Great 8 Rosters Finalized

onedogtoomany
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Great 8 Rosters Finalized

Post by onedogtoomany » Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:10 pm

The rosters for the Great 8 Tournament the final weekend of March have been posted on Minnesota Hockey's website as of today. Here's a link to the rosters. Looks like a great tourney. <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.minnesotahockey.org/2004%20G ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>The biggest surprise is no forwards from Centennial. I heard Gorowsky is injured and another teammate sick. Sorry they won't be there.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

Hillfan
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Question

Post by Hillfan » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:43 am

Does anyone really know why no forwards from Centennial? No Ornell or Ollila. Both I saw had great years with 57 and 53 points. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub33.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUser ... Hillfan</A> at: 3/19/04 9:46 am<br></i>

eastend
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great 8 roster

Post by eastend » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:04 am

Im not sure about ornell but I know Ben is one of the best golfers in the state, and that is his main sport, he probably has commitments with that. Which brings up another topic, how many great hockey players are there that are good in two sports that don't get the recognition they should because they don't play in the summer or the elite league but would be some of you better players. Here are a few, John Kovacs<br>White Bear, Ryan Peckscamp, Sauk Rapids, Chase Evertz<br>Anoka. All football players. Im sure there are a lot of others, please list them. <p></p><i></i>

MichTechPuck8
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Olilia and Ornell

Post by MichTechPuck8 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:02 pm

Ben Olilia and Tim Ornell will both be on spring breaks during the Great 8 tournament weekend. <p></p><i></i>

puckster10
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Re: Olilia and Ornell

Post by puckster10 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:22 pm

eastend-all the players you mentioned are on the rosters. Kovacs, Evertz and the other one are all there. <p>Puckster<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.wildpuck.com" target="top">www.wildpuck.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p><i></i>

grman45
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Goligoski

Post by grman45 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:12 pm

Does anyone know why Alex Goligoski isn't on the 7A/7AA team? <p></p><i></i>

ifhockey88
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great 8

Post by ifhockey88 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:36 pm

could someone post the rosters on here, my computer doesnt seem to be able to comprehend how to open the files up, i tried in microsoft word etc. that would be awesome if someone could do that, thanks.<br><br>ifhockey88<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Jesrober » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:33 pm

Section 1A-1AA (RED)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 BJ O’Brien G Lakeville<br>2 Adam Davis D Lakeville<br>3 Jake Bosbon D Rochester John Marshall<br>4 John Cicora D Rochester Mayo<br>5 Casey Schumaker D Albert Lea<br>6 Adam Macho D New Ulm<br>7 Justin Olson D Owatonna<br>8 Andy Roberts F Rochester Mayo<br>9 Jake Hovick F Rochester John Marshall<br>10 Aaron Weber F Lakeville<br>11 Logen Wenzel F Mankato East<br>12 Rob Amundson F Rochester John Marshall<br>13 Lee Fleming F Rochester Century<br>14 Adam Lawler F Rochester Century<br>15 CJ Doolittle F Farmington<br>16 Erik LaRock F Kasson-Manorville<br>35 Kevin Herman G Rochester John Marshall<br>Alt. Jake Potaracke G1 Rochester John Marshall<br>Alt. Cory Toufar D-1 Rochester Century<br>Alt Andy Balata D-2 Faribault<br>Alt Graham Kuehner F-1 Mankato West<br>Alt. Ross Grant F-2 Mankato East<br>Alt Kyle Textor F-3 Rochester Mayo<br><br>Section 3A-2AA (GOLD)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 Andy Wright G Lourdes<br>2 Eli Vlaisavjevich D St. Bernards<br>3 Mark Bernier D South St. Paul<br>4 Bob Kuehl D Johnson<br>5 Robbie Lukas D Woodbury<br>6 Devin Firi D Red Wing<br>7 Aaron Pennington D Simley<br>8 Nick Stalock F South St. Paul<br>9 Scott Motz F Tartan<br>10 Joe Baisimo F Johnson<br>11 Jake Wederbrand F Park<br>12 Chris Kern F Lourdes<br>13 Aaron Purpur F Tartan<br>14 Louie Lamanna F South St. Paul<br>15 Ben Stolz F St. Paul Hawks<br>16 Ryan Bradshaw F Tartan<br>35 Jim Olson G Johnson<br>Alt Tom Nonine G1 Park<br>Inj Joel Liewllyn D St. Thomas<br>Decline James Bachman D-1 SPA<br>Decline Mike Mullaney F Johnson<br>Decline Ryan Kelly F St. Bernards <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Jesrober » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:35 pm

Section 2A-3AA (White)<br>Name Pos School<br>1 Greg Stutz G Centennial<br>2 Greg Flynn D Centennial<br>3 John Kovacs D White Bear Lake<br>4 Dan Moline D Duluth Marshall<br>5 Brandon Johnson D Duluth Marshall<br>6 Sam Dorr D Roseville<br>7 Scott Lang D Stillwater<br>8 Ryan Peckskamp F Sauk Rapids<br>9 Sam Kelly F Hill-Murray<br>10 Casey Parenteau F White Bear Lake<br>11 Dan Bonne F White Bear Lake<br>12 Matt Greer F White Bear Lake<br>13 Tim Dickhudt F Hill-Murray<br>14 Adam Koopmeiners F St. Cloud Cathedral<br>15 David Gross F Pine City<br>16 Matt Tramm F Moundsview<br>35 James Fangel G Hill-Murray<br>Alt Dan Carlson G1 White Bear Lake<br>Alt Josh Wick D-1 Duluth Denfeld<br>Alt Scott Paul D-2 Duluth Marshall<br>Alt F-1<br>Alt F-2<br>Alt F-3<br>Coaches: AA: Jim Young, Roseville<br>A: Jonathan Voss, St. Cloud Catherdral<br>Manager: Ron Bystrom, Forest lake<br><br><br>Section 4A-4AA (GRAY)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 Kyle Olstad G Anoka<br>2 Matt Case D Maple Grove<br>3 Matt Sorteberg D Anoka<br>4 Kyle Dickhaus D Wadena – Deer Creek<br>5 Eric Johnson D Anoka<br>6 Chase Evertz D Anoka<br>7 Travor Brennan D Fergus Falls<br>8 Joe Long F Elk River<br>9 Tommy Dee F Maple Grove<br>10 Billy Becker F Anoka<br>11 Tyler Nue F Wadena – Deer Creek<br>12 Matt Mossey F Coon Rapids<br>13 Jordan Swan F Champlin Park<br>14 Morgan Cekalla F Little Falls<br>15 Andrew Murray F Wadena – Deer Creek<br>16 Brain Backer F Champlin Park<br>35 Aaron Jorgensen G Little Falls<br>Alt. Clay Nestor G1 Fergus Falls<br>Alt. Chris Johnson D-1 Elk River<br>Alt. Austin Adolf D-2 Osseo<br>Alt. Dustin Majewski D-3 Park Center<br>Alt. Brain Peterson F-1 Coon Rapids<br>Alt. Rick Anderson F-2 Armstrong<br>Alt. Jack Underwood F-3 Fergus Falls<br>Alt. Spike Terrien F-4 Park Center<br>Coaches: AA<br>A: Scott Woods, Wadena/Deer Creek<br>Manager: Dave Magneau, New Hope <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Jesrober » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:36 pm

Section 5A-5AA (Orange)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 Matt Lundin G Apple Valley<br>2 Jack Hillen D Holy Angels<br>3 Blake Friesen D Benilde<br>4 Evan Byers D Eagan<br>5 Greg Battani D Benilde<br>6 Art Clark D Bloomington Kennedy<br>7 Lucas Johnson D St Louis Park<br>8 Mike Taylor F Holy Angels<br>9 Jason Wiley F Bloomington Kennedy<br>10 Tom Freeman F Eagan<br>11 BJ Bayers F St Louis Park<br>12 Dustin Fulton F Breck<br>13 David Martinson F St Louis Park<br>14 Alex Arnason F Totino Grace<br>15 Trevor Bruess F Holy Angels<br>16 Ryan Gunderson F Mahtomedi<br>35 Tyler Brigl G Eastview<br>Alt Luke Edwall G-1 St Louis Park<br>Alt Kevin Johnson D-1 Eastview<br>Alt Brant Marple F-1 Eastview<br>N/A D<br>N/A John Lombardi F Burnsville<br>Coaches: AA:<br>A:<br>Manager: Charlie Graves, Apple Valley<br><br><br>Section 7A-7AA (Royal)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 Dustin Carlson G Forest Lake<br>2 Eric Michalski D Mesabi East<br>3 Phil Johnson D Duluth East<br>4 Pat Riordan D Virginia<br>5 Derek Fischer D Int Falls<br>6 Chris Johnson D Duluth East<br>7 Mike Solinger D Brainerd<br>8 Drew Walters F Hibbing<br>9 Ryan Cramer F Int Falls<br>10 Nick Kemp F Hermantown<br>11 Joe Schuster F Greeway<br>12 Morgan Shepard F Brainerd<br>14 Allen Raushel F Cloquet<br>15 Nate Hedley F Virginia<br>16 Nick Hedley F Virginia<br>17 Deven Vanhouse F Silver Bay<br>35 Aaron Damjanovich G Greenway<br>Alt. Kevin Jonassen G1 Eveleth<br>Alt. D-1<br>Alt. D-2<br>Alt. Blaine Gamst F-1 Duluth East<br>Alt. Arie Degrio F-2 Grand Rapids<br>Alt. Jayson Honer F-3 Hermantown<br>Coaches: AA:<br>A:<br>Manager: Dan Clafton, Grand Rapids <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Jesrober » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:37 pm

Section 6A-6AA (Teal)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 Jason Krueger G Wayzata<br>2 Pat Finley D Jefferson<br>3 Chris Berenguer D Eden Prairie<br>4 Jeff Carlson D Richfield<br>5 Austin Bergren D Edina<br>6 Cole Abernathy D Chaska<br>7 Joe Beck D Eden Prairie<br>8 Glenn Ylitalo F Orono<br>9 Brady Miller F Eden Prairie<br>10 Pat Dynan F Orono<br>11 Anders Olson F Edina<br>12 Aaron Stark F Chaska<br>13 Joe Pierce F Eden Prairie<br>14 Andy Bryan F Edina<br>15 Drew Aikins F Minnetonka<br>16 Mike Gilbert F Prior Lake<br>35 Kyle Ratalsky G Shakopee<br>Alt. Erik Hylok G1 Edina<br>Alt. Kevin Eidsmo D-1 Minnetonka<br>Alt. Paul Ross D-2 Buffalo<br>Alt. D-3<br>Alt. Kirby Pumper F-1 New Prague<br>Alt. Nate Anderson F-2 Wayzata<br>Alt. Tyler Veit F-3 Mound<br>Alt. F-4<br>Coaches: AA:<br><br><br>Section 8A-8AA (Purple)<br>No. Name Pos School<br>1 Justin Klinkhammer G Thief River Falls<br>2 Andrew Hasbargen D Warroad<br>3 Brett Nylander D Lake of the Woods<br>4 Joe Emmerich D Moorhead<br>5 Nate Roberts D St.Cloud Tech<br>6 Nate Conneran D Moorhead<br>7 Jackson Kreil D Alexandria<br>8 Brian Gifford F Moorhead<br>9 Brent Olson F Lake of the Woods<br>10 Gabe Harren F Warroad<br>11 Aaron Bendickson F Thief River Falls<br>12 Nick Deutz F Moorhead<br>13 Matt Stengl F East Grand Forks<br>14 Tyler Lehrke F Park Rapids<br>15 Nolan Oliver F Moorhead<br>16 Nate Meinz F St.Cloud Tech<br>35 Tyler Johnson G East Grand Forks<br>Alt. G1<br>Alt. D-1<br>Alt. D-2<br>Alt. F-1<br>Alt. F-2<br>Alt. F-3<br>Coaches: AA: Dave Morinville, Moorhead<br>A: Cary Eades Warroad<br>Manager Jim Bjorklund, Moorhead <p></p><i></i>

petey1321
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Re: Great 8

Post by petey1321 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:44 pm

Man, there's a lot of confusion about what the Great 8 is. Alex Goligoski is not on the 7AA team for the same reason a lot of people aren't on these teams: if you are already committed to a D-1 team or are playing in the USHL right now, you don't play in the Great 8. The Great 8 is a place for players to get notice (especially if you make the Chicago Showcase team) by junior and college scouts, and there's no reason to go if you've already got a commitment. <p></p><i></i>

shutout
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Petey, you're wrong again!

Post by shutout » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:11 pm

Petey, try again:<br><br>Hillen, taylor, Friesen, Bayers, Eli V. are all committed to D1 programs and they are listed on rosters. I am sure that Goligoski is not playing because he went to Sioux Falls after the season. The players with D1 committments are NOT eligible for the Chicago Showcase though. I know this for a fact, my son was asked to play but he had previous plans.<br><br>I haven't seen you blow one like this since you made your predictions on the Lake Conference at the beginning of the season. ( Kennedy ahead of Jefferson that was a good prediction! ) <p></p><i></i>

HockeyGuru31
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Great 8

Post by HockeyGuru31 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:56 am

If a player plays in the USHL they are not eligibae to play in the great 8, at least thats the way it has been in the past. <p></p><i></i>

shutout
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Juniors

Post by shutout » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:34 am

Guru:<br><br>Eligible or not, the USHL season is still going on so if a player is playing in that league he is going to have games and would not be released to play in this tournament. <p></p><i></i>

onedogtoomany
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Re: Great 8

Post by onedogtoomany » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:42 am

Shutout: You are right, Petey did blow this one. As I understand it, all seniors in the state are eligible for the Great 8. The participants each year are choosen by the coaches of the sections. It is then up to those choosen players to decide if they will play or not. Some choose to go on Spring Break, some are injured, and some choose instead to play in the USHL right after their HS season ends. I think those players can choose to come back from the USHL and play in the Great 8 that one weekend. Any player with a prior D-1 committment can not be choosen for the Chicago Showcase team at the end of the Great 8 Tourney. <p></p><i></i>

nwhky
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Great 8

Post by nwhky » Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:09 am

Section 8AA, Nolan Oliver has declined due to signing for football at St. Cloud State. He felt it would better serve someone else that is trying to get a look. <p></p><i></i>

WBLBEARS06
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Re: Great 8

Post by WBLBEARS06 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:49 am

anybody know where i can get dates/game times, and where are the games played at? <p></p><i></i>

petey1321
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Re: Great 8

Post by petey1321 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:59 pm

My bad, shutout. They just aren't eligible for the Chicago Showcase. <p></p><i></i>

puckster10
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Re: Great 8

Post by puckster10 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:12 pm

Games are next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All games are at Wakota arena in South Saint Paul. 4 games each day, 2 on each rink. I don't know the times for sure yet. <p>Puckster<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.wildpuck.com" target="top">www.wildpuck.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--></p><i></i>

Puckguy
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Re: Great 8

Post by Puckguy » Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:04 pm

Petey: I believe it is kind of a gray area, but that you are right. The whole idea behind the Great 8 was for those players that do not have prior commitments. Whether it is written or not, those who have commitments to the USHL or D1 usually pass. <p></p><i></i>

hockeytape
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well rounded athletes

Post by hockeytape » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:04 pm

in speaking about multiple sports<br>edina's varsity team had 7 players that are 3 sport <br>letter winners this past year.<br>I would bet there are very few aa schools that have the same ratio.<br><br>Also another interesting statistic. there were 27 varsity level skaters (10-12) that have skated in the Edina program that are playing in a non Edina varsity level program (including junior, ntdp or shattuck) this year. In addition the Edina Jr Gold A team is in the finals and th JV team ended up second in the Classic Lake(1 game behind Wayzata) The Bantam A's are playing in the consolation finals and the Peewees are in the State finals. <br><br>There is no other program in the state that has that depth. <p></p><i></i>

nurfacehky
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Three sport Letter winners

Post by nurfacehky » Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:26 pm

let me guess, your three sport players played soccer, hockey and golf, track or baseball, wait I bet one or two were on the dance line. How many kids from the state champions played football and hockey, or another sport. How about MR. Hockey? Point is this, all the finalist for Mr. Hockey play nothing but hockey.<br><br>Edina, did they not lose to MHD Bantam A's, thought so. Give it up, Edina is cake eating program that had good hockey teams way back when.<br><br><br>The "O" Train left his mark at state.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

chiefsc
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well rounded

Post by chiefsc » Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:15 am

Mr hockey this year is also actually the captain of the centennial tennis team, and as for the state champs, they have a soccer captain, 3 football players, another soccer player, a baseball player, 2 golfers, and some lacrosse players. <p></p><i></i>

jr
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Other Sports

Post by jr » Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:10 pm

Well over half the players on the Centennial team also play other sports. Very well rounded! <p></p><i></i>

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