Ahead of the 2020 regular season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints have announced their training camp roster. The team’s roster is comprised of players who will be at the Saints training camp, starting a few weeks from now in Dubuque. The Fighting Saints will return a strong crop of veteran players from last year’s squad, while also adding some high-end talent through the draft.
Dubuque returns 10 players who skated in at least 20 games last season. In addition, Hobie Hedquist will also head to the Key City for training camp after an impressive preseason last year with Dubuque and a win in his only regular season start. The other returning names are: Riley Stuart, Reggie Millette, Tommy Middleton, Stephen Halliday, Ian Pierce, Even Stella, Braden Doyle, Michael Feenstra, Robert Cronin and Aidan McCarthy.
McCarthy had two shutouts and finished with 13 wins in his first USHL season. Halliday had 38 points in 46 games and has looked impressive during summer workouts and Saints Main Camp. On defense, the Saints return 153 games of experience between the group of four.
In addition to strong returning members from last year’s squad, Dubuque also welcomes in Saints draft picks from the last few USHL drafts. Max Burkholder and Riley Rosenthal were both selected two seasons ago by Dubuque and look to be promising young defensemen. Kenny Connors, Connor Kurth and Max Montes were all drafted in the same class and skated together for Main Camp. All three have spent time with the Saints and look to be poised for another big step in their development.
The Saints also added USHL experience, bringing in defenseman Henry Thrun from the USA-NTDP. Thrun skated last season with Harvard, notching 21 points in 31 games. He is a strong two-way defenseman and a fourth-round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2019.
As is the case every year, the Saints will have to whittle down their roster before the start of the season on November 6th. Follow along on the Saints social media pages and website for the latest updates regarding the roster and 2020 season. The full roster is listed below.