For Coulee Region Chill players Kevin Dineen, Joey Sofo, and Steven Quagliata the 2017 Top Prospects Tournament has come to a close. All three players were representing the Midwest Division of the North American Hockey League.
Monday was big for forwards Dineen and Sofo. Both scored a point with Dineen’s coming as an assist on Sofo’s goal. The Midwest, however, fell to the Central Division, 2-4. On Tuesday the Midwest fell again by a score of 2-4, this time by the hands of the East Division. No Chill players reached the box score in Tuesday’s action.
Over 220 NHL and NCAA Hockey Scouts were in attendance for day one of the tournament that took place in Plymouth, Michigan. The tournament continues to be a great platform year-in and year-out for players to get added exposure in front of scouts.
The three Chill players partaking in the tournament will join the rest of the team as they leave Wednesday morning for Alaska to play the and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Kenai River Brown Bears the next two weekends.
Forwards Joey Sofo and Kevin Dineen along with defenseman Steven Quagliata have been invited to participate in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.
Sofo is in his 3rd full season in the NAHL and 2nd with the Coulee Region Chill. The Sylvania, OH native has a team-leading 19 goals and 12 assists through just 37 games this season. With 21 games left to play he’s already surpassed his total points total of 21 last season.
Like Sofo, Dineen is in his 2nd season with the Chill after coming to La Crosse via trade around the New Years mark last year. Dineen leads the team in both assists (25) and points (37) through 37 played games.
Quagliata, too, has a few years of NAHL experience under his belt. Statistically he’s enjoying his best year so far; entering the season with a season high of three goals, Quagliata currently sits at eight on the season. His 23 points (15 assists) are tied for a career high.
The NAHL Top Prospects Tournament is set to begin Monday, February 27th in Plymouth, MI. Sofo, Dineen, and Quagliata will begin play at 1pm on the 27th and finish the tournament the following day at 11am.