WNY Hockey Prospects

Jr. Sabres U18 Headed to Nationals

Griffin Loughran (Image Courtesy of Dan Hickling

 

The Buffalo Jr. Sabres program has spent the last few years making a name for themselves all across the nation. This year will be yet another chance to continue that trend as the Buffalo Jr. Sabres U18 will be participating in the U18 Tier I Nationals in San Jose, California from March 31st through April 4th.

 

Currently sitting as the 11th ranked team in the Nation with a 59-19-2 record, the Jr Sabres will be joined in San Jose by Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep, Mid-Fairfield Chiefs U18, Culver Academy Prep, Victory Honda U18, North Jersey Avalanche U18, Chicago Fury U18, Cape Cod Whalers U18, Tampa Scorpions U18, Anaheim Jr. Ducks U18, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede U18, Dallas Stars Elite U18 and the San Jose Jr. Sharks U18.

 

Adam Tretowicz (Image Courtesy of Dan Hickling)

Adam Tretowicz (Image Courtesy of Dan Hickling)

 

The Jr. Sabres are led up front by the trio of Griffin Loughran (55 goals, 59 assists, 114 points) Matthew Novo (42 goals, 42 assists & 84 points) & Adam Tretowicz (31 goals, 55 assists & 84 points). The trio has combined for an incredible 282 points during the Jr. Sabres 74 games this season. Both Loughran & Tretowicz gave early season commitments to play in the NAHL next season after signing tenders with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays back in November of 2015.

 

Anthony Hora (Image Courtesy of Dan Hickling)

Anthony Hora (Image Courtesy of Dan Hickling)

 

On the blueline the Jr. Sabres are led by Anthony Hora and Chris Perna. The 5-foot-11, 185 pound Perna split time last season with the USPHL Rochester Junior Americans U16 & U18 teams. Perna is currently second among Jr. Sabres blueliners with 13 goals & 20 assists for 33 points. Hora, a 5-foot-11 200 lb defenseman from Cheektowaga, NY is the brother of current Kitchener Rangers defenseman Frank Hora. Anthony leads all U18 Jr. Sabres defensemen with 12 goals & 37 assists for 49 points over the 74 game season. Hora is also a player worth watching for another reason. The two-way rearguard was a 5th Round pick, #91 overall by the Owen Sound attack in 2014 OHL Priority Selection and likely has a number of options for next season.

 

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