ROCHESTER, Minn. – With the NA3HL playoffs on the horizon, the Rochester Grizzlies have made some additions in preparation for the final stretch of the season. The Grizzlies acquired forward Hunter Hall from the Willmar War Hawks in exchange for forward Dylan Svoboda and added forward Oskar Stahl, who was with the North American Hockey League’s Austin Bruins.
Hall, a 6’4″/220 lbs. native of Moorhead, MN, is playing in his first season in the NA3HL. He previously played in the USPHL and spent two games with the Brookings Blizzard of the NAHL this season. With Willmar, Hall put up solid numbers, having 17 points (11 G, 6 A) in 13 games.
Stahl is in his third stint of the season with the Grizzlies. The 6’4″/207 lbs. native of Sollentuna, Sweden has two goals and four assists in three games with the Grizzlies this season. Stahl has also appeared in 21 games with the Austin Bruins. This is his first year playing junior hockey in North America, having spent the past four seasons playing back in his native Sweden.
The additions will help the Grizzlies with the playoff push, as Rochester currently sits in second place in the West Division behind Granite City. Rochester is nine points back of the Lumberjacks and are one point up on the third place North Iowa Bulls. The Grizzlies are home Friday against Granite City with a 7:05pm puck drop from the Rochester Recreation Center.