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Brotherhood Alumni update: Minor leagues

Justin Maskulinski, Columnist

The NHL season is already one fourth of the way over and it's hard to believe. Here's a look at how some former RedHawks are doing in the NHL and other leagues this year, as of Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Andy Miele

Miele, who was with the RedHawks 2007-11, is currently playing for the Portland Pirates, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Miele saw time with the Coyotes this season, recording two assists and five penalty minutes in four games. In 11 games this year with the Pirates, the former Hobey Baker winner has five goals and 11 points.

Carter Camper

Camper played for the Brotherhood 2007-11, and is second on the all-time scoring list for the RedHawks with 183 points. Camper is currently with the Boston Bruins' AHL team, the Providence Bruins. The former Hobey Baker finalist has two goals and 11 assists in after the first 15 games of the season.

Jeff Zatkoff

Zatkoff played for the RedHawks 2004-08, and is currently the backup goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Zatkoff recorded his first career NHL shutout Nov. 2 when he stopped 19 shots as the Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0. Zatkoff is 1-2 on the season with a 3.35 goals against average and a .865 save percentage.

Connor Knapp

Knapp was with the RedHawks 2008-12, and was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres organization. Knapp is currently with the East Coast Hockey League's (ECHL) Greenville (SC) Road Warriors where he holds 2-4-1 record in seven games. Knapp is posting a 2.44 goals against average and a .930 save percentage for the Road Warriors.

Curtis McKenzie

McKenzie, who played for the RedHawks last season and was one of the team's enforcers, is in the Dallas Stars system now. He is playing in the AHL for the Texas Stars, and has 13 points in 17 games on five goals and eight assists. McKenzie has spent 29 minutes in the sin bin this season. McKenzie appeared in his first career game last April, and in the same game, recorded his first professional fighting major.

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Chris Wideman

Wideman was with the 'Hawks 2008-12, and is playing for the AHL's Binghamton Senators. The Senators are the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. Wideman has played 13 games this season and has eight assists, 10 points and 24 penalty minutes.

Will Weber

Weber, who was with the RedHawks 2008-12, is with the AHL's Springfield Falcons this season. The Falcons are the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Through 13 games, Weber has one goal on 13 shots, along with 30 penalty minutes.

Pat Cannone

Cannone was with the RedHawks 2007-11, where he played 166 games. Cannone was traded from the Senators organization to the St. Louis Blues organization in July. Cannone is with the AHL's Chicago Wolves this season and has two goals and four points in 15 games.

Vincent LoVerde

LoVerde, who played for Miami 2007-11, is with the Manchester Monarchs this season. The Monarchs are the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. LoVerde has recorded four assists and 12 penalty minutes in 17 games this season.