2015 Team South Dakota 16U Selected

2015 Team South Dakota 16U

2015 Team South Dakota 16U

Congratulations to your 2015 Team South Dakota 16U skaters and goalies!

The team was selected during tryouts at Larson Ice Center in Brookings over the weekend of April 12th and 13th. While the National Champions Team SD will lose some valuable players who have aged out of the team, the squad of 20 plus five alternates includes 11 players who return to the squad with their National Championship experience. Five players from Team South Dakota 14U are moving up this year – skaters who also played in the 2014 National Championship.┬áIt’s no wonder that Chuck Vockler, Coach of Team South Dakota 16U is optimistic for a repeat in Plano, TX March 26-30, 2015!

We had the opportunity to visit with Coach Vockler and several of the players at the Larson Ice Center over the weekend. Be sure to scroll down to watch those interviews!

Here is the roster for your 2015 Team South Dakota 16U.



Skater Local Association Status
Jackson Armstrong Rushmore Thunder N
Landon Badger Oahe Capitals R
Zachery Bettmeng Sioux Falls Flyers R
Zacc Christopherson Sioux Falls Flyers N
Luke Evans Sioux Falls Flyers M
Jesse Grosdidier Mitchell Marlins R
Hunter Hegdahl Brookings Rangers R
Carter Krogman Brookings Rangers M
Colton Kruse Brookings Rangers N
Tristin Kuehn Brookings Rangers R
Owen Leberknight Rushmore Thunder R
Zach Lehman Sioux Falls Flyers N
Nathan Miller Sioux Falls Flyers R
Jack Oberg Rushmore Thunder R
Jacob Otta Sioux Falls Flyers R
Sam Prisbe Sioux Falls Flyers N
Jesse Reed Brandon Valley Icecats M
Tristian Scandin Sioux Falls Flyers N
Jarett Spiering Watertown Lakers R
Jagr Wasem Aberdeen Cougars R
Alternates Local Association Status
Rob Luken Watertown Lakers A,N
Alex Ortmeier Watertown Lakers A, M
Anthony Petrotto Rushmore Thunder A, R
Parker Riddle Watertown Lakers A, N
Gage Weeks Watertown Lakers A, M
M = Moved Up from 14U Team South Dakota
N = New to 16U Team South Dakota
R = Returning to 16U Team South Dakota
A = 16U Team South Dakota Alternate



  1. Betsy Otta says:

    Just a quick correction to the U16 Roster, Anthony Petrotto from Rushmore is listed as an Alternate & “New” Player. Yes, he is an Alternate at this point, but he is a Returning player. Anthony was an Assistant Captain on this National Championship team. He was also the Captain of the U14 TSD the year prior. I know that it’s hard to get it all, but wanted to make sure that he is recognized correctly.