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Stang5280
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Goalies moving on to next level

Post by Stang5280 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:40 pm

I know we had a thread like this last year, and with things being slow I thought it would be worthwhile to kick off the speculation as to which goaltenders will land on junior team rosters this fall (assuming we have a season).

Bearing in mind that I know little about goalie evaluation, I would think that these would be the fairly obvious names:
Remington Keopple
Carter Clafton
Tommy Aitken
Hudson Hodges

Who else should be added to the list? How about Class A guys like Dominik Caspers and Noah Rupprecht?

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by TheNightman » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm

Josh Weyandt for Chan and Will Pinney for St. Louis Park didn't get much attention because of the teams they played on but they should get a chance. Maybe Caleb Mayer as well.

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by Usthockey13 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 am

I’ll throw in Konrad Kausch from Duluth East. He was main reason they beat some of the top 10 teams this past season. He can also play the puck like a 3rd D man

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by Stang5280 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 pm

Usthockey13 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 am
I’ll throw in Konrad Kausch from Duluth East. He was main reason they beat some of the top 10 teams this past season. He can also play the puck like a 3rd D man
Interesting perspective, since he was buried on JV for the past few years. While Randolph played musical chairs with goalies, Kausch didn’t get much of a chance until this season.

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by Stang5280 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm

TheNightman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Josh Weyandt for Chan and Will Pinney for St. Louis Park didn't get much attention because of the teams they played on but they should get a chance. Maybe Caleb Mayer as well.
I stumbled across a few Chanhassen game streams this year, and Weyandt was the only reason they were competitive. You pretty much have to throw out the stats given the amount of rubber he faced. Seems to be an athletic kid who can make multiple saves when needed.

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by Usthockey13 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:09 pm

Stang5280 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Usthockey13 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 am
I’ll throw in Konrad Kausch from Duluth East. He was main reason they beat some of the top 10 teams this past season. He can also play the puck like a 3rd D man
Interesting perspective, since he was buried on JV for the past few years. While Randolph played musical chairs with goalies, Kausch didn’t get much of a chance until this season.
He had is chances as a Junior but just never found his groove. I know his stats weren’t as stellar as some
Of these other top goalies but the kid can play.

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by blueblood » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:21 pm

Goalies moving on is a difficult and long road as compared to skaters due to less roster spots.
Example: Charlie Glocker was Brimsek winner and the USA Today National HS goalie of the year last season. He is still pursuing a college offer.
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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by raidergrad72 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:38 pm

At the risk of sounding like a homer, let me add Logan Wright to the mix. I watched him play several outstanding games & at times out of this world keeping Greenway competitive especially this year when they didn't have the offensive firepower.

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by InThePipes » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:46 am

blueblood wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:21 pm
Goalies moving on is a difficult and long road as compared to skaters due to less roster spots.
Example: Charlie Glocker was Brimsek winner and the USA Today National HS goalie of the year last season. He is still pursuing a college offer.
To expand let's take last year as an example, 1 went to USHL (Boynton), 4 to the NAHL (Glockner, Welch, Howe, Fraga). There are several others playing in other Tier 3 leagues.

Depends on the year, some years there are a lot of MN (native) goalies that move on to Jr's and ultimately end up in a D1/D3 college program (96 and 97 birth years were deep in MN where I believe double-digits ultimately reached the college level) and other years there have only been a handful or less combined that ended up in a college program.

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Re: Goalies moving on to next level

Post by Stang5280 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:13 pm

TheNightman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Josh Weyandt for Chan and Will Pinney for St. Louis Park didn't get much attention because of the teams they played on but they should get a chance. Maybe Caleb Mayer as well.
Good call on Pinney, as he is bound for the NAHL after the Blizzard tendered him:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Blizzard_Hoc ... 2935256064

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