The puck has dropped on the young men hockey season across Minnesota. Here are 13 players to watch in the southeastern piece of the express this season.
A dough puncher’s dozen of young men hockey players to watch in southeastern Minnesota (Big Nine Conference, Section 1A) in the 2021 season:
Charlie Blaisdell, Sr., D, Dodge County: The rebuffing defenseman ought to be in mid-season structure in the wake of expenditure a significant part of the most recent three months with the Rochester Grizzlies. Blaisdell isn’t just a power actually, however he adds a hostile danger from the blue line (33 focuses last season).
Brett Borchardt, Sr., D, Mankato East: One of the top blue-liners in the Big Nine and Section 1A last season returns after an eight-objective, 34-point season and causing lead the Cougars to the Class A state competition. Borchardt had nine extraordinary groups focuses as a lesser.
Wyatt Farrell, Fr., F, La Crescent: Farrell burst onto the secondary school scene the previous winter and drove the Lancers in scoring (31 focuses) as an eighth-grader. He was one of the top objective scorers in the part (21) and is hoping to step forward this season.
Javan Hodge, Jr., D, Mayo: Hodge is the top returning scorer for the Spartans this season, after a 11-objective, 18-help season in 2019-20 as a sophomore. Presently in his second year on the varsity, Hodge will be a pioneer on the blue line, both as far as scoring and verbally.
Charlie Kielty, Jr. D, Lourdes: The 6-foot-4 defenseman has a strong blend of hostile capacity, size and strength. He has a substantial shot and will be the Eagles’ top-returning scorer this season (13 focuses). Kielty was likewise a champion on Lourdes’ unique groups last season.
Brody Lamb, Jr., F, Dodge County: Lamb was the state’s driving objective scorer a year ago as a sophomore (49) and his mentors and partners state he’s stepped forward from that point forward. He was in the best 10 in the Upper Midwest Elite League this fall in focuses (23, ninth) and helps (12, seventh). He likewise invested energy with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers a month ago, while anticipating the beginning of the secondary educational season.
Layten Liffrig, Sr., F, Mankato East: The top scorer in the Big Nine Conference (32-42—74) re-visitations of attempt to help the Cougars rehash as area champions. The eye-popping detail from a year prior: 27 of Liffrig’s 32 objectives and 63 of his 74 focuses came at even strength.
Blake Ulve, Sr., F, Albert Lea: Ulve is the Tigers’ top returning scorer (17-23—40). He had three match dominating objectives as a lesser, remembering one for the Tigers’ 5-1 season finisher triumph against La Crescent. He additionally had four strategic maneuver objectives and 13 strategic maneuver focuses.
Dom Valento, Sr., F, Owatonna: Valento caused the Huskies to inside a success of the Big Nine Conference title and a 19-7-0 generally speaking record. He drove the group in scoring as a lesser (20-22—42) and had 13 multi-point games.
Carson VanZuilen, Sr., F, Northfield: A two-year chief for the Raiders, Van Zuilen has been a three-year varsity ordinary. He had 16 objectives and 55 focuses a year ago, and has recorded amazing numbers for a youthful player, gathering in any event 52 focuses every one of the three of his varsity seasons. He enters his senior year with 60 profession objectives and 103 helps, for 163 focuses.
Zach Kubicek, Sr., F, Owatonna: The Huskies’ top objective scorer last season (23), Kubicek is a hostile chief in a group that is among the top choices to win the Big Nine Conference. He is a top strategic maneuver skater, as well, with 14 unique groups focuses a year ago.
Zach Siegert, Sr., F, Faribault: Siegert was the Falcons’ driving scorer (26-15—41) as a lesser, causing them to a 17-8-2 record. He was at his best toward the finish of the period, with 11 focuses in the Falcons’ last six games.
Matt Thesing, Sr., F, Winona: The Winhawks’ top returning scorer (15-16—31), Thesing is a blend objective scorer/playmaker. He had 11 focuses on unique groups, including six strategic maneuver helps.