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College Commits - Former MN High Schoolers'

Post by SuperStar » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:25 am

For players that played MSHSL, but didn't get a D1 until after High School while playing Juniors or even Midgets, but they had to have played at least 1 yr of MN High School Hockey
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Air Force Academy
Phil Boje - Mounds View/Dubuque USHL
Connor Girard (G) - Edina/USHL- Brookings NAHL
Eric Baskins - Minnetonka/Aberdeen NAHL
Matt Perry - St. Thomas Academy/Bismarck NAHL
Max Birkinbine - White Bear Lake/Fairbanks - NAHL
R.J. Majkozak - White Bear lake/Sioux Falls - USHL
Dan Bailey - St.Cloud Cathedral/Wenatchee - NAHL

Alabama-Huntsville
Brandon Parker - Faribault/Brookings – NAHL

Alaska-Anchorage
Jake Larson - St. Micheal/ Brooks Bandits AJHL (Alberta Junior Hockey League)
Wyatt Ege - Elk River/Fairbanks NAHL
Evan Hauser (G) - Tartan/Kenai River -NAHL

Alaska-Fairbanks
Peter Krieger- STA/Aberdeen NAHL/Waterloo USHL
Josh Erickson - Roseau/Souix City USHL
Nick Hinz - No. St. Paul/Fairbanks NAHL
Tyler Cline - Blaine/MN Wilderness - NAHL
Jack Wiess - Wilderness & Rio Grande - NAHL

American International College - AIC
Johno May - Mahtomedi/MN Wilderness - NAHL

Army
Andy Faust - Hill Murray/NAHL & EHL
Nick DeCenzo - Hibbing/Brookings NAHL
Conor Andrle - Breck/Brookings NAHL
Derek Lodermeier - Totino/NAHL- AJHL

Bemidji State
Michael Bitzer (G) - Moorehead/Blizzard NAHL/Lincoln USHL
TJ Roo - Totino Grace/ Aberdeen NAHL
Jay Dickman - St. Paul Johnson/Austin – NAHL
Jordan Heller - Bemidji/Aberdeen NAHL
Dillon Eichstadt - Bemidji/Aberden - NAHL
Ian Janco - Bloomington Jefferson/Janesville - NAHL
Adam Lovick - Centennial/Coulee Region - NAHL
Tommy Muck - Eagan/Bloomington - USHL

Bentley
Jake Ahlgren - Fergus Falls/Wenatchee - NAHL

Boston University
Jake Oettinger (G) - Lakeville North/USNTP

Bowling Green
Mitch McLain - Brainerd/Langley BCHL

Colgate
Evan Peterson - Lakeville N./Carlton Place CCHL

Colorado College
Luc Gerdes - Eden Prairie/Johnstown – NAHL
Mason Bergh - Eden Prairie/Chicago – USHL
Chase Perry (G) - Andover/Wenatchee - NAHL
Wes Michaud - Cloquet/Corpus Christi - NAHL
Austen Long - Spring Lake Park/Omaha U16 Midgets/USHL

Denver
Blake Hillman - Elk River/ Dubuque USHL
Dayton Rasmussen (G) - Holy Family/ Colorado Thunderbirds Midgets

Harvard
Jake Horton - Tartan/Janesville NAHL/Waterloo USHL

Holy Cross
TJ Moore - Benilde/Chicago USHL

Lake Superior State
Hans Gorowsky - Centennial/Fairbanks – NAHL

Maine
Sam Becker - Hill Murray/MN Magicians - NAHL

Massachusetts – UMASS
Jake Horton - Benidle/Aberdeen NAHL

Mass Lowell
Brandon Wahlin - White Bear Lake/ Austin- NAHL
Chris Forney - Thief River falls/ Langley - BCHL
Lucas Kohl - Forest Lake/Austin - NAHL

Miami (Ohio) University
Zach LaValle - Hill Murray/Janesville - NAHL

Minnesota
Nick Lehr (G) - Roseville/Austin Bruins NAHL
Tyler Sheehy - Burnsville/Waterloo USHL
Steven Johnson - Minnetonka/Omaha USHL
Darian Romanko - Moundsview/NAHL MN Wilderness
Brock Kautz (G) - Rochester Century/NAHL MN Wilderness
Curtis Simonson - Grand Rapids/NAHL MN Magicians

Minnesota- Duluth (UMD)
Hunter Miksa (G) - North Branch/NDTP-BCHL

Minnesota State – Mankato
CJ Franklin - Forest Lake/Souix Falls USHL
Michael Biglebach - Red Wing/Janesville NAHL
Riese Zmolek - Rochester Century/Austin - NAHL

Mercyhurst
Brandon Wildung (G) - Providence Academy/Minot NAHL
Adam Carlson (G) - Edina/ Coulee Region - NAHL

Merrimack
Jared Kolquist - Hermantown/Lincoln – USHL

Michigan Tech
Dylan Steman - Maple Grove/Cedar Rapids USHL

North Dakota
Tucker Poolman - East Grand Forks/Omaha USHL
Hayden Shaw - Woodbury/Waterloo USHL
Colton Poolman - East Grand Forks/Fargo USHL

Northern Michigan University
Ryan Black - Hill Murray/ Bonnyville - AJHL

Notre Dame
Tony Bretzman - STA/Langley BCHL
Bo Brauer - Edina/ Nanaimo - BCHL

Ohio State
John Wiitala - Lakeville South/Waterloo USHL

Penn State
Vince Pedrie - Apple Valley/Indiana & Bloomington USHL

Quinnipiac
Derek Smith - Apple Valley/Coulee Region NAHL

Sacred Heart
Mitch Rogge - Eden Prairie/Springfield NAHL

St.Cloud State
Blake Winieck -Lakeville N./Waterloo USHL
Blake Lizotte - Chisago Lakes/Minot NAHL
David Zevnick(G) - St. Thomas Academy/Wichita Falls NAHL

St. Lawrence University
Patrick Steinhauser - Benilde/Aberdeen NAHL

Wisconsin
Cullen Hurley - Holy Angels/Muskegon USHL

Yale
Charlie Curti - Mound/Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL
Nate Repensky - Duluth East/Bismarck NAHL
Henry Hart - STA/Phillips Exeter Academy

Vermont
Patrick Munson (G) - Centennial/Fairbanks - NAHL

81 and counting

NAHL - 46
USHL - 24
BCHL - 5
AJHL - 3
CCHL - 1
Exeter Academy - 1
Midgets - 3
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56 High Schools represented:


St. Thomas Academy - 5
Hill-Murray - 4
Edina - 3
Eden Prairie - 3
Benilde - 3
Jefferson - 2
White Bear Lake - 3
Lakeville North - 3
Lakeville South - 1
Elk River - 2
Centennial - 2
Apple Valley - 2
Bemidji - 2
Minnetonka - 2
Forest Lake - 2
Totino Grace - 2
Rochester Century - 2
East Grand Forks - 2
Eagan - 1
Grand Rapids - 1
Moundsview - 1
Blaine - 1
Roseau - 1
Cloquet - 1
Spring lake Park - 1
Duluth East - 1
Moorehead - 1
Breck - 1
Holy Angels - 1
Thief River Falls - 1
Mounds View - 1
Faribault - 1
St. Micheal - 1
Tartan - 1
Hibbing - 1
St. Paul Johnson - 1
Brainerd - 1
Tartan - 1
Centennial - 1
Roseville - 1
North Branch - 1
Burnsville - 1
Providence Academy - 1
Hermantown - 1
Maple Grove - 1
Woodbury - 1
Mound - 1
Andover - 1
Mahtomedi - 1
Red Wing - 1
North St. Paul - 1
St.Cloud Cathedral - 1
Chisago lakes - 1
Fergus Falls - 1
Holy Family - 1
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Re: College Commits - Former MN High Schoolers'

Post by DubCHAGuy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:56 pm

SuperStar wrote:Charlie Curti - Mound/Cedar Rapids Roughriders - Yale

Vince Pedrie - Apple Valley/Indiane Ice - Quinnipiac University

Steven Johnson - Minnetonka(?)/Omaha - Gophers

Phil Boje - Mounds View/Dubuque - Air Force Academy

CJ Franklin - Forest Lake/Souix Falls - Minnesota State - Mankato

Jake Larson - St. Micheal/ Brooks Bandits AJHL - Alaska Anchorage

Mitch Rogge - Eden Prairie/Springfield NAHL - Sacred Heart

Eric Baskins - Minnetonka/Aberdeen NAHL - Air Force

I am sure there are others that played MN High School but didn't get a D1 until after HS or Juniors..
Not sure if they have been reported on here, but:

Peter Krieger- STA/Aberdeen NAHL/Waterloo USHL - Alaska Fairbanks
Jake Horton - Tartan/Janesville NAHL/Waterloo USHL - Harvard

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Post by keepyourheadup » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:43 pm

Wiitala/LS/Waterloo......Ohio State

2 more former lakeville skaters likely to sign soon, both 94's

The number of kids from lakeville is pretty impressive.

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Post by SuperStar » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:07 pm

Jared Kolquist from Hermantown via Linclon Stars- USHL to Merrimack...COngrats (93 Birthyear)

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Post by hockey_is_a_choice » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:57 pm

Former STA Cadet Henry Hart commits to Yale.

https://mobile.twitter.com/HenHart14

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Post by SuperStar » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:04 am

Jordan Heller - Bemidji/Aberdeen NAHL - Bemidji State

Brandon Wildung - Providence Academy/Minot NAHL - MercyHurst

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Post by observer » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:00 pm

Where's Henry Hart playing this year?

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Post by SuperStar » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:31 pm

From what I can tell, it looks like a Boarding/Prep school out in New Hampshire....

http://www.exeter.edu/

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Post by Shinbone_News » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:00 am

SuperStar wrote:From what I can tell, it looks like a Boarding/Prep school out in New Hampshire....

http://www.exeter.edu/
How is this possible? Did he not graduate from STA last year? He was a senior, and he certainly did not transfer in the two months after winning state.

Phillips Exeter is a high school, and he appears to be playing there this year??? I'm confused.


Have always liked this player, one of the under-appreciated skill skaters in the state.

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Post by SuperStar » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:10 am

Shinbone_News wrote:
SuperStar wrote:From what I can tell, it looks like a Boarding/Prep school out in New Hampshire....

http://www.exeter.edu/
How is this possible? Did he not graduate from STA last year? He was a senior, and he certainly did not transfer in the two months after winning state.

Phillips Exeter is a high school, and he appears to be playing there this year??? I'm confused.


Have always liked this player, one of the under-appreciated skill skaters in the state.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about this situation..Just saw that he commited and is playing at this Academy out East.. How that happened, I don't know.

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Post by almostashappy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:19 am

Shinbone_News wrote:
SuperStar wrote:From what I can tell, it looks like a Boarding/Prep school out in New Hampshire....

http://www.exeter.edu/
How is this possible? Did he not graduate from STA last year? He was a senior, and he certainly did not transfer in the two months after winning state.

Phillips Exeter is a high school, and he appears to be playing there this year??? I'm confused.
It's called a post-graduate "PG Year." Athletes with take them to get an extra year of on-ice/on-field experience before college, and to take another shot at getting interest from college recruiters. They can also use the time to bolster college entrance exam scores or their high school coursework (e.g. retaking classes that you originally got low grades on, or taking college-required classes that you didn't take when you had a chance). Also can be a bridge if the kid (or, more likely, his parents) wants to get into an elite Ivy League school....headmasters at boarding schools like Choate and Exeter have good connections. If they got rejected from Harvard or Yale their Senior Year, it provides another bite of the apple.

I think that it's pretty rare for hockey players to take prep years, since playing junior hockey is a much cheaper option with much better recruiting exposure (even if it's for a Tier 3 team). Happens more often in sports like lacrosse and soccer. As far as eligibility goes....those schools play independent schedules (like Shattuck), and don't have to worry about the East Coast equivalents of the MSHSL.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:44 am

almostashappy is spot on. I knew a kid that spent three years as a post grad (at Choate), solely because his parents were determined he would go to Harvard, probably since birth. It took him those three extra years to get the grades and test scores that he needed to get accepted. The fact that he was a very good hockey player no doubt helped his cause too.

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Post by puckbreath » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:53 am

MNHockeyFan wrote:almostashappy is spot on. I knew a kid that spent three years as a post grad (at Choate), solely because his parents were determined he would go to Harvard, probably since birth. It took him those three extra years to get the grades and test scores that he needed to get accepted. The fact that he was a very good hockey player no doubt helped his cause too.
And it would appear, having loaded parents helps too........... :wink:

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Post by TTpuckster » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Add:

Tucker Poolman, East Grand Forks, now with Omaha Lancers, will be at UND next year.
What is a Green Wave anyway?

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Post by rainier » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:48 pm

Add:

Nick DeCenzo, Hibbing, now with Brookings Blizzard (NAHL), just signed on to play with Army.

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Post by SuperStar » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:09 am

Wyatt Ege - ElK River/Fairbanks NAHL - Alaska Anchorage

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Post by Nuts&Bolts » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:51 am

Really? Sees the ice well not much in the way of size or speed. Hasn't exactly lit up the NA in the first half of a season. For a 95 birth year this seems premature. Needs 2 more years of juniors IMO.

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Post by SuperStar » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:56 am

Nuts&Bolts wrote:Really? Sees the ice well not much in the way of size or speed. Hasn't exactly lit up the NA in the first half of a season. For a 95 birth year this seems premature. Needs 2 more years of juniors IMO.
I think the article on nahl.com says Fall of 2015, so it does look like he will do another full season atleast in juniors.

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Post by WarmUpTheBus » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:17 am

almostashappy wrote:
Shinbone_News wrote:
SuperStar wrote:From what I can tell, it looks like a Boarding/Prep school out in New Hampshire....

http://www.exeter.edu/
How is this possible? Did he not graduate from STA last year? He was a senior, and he certainly did not transfer in the two months after winning state.

Phillips Exeter is a high school, and he appears to be playing there this year??? I'm confused.
It's called a post-graduate "PG Year." Athletes with take them to get an extra year of on-ice/on-field experience before college, and to take another shot at getting interest from college recruiters. They can also use the time to bolster college entrance exam scores or their high school coursework (e.g. retaking classes that you originally got low grades on, or taking college-required classes that you didn't take when you had a chance). Also can be a bridge if the kid (or, more likely, his parents) wants to get into an elite Ivy League school....headmasters at boarding schools like Choate and Exeter have good connections. If they got rejected from Harvard or Yale their Senior Year, it provides another bite of the apple.

I think that it's pretty rare for hockey players to take prep years, since playing junior hockey is a much cheaper option with much better recruiting exposure (even if it's for a Tier 3 team). Happens more often in sports like lacrosse and soccer. As far as eligibility goes....those schools play independent schedules (like Shattuck), and don't have to worry about the East Coast equivalents of the MSHSL.
Phillips Exeter was originally set up to be a feeder school to Harvard. I don't believe sports are their primary focus like places such as Shattuck.

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Post by almostashappy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:30 am

WarmUpTheBus wrote: Phillips Exeter was originally set up to be a feeder school to Harvard. I don't believe sports are their primary focus like places such as Shattuck.
Ok. That said, there are parents who will pay $35-40k for their non-athletic kids to take a "PG year" just for the academic "re-do" opportunities, and the chance to reapply to an ivy like Harvard.

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Post by SuperStar » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:33 am

Blake Hillman - Elk River/ Dubuque USHL - University of Denver

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Post by Sats81 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:36 pm

Add:

1)Evan Peterson Lakeville North High School/Carlton Place Canadiens, CCHL-Colgate University.

2)Blake Winiecki: Lakeville North High School/Waterloo Blackhawks, USHL-St. Cloud State University.

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Post by thespellchecker » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:26 pm

add:
Derek Smith, Lakeville,MN, Coulee Region NAHL, Quinnipiac University

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Post by SuperStar » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:08 pm

Did he play at Apple Valley or one of the Lakeville's..?

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Post by Sats81 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:10 pm

SuperStar wrote:Did he play at Apple Valley or one of the Lakeville's..?
Almost certain AV.

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