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Post by shotpassskate » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:38 pm

Hurley to join U.S. national team
10/01/2012, 8:15am CDT
By MN Hockey Hub staff
Edina standout to serve as temporary fill-in for U-18 squad during series of October games.

Will Hurley return or stay? Yes i see it states he will return to EHS, but if he plays real well and stands out how do you not stay.

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Post by The Exiled One » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:09 pm

The Exiled One wrote:The final numbers are in...

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Class Pos Player              Previous Team    New Team
So    D   Jack Walker         Edina            Victoria-WHL
So    D   Keegan Iverson      Breck            Portland-WHL
So    F   Paul Bittner        Crookston        Portland-WHL
Jr    D   Jack Glover         BSM              NTDP (Minnesota)
Jr    D   Ryan Collins        BSM              NTDP (Minnesota)
Sr    G   Justin Quale        BSM              Unknown
Sr    D   Lance Carney        White Bear Lake  Helena-AWHL
Sr    D   Marshall Tema       St. Louis Park   Wichita Falls-NAHL
Sr    D   Connor Chambers     River Lakes      Dallas Stars-AAA
Sr    D   Blake Heinrich      Hill-Murray      Sioux City-USHL (Minnesota-Duluth)
Sr    D   Jordan Gross        Maple Grove      Green Bay-USHL (Notre Dame)
Sr    D   Michael Brodzinski  Blaine           Muskegon-USHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Tyler Cisar         Moose Lake       Aberdeen-NAHL
Sr    F   Sean Lang           Apple Valley     Coulee Region-NAHL
Sr    F   Jimmy Tich          Hill-Murray      Yellowstone-AWHL
Sr    F   Jake Ahlgren        Fergus Falls     Sioux Falls-USHL 
Sr    F   Johnny Wiitala      Lakeville South  Waterloo-USHL
Sr    F   Louie Nanne         Edina            Penticton-BCHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Jake Guentzel       Hill-Murray      Sioux City-USHL (Nebraska-Omaha)
Sr    F   Vinnie Letteri      Minnetonka       Lincoln-USHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Connor Valesano     Duluth East      Sioux Falls-USHL
Maybe this isn't the final list after all. Does anybody know if Tyler Cisar is coming back to Moose Lake for the MSHSL season? He's in Aberdeen with the NAHL right now.
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BodyShots
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Post by BodyShots » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:34 pm

Lance Carney from WBL went to play in the NAHL.

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Post by observer » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:11 pm

Lance Carney from WBL went to play in the NAHL.
Now with the Helena Bighorns in the AWHL.

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Post by BP » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:34 pm

observer wrote:
Lance Carney from WBL went to play in the NAHL.
Now with the Helena Bighorns in the AWHL.

Why leave senior year for the AWHL? I can see the USHL.

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Post by DannyCalifornia » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:03 pm

The Exiled One wrote:
The Exiled One wrote:The final numbers are in...

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Class Pos Player              Previous Team    New Team
So    D   Jack Walker         Edina            Victoria-WHL
So    D   Keegan Iverson      Breck            Portland-WHL
So    F   Paul Bittner        Crookston        Portland-WHL
Jr    D   Jack Glover         BSM              NTDP
Jr    D   Ryan Collins        BSM              NTDP
Sr    G   Justin Quale        BSM              Unknown
Sr    D   Marshall Tema       St. Louis Park   Wichita Falls-NAHL
Sr    D   Connor Chambers     River Lakes      Dallas Stars-AAA
Sr    D   Blake Heinrich      Hill-Murray      Sioux City-USHL (Minnesota-Duluth)
Sr    D   Jordan Gross        Maple Grove      Green Bay-USHL (Notre Dame)
Sr    D   Michael Brodzinski  Blaine           Muskegon-USHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Sean Lang           Apple Valley     Coulee Region-NAHL
Sr    F   Jimmy Tich          Hill-Murray      Yellowstone-AWHL
Sr    F   Jake Ahlgren        Fergus Falls     Sioux Falls-USHL 
Sr    F   Johnny Wiitala      Lakeville South  Waterloo-USHL
Sr    F   Louie Nanne         Edina            Penticton-BCHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Jake Guentzel       Hill-Murray      Sioux City-USHL (Nebraska-Omaha)
Sr    F   Vinnie Letteri      Minnetonka       Lincoln-USHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Connor Valesano     Duluth East      Sioux Falls-USHL
Maybe this isn't the final list after all. Does anybody know if Tyler Cisar is coming back to Moose Lake for the MSHSL season? He's in Aberdeen with the NAHL right now.

Staying in Aberdeen.

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Post by The Exiled One » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:20 pm

DannyCalifornia wrote:Staying in Aberdeen.
Thanks. That makes the number 21... assuming Cullen Hurley is back at Edina as expected.

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Post by mngopherfan » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:24 pm

DannyCalifornia wrote:
The Exiled One wrote:
The Exiled One wrote:The final numbers are in...

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Class Pos Player              Previous Team    New Team
So    D   Jack Walker         Edina            Victoria-WHL
So    D   Keegan Iverson      Breck            Portland-WHL
So    F   Paul Bittner        Crookston        Portland-WHL
Jr    D   Jack Glover         BSM              NTDP
Jr    D   Ryan Collins        BSM              NTDP
Sr    G   Justin Quale        BSM              Unknown
Sr    D   Marshall Tema       St. Louis Park   Wichita Falls-NAHL
Sr    D   Connor Chambers     River Lakes      Dallas Stars-AAA
Sr    D   Blake Heinrich      Hill-Murray      Sioux City-USHL (Minnesota-Duluth)
Sr    D   Jordan Gross        Maple Grove      Green Bay-USHL (Notre Dame)
Sr    D   Michael Brodzinski  Blaine           Muskegon-USHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Sean Lang           Apple Valley     Coulee Region-NAHL
Sr    F   Jimmy Tich          Hill-Murray      Yellowstone-AWHL
Sr    F   Jake Ahlgren        Fergus Falls     Sioux Falls-USHL 
Sr    F   Johnny Wiitala      Lakeville South  Waterloo-USHL
Sr    F   Louie Nanne         Edina            Penticton-BCHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Jake Guentzel       Hill-Murray      Sioux City-USHL (Nebraska-Omaha)
Sr    F   Vinnie Letteri      Minnetonka       Lincoln-USHL (Minnesota)
Sr    F   Connor Valesano     Duluth East      Sioux Falls-USHL
Maybe this isn't the final list after all. Does anybody know if Tyler Cisar is coming back to Moose Lake for the MSHSL season? He's in Aberdeen with the NAHL right now.

Staying in Aberdeen.
Where is his brother?? Josh is it??

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Post by shotpassskate » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:37 pm

You could add D Tyler Lodin Holy Angels playing for the Twin City Steel. Don't really understand the whole issue of why he can not play hs hockey.

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Post by frozenponds » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:30 pm

Anyone know word on Bittners or Iversons play at Portland? Looks like they are getting some games but low on points.

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Post by deacon64 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:28 am

BP wrote:
observer wrote:
Lance Carney from WBL went to play in the NAHL.
Now with the Helena Bighorns in the AWHL.

Why leave senior year for the AWHL? I can see the USHL.
Why leave senior year. Check out a number of seniors that left and their games played and points, not all that good.

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Post by Napalm187 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:18 am

I think this shows how crappy association hockey really is. Once they get out in the real world of hockey, the majority of kids have a tough time hacking it, because they have been sheltered in the "state of hockey", rather than being tested year-round with elite competition and players. Elite league or any of the other garbage they've invented to help kids stick around, does nothing to prepare kids to play after college.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:53 am

Napalm187 wrote:I think this shows how crappy association hockey really is. Once they get out in the real world of hockey, the majority of kids have a tough time hacking it, because they have been sheltered in the "state of hockey", rather than being tested year-round with elite competition and players. Elite league or any of the other garbage they've invented to help kids stick around, does nothing to prepare kids to play after college.
The purpose of association hockey is not "to prepare kids to play after college". It's to expose as many kids as possible to the game, giving them a chance to play with other kids where they're from at a reasonable cost. Those kids who play through bantams get the experience needed to advance to the next level, which is high school for most. A small percentage go on from there to play juniors, NTDP and college.

In terms of development you should know that more kids from Minnesota advance to play D1 than any other state in the country. Once at the college level these kids have up to four more years to develop, and from there a select few who have the talent and who work hard enough will make it all the way to the NHL.

It's a long process, and your contention that it's up to the associations to prepare kids to "play after college" is just flat out wrong.

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Post by mulefarm » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm

Actually I think associations do a pretty good job of developing kids. The high school years seem to be the problem and that is why many of the kids with some skill and dreams of playing at a higher level are lookong for alternatives.

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Post by BodyShots » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:29 pm

mulefarm wrote:Actually I think associations do a pretty good job of developing kids. The high school years seem to be the problem and that is why many of the kids with some skill and dreams of playing at a higher level are lookong for alternatives.
You hit the nail on the head mule. Most high school coaches are teachers first, and coaches second. For those high schools that actually bring in coaches (Giles, Podein, Roberts) to coach, those kids have a chance to develop.

I remember my kid telling me that there was no comparison in the intensity of his Bantam practices compared to high school. In his youth days, the teams seem to excel at the end of the year, but in high school, they seemed to peak early and tail off at the end.

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Post by Snap Happy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:59 pm

The Exiled One wrote:The final numbers are in...

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Class Pos Player              Previous Team    New Team
So    D   Jack Walker         Edina            Victoria-WHL
So    D   Keegan Iverson      Breck            Portland-WHL
So    F   Paul Bittner        Crookston        Portland-WHL
...
So just out of pure interest of a sophomore going to play juniors, I checked the stats on the Victoria and Portland teams. Turns out that none of these kids have played the full season and 2 of them only have played about half the games. Just curious why anyone would send their 15 year old son away to not even play all the games?

Honest answer anyone??

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Post by SuperStar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:36 pm

They are or have been injured as of late

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Post by Snap Happy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:40 pm

SuperStar wrote:They are or have been injured as of late
Is that a guess or do you know this to be true?

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Post by SuperStar » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Walker and Iverson. Not sure on Bittner

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Post by spectatorfun » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:07 am

Looking at team stats, Walker has played 7 out of 18, Iverson 13 out of 17 and Bittner 9 out of 17. They are only 16 and need time to adjust.

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Post by Snap Happy » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:14 am

spectatorfun wrote:Looking at team stats, Walker has played 7 out of 18, Iverson 13 out of 17 and Bittner 9 out of 17. They are only 16 and need time to adjust.
I guess the honest question I was asking is why send your pre-drivers license teen across the country play hockey when he's not even going to play full time. Maybe staying home and playing puck with friends is a better development plan - physically and emotionally. (Or maybe not?)

[EDIT] I now see the injury confirmation above..

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Post by bafata88 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:19 am

We've had this discussion before. One should be able to assume that the families of these young men made the decision to forego high school and NCAA hockey after giving it alot of thought. If they stay healthy, the WHL guys will play in at least 40 games this season, games that will always be more competitive than any Minnesota high school varsity game. And then next season they will probably play in 60. These kids go to the WHL to get developed in a way that their families probably believe will never happen playing MN high school hockey. Of course they don't have any guarantees with regard to hockey. But they do get college tuition scholarships if they decide to go back to college after playing juniors. Iverson and Bittner are playing with guys every day who are one or two years away from the NHL; there must be some value in that. Plus, I bet you they are having fun playing hockey. Isn't that what it should primarily be about? I am not saying playing in the WHL is better than playing MN high school hockey; it is merely a different path that may work for these players and their families.

Relax about this. The hockey universe does not revolve around Minnesota high school hockey.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:22 am

bafata88 wrote:Plus, I bet you they are having fun playing hockey. Isn't that what it should primarily be about?
Maybe they're having fun, or maybe not. Playing for a strange team in a far-off land may or may not be fun...impossible to measure. But I would bet they would have more "fun" staying home and hanging out with their buds.

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Post by northwoods oldtimer » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:07 pm

There is plenty of time to play junior level hockey after high school. Enjoy your high school years while they are offered to you, it is pretty short experience and over very fast.

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Post by oldschoolpuckster » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:13 pm

Maybe they're having fun, or maybe not. Playing for a strange team in a far-off land may or may not be fun...impossible to measure. But I would bet they would have more "fun" staying home and hanging out with their buds.[/quote]

I don't think it's "impossible" to measure. You have a team full of kids that share the same dream as you and they are all there for one reason, to get to the NHL. I played and some of my closest friends to this day are teammates from the WHL.
Players do not play for CHL teams to just keep playing the game. They are there with the purpose of getting noticed and making it to the next level. I am confident that the majority of College players are not "putting it all on the line" to make the professional ranks. Many are going to be happy playing out their College career and joining the workforce with a well earned degree. Thats awesome!!
As they say, "you are only young once". If you feel that the CHL is for you, then go for it. You can always get a degree later in life. I don't understand why people (in MN) are always so eager to dismiss any other path (HS, Jr's, D1 or D3) it seems silly to me.
Not to mention, all the Walker boy's will be leaving is a bunch of "edina people", who would miss them?? :wink:

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