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hockeyfan233
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Best Junior In Minnesota

Post by hockeyfan233 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:33 pm

Benik is one of them, but who else is a standout

mch
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Post by mch » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:49 pm

derek forbort, max gardiner, mark alt, nate schmidt

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Post by theoneandonly1 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Herbert from Jefferson
Forbort from Duluth East
Patterson from BSM
Gardiner from Tonka

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Post by Doglover » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:00 am

Benik
Procnou Mtka
Taft Edina
Herbert Jefferson

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Post by pjo612 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:09 am

Caleb Herbert and Joe Faust-Jefferson
Andrew Prochno-Minnetonka
Connor Reilly- Holy Angels
Brett Patterson- BSM

i haven't been up north to see some of the other teams play though

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Post by HShockey2180 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:23 am

Some guy up in Duluth told me Forbort will go top 10 in this years nhl draft, is he really that good or is this guy nuts?
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Post by komada77 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:05 am

HShockey2180 wrote:Some guy up in Duluth told me Forbort will go top 10 in this years nhl draft, is he really that good or is this guy nuts?
Forbort's real good but that guys crazy I don't think he's even eligible for this year's draft actually.

Top Juniors (no particular order):
Gardiner-Tonka
Prochno-Tonka
Taft-Edina
Benik-St. Francis
Herbert-Jefferson
Faust-Jefferson
Patterson-BSM
Meyers-BSM
Isackson-STA
Gaede-Woodbury
Hyland-Woodbury
Wolter-WBL
Lovick-Centennial
Alt-CDH
Skalbeck-Hopkins
Fons-Hopkins
Forbort-Duluth East
Connor Reilly-AHA
Fulton-Breck
Schmidt-SC Cathedral
Knochenmus-Roseau
Youso-I Falls
Everyone hates private schools (and Edina)!!

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Post by The Exiled One » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:51 am

Brock Nelson - Warroad
Adam Knochenmus - Roseau

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Post by EHSHack » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:29 am

A Dallas Stars scout called Forbort "one of, if not, the best 1992 defensemen in the US. Forbs also plays for Team USA and made the development team in Ann Arbor but turned it down. He committed to the Sioux very early into his junior year and is rated a 3 out of 4 by the NHL scouts. Kyle Lutzka is only other junior Hound ranked, 1.5.
Go Hounds.

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Post by nungitchida » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:10 am

heres my picks in order Offense first, defense second
1 Nelson Warroad
2 Gardiner Tonka
3 Isackson STA
4 Herbert BJ
5 Benik ST frances
6 Pulusky SCC

1 Forbert DE
2 Pauluk BJ
3 Schmidt Scc
4 Corrin I Falls
5 Krebsbach Virginia

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Post by HasNoMoves » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:05 am

schmitt from cathedral...should get drafted in the second round, maybe first this year according to a scout i know...who has been watching him for 2 years now.

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Post by ImissMYhockey » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:20 am

This class also has some pretty solid goaltenders. Meyers from BSM, Fons from Hopkins who I think is the best, and Kruger from Tonka. Who are some others?

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Post by pipes3030 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:25 pm

ImissMYhockey wrote:This class also has some pretty solid goaltenders. Meyers from BSM, Fons from Hopkins who I think is the best, and Kruger from Tonka. Who are some others?
John Russel-Breck
Alex Gierke-Tartan
Ryan O'Shea-Eastview
Mike Ness-Woodbury
Mike Taffe-Providence

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Post by thorhockey » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:28 pm

Followthepuck.com has great goalie leader stats

AA leaders
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gB9z7bAoSf8/S ... ass+AA.PNG

Section leaders
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gB9z7bAoSf8/S ... ass+AA.PNG


Class leaders
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gB9z7bAoSf8/S ... by+YIS.PNG

For those that played 10 games or 510 minutes
Mcneely to be added from STA after 10th game against Mahtomedi posted

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Post by thiscrazygame » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:08 pm

EHSHack wrote:A Dallas Stars scout called Forbort "one of, if not, the best 1992 defensemen in the US. Forbs also plays for Team USA and made the development team in Ann Arbor but turned it down. He committed to the Sioux very early into his junior year and is rated a 3 out of 4 by the NHL scouts. Kyle Lutzka is only other junior Hound ranked, 1.5.
Where do they show these rankings?

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Post by hockeyjunkie2 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:12 pm

http://www.geocities.com/dent0110/junior2009AA.html
http://www.geocities.com/dent0110/junior2009A.html

You may not agree with the order but posting more just to look at the player list. I always find these kind of fun to look at.

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Post by warriors41 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:20 pm

Brock Nelson is the best Junior I have seen up north this year. He centers Warroad's top line and had over 60 points.

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Post by elliott70 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:45 pm

Brock Nelson

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Post by thiscrazygame » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:52 pm

hockeyjunkie2 wrote:http://www.geocities.com/dent0110/junior2009AA.html
http://www.geocities.com/dent0110/junior2009A.html

You may not agree with the order but posting more just to look at the player list. I always find these kind of fun to look at.
I meant the NHL Rankings that EHSHACK was talking about where Forbert is 3 out of 4 and Lutzka is 1.5

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Post by seek & destroy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:33 am

ImissMYhockey wrote:This class also has some pretty solid goaltenders. Meyers from BSM, Fons from Hopkins who I think is the best, and Kruger from Tonka. Who are some others?
Pretty good list to work off of at the bottom of this list of Juniors. My opinion based on the season is that Burke from AHA should be ranked higher than he is but at least this list includes the right players:

2008-2009 JUNIORS CLASS AA

FORWARD
1. Max Gardiner Minnetonka
2. Caleb Herbert Bloomington Jefferson
3. John Skrbec Grand Rapids
4. Joey Benik St. Francis
5. Brett Patterson Benilde-St. Margaret's
6. Adam Knochenmus Roseau
7. Ryan Wolter White Bear Lake
8. Mike Erickson Eden Prairie
9. Kyle Lutzka Duluth East
10. Jordan Martini Rochester Century
11. Connor Reilly Academy Of Holy Angels
12. Max Gaede Woodbury
13. Cal Decowski Andover
14. Jake Erickson Chaska
15. Ryan Reilly Academy Of Holy Angels
16. Chad Hennum Elk River/Zimmerman
17. Jordan Lovick Centennial
18. Archie Skalbeck Hopkins
19. Chris Fischer Apple Valley
20. Zach Knight Bloomington Jefferson
21. Alec Horton Maple Grove
22. Adam Smyth Burnsville
23. Mike Chacich Eastview
24. Joe Rubbelke St. Paul Johnson
25. Jayce Paulseth Duluth East
26. Charlie Taft Edina
27. Jake McKee Tartan
28. Tyler Dietzler Bloomington Jefferson
29. Tommy Lundquist Minnetonka
30. Wilson Housley Stillwater
Others
James Hughes Centennial
Kevin Erickson Roseau
Brandon Derks Anoka
Andrew Anderson Rosemount
Travis Seurer Lakeville South
Justin Parizek Lakeville South
Mitch Rogge Eden Prairie
Ben Weigand Stillwater
Jesse Perron Cretin-Derham Hall
Josh Gaughan Buffalo
Neil Hultgren Bloomington Kennedy
Eric Bradley Mounds View
Tyler Johnson Robbinsdale Armstrong

DEFENSE
1. Derek Forbort Duluth East
2. Andrew Pitts North Metro
3. Adam Robson Apple Valley
4. Brett Stern Centennial
5. Kyle Kleinendorst Grand Rapids
6. Jeff Pauluk Bloomington Jefferson
7. Mark Alt Cretin-Derham Hall
8. Joe Faust Bloomington Jefferson
9. Sam Windle Osseo
10. Jordan Johnson Hill-Murray
11. Justin Holl Minnetonka
12. Charlie Aus Centennial
13. James Hansen Osseo
14. Andrew Prochno Minnetonka
15. Tony Larson Blaine
16. Chris Casto Hill-Murray
17. Kean Paxton Osseo
18. David Jarrett Edina
19. Casey Gjerde White Bear Lake
20. Andrew Herbert Woodbury
Others
Dan Fick Forest Lake
Neil Bartholomy Cretin-Derham Hall
Walker Hyland Woodbury
Troy Hesketh Minnetonka
Lucas Whelan Wayzata
Rick Norenberg Maple Grove
Tim Kuzniar Lakeville North
Carl Krieger Tartan

GOALIE
1. Alex Fons Hopkins
2. Jim Kruger Minnetonka
3. Jacob Meyers Benilde-St. Margaret's
4. Ryan O'Shea Eastview
5. Matt Ray Andover
6. Danny Harper Blaine
7. Mike Ness Woodbury
8. Tristan Pennella Stillwater
9. John Ankeny Edina
10. Logan Marks Moorhead
Others
Tommy Burke Academy Of Holy Angels
Ethan Kvidt Roseau
Patrick Moore Woodbury
Rick Cotter Stillwater
Matt Arentz Lakeville North

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Post by Hoops » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:33 am

seek & destroy wrote:
ImissMYhockey wrote:This class also has some pretty solid goaltenders. Meyers from BSM, Fons from Hopkins who I think is the best, and Kruger from Tonka. Who are some others?
Pretty good list to work off of at the bottom of this list of Juniors. My opinion based on the season is that Burke from AHA should be ranked higher than he is but at least this list includes the right players:

2008-2009 JUNIORS CLASS AA

FORWARD
1. Max Gardiner Minnetonka
2. Caleb Herbert Bloomington Jefferson
3. John Skrbec Grand Rapids
4. Joey Benik St. Francis
5. Brett Patterson Benilde-St. Margaret's
6. Adam Knochenmus Roseau
7. Ryan Wolter White Bear Lake
8. Mike Erickson Eden Prairie
9. Kyle Lutzka Duluth East
10. Jordan Martini Rochester Century
11. Connor Reilly Academy Of Holy Angels
12. Max Gaede Woodbury
13. Cal Decowski Andover
14. Jake Erickson Chaska
15. Ryan Reilly Academy Of Holy Angels
16. Chad Hennum Elk River/Zimmerman
17. Jordan Lovick Centennial
18. Archie Skalbeck Hopkins
19. Chris Fischer Apple Valley
20. Zach Knight Bloomington Jefferson
21. Alec Horton Maple Grove
22. Adam Smyth Burnsville
23. Mike Chacich Eastview
24. Joe Rubbelke St. Paul Johnson
25. Jayce Paulseth Duluth East
26. Charlie Taft Edina
27. Jake McKee Tartan
28. Tyler Dietzler Bloomington Jefferson
29. Tommy Lundquist Minnetonka
30. Wilson Housley Stillwater
Others
James Hughes Centennial
Kevin Erickson Roseau
Brandon Derks Anoka
Andrew Anderson Rosemount
Travis Seurer Lakeville South
Justin Parizek Lakeville South
Mitch Rogge Eden Prairie
Ben Weigand Stillwater
Jesse Perron Cretin-Derham Hall
Josh Gaughan Buffalo
Neil Hultgren Bloomington Kennedy
Eric Bradley Mounds View
Tyler Johnson Robbinsdale Armstrong

DEFENSE
1. Derek Forbort Duluth East
2. Andrew Pitts North Metro
3. Adam Robson Apple Valley
4. Brett Stern Centennial
5. Kyle Kleinendorst Grand Rapids
6. Jeff Pauluk Bloomington Jefferson
7. Mark Alt Cretin-Derham Hall
8. Joe Faust Bloomington Jefferson
9. Sam Windle Osseo
10. Jordan Johnson Hill-Murray
11. Justin Holl Minnetonka
12. Charlie Aus Centennial
13. James Hansen Osseo
14. Andrew Prochno Minnetonka
15. Tony Larson Blaine
16. Chris Casto Hill-Murray
17. Kean Paxton Osseo
18. David Jarrett Edina
19. Casey Gjerde White Bear Lake
20. Andrew Herbert Woodbury
Others
Dan Fick Forest Lake
Neil Bartholomy Cretin-Derham Hall
Walker Hyland Woodbury
Troy Hesketh Minnetonka
Lucas Whelan Wayzata
Rick Norenberg Maple Grove
Tim Kuzniar Lakeville North
Carl Krieger Tartan

GOALIE
1. Alex Fons Hopkins
2. Jim Kruger Minnetonka
3. Jacob Meyers Benilde-St. Margaret's
4. Ryan O'Shea Eastview
5. Matt Ray Andover
6. Danny Harper Blaine
7. Mike Ness Woodbury
8. Tristan Pennella Stillwater
9. John Ankeny Edina
10. Logan Marks Moorhead
Others
Tommy Burke Academy Of Holy Angels
Ethan Kvidt Roseau
Patrick Moore Woodbury
Rick Cotter Stillwater
Matt Arentz Lakeville North
Is this the list of good juniors? Or every Junior in the state?

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Post by youngblood08 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:34 am

Well if you count Benik, who in 17 MJHL games only had 7 pts and was on one of the better teams, then the best Jr in the State isn't even playing High School hockey. The kids leading and averaging 2+ pts per game is a JR.

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Post by hockeyboys » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:19 am

That list isn't even close.

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Post by my2cents » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:28 am

Actually, I think that that list is very close. It is updated throughout the season as well.

Regarding Benik: His play in the MN jrs was almost a year ago. Some kids (even already good players) can improve over the course of a season as I suspect his has.

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Post by youngblood08 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:31 am

or in his case the competition got a lot weaker.

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