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Post by rudy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:47 pm

I think we have this list every year. Who, with a high degree of certainty, are leaving their high school program early or not entering at all in favor of juniors, Ann Arbor or other hockey options. Please include high school being left behind, where that player is headed, and his grade next season:

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Post by rudy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:13 pm

No one? that would be a first?

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Post by hockeyfan893 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Jack Glover - NTDP (Benilde) - Junior

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Post by rudy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:06 pm

There were go!

Now, let's copy/paste most recent list and add as you learn:

Player New Previous Grade

Jack Glover NTDP Benilde Junior

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Post by Gopher Blog » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:15 pm

Keegan Iverson - Portland (WHL)

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Post by phil mccracken » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:05 pm

wow, Hammy your in the know, but that is a big move for a sophomore to be. Good luck to him as he enters his hockey "career". Nice player.

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Post by hockeyfan893 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:08 pm

Rising Seniors

Rising Juniors
Jack Glover, NTDP (USHL), Benilde

Rising Sophomores
Keegan Iverson, Portland Winterhawks (WHL), Breck

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Post by The Exiled One » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:38 pm

I think we hit 21 players last season. I would expect similar this season, including most of the juniors who would otherwise contend for Mr. Hockey.
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Post by Gopher Blog » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:00 pm

phil mccracken wrote:wow, Hammy your in the know, but that is a big move for a sophomore to be. Good luck to him as he enters his hockey "career". Nice player.
He played in a game with them tonight so it is pretty public knowledge. :wink:

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Post by mulefarm » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:13 am

Gopher Blog wrote:Keegan Iverson - Portland (WHL)
Wow, that is a huge step, best of luck to the kid!

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Post by ticktacktonka » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:34 am

Congratulations and good luck to Keegan. Hopefully he can bring a first round draft pick back to Minnesota in 2014!

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Re: iverson

Post by HShockeywatcher » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 pm

What are the different options (leagues) for students leaving high school? This league has Keegan moving to Canada, being paid to play and, as the article eludes to, dropping out of a high school. Is this true?

What are the different options and which generally provide the best options to players for development?

Thanks

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Post by mghockey18 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:22 pm

The league Keegan is playing is pays players basically a stipend. Some players get paid lucrative deals, but only the cream of the crop. Keegan will be required to go to high school by the team, and will receive an education package depending on the amount of years he plays. His education package is void if he decides to sign a professional contract.

Here is some information on the Junior leagues in North America -

Canada Major Junior (WHL OHL QMJHL) - Typically considered the "fastest" route to the NHL. Wouldn't recommend going if you aren't from Canada unless you are an absolute rock in the classrooom.

US Junior Hockey
Tier I -
United States Hockey League - Typically used by both Canadians and Americans to go to the Division I level.
Tier II -
North American Hockey League - Used by both Candians and Americans to play Division I or III
Tier III - Eastern Junior Hockey League is probably the best league out of these options. All of the others rarely (if ever) send players directly DI. EJHL sends a handful of guys to Eastern schools each year.
Minnesota Junior Hockey League
Eastern Junior Hockey League
Atlantic Junior Hockey League
Central States Hockey league
Northern Pacific Hockey League
Western States Hockey league

Canadian Junior Hockey: It is really hit or miss with most of these organizations in Canada.

Alberta Junior Hockey League
British Columbia Hockey League
Central Junior A Hockey League
Maritime Junior A Hockey League
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
Quebec Junior AAA League
Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Northern Ontario Jr Hockey League
Superior International Hockey League
Ontario Hockey Association

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Post by bafata88 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 pm

http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/s ... 6999227600

More info about the WHL and Keegan Iverson being recruited by the Portland Winterhawks.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:51 am

bafata88 wrote:http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/s ... 6999227600

More info about the WHL and Keegan Iverson being recruited by the Portland Winterhawks.
Great article; thanks for posting. And best of luck to Keegan - hope everything works out for him.

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Post by MJA10 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:23 am

ticktacktonka wrote:Congratulations and good luck to Keegan. Hopefully he can bring a first round draft pick back to Minnesota in 2014!
Now when Keegan is playing in the NHL 5-6 years from now dont claim he is a minnesota highschool product like FSN does with some other players because he won't be

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Post by youngblood08 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:17 pm

Why isn't he a MN High school product? He has played 3 HS hockey seasons at Breck, the same as most kids.

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Post by mngopherfan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:31 pm

bafata88 wrote:http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/s ... 6999227600

More info about the WHL and Keegan Iverson being recruited by the Portland Winterhawks.
i have tons of respect for that organization, i've spoken with one of their scouts a handful of times. Great guy and i love what they say about no right or wrong path. Very true. Unlike in the OHL where teams have berated players for not choosing to play for them... Best of luck to Keegan and the Winterhawks
“Both the WHL and college are very good options; there isn’t a right or wrong option,” Johnston says. “One may be better for certain players, but with American kids we’ve really tried to develop a relationship with the family, because a lot of them have misconceptions about what the WHL is about.

“In the end, we tell them that they have great options in Portland or at college, but that the most important thing for them is to be informed.

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Post by Gopher Blog » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:08 pm

I heard about this possibility a few months ago but wasn't sure if it would pan out. Looks like there is a good chance Nanne might play in Penticton next season.

http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/spo ... 88545.html

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Post by mulefarm » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:20 pm

Gopher Blog wrote:I heard about this possibility a few months ago but wasn't sure if it would pan out. Looks like there is a good chance Nanne might play in Penticton next season.

http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/spo ... 88545.html
Probably going there to improve his scoring touch? Sounds like a great league to make the transition to D1 hockey.

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Post by O-townClown » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:20 pm

The Vees went 54-6 and had 8 or 9 players that averaged over a point a game. Yeah, I guess it would be fun.
Be kind. Rewind.

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Post by 5thgraders » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Fun and good for development are two totally different animals. He should work on mastering his high school game first.

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Post by Bluewhitefan » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:05 am

5thgraders wrote:Fun and good for development are two totally different animals. He should work on mastering his high school game first.
Nothing to be gained from another year of HS. Needs to move on and see if he can justify his Gopher spot.

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Post by Reggie » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:07 pm

Ryan Collins NDP
Paul Bittner Portland

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