The Minnesota Magicians have called up goaltender Cole Weaver from the Omaha 16U AAA program of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). A Champlin Minnesota native, Weaver was tendered by the Magicians in May of this year. He was invited to the USA Hockey Select 16 Festival in Amherst, New York in July and rejoined the Omaha AAA program for the start of the current season.
Weaver has been impressive to this point for Omaha, posting a 1.07 goals against average (GAA) and a .950 save percentage (SV%) to go along with a 6-1 record as a starter. Magicians Head Coach, Tom Upton had this to say about Weaver’s arrival in Minnesota, "We are extremely excited to have Cole join our team. He is a stand up young man who comes from a very good family. His ability and potential in net is great, he comes from a great league in the NAPHL and one of the top teams in the Omaha AAA program who have done a great job in preparing him for the next level. He has done a great job on the ice at the AAA level and we are looking forward in having him with us to help him achieve his goals on and off the ice."
The Magicians host the Aberdeen Wings this weekend at Richfield Ice Arena. Saturday is Face Off Against Breast Cancer night benefiting Susan G. Komen Minnesota, and the team will be wearing special pink jerseys for the game. For more information on the Minnesota Magicians, visit www.wisconsinjuniorhockey.com and subscribe to our email list.