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Alec Rauhauser prepares for USHL

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Century Hockey Player Alec Rauhauser turned heads all over country this last year with his stellar play.
Recently he was drafted in the third round of the USHL draft by the Des Moines Bucaneers.
Jon Schaeffer has more.

A couple of weeks ago Alec Rauhauser attended the Des Moines Bucaneers tryout camp looking to make the next step.

It was a really fun camp. Skated 6 times in four days my legs were pretty tired at the but there was a lot of good  competition down there from everywhere too. There were some Germans, Russians, Italians so it was fun seeing all those kids around the world play.

The Bucs are part of the United States Hockey League-- the top level of Junior hockey in the country.

The USHL is a great league they have a lot of D-1 Commits every year so it's a great league and hopefully I'll make it there and hopefully go on to college.

Alec worked his way thorough the tryouts making the 30 man roster.
The team will still have to cut down 1 or 2 more defenseman.
Alec says he has a couple of things to work on if he wants to make the final roster for the team.

Just getting faster, my first few steps. I'm going to healthways right now so that's gonna help me out a lot in my first three steps and help me get stronger. He just told me basically sit in the weightroom in the offseason just get stronger and then he said I'll have a good chance of making the team.

Alec has been in contact with a couple of NHL teams about the upcoming NHL Draft.
He was ranked 196th on the North American skaters Prospects board earlier this year and was a C level skater putting him as a potential pick in  6th or 7th round.

I talked to a couple of NHL teams before Des Moines. Said they were gonna down there Didn't talk to them down in Des Moines, but hopefully I'll talk to them before the draft and tell me something good.

We have this goal sheet at Century every year and my freshman year I put make it to the NHL so Hopefully I'll fulfill my dream.


Alec will pay close attention to the June 30th NHL Draft-- but knows that's how he plays in Junior Hockey this year will have a big impact on his future.

For KX SPORTS Jon Schaeffer.

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