The Waseca Bluejays boys and girls hockey teams are a cooperative between Waseca, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, and being the only show in town, the Waseca County News decided to do an All-Area Co-Ed Hockey Team for the first time.
We’ve honored 11 local players (six forwards, four defensemen and one goalie) for the 2017-18 team. The players are listed alphabetically.
Brett Attenberger, senior, forward, Waseca High School
Attenberger was a Big South all-conference representative for Waseca and stepped up big for the Jays in 2017-18, compiling 19 goals and 14 assists for a team-leading 33 points. He also led the team in game-winning goals with 5 in his senior season. He will be heading to Southwest Minnesota State in the fall of ‘18 to run cross country and track for the Mustangs.
Riley Brown, senior, forward, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown
Brown made the transition from Buccaneer to Bluejay seamlessly during her career as a hockey player for Waseca, earning four letters in the sport. She earned Big South all-conference in both her junior and senior seasons and was an honorable mention on the team during her sophomore year. She also finished her career in Waseca as the third-leading goal scorer (70), fifth in assists (58) and second in career points (128).
Peter Meyer, senior, forward, Waseca High School
Meyer spent the first seven games of his senior season sidelined with an injury, but took off running upon his return, scoring 16 goals and assisting on 15 more for a total of 31 points in just 18 games, earning him a selection to the Big South all-conference team. Meyer also participated in the Ted Brill Great 8 Festival in South St. Paul, which showcases some of the top talent from Minnesota, and collected a goal in the final game of the tournament. He is weighing his options at this point regarding a chance to play in juniors.
First defensive pairing
Noah Berg, junior, defense, Waseca High School
Defensemen are typically the unsung heroes of hockey. They rarely show up in the stat sheet, but are crucial to the outcome of a game. Berg was routinely in the right position on rushes for the Bluejays throughout his junior year and was a consistent puck-mover, tallying 10 assists from his spot on the blue line, while hitting the back of the net with 2 of his own.
Regan Krampitz, senior, defense, Waseca High School
A five-year letter winner for the Bluejays, Krampitz wasn’t a mainstay in the box score for Waseca, but like Berg, was consistently in the right place at the right time, making her goalie’s job much easier. Krampitz’s leadership on and off the ice will be something that head coach Kyle Collins will have to look hard to replace in 2018-19.
Jayde Pederson, sophomore, forward, Waseca High School
Pederson became a three-year letter winner following her sophomore campaign with the Bluejays and finished with a team-leading 29 goals. With 13 assists to her credit on the year, she was second on the team in points, with 42. Along with Brown, Pederson was named to the Big South all-conference team each of the past two seasons. She also sits fourth in the all-time school record book in career goals with 58, trailing teammate, Brown, by just 12 goals.
Jackson Priebe, senior, forward, Waseca High School
Priebe led the team in assists with 19 and spent the season beside Attenberger and Meyer on the first line. Attenberger gives a lot of credit to Priebe for both his and Meyer’s success this past year. “Jack was definitely a huge help to Peter and me,” he said. “He was the anchor to our power play and an incredibly unselfish player.” Like Meyer, Priebe is weighing his hockey options and hopes to play juniors somewhere next season.
Hailie Tegmeier, senior, forward, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown
Along with Krampitz, Tegmeier finished her career with the Bluejays as a five-time letter winner. In her senior season she tallied 10 goals and 14 assists while serving as a linemate to both Brown and Pederson for much of the 2017-18 year. Like Brown, Tegmeier also makes the trip from WEM to play for the Jays.
Second defensive pairing
Clare Miller, junior, defense, Waseca High School
Miller was solid defensively, but she was more of an offensive weapon on the blue line for the Jays in her junior year, scoring 4 goals (one being a game-winner) and also assisting on 4. Miller earned her fourth letter this season and will be looked at to anchor the first defensive pairing in 2018-19 with the departure of linemate, Krampitz.
Brandon Dahnert, junior, defense, Waseca High School
Like Miller for the girls, Dahnert’s balanced skill set made him a very valuable piece to the Bluejays. He ended his junior campaign scoring 6 goals to go along with 8 assists, while playing alongside Berg on the first defensive pairing. With both Dahnert and Berg set to come back for their senior seasons in 2018-19, Waseca will be set up nicely in front of starting goaltender Jack Moseley.
Jack Moseley, junior, goalie, Waseca High School
Moseley was the main goalie in 2017-18 for the Bluejays boys club and led the team with 8 wins against 8 losses. He had two shutouts (Redwood Valley, 6-0, Fairmont, 7-0) and saved 335 out of 374 shots on goal for a save percentage of .896 and a goals-against average of 2.65.