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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by outofstateoutofmind » Fri Oct 30 2:59 am

As reported on the other thread, Norwegian Ludvig Hoff ('96) of Lincoln, currently the USHL's leading goal scorer, is considering us. Others in on him are Providence, North Dakota, Northeastern, and Wisconsin. It will likely be an uphill battle for us here.
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Post by midevil bowievil » Fri Oct 30 2:43 pm

LeoPohl wrote:
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Bonin21 wrote:I just read it as at least it isn't his senior year right before coming to college...


Exactly. It's not like it was with Smaagaard back in the day when he tore his knee up playing football at EP as a senior and it threw a wrench into his development right before college

Dang! I didn't even get the feference right!


But Budish was out his senior hockey season at Edina wasn't he?

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Post by kid comprisable » Fri Oct 30 10:01 pm

Not sure about the relevance but I believe mark alt missed much of his senior year due to a football injury - broken collar bone I believe- and went then straight to the U as a true freshman

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Post by kid comprisable » Sat Oct 31 11:11 pm

outofstateoutofmind wrote:Patrick Khodorenko of the NTDP reportedly is considering the U along with BC, Michigan, Wisconsin, and WHL Everett. I've watched this kid many times and I can't say enough good things about him. He's a late '98 from the San Francisco area.


I'm not holding my breath for him to commit to Minnesota much less hit campus. Minnesota virtually never wins these recruiting battles for premier out of state players

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outofstateoutofmind wrote:Patrick Khodorenko of the NTDP reportedly is considering the U along with BC, Michigan, Wisconsin, and WHL Everett. I've watched this kid many times and I can't say enough good things about him. He's a late '98 from the San Francisco area.


I'm not holding my breath for him to commit to Minnesota much less hit campus. Minnesota virtually never wins these recruiting battles for premier out of state players


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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by LeoPohl » Mon Nov 02 11:03 am

midevil bowievil wrote:
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Bonin21 wrote:I just read it as at least it isn't his senior year right before coming to college...


Exactly. It's not like it was with Smaagaard back in the day when he tore his knee up playing football at EP as a senior and it threw a wrench into his development right before college

Dang! I didn't even get the reference right!


But Budish was out his senior hockey season at Edina wasn't he?

Yes, which is why I immediately thought of him. Smaagard was before GPL made it possible to have instant access to such information regardless of place in the state.

kid comprisable wrote:Not sure about the relevance but I believe mark alt missed much of his senior year due to a football injury - broken collar bone I believe- and went then straight to the U as a true

I believe he missed about a month, but I don't remember what month (January?). I'm fairly certain he played after it, though.
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by LeoPohl » Mon Nov 02 11:14 am

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outofstateoutofmind wrote:Patrick Khodorenko of the NTDP reportedly is considering the U along with BC, Michigan, Wisconsin, and WHL Everett. I've watched this kid many times and I can't say enough good things about him. He's a late '98 from the San Francisco area.


I'm not holding my breath for him to commit to Minnesota much less hit campus. Minnesota virtually never wins these recruiting battles for premier out of state players

I'd say McMannus certainly qualified for that when he comitted.

I have no idea what you're talking about. Minnesota doesn't heavily recruit many high-end out of state players to begin with because of all the high end in state talent the state produces.

That and nearly half of all comitted recruits are from out state.



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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by kid comprisable » Mon Nov 02 12:34 pm

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outofstateoutofmind wrote:Patrick Khodorenko of the NTDP reportedly is considering the U along with BC, Michigan, Wisconsin, and WHL Everett. I've watched this kid many times and I can't say enough good things about him. He's a late '98 from the San Francisco area.


I'm not holding my breath for him to commit to Minnesota much less hit campus. Minnesota virtually never wins these recruiting battles for premier out of state players

I'd say McMannus certainly qualified for that when he comitted.

I have no idea what you're talking about. Minnesota doesn't heavily recruit many high-end out of state players to begin with because of all the high end in state talent the state produces.

That and nearly half of all comitted recruits are from out state.



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I was referring more to kids a year out from college. I could have been a little more clear on that. That being said- It's hard to call freshmen and sophomores "premier talents" (ala mcmanus was when he committed as, what, a 15 year old?

Off the top of my head- the last couple months alone- The U recruited fabbro, ludvig hoff and oliver wahlstrom - all committed elsewhere. I could come up with a long list of examples but I honestly don't care to put in the time. Minnesota recruits out of state players all the time- they just rarely commit here. Hence why you maybe don't realize they DO recruit out of state

Classic GPL overreaction there though

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by kid comprisable » Mon Nov 02 12:39 pm

You do make a good point about some current commits being from out of state. all current, elite out of state commits are from shattuck- which last time I checked was in-state. Baker is from all the way over from Wisconsin, and while but he may be fine player i would hardly call him premier. Halladay isnt and he may not even wind up at the U.

Never said anything about who thy should recruit. Not sure why you went to the gif comment about needing to land every elite talent, all Mn kids etc. My point was that they rarely win these recruiting battles of kids without a MN connection. khodorenko didn't play at ssm.. So my prediction remains that I will not hold my breath for that one

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Hammy » Mon Nov 02 4:22 pm

I have to laugh at the concept that Shattuck is somehow considered some in-state advantage for the U (as if it is in the same breath of an EP, Edina, etc). As if those prep school types from out of state have any real loyalty to the U just because it is nearby... :lol:

God knows we were really landing all the top SSM guys during the Parise/Toews days. Must have been the location advantage back then too, right? :mrgreen:

The assertion that the Gophers recruit out of staters all the time needs more perspective too. School names often times get thrown out in these situations without really recognizing in a number of cases the player never had an offer. It is more they received some contact or scouting attention from us (as opposed to an actual offer) and our program suddenly gets thrown in the same mix as schools that actually did make an offer. Big difference.

McManus and Maniscalo are definitely elite out of state recruits no matter what stipulation you want to throw on it. The recent Euro kids (Bristedt and Fallstrom) were landed over a number of D1 powers. Whether those two Euros turn out to be real good college guys remains to be seen but they were definitely highly sought after when they committed.

Szmatula (while technically a transfer) still had to be recruited just like any other guy and he came here over a number of attractive options.

The Gophers do fine with what they need to do for out of state recruiting. It will never be a huge part of their forte because they don't need it given the many local options.
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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by outofstateoutofmind » Fri Nov 06 6:39 pm

If Khodorenko is to attend school, he would join in the fall of 2016. Confirmed that today.
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Post by puckluck » Wed Nov 25 7:16 am

Watching the Roseau - Thief River Falls game last night, Ethan Johnson was fun to watch. I didn't catch what grade he was in but with skill and hands like he has, I would imagine that he's got to be on someone's radar? Or is he committed somewhere already? i couldn't find much on him.

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Wed Nov 25 4:45 pm

puckluck wrote:Watching the Roseau - Thief River Falls game last night, Ethan Johnson was fun to watch. I didn't catch what grade he was in but with skill and hands like he has, I would imagine that he's got to be on someone's radar? Or is he committed somewhere already? i couldn't find much on him.

He's a senior. No college commitment, no USHL draft rights.
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puckluck wrote:Watching the Roseau - Thief River Falls game last night, Ethan Johnson was fun to watch. I didn't catch what grade he was in but with skill and hands like he has, I would imagine that he's got to be on someone's radar? Or is he committed somewhere already? i couldn't find much on him.

He's a senior. No college commitment, no USHL draft rights.


Wow, thanks for the insight. Not saying he would be a fit or not a fit for the Gophers and given his location I would think the Whioux maybe would be at least somewhat interested. Seems as if he's got enough skill to at bare minimum play juniors.

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Post by puckluck » Sun Nov 29 9:39 am

Curious if there have been any rumblings on possibly landing Gavin Hain from GR...

A while back someone stated that they saw some GR kids visiting the U. He seems like a great land if we could get him.

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Post by glenhogan21 » Sun Nov 29 2:55 pm

Any one have any insight on our chances for Pat Khodorenko or Shane Bowers?

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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Nov 29 3:48 pm

I would think Canada bound.
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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Sun Nov 29 5:44 pm

Khodorenko might be college bound. His dad says he's considering schools more than he was at this time last year.
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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Thu Dec 03 4:41 pm

Ty Emberson and Todd Scott were named to the US Youth Olympic team. No Minnesotan high schoolers on the roster.
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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Dec 03 5:38 pm

Which means they probably turned it down or knew they would.
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Post by Maize » Thu Dec 03 5:49 pm

Bonin21 wrote:Which means they probably turned it down or knew they would.


The tournament runs until February 21st, which would potentially mean missing section semifinals for Minnesota kids, so they declined. Same goes for some east coast kids playing high school. Still, I wouldn't expect a ton of Minnesota kids out of this group being picked for NTDP next spring.

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by Laxref » Thu Dec 03 9:24 pm

Sorry if this is common knowledge but is the Notterman kid from Blaine committed yet?
I see he has six assists and tufte has six goals thru two vs totino tonight.

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Post by Bash Brother » Thu Dec 03 9:54 pm

Holy lord. Tufte had 5 in the first period. I know Totino isn't what it once was, but wow.

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Post by Gopher99 » Fri Dec 04 1:08 am

I really wish we had Tufte / Graham / or Mattson from this class. Hurts to lose all 3 - I know Mittelstadt looks like a player and we can't always get everyone, just wondering how close we were to those any of those 3 names...especially Tufte to an in-state rival

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Post by Jaykay3 » Fri Dec 04 1:43 am

Gopher99 wrote:I really wish we had Tufte / Graham / or Mattson from this class. Hurts to lose all 3 - I know Mittelstadt looks like a player and we can't always get everyone, just wondering how close we were to those any of those 3 names...especially Tufte to an in-state rival


Mittelstadt is better than all three of them, and I really like Tufte.

And it's not like Wait, Reedy, Pitlick, Zuhlsdorf, Lindgren, etc. wouldn't be absolutely dominating high school hockey right now if they were still around.

It's fun to follow the high school game and play the 'what if' game with kids who are going elsewhere but I think the Gophers are doing just fine in recruiting.

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Post by kid comprisable » Fri Dec 04 2:47 am

I think they were too slow in recruiting tufte. they tried to recruit him after he committed to Duluth. Tufte was already getting national attention at the time so I don't know why the gophers were so slow. Maybe they thought they had the luxury of time

Casey might be a better scorer but it's hard to day he's a better player than tufte. They have different skil sets (and size obviously). Tufte is a monster and uses his size really well
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Post by AHABulldog » Fri Dec 04 7:58 am

Gopher99 wrote:I really wish we had Tufte / Graham / or Mattson from this class. Hurts to lose all 3 - I know Mittelstadt looks like a player and we can't always get everyone, just wondering how close we were to those any of those 3 names...especially Tufte to an in-state rival


UMD had 2 of 3 :anger:

Would have been fun.

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Post by Maize » Fri Dec 04 10:38 am

Gopher99 wrote:I really wish we had Tufte / Graham / or Mattson from this class. Hurts to lose all 3 - I know Mittelstadt looks like a player and we can't always get everyone, just wondering how close we were to those any of those 3 names...especially Tufte to an in-state rival


Eh. Maybe one of those three end up being a big loss in the long run. But if you had to pick one of those four, it's Mittelstadt by a mile.

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Fri Dec 04 12:30 pm

We didn't attempt to recruit Tufte before he committed. We tried to recruit Graham before he committed to UMD, but not before Notre Dame. We tried to recruit Mattson, but he grew up a North Dakota fan and committed before he took a visit to the U.

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Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

Post by gophsb2b » Fri Dec 04 1:33 pm

Give me Reedy. It's not sexy because he's out being the leading scorer for the Under 17 team, but I'm sure he'd be a pretty big force in High School based on that success.

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Gopher99 wrote:I really wish we had Tufte / Graham / or Mattson from this class. Hurts to lose all 3 - I know Mittelstadt looks like a player and we can't always get everyone, just wondering how close we were to those any of those 3 names...especially Tufte to an in-state rival

Well, SCSU is currently the top college hockey team in the state and the only recruit we have is (at best) the 4th best junior in the state. That pretty much sums up why SCSU only has 9 natives in its current roster. If the best in the state aren't interested, we'll just look elsewhere.

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Post by Hammy » Fri Dec 04 2:13 pm

If there is anything we have seen over the years, it is the reality that what you see in HS hockey doesn't necessarily translate beyond that. If we could list all the names that everybody hyped from HS hockey over the years, we'd see plenty of names that didn't produce a lot beyond that level. Some do, some don't. Let's be honest... that's part of the difficulty for pro scouts when trying to make an assessment of a player that hasn't played beyond HS hockey.

Tufte reminds me a lot of guys that might have a better time of it in the pros than in college. They utilize the size advantage to their advantage in HS but when that gets neutralized more in college, they don't end up as productive as you'd think. They spend a decent chunk of time trying to develop other aspects of their game to make up for their size being more neutralized... and by the time they do, they are ready to leave for the pro game. Although sometimes it does work out real well before they go (like Brock Nelson)
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Post by kid comprisable » Fri Dec 04 2:21 pm

The U as usual has some elite recruits like lindgren and reedy, so not to say they are doing a poor job because they're not necessarily. And I know it's blasphemy on this forum to say they should have recruited so and so because people are then jumped on as implying the U needs to land EVERY in state recruit and find room for all of them etc.. But I do think it's fair to point out a mistake in recruiting when a coaching staff simply passes on players. I would really have liked the U to have recruited tufte and inamoto (both of which they did not recruit). Not because the U needs either player, because they don't. But because they're very fun to watch. I'd take tufte over any incoming forward next year and inamoto over any defenseman coming in the year after

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Fri Dec 04 3:00 pm

I'm still holding out hope for Patrick Khodorenko.
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Post by Hammy » Fri Dec 04 3:44 pm

kid comprisable wrote:The U as usual has some elite recruits like lindgren and reedy, so not to say they are doing a poor job because they're not necessarily. And I know it's blasphemy on this forum to say they should have recruited so and so because people are then jumped on as implying the U needs to land EVERY in state recruit and find room for all of them etc.. But I do think it's fair to point out a mistake in recruiting when a coaching staff simply passes on players. I would really have liked the U to have recruited tufte and inamoto (both of which they did not recruit). Not because the U needs either player, because they don't. But because they're very fun to watch. I'd take tufte over any incoming forward next year and inamoto over any defenseman coming in the year after


Everybody is entitled to an opinion on who should or shouldn't be recruited. But calling any decision a "mistake" at this point is a bit much. None of the players in question have played a second of college hockey and "mistakes" are really only going to be clearly defined by what they actually do in college. Not before it.
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outofstateoutofmind wrote:I'm still holding out hope for Patrick Khodorenko.

I have no idea which colleges are recruiting which prospects, but Khodorenko, Eeli Tolvanen, and Shane Bowers seem to have the most hype at the moment.

I don't see a lot of talk around Max Gildon. Is he written off as being WHL bound?

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Post by Gopher99 » Fri Dec 04 4:28 pm

I think the thing too is Tufte / Mattson have good size already for their age (not sure as much on Graham - and I know Hammy mentioned the pro's and con's perhaps of the size debate with college game vs pro game). One of the takeaways from our first round game last year with UMD was the glaring difference with size/physicality (and probably a factor in being 0-7 I think in the last 7?)...obviously more to it than just that but I'm a believer of some presence and size can only help a hockey team

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Fri Dec 04 5:20 pm

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outofstateoutofmind wrote:I'm still holding out hope for Patrick Khodorenko.

I have no idea which colleges are recruiting which prospects, but Khodorenko, Eeli Tolvanen, and Shane Bowers seem to have the most hype at the moment.

I don't see a lot of talk around Max Gildon. Is he written off as being WHL bound?

I think it's pretty set that Gildon is going to the Dub unless something drastic happens.

Not sure about Tolvanen and Bowers, although the rumor is that Bowers wants a trade to another Q team.

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Post by Bash Brother » Sat Dec 05 12:57 am

Between 2 players of the same age, the one who has the gift of size, will usually be just that, size.

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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Dec 14 1:21 pm

Avery Peterson left Omaha. Potential transfer? Seems like it may go beyond hockey reasons, though.
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Post by The Exiled One » Mon Dec 14 3:34 pm

Bonin21 wrote:Avery Peterson left Omaha. Potential transfer? Seems like it may go beyond hockey reasons, though.

My understanding is that he'll have to be enrolled full time this coming semester if he wants to play the following spring. We should learn quickly where he plans to go. SCSU recruited him before he committed to UNO.

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Mon Dec 14 3:41 pm

I know he grew up a UMD fan and that is his closest school. Because his departure is for "personal reasons", I wouldn't be surprised if that is indeed where he is headed.
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Post by The Exiled One » Mon Dec 14 4:37 pm

outofstateoutofmind wrote:I know he grew up a UMD fan and that is his closest school. Because his departure is for "personal reasons", I wouldn't be surprised if that is indeed where he is headed.

They probably have more room for him next season. SCSU has a bit of a logjam at the moment, but I believe that will end up working itself out (for some unfortunate reasons).

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Post by LevelHeadedGopher » Mon Dec 14 9:35 pm

Is it me or or has it been a while since we've had a commit?

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Mon Dec 14 9:41 pm

LevelHeadedGopher wrote:Is it me or or has it been a while since we've had a commit?

I don't really see that as problematic, we have six guys who have signed LOIs, one guy practicing with the team not able to play until next year, and twelve more with verbal commitments. We only have three seniors on the roster and at the very most I could see three guys leave early, but likely only one. We have a huge pipeline at the moment and I'm not remotely worried.
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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Dec 14 9:47 pm

Right now we have 15 forwards. We likely lose R. Reilly, Michaelson, C. Reilly, Rogge, (Fasching).

We have Pitlick and Szmatula coming in, maybe Wait and Mittelstadt. Baker if he has to. I'd say we could use at least one more forward for next year, and it would help if it were an impact one.
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Post by LevelHeadedGopher » Tue Dec 15 1:40 pm

Never said I was concerned or saw it as a problem, just thought it was interesting.

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Post by steps1299 » Wed Dec 16 9:02 am

Bonin21 wrote:Right now we have 15 forwards. We likely lose R. Reilly, Michaelson, C. Reilly, Rogge, (Fasching).

We have Pitlick and Szmatula coming in, maybe Wait and Mittelstadt. Baker if he has to. I'd say we could use at least one more forward for next year, and it would help if it were an impact one.



Why would we lose C. Reilly?

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Post by alignrock » Wed Dec 16 9:12 am

steps1299 wrote:
Bonin21 wrote:Right now we have 15 forwards. We likely lose R. Reilly, Michaelson, C. Reilly, Rogge, (Fasching).

We have Pitlick and Szmatula coming in, maybe Wait and Mittelstadt. Baker if he has to. I'd say we could use at least one more forward for next year, and it would help if it were an impact one.



Why would we lose C. Reilly?


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Post by Winnwell » Wed Dec 16 11:08 am

I guess North Dakota is showing interest in the brother of Freshman Ryan Norman. Nik Norman is a Bantam on a good Shattuck team that is undefeated and rated number one in the country. Two players have already verbally committed Grant Silianoff to Notre Dame and Mastosimone out east somewhere.

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Wed Dec 16 2:59 pm

Winnwell wrote:I guess North Dakota is showing interest in the brother of Freshman Ryan Norman. Nik Norman is a Bantam on a good Shattuck team that is undefeated and rated number one in the country. Two players have already verbally committed Grant Silianoff to Notre Dame and Mastosimone out east somewhere.

Mastrosimone committed to BU.

Norman's dad played at North Dakota, so this makes sense, although Berry has said he doesn't much care for recruitng younger players.
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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Mon Dec 21 1:30 pm

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Post by minnscout » Mon Dec 21 11:10 pm

Nik Norman is a good player and most likely will end up a D1 player but he does not have a offer from North Dakota.
Not getting Tufte was a tough one ( Gophers were trying as hard as anyone to get him before he committed to UMD). Mattson is a project, Graham good player but soft, Mittelstadt should be absolute stud at the U.

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Post by minnscout » Mon Dec 21 11:31 pm

2000 forward (9th grader) Jack Perbix from Elk River is a player the U will be looking to lock down soon.

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Post by kid comprisable » Tue Dec 22 12:24 am

May have already been mentioned, but Liam pecararo is a guy minnesota appears to be interested in.

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Post by puckluck » Tue Dec 22 7:00 am

minnscout wrote:2000 forward (9th grader) Jack Perbix from Elk River is a player the U will be looking to lock down soon.


I hope so. It would be cool to see Jack in the "M".

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Post by The Exiled One » Tue Dec 22 9:44 am

kid comprisable wrote:May have already been mentioned, but Liam pecararo is a guy minnesota appears to be interested in.

UND is recruiting him as well.

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Post by Hammy » Tue Dec 22 10:29 am

Word I have heard is Pecararo is not strong academically which MAY have an impact on where he ultimately goes. Can't say for sure though.

He's played with a number of current and future Gophers so that wouldn't hurt their case.
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Post by Bonin21 » Tue Dec 22 10:34 am

Sounds like an F'n Hawk to me
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Post by Golden FE Ranger » Tue Dec 22 11:28 am

Bonin21 wrote:Sounds like an F'n Hawk to me

I was going to say the same thing. If he is "not strong" he shouldn't raise the curve at UND too much for the other players. :lol:
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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Tue Dec 22 1:24 pm

Hammy wrote:Word I have heard is Pecararo is not strong academically which MAY have an impact on where he ultimately goes. Can't say for sure though.

He's played with a number of current and future Gophers so that wouldn't hurt their case.

I remember being surprised when I heard North Dakota and UMD were recruiting him because they historically don't take guys who have played elsewhere––my personal, unconfirmed belief is that his departure from Maine was not playing-time related.
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Post by The Exiled One » Tue Dec 22 2:40 pm

Avery Peterson will be transferring to either BSU or UMD. I don't believe he's decided which yet.

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Post by younggopherdiehard » Wed Dec 23 11:50 pm

kid comprisable wrote:I think they were too slow in recruiting tufte. they tried to recruit him after he committed to Duluth. Tufte was already getting national attention at the time so I don't know why the gophers were so slow. Maybe they thought they had the luxury of time

Casey might be a better scorer but it's hard to day he's a better player than tufte. They have different skil sets (and size obviously). Tufte is a monster and uses his size really well


Did Tufte ever sign his NLI during the early signing period? I didn't see anything, but I could have easily missed it. If not, I hope we haven't given up on recruiting him just yet. I went to the EP-Blaine game tonight and he sure is fun to watch. He definitely utIlizes his size to his advantage at the high school level, but he reminds me so much of Bjugstadt at the same age and it sure looks like he can have an impact at the college level. He and Mittelstadt were easily the two best players on the ice.

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Wed Dec 23 11:56 pm

Tufte signed.
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younggopherdiehard wrote:
kid comprisable wrote:I think they were too slow in recruiting tufte. they tried to recruit him after he committed to Duluth. Tufte was already getting national attention at the time so I don't know why the gophers were so slow. Maybe they thought they had the luxury of time

Casey might be a better scorer but it's hard to day he's a better player than tufte. They have different skil sets (and size obviously). Tufte is a monster and uses his size really well


Did Tufte ever sign his NLI during the early signing period? I didn't see anything, but I could have easily missed it. If not, I hope we haven't given up on recruiting him just yet. I went to the EP-Blaine game tonight and he sure is fun to watch. He definitely utIlizes his size to his advantage at the high school level, but he reminds me so much of Bjugstadt at the same age and it sure looks like he can have an impact at the college level. He and Mittelstadt were easily the two best players on the ice.


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Post by puckluck » Mon Jan 04 3:10 pm

I was wondering about Isaac Johnson of Anoka earlier this year and see he apparently had a good showing at the Schwan Cup this past weekend. Is he committed anywhere and i just missed it and if not, curious if anyone knows who may be in the running/interested?

Also wondering about Ethan Johnson from Thief. I was impressed when i saw him earlier this year. Anyone know if he's in the mix for somewhere?

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Post by Jaykay3 » Mon Jan 04 11:22 pm

puckluck wrote:I was wondering about Isaac Johnson of Anoka earlier this year and see he apparently had a good showing at the Schwan Cup this past weekend. Is he committed anywhere and i just missed it and if not, curious if anyone knows who may be in the running/interested?

Also wondering about Ethan Johnson from Thief. I was impressed when i saw him earlier this year. Anyone know if he's in the mix for somewhere?


Here's a list of who's committed where: http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/page/show/22 ... ommitments

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Wed Jan 06 12:49 pm

Finnish World Junior champion Kasper Björkqvist has announced his intentions to play college hockey. He currently plays for the Espoo Blues U20 team, where he has 47 points in 30 games. I have no idea who's interested, but I liked what I saw from him at the tournament.
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Post by scubasteve2727 » Wed Jan 06 8:30 pm

Anyone know if we are interesting in him?

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Post by outofstateoutofmind » Wed Jan 06 9:19 pm

scubasteve2727 wrote:Anyone know if we are interesting in him?

No clue. Common sense tells me other schools in the state are, so we might be as well for that reason.
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Post by minnscout » Mon Jan 11 8:38 pm

Notre Dame strikes again as they get Jackson Perbix to commit

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minnscout wrote:Notre Dame strikes again as they get Jackson Perbix to commit

Wait, I don't see that name on the Edina roster..... :confused2:




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minnscout wrote:Notre Dame strikes again as they get Jackson Perbix to commit


Just heard this is well. Good for Jack, I'm happy for him but I was so hoping that he ended up a gopher... It was pretty obvious though that he would end up at ND given his interest and ties.

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Post by cypressmills » Wed Jan 13 8:03 pm

kid comprisable wrote:May have already been mentioned, but Liam pecararo is a guy minnesota appears to be interested in.


Off to Northeastern.
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Post by Slap Shot » Wed Jan 13 8:08 pm

cypressmills wrote:
kid comprisable wrote:May have already been mentioned, but Liam pecararo is a guy minnesota appears to be interested in.


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