Posted 2 years 12 days ago ago by David Fine
Move completes February trade with Musketeers
Kearney, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm picked up forward Connor McMenamin from the Sioux City Musketeers Monday to complete a February trade. McMenamin, 18, is committed to Penn State and scored eight goals and 18 points in 47 games with the Musketeers in 2016-17.
In the February deal, the Storm acquired a player to be named later (McMenamin) and three draft picks in exchange for Joey Matthews, Charlie Kelleher and Odeen Tufto.
“After talking with Coach Noreen it seems we have a really good team coming into the season,” McMenamin said. “I’m excited to get started.”
In five games against the Storm, the native of Collegeville, PA scored two goals and five points.
President of Hockey Operations Steve Lowe added, “Connor brings compete, skating and goal-scoring ability.”
Prior to his USHL career, the 6-foot, 195-lb., left-handed shot played on a line with current Storm forwards Caleb Rule and Charlie Dovorany at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep School in Minnesota. McMenamin won three straight national championships at Shattuck from 2013-16.
“I played with Charlie pretty much those the first two years,” McMenamin detailed. “He’s a great kid and great teammate. Caleb and I, we won three national championships. It’ll be good to get back with them and hopefully bring another title to Tri-City.”
“They were the best line in midget hockey that I’ve seen in all of my years scouting,” Lowe said.
Over three years at Shattuck, McMenamin scored 73 goals and 163 points in 168 games.
McMenamin will be featured at the Storm’s Main Camp, which runs from June 11-17 at the Las Vegas Ice Arena. Players will compete to make Tri-City’s training camp roster, which will be finalized in July. Season tickets for 2017-18 are available by calling 308-338-8144. Visit stormhockey.com for the benefits and perks of joining the Storm family.