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Bales Named to USHL All-Rookie Second Team

May 8, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Tri-City Storm News Release

KEARNEY, NE. - Tri-City defenseman Alexander Bales has been named to the USHL's All-Rookie Second Team following the 2023-2024 regular season. Bales skated in thirty-four games this season for Tri-City, but suffered a season-ending injury in January. He was the only Storm representative on this year's All-Rookie Second Team. The complete list of players on this year's All-Rookie Second Team can be found online at .

Alexander Bales, 17, Defenseman, from East Amherst, New York, was selected 56th overall by the Storm in the 4th round of the 2022 USHL Phase I Draft. Bales made his debut for the organization on November 18th, 2022, in Tri-City's 4-3 shootout victory at the Viaero Center over the Des Moines Buccaneers. He scored his first career goal on April 22nd, 2023, in the Storm's 5-3 win over the Lincoln Stars at the Viaero Center. Bales appeared in eight total games with Tri-City as an affiliate list call-up during the 2022-2023 season. He scored three goals and notched fourteen assists for seventeen total points in thirty-four games played with the Storm this season. Bales recorded his first multi-point game with two assists in Tri-City's 6-2 home win over the Waterloo Black Hawks. He skated for the Kent School (Prep, Kent, Connecticut), Yale Jr. Bulldogs (AAA, New Haven, Connecticut), and Buffalo Sabres (AAA, Buffalo, New York) programs prior to his time in the USHL. Bales previously announced a commitment to play collegiate hockey in the future at Providence College.

"I am honored and proud to be selected to the all-rookie second team. My goal for the off-season is to get bigger, faster, and stronger. My goals for next year are to win the National Championship and the Hockey East Conference. Going into Providence ready to compete and learn will help me achieve those goals. I would like to thank Jean, Scott, and Devin Anderson for being awesome billets and being my home away from home." - Defenseman Alexander Bales

"Alex Bales' season was cut short due to an injury, but while healthy, Alex was consistently improving and becoming a truly important part of our D group, whether contributing offense on the power play or being a pain to play against defensively."- General Manager Jason Koehler

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