NOTRE DAME HOUNDS, F
Chaz Smedsrud spent a chunk of last season playing with two of the league’s top players, in Ben Duperreault (tied for SJHL scoring lead) and Adam Dawe (Top Scoring Rookie and NCAA Division I commit), and he picked up a solid 33-points in 45-games as a rookie. With his familiar linemates moving on, Smedsrud proved he could adapt just fine, and racked up 29-goals and 61-points this regular season. He exploded for six points (3g-3a) in Game 1 of the Hounds’ Wild Card series in Flin Flon. The Hounds won that game 6-4, but dropped the next two on home ice, ending their season. Smedsrud, from Luverne, Minnesota, is eligible to come back as a 20-year-old next season.