Checking In: Where Are They Now?

It’s time to check in on our Jr. Sabres alumni from the 2019-20 season to see where they’re playing this season and how they’re doing!


Goaltender Luke Pavicich has taken his talents to the NAHL, where’s playing with the Kenai River Brown Bears. In two games, Luke is undefeated and has recorded a 1.50 GAA and .963 save percentage.

Not only his First NAHL Game, NAHL Win, it was also his first NAHL Shutout. Luke Pavicich!

— Kenai River Brown Bears (@BrownBearsNAHL) November 7, 2020

Max Ruoho is now playing for the Austin Bruins after a trade earlier in the year. He’s appeared in two games in this NAHL season to date, while Connor Pelc has suited up in eight games for the New Jersey Junior Titans. Pelc has two points, both assists.


‘Twas the night of firsts at @NYTEXSports tonight.

Congrats to @1501Toby for recording his first @NAHLHockey goal and @rico_dimatteo for tallying his first NAHL win. Great work, gentlemen! #LetsGoBrahmas

— Lone Star Brahmas (@LoneStarBrahmas) December 5, 2020

Logan Tobias has also joined the NAHL. In six games with the Lone Star Brahmas, Tobias had found the scoresheet for a pair of goals. Matthew Yeager is playing with the Northeast Generals, with whom he’s recorded two points in eight games.


Defenseman Andrew Clouden has appeared in 15 games with the Seacoast Spartans of the Eastern Hockey League. In that time, he’s put up two points (1-1) and 10 penalty minutes.


Joining Clouden in the EHL is Jeremy Swartz, who has put up four points (1-3) in nine games with the Vermont Lumberjacks.


Meanwhile, Ethan Louisos has averaged a point-per-game with the Islanders Hockey Club in USPHL premier action. Louisos has five goals and six assists on the season.


Several Jr. Sabres alumni are also in the BCHL.


Matteo Costantini has recorded 20 points in 13 games with Penticton during their extended training camp, while Michael Craig has found a home with the Nanaimo Clippers and recorded six points in 16 games. Tyler McNeil had been skating with the Wenatchee Wild, but that team has now announced its decision to take a hiatus for the season.


Goaltender Chase Clark is currently playing with the New Jersey Hitmen. He’s a perfect 5-0-0 on the season with one shutout, a 1.84 GAA and .944 save percentage.


Also in NCDC action, Chandler Kujawa has appeared in five games with the Utica Jr. Comets, while Aiden McCarthy has recorded one point in three games with the Twin City Thunder.


Nolan Gorecki, who appeared in 47 games with our OJHL squad last season, is captaining the 18U Jr. Sabres this season. He’s recorded six points in 10 games thus far. Jak Vaarwerk has also played with the 18U team this season, putting up 13 points in just 11 games.


Last, but certainly not least, former captain Alec Cicero has skated in five games with the Holy Cross Crusaders in NCAA hockey so far this season.