Category Archives: Future RedHawks

Ryan Siroky a RedHawk

According to his personal Twitter account (@rsiroky24), ’95 birthday and California native, Ryan Siroky (5’11”, 180), has verbally committed to play his college hockey at Miami. Siroky spent 2010-11 with the LA Junior Kings (LA Selects) where he posted 14-20-34 in 35 games and part of last year with the NTDP. Siroky has spent this year with the LA Selects Midget AAA 16U team and played three games with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL as they drafted him over the summer. Presumably, he’ll move up to the Gamblers next year as a “full fledged” 17-year old.

In August, Siroky led all U.S. Junior Select players at the 2011 U-17 Five Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor with three goals three assists as the Americans swept their four games to win the tournament going away.

Since he just turned 17 in February, Miami fans shouldn’t expect to see him on campus until at least the 2013-14 season and perhaps even the following year depending on his development and Miami’s needs.

Congratulations, Ryan! And, welcome to The Brotherhood!

Here’s a rundown on Ryan and the rest of the U-17 team from the United States of Hockey.

Siroky got better in every single game he played and ended up tying Oglevie for the team lead with six points (3-3). He plays hard every shift and had good finish when he was near the net. He was blocking shots, playing physical and never missing a beat offensively. He became more and more of a factor in each game. He’s a fun player to watch. Draft eligible in 2013

Coleman Named USHL Player of the Year

Blake Coleman, set to make his RedHawk debut this Fall, has been named the USHL Player of the Year, as well as Forward of the Year. Having spent the last season and a half with the Indiana Ice, he led the league with a total of 92 points, 38 of those being goals, in 59 regular season games. The release, which can be read in full here also says that Coleman’s plus-52 rating on record since the USHL became a Tier 1 league in 2002.

The Texan Coleman is ranked #198 on the list of North American skaters heading into this year’s NHL draft in June, which most likely translates into a late-round pick, if at all. The incoming crop of freshman looks to be impressive thus far and Coleman’s monster season with the Ice has only helped solidify his case as one of the most promising to wear a RedHawks sweater in recent years.

Future RedHawk: Meet Trevor Hamilton

Here at the Miami Hockey Blog, we recently had the chance to catch up with one of the latest players to verbally commit to the program- Trevor Hamilton. Hamilton, who is a defenseman, currently plays for Honeybaked Hockey and is expected to join the RedHawks for the 2014 season.

So…what does he know about this whole “Brotherhood” thing?

“When I went on my un-official visit to Miami, it was the first that I had heard of “The Brotherhood”, said Hamilton. “Once Coach Brekke explained it to my family and I, I understood it real quick and what it stands for. I am a guy who has only been with one team his whole career (Honeybaked) so I’m used to being part of many extended families and being part of a team. The size of the school, the success of Miami hockey and the good chances of Coach Blasi still being here to coach me were my deciding factors in choosing to be a RedHawk”.

Hamilton is having a great season with Honeybaked. The 6’0, 175 lb. Grosse Point Farms, Michigan native has potted 13 goals and chipped in 60 assists for the midget minor program, while amassing a plus-92 rating. But while he seems to be an “offensively-minded defenseman”, Hamilton considers physical play a large part of his game as well.

“Hitting and playing with an edge is something that is a big part of my game”, Hamilton said. “I love to play physical and I know I need to continue to get stronger and faster to be able to be an impact player for Miami. I have 73 penalty minutes, too, so not only do I enjoy playing physical, I have some offense to bring as well.”

Seeing as his hometown isn’t far from the Motor City, Hamilton considers a well-known Red Wings’ defenseman to be the inspiration of his style of play.
“I try and model my game after Nicklas Kronwall”, he said. “He is a physical and smart defenseman who still brings offense to the team while shutting down the top players each night”.

While we all know that this weekend is one of great importance to the current crop of RedHawks, Hamilton has something large on his plate as well. He’ll be in “enemy territory”: Ann Arbor- at the US National Team Development Program tryout camp. The camp is comprised of the top 45 players in the 1995 birth year and is considered to be “the” program for up and coming players in the amateur world.

“I want nothing more than to make that team. I would love to have the opportunity to play for my country with the NTDP, while developing my skills prior to my college career at Miami”, Hamilton said. ”

And he certainly wants RedHawk fans to know he’s proud to be a part of the family.

“I’m excited to be a RedHawk and I will be the hardest working guy on the ice each night. I want to get a Business Degree at Miami and want to win numerous CCHA and National Championships while there.”