 10 assists in 16 games this year, and has 34 points in 53 career games.

Austin Ortega: Ortega had a knack for scoring game-winners at Nebraska-Omaha, where he is now a senior. He was a big scorer for the Ice in 2012-13, with 24 goals and 42 points in 44 games. He has continued his high scoring at UNO, where he has 12 goals and 11 assists this season in 18 games. He has 62 goals and 115 points over his four-year career, spanning 127 games.

Zach Osborn: Defenseman who had one assist in four games for the Ice in 2013-14. He is a sophomore at Michigan State where he has two goals and five assists in 14 games this season, and eight goals and 18 assists in 51 games for his career.

Trevor Owens: Defenseman who played 10 games for the Ice in 2011-12. He is currently a junior at Northeastern, with one point in 17 games. He has nine career points in college in 70 games.

Jason Pawloski: The Clark Cup Playoff MVP in 2014, he backstopped the Ice to a 27-8-6 record in the regular season, then slammed the door in the playoffs. He is a sophomore at Minnesota State-Mankato, where he has a .909 save percentage, 4-3-2 record and 2.49 GAA in 11 games. He has played 28 career college games, and has a 12-5-7 record.

Vince Pedrie: Ice defenseman from 2012-14, where he had 29 points in 81 games. He is a sophomore at Penn State, where he has five goals and eight assists in 15 games. He has 13 goals and 22 assists in 47 career college games for the Nittany Lions.

Tyler Pham: The captain of the Ice’s 2014 Clark Cup championship team, he played 168 games with the team from 2011-14, tallying 58 points. He is currently a junior at Army, where he has a goal and six assists in seven games this season, and has 59 points in 85 career games.

Bo Pieper: Ice forward who had 12 points in 63 games in 2012-13. He is a junior at Quinnipiac, where he has six goals and four assists in 19 games. He has 32 points in 99 career college games.

Canon Pieper: Forward who had 18 points in 64 games in 2012-13. He played two years at Quinnipiac, and is currently sitting out a year as he has transferred to the University of Maine.

Brian Pinho: He scored the Clark Cup-winning goal in 2014, part of a 56-point season for the Ice. Shortly thereafter, he and Jon Gillies teamed up to help Providence win an NCAA title. Pinho is currently a junior at Providence, where he has five goals and nine assists in 16 games. Over his career with the Friars, he has 20 goals and 37 assists in 93 games. He was a sixth-round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2013.

Mike Preston: Ice defenseman in 2013-14, where he had seven points in 56 games. He is currently a junior at Army, where he has 14 points in 80 career games, including two assists in 16 contests this year.

Jacob Pritchard: Forward who had 36 points in 49 games for the Clark Cup champs in 2013-14. He is currently a sophomore at St. Lawrence, where he has seven goals and 10 assists in 19 games. He has 38 points in 53 games with St. Lawrence over two seasons.

Emil Romig: Ice forward who had 18 points in 47 games in 2011-12. He is a senior at the University of Denver, where he is scoreless in 10 games. Over his career, he has 28 points in 109 games.

Matt Roy: Defenseman for the Ice from 2012-14, where he had 12 points in 34 games. He had a strong Clark Cup run in 2014, with six points in 12 games. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round in 2015. He is a junior at Michigan Tech, where he has two goals and 10 assists in 22 games. Over his college career, he has nine goals and 32 assists in 95 games.

Jason Salvaggio: Ice forward from 2012-14, where he had 37 points in 69 games. He is currently a junior at New Hampshire, with nine goals and six assists in 17 games this season. He has played 57 college games, with 12 goals and 11 assists for his career.

Timothy Shoup: Defenseman who had 16 points in 52 games in 2013-14 with the Ice. He is currently a junior at Dartmouth College, with one assist in nine games. Over his three-year career, he has played 68 games, with two goals and 13 assists and a +23 rating.

Denis Smirnov: High-scoring forward who had a 41-point season in 47 games for the Ice in 2013-14. he followed that up with two strong seasons in Fargo, and finished his USHL career with 142 points. He is a freshman at Penn State and is the Big Ten’s leading scorer with 10 goals and 17 assists in 15 games.

Drew Smolcynski: Forward who played 89 games with the Ice from 2011-13, with 24 goals and 23 assists. He is currently a senior at St. Lawrence, where he has five goals and three assists in 19 games. For his career, he has 60 points in 103 games.

Hayden Stewart: Goaltender who joined the Ice in 2013-14 and set a franchise record with 13 consecutive wins, a 1.29 GAA and four shutouts in 14 starts. He is now a junior at Cornell, where he has played one game this season. He has played 14 career games, with a 2-5-1 record and two shutouts.

Joe Sullivan: Ice forward who had 22 points in 58 games in 2013-14. He is now a junior at St. Lawrence, with eight goals and nine assists in 19 games this season. For his career, he has 24 goals and 23 assists in 89 games.

Alex Talcott: Ice forward from 2012-14, where he had 35 points in 98 games, including six points and the game-tying goal in Game 5 in the Clark Cup title run in 2014. He is a junior at Michigan, who has played in eight career games.

Troy Terry: Center who played one game in 2013-14 for the Ice as an affiliate player. He is a sophomore at the University of Denver, where he has nine goals and eight assists in 17 games this season, and 18 goals and 22 assists in 59 college career games. He was a fifth-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2015.

Dwyer Tschantz: Forward who had 24 goals and 20 assists in 52 games for the Ice in 2013-14. He is currently a junior at Cornell, where he has one assist in his only game this season. He has 13 points in 40 career college games. He was a seventh-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2014.

Joe Widmar: Forward who had six points in 25 games in 2012-13. He is now a sophomore at UMass-Amherst, with two goals and five assists in 41 career games. He has an assist in nine games this season.

Division III

Joie Chitwood: Carmel native who had two points in five games for the Ice in 2013-14. He is a sophomore at St. John’s in Minnesota, where he has three points in 11 games this season and six points in 26 career games.

Ryan Cole: Alaska native who had four points in 10 games for the Ice in 2011-12. He is currently a senior at Trinity College, with 14 points in nine games. He has 123 points in 92 career college games.

Austin Hervey: Had 14 points in 52 games for the Ice in 2012-13. He is a senior at Adrian College in Michigan, where he plays for former Ice assistant Adam Krug. He has six points in 11 games this year, and 44 career points.

Matt Krug: Defenseman who played 108 games for the Ice, with 22 points, from 2011-13. He is a senior at Union College, where he has three assists in 13 games. He won an NCAA title at Union in 2015.

Jake McNamara: Defenseman who played two games for the Ice in 2012-13. He is currently a freshman at Stevenson University, with two assists in eight games.

Joshua Shellman: Defenseman who had one goal in 10 games for the Ice in 2012-13. He is currently a sophomore at Adrian College, with one goal in 13 career games.

Mattias Söderqvist: Ice goaltender for seven games in 2012-13. He is a senior at Lawrence University, with a 2-3-0 record and one shutout this season. Over his career, he has a 20-40-5 record in college with three shutouts.

Ian Spencer: Defenseman who played 36 games for the Ice from 2010-12, with six points. He is a sophomore at Nichols College, where he has a goal and two assists in 13 games.

Austin Swingle: Ice forward for nine games in 2012-13. He is now a freshman at Stevenson University, with three goals and two assists in 10 games.

Bryan Yim: Forward who had five points in 16 games for the Ice in 2012-13. He is a sophomore at Adrian College, with eight goals and six assists in 11 games this season. He has 21 goals and 26 assists in 40 games for his college career.

Canadian college

Austin Kosack: Defenseman who had 29 points in 57 games for the Ice’s Clark Cup championship team in 2014. He played a partial season at Ferris State, then went to Major Junior hockey and played two seasons in the OHL and QMJHL. He is now a sophomore playing for Ryerson University in Toronto, where he has a goal and five assists in six games.

Robert Polesello: Forward who had 31 points in 58 games for the Ice in 2011-12. He played two years at Vermont, with 10 points in 40 games, then played two years in the OHL with the Kingston Frontenacs. He is currently in his fourth college season, the second with the University of Western Ontario, where he has 13 points in 28 games for his career, including five goals and four assists in 17 games this season.

Junior A

Jake Cass: Ice defenseman from 2012-14, where he had 10 points in 49 games. He continued to play junior hockey, and is currently with the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians, where he has 14 points in 27 games.

Bradley Johnson: Defenseman who had two assists for the Ice in three games in 2013-14. He is in his second full season with the Fargo Force, where he has five assists in 25 games this year. He has committed to Bemidji State.

Mitch Slattery: Forward who played one game for the Ice in 2013-14 as an affiliate. He is in his final year of junior hockey, with 30 points in 26 games for the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians. He is planning to play at St. Cloud State next year.

Jacob Wilson: Another player who played one game as an affiliate in 2013-14. He is now in his third season with the Sioux City Musketeers, where he has 13 points in 21 games this season. In his USHL career, he has played 122 games, with 15 goals and 33 assists.