HighSchoolHockeyForums.com
The Largest Prep Hockey Message Board Community on the Web
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Conner Valesano not playing HS hockey this winter?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HighSchoolHockeyForums.com Forum Index -> Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kniven



Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 1208
Location: Esko

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Conner Valesano not playing HS hockey this winter? Reply with quote

I heard a rumor that Conner won't be suiting up for the Greyhounds this winter. If this is true, where will he be playing? Other East players I've heard might be leaving early, but the Conner news seems to be most prevalent.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
northwoods oldtimer



Joined: 21 Dec 2006
Posts: 1937

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know his dad and he is a very smart guy so for sure he will move out of that soft league known as MSHSL.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karl(east)



Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 5642

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sioux Falls of the USHL owns his rights.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Hockey North



Joined: 14 Nov 2008
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Sioux Falls and his HS Coach sent him packing. Nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sats81



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 2737

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean Mike Randolph rubbed someone the wrong way? Lol.

He is a player that will be better off playing in the USHL next year anyway in terms of what it will do for his long term development.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kniven



Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 1208
Location: Esko

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: are you kidding me? Reply with quote

I would want to come back to high school and win a state championship. If Conner is destined to make it to the big time, this winter in juniors or high school isn't going to change that much EXCEPT FOR when he's 45 years old, and he tells his kids and friends about his senior year at Duluth East winning a state championship or coming really close. He won't be telling his kids and friends how awesome it was to leave and play junior hockey and what special times he had with family and friends. Meanwhile his high school team wins the state championship. Whoa! Did I do that> Yea kids - i left to play juniors my senior year in high school and my lifelong hockey friends won that state championship that year, can you believe it. "Why did you leave dad?" Well son, i wanted to play junior hockey because if I didn't play junior hockey my senior season, I would have never never had the chance to play in the NHL. Dad? Yes son. Did you play in the NHL? No son, not even close. Sad, sad, sad.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
O-townClown



Joined: 10 Oct 2007
Posts: 2909
Location: Typical homeboy from the O-Town

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kniven surely has an easy time making other people's decisions for them. This is hardly the first time a player has chosen to pursue hockey in the USHL versus staying to play for the local public school. What if he thinks it'll be more fun?
_________________
Be kind. Rewind.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kniven



Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 1208
Location: Esko

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: I want for Connor what Connor wants for himself Reply with quote

I just want what the players want and choose to do for themselves. Every situation is different. These high school hockey players...I have the utmost respect for all of them. My previous comment was me putting my 2 bits worth in the basket.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Insider



Joined: 24 Nov 2011
Posts: 81

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard he wanted to stay, but Randolph ran him out of town? Sounds a little like oh, Derek Forbort, Andy Welinski also comes to mind Laughing nice one coach.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rainier



Joined: 27 Feb 2011
Posts: 1586
Location: Earth

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karl(east)



Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 5642

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
siouxforce19



Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


Yeah, Derek's play really hurt the Sioux in the final five. He only made the all-tournament team... Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karl(east)



Joined: 18 Jul 2007
Posts: 5642

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

siouxforce19 wrote:
karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


Yeah, Derek's play really hurt the Sioux in the final five. He only made the all-tournament team... Rolling Eyes


Sorry, confusing my Xcel Center playoff games. I meant the regional final against Minnesota.

My point: of all the players who have left East early in the past 8 years, I thought Forbort stood to gain the most in terms of development from a year of junior hockey. The sky was (and is) the limit with him, but he had occasional mistakes and sloppy play that better competition might have forced him to correct. It didn't happen. (Not that I'm saying that staying in high school would have somehow made it happen.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Gopher Blog



Joined: 29 Jul 2006
Posts: 1546

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

karl(east) wrote:
siouxforce19 wrote:
karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


Yeah, Derek's play really hurt the Sioux in the final five. He only made the all-tournament team... Rolling Eyes


Sorry, confusing my Xcel Center playoff games. I meant the regional final against Minnesota.

My point: of all the players who have left East early in the past 8 years, I thought Forbort stood to gain the most in terms of development from a year of junior hockey. The sky was (and is) the limit with him, but he had occasional mistakes and sloppy play that better competition might have forced him to correct. It didn't happen. (Not that I'm saying that staying in high school would have somehow made it happen.)


I'd agree that Forbort hasn't been quite as advertised thus far in college given where he was drafted, etc.

He didn't play particularly well in that regional final vs. the U. Although a big part of that is he got fried on that highlight reel move by Nate Schmidt that turned into a goal for Matson.
_________________
http://twitter.com/hammyhockey
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
1811puckfan



Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:52 am    Post subject: conner's move Reply with quote

northwoods oldtimer wrote:
i know his dad and he is a very smart guy so for sure he will move out of that soft league known as MSHSL.


It was not his father's decision. Conner is the smart guy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1811puckfan



Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: ran him out? Reply with quote

The Insider wrote:
I heard he wanted to stay, but Randolph ran him out of town? Sounds a little like oh, Derek Forbort, Andy Welinski also comes to mind Laughing nice one coach.

Oh my. Randolph wouldn't run a top player out of town. What sense would that make? Conner did not want to stay. This was purely an excellent choice on Conner's part. The first game of last years state tourney? Why would a good skater want to stay for that?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1811puckfan



Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:06 am    Post subject: agree Reply with quote

Sats81 wrote:
You mean Mike Randolph rubbed someone the wrong way? Lol.

He is a player that will be better off playing in the USHL next year anyway in terms of what it will do for his long term development.

I couldn''t agree more. Just considering Jr.s made randolph lose it. CV made the choice based on what is best for his hockey career. Jr.s just offers so much more than what MR possibly could.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1811puckfan



Joined: 03 Sep 2012
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:13 am    Post subject: spelling Reply with quote

karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


That's so funny. So few people, including randolph could ever spell his name correctly. I also love how announcers pronounce his last name. And frankly, after his first 2 weeks in SF, he's real happy with his decision.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gilmore Tuttle



Joined: 15 Mar 2009
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:46 am    Post subject: Re: spelling Reply with quote

1811puckfan wrote:
karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


That's so funny. So few people, including randolph could ever spell his name correctly. I also love how announcers pronounce his last name. And frankly, after his first 2 weeks in SF, he's real happy with his decision.


Thanks for the updates, Dad.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
EHSHack



Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 717

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gopher Blog wrote:
karl(east) wrote:
siouxforce19 wrote:
karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


Yeah, Derek's play really hurt the Sioux in the final five. He only made the all-tournament team... Rolling Eyes


Sorry, confusing my Xcel Center playoff games. I meant the regional final against Minnesota.

My point: of all the players who have left East early in the past 8 years, I thought Forbort stood to gain the most in terms of development from a year of junior hockey. The sky was (and is) the limit with him, but he had occasional mistakes and sloppy play that better competition might have forced him to correct. It didn't happen. (Not that I'm saying that staying in high school would have somehow made it happen.)


I'd agree that Forbort hasn't been quite as advertised thus far in college given where he was drafted, etc.

He didn't play particularly well in that regional final vs. the U. Although a big part of that is he got fried on that highlight reel move by Nate Schmidt that turned into a goal for Matson.

The injury at the World Juniors didnt help and up to that point he looked very subpar but his game seemed to really pick up the second half of the year, besides the obvious.
_________________
Go Hounds.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hockeydad



Joined: 05 Mar 2002
Posts: 1374

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:22 am    Post subject: Re: spelling Reply with quote

1811puckfan wrote:
karl(east) wrote:
rainier wrote:
Here's the story:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/235441/group/Sports/


Forbort is doing "fine" at North Dakota? Granted, I don't watch a lot of Sioux hockey, but he sure had some less-than-fine moments in the WCHA Final Five.

That aside, best of luck to Conner. He's been a solid player for East the past two years, and it's no great surprise to see him go. Hopefully he represents Duluth well at higher levels; maybe then the News-Tribune will learn how to spell his first name. Rolling Eyes


That's so funny. So few people, including randolph could ever spell his name correctly. I also love how announcers pronounce his last name. And frankly, after his first 2 weeks in SF, he's real happy with his decision.


You'd be surprised at how coaches can butcher names. As a reporter I covered a five-year basketball starter, Ms. Basketball candidate, Division I recruit. For four years I followed what the coach gave me as the spelling of her first name. Finally, before her senior year, her mom asked me to use the correct spelling.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HighSchoolHockeyForums.com Forum Index -> Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Forum Rules/Reporting Offensive Posts (Updated 3/16/05)

National HS Hockey Rankings

State by State HS Hockey Profiles

USHighSchoolHockey.com

MidgetAAAHockey.com

Statewide High School Hockey Links (By State)

High School Hockey Team Links (By State)

Minnesota High School Hockey Scores (by team) Minnesota High School Hockey Scores (by date)

Minnesota High School Hockey Rankings (USHSHO) Minnesota High School Hockey Rankings (MinnHock)

Nationwide HS Hockey Scores

Midget AAA Hockey Scores

Midget AAA Hockey National Rankings

NCAA D1 Men's Hockey Rankings

New England Prep School Hockey Rankings

Prep School Hockey Links

Friends of USHSHO and the Forums:

MinnHock

WisconsinPrepHockey.Net

Sponsored Links:

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group