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NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:31 pm
by PuckNA
Carter Batchelder (EP)
Jackson Borst (Edina)
Justin Janicke (Maple Grove)
Chaz Lucius (Grant)
Bennett Schmiek (Mendota Hts.)
Jacob Martin (WBL)
Luke Mittelstadt (EP)
Henry Nelson (Maple Grove)
Jack Peart (GR)
Hobie Hedquist (Heron Lake)

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
by Cougaralumni14
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:03 pm
by JerseyDave
"2019 NTDP Evaluation Camp Roster Announced"
By USAHockeyNTDP.com, 03/13/19, 11:45AM EDT
* Evaluation Camp to be held March 21-25 at USA Hockey Arena
https://www.usahockeyntdp.com/news_article/show/1003409

FWIW, the NTDP U18 head coach John Wroblewski is a Notre Dame alum and former player.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 pm
by InThePipes
Cougaralumni14 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?

I believe Kukkonen is a 2002 birth year and therefore wouldn't be eligible for this team

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 pm
by TheNightman
Cougaralumni14 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?
Kukkonen is an '02 I believe.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:36 pm
by Cougaralumni14
Sorry about the goof with Kukkonen fellas. Thanks for the info.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 am
by The Exiled One
Chase Beacom wouldn’t have been a bad choice either.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:34 pm
by 612hockeytown
Cougaralumni14 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?
Was overwhelmed in all 3 Blaine games as well. Hard to say. It’s a small sample size from my end. He has ok size. Hard to get a commitment from just that?

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:37 pm
by thefatcat
The Exiled One wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 am
Chase Beacom wouldn’t have been a bad choice either.
I would agree. Might be borderline though.

I'm pretty excited Hedquist was invited as a netminder. I would expect Manz to get an invite next year...kid is nails.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:26 pm
by WarmUpTheBus
I saw all of these kids this year except Lucius, and the tender from Heron Lake. The best in my opinion were Janicke and Mittelsteadt. Mittelsteadt's brother Casey stayed for his senior year and he has a brother John on the EP varsity so I'm guessing he will stay at least another year. Janicke's brother left for the USNDTP and Is committed to Norte Dame so I would expect him to leave. ....

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:33 am
by O-townClown
WarmUpTheBus wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:26 pm
I saw all of these kids this year except Lucius, and the tender from Heron Lake.
Just curious, where was Lucius the day you saw Martin & Schimek?

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:03 pm
by PuckNA
612hockeytown wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Cougaralumni14 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?
Was overwhelmed in all 3 Blaine games as well. Hard to say. It’s a small sample size from my end. He has ok size. Hard to get a commitment from just that?
I saw him a few this year as well and even in the summer some... good player, but have seen many his same graduating year that are less overwhelmed. Don't put a ton of weight into early commits, long way to go yet... it's a marathon, not a sprint.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:57 pm
by MWS coach
Cougaralumni14 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?
I am not trying to be confrontational, but I do find it disturbing that you specifically call out a kid that isn't even old enough to have his driver's license. Just my two cents.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:19 am
by 612hockeytown
MWS coach wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Cougaralumni14 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Surprised Kukkonen is not listed. He's a heck of a player. I don't really understand the interest in Nelson, saw him play a bad Centennial team this year and was very underwhelmed. Actually I had no idea he was committed to Notre Dame until afterwards, and was shocked that was the skill to be verbally committed to the school. Can somebody who has seen more from him tell me what I'm missing on this kid?
I am not trying to be confrontational, but I do find it disturbing that you specifically call out a kid that isn't even old enough to have his driver's license. Just my two cents.
Crazy that MG could lose up to 5 impact players over the last two years. 4 (if Janicke and Nelson were make it) to NTDP and one to juniors.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:55 pm
by O-townClown
Is it a surprise at all that Trey Fechko did not receive an invitation? He was dominant as a PW and bypassed Bantams altogether. Had a very good year for Holy Family.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:19 pm
by gopherpuck516
O-townClown wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Is it a surprise at all that Trey Fechko did not receive an invitation? He was dominant as a PW and bypassed Bantams altogether. Had a very good year for Holy Family.
And he just committed to ASU. No idea on why he wasn’t invited to this camp. Are you sure he was eligible by age?

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
by TheNightman
gopherpuck516 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:19 pm
O-townClown wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Is it a surprise at all that Trey Fechko did not receive an invitation? He was dominant as a PW and bypassed Bantams altogether. Had a very good year for Holy Family.
And he just committed to ASU. No idea on why he wasn’t invited to this camp. Are you sure he was eligible by age?
He's an 03 so he was eligible.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:56 pm
by WestMetro
Heard Trey was/is an alternate

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:48 am
by O-townClown
WestMetro wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Heard Trey was/is an alternate
Makes sense. So he was in the mix. A friend's son is on some kind of next-up list in the event some kids declined the tryout invite. One thing about the selection process is they can't have many small kids since they have to play USHL the first season and NCAA Div I teams the next.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:16 pm
by 612hockeytown
Anyone out there from the board or YHH? Wonder how it’s going?

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:55 pm
by Hockeygoon00
Heard he declined the invite because he already knew he was not going to leave high school to play there. I think more should do that to give others a chance.

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:29 am
by minnscout
Hockeygoon00 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Heard he declined the invite because he already knew he was not going to leave high school to play there. I think more should do that to give others a chance.
He was not invited

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:01 am
by jeffpv
This site (Michigan hockey site) has pictures from the NTDP evaluations, if anyone is interested:
https://mihockey.com/2019/03/photos-201 ... tion-camp/

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 am
by InThePipes
Any word on invites?

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:02 am
by ThatMNHockeyGuy62
InThePipes wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 am
Any word on invites?
Probably not for a few weeks unfortunately. Typically it comes out in mid-late April.