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Here is a new topic for women's recruiting.

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As the transfer portal stuff for women got lost in the shuffle, I’ll recover what I can.

SAMANTHA MURPHY Arizona State University
AVERY SAWCHUK Augsburg University
KENSIE MALONE Augsburg University
MACKENNA PARKER Boston University
GRACE PARKER Boston University
NICOLE MCGUIGAN Boston University
EMMA WUTHRICH Boston University
JESSE COMPHER Boston University
COURTNEY CORREIA Boston University
MADISON MICHALS Boston University
SHAY MALONEY Brown University
MIRANDA GAUDET Clarkson University
NINA PRUENSTER Colby College
LEXI CAFIERO Colby College
GABRIELLE BILLING Dartmouth College
CARLIE PRIMOMO Dartmouth College
LOTTI ODNOGA Dartmouth College
BROOKE REMINGTON Franklin Pierce University
DOMINIQUE PETRIE Harvard University
HAYLEE OWEN Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
KAYLIN GARNER Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
HAILEY WILTSHIRE Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
KENZIE HARMISON Long Island University
FAITHE HARRIS Manhattanville College
SARAH NELLES Mercyhurst University
ALEXANE RHEAUME Mercyhurst University
EMILY PINTO Mercyhurst University
PAIGE WHALEY Mercyhurst University
HANNA ZUKOW Mercyhurst University
NATALIE STORM Mercyhurst University
GABBY JONES Merrimack College
MACKENZIE EMERY Merrimack College
ANNMARIE FITZGERALD Northeastern University
ALEXA BERG Norwich University

ELLIE SCHAU Norwich University
AMY DOBSON Pennsylvania State University
CARRIE BYRNES Pennsylvania State University
JESSICA CIARROCCHI Pennsylvania State University
MIKAYLA LANTTO Pennsylvania State University
AUDREY SHIRER Pennsylvania State University
ANNA PROMERSBERGER Pennsylvania State University
VICTORIA PATON Post University
EVE LUNDIN Post University
ELLE MCKENNA Post University
KRISTIN SMITH Post University
PAIGE ANGER Post University
ALEXIS LEVY Post University
HUNTER BARNETT Providence College
CIARA BARONE Providence College
KAILEY SATO Providence College
KATHRYN LIOTTA Rochester Institute of Technology
TAYLOR SIMS Rochester Institute of Technology
ZOE LOHREI Rochester Institute of Technology
ABBY DAVIES Rochester Institute of Technology
FRANKIE SANCHEZ Sacred Heart University
TAYLOR NOWAK Sacred Heart University
CAITLYN CALDON Sacred Heart University
KAYLEE EYKYN Saint Michael's College
EVELYN ANDRADE Saint Michael's College
ALEXIS BONFE Saint Michael's College
TESSA MUCHA Saint Michael's College
MYAH BOOTH Saint Michael's College
KARLIE RIES St. Cloud State University
KRISTEN GUERRIERO St. Lawrence University
CASSIDY MICHALICKA Union College (New York)
IDA PRESS University of Maine

VENDELA ALICIA REYES BURGOS HIIS University of Maryland, Baltimore County
BRIEJA PARENT University of Minnesota Duluth
ESTELLE JUNGELS University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
SYDNEY SHEAREN University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
CIARA WALL University of New Hampshire
AVA THEWES University of New Hampshire
LINDSEY DUMOND University of New Hampshire
PAIGE RYNNE University of New Hampshire
MAUDE POULIN-LABELLE University of Vermont
BROOKE WALTERS University of Wisconsin-River Falls

EMILY FINACH Lindenwood University
BAILEY BURTON Providence College
DARCIE LAPPAN Colgate University
MARIE DEDERT Clarkson University
SOPHIE RAUSCH Hamline University
ISABELLE LEBRUN Long Island University
KATE STUART Boston University
AVERY MYERS University of New Hampshire
CELINE TEDENBY University of Maine
MEGAN GATES Sacred Heart University
JENNA SILVONEN Mercyhurst University
KAILEY SATO Providence College
SARA MARTINO Trine University
SAIGE MCKAY Long Island University


   
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……..and some more portalites

MICEALA SINDORIS Northeastern University
RACHEL WEISS Pennsylvania State University

MYA NEUGENT Bemidji State University
TESFANESH HURD Plattsburgh State University of New York
VIOLA CHOBAK University of Minnesota Duluth
RACHEL MARTIN Plattsburgh State University of New York
HOLLY GRUBER University of Minnesota Duluth
JOSIE MENDESZOON Union College (New York)
LUCY DROUGAS Saint Michael's College

EMMA FETCH Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
CASSIDY ROCKWOOD Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
SKYLEE HUGHES St. Cloud State University
NICOLE NESS St. Cloud State University
MOLLY MEYERS Long Island University


   
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Thanks Iceburg, so very much appreciated!! I help a lot of kids out with schools so I like to be able to keep up with the portal as best I can!


   
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Northern Gopher 218 put a Google Sheet together for the women's list. So I have added it to the main Transfer Portal page. If someone keeps track of where the women transfer to, we can give you access to our main sheet and you can help us keep it updated.

https://gopherpucklive.com/transfer-portal/

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I probably hear as much as anyone here. I’d be glad to fill in what I know.


   
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I probably hear as much as anyone here. I’d be glad to fill in what I know.

Sent you a PM

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Hey Jupiter, I also get a lot of info on both entry and final transfer as well...glad to help wherever I can...Thanks!


   
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This would be a good get for the Gophers.

https://twitter.com/ToddMilewski/status/1520117760092786692

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This would be a good get for the Gophers.

Funny... Todd knew nothing about it until he took a look at the women's list on GPL this morning.

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That transfer portal page might generate some ad revenue! (Not sure if there are already ads on there as I use adblock and am "Golden")


   
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This would be a good get for the Gophers.

Funny… Todd knew nothing about it until he took a look at the women’s list on GPL this morning.

GPL is getting quite the reputation in regards to breaking the portal news. I have seen you retweeted by multiple hockey news people lately.

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That transfer portal page might generate some ad revenue! (Not sure if there are already ads on there as I use adblock and am “Golden”)

A little bit. But I have not figured out a way to block ads for Golden user yet.

GPL is getting quite the reputation in regards to breaking the portal news. I have seen you retweeted by multiple hockey news people lately.

100% credit goes to "Northern Gopher 218".

I have no idea who he is. I have never asked. But he keeps the list updated. Sends me a PM when a big name comes up.

So thank him!

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NorthernGopher218 is clearly Pat M

Nope. You need to be a college coach. I think it can be just about any sport too.

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Webster will be going to Ohio State.

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NorthernGopher218 is clearly Pat M

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I was told this last night and thought I’d believe it when I saw it. Webster is supposed to be a high level field hockey player also. Wonder if she might go somewhere and try to do both. Of course if that was that big of a priority she probably would have gone to that type of school in the first place.


   
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Times are slow so I’ll toss out a little nugget. I subscribe to “Neutral Zone”, a scouting site for both male and female hockey players. I’m truthfully not a huge fan, but it’s really the only thing out there on the female side of things.

Having said all that they did put out their ratings recently for the “USA Hockey” 14u nationals. So in the ones-to-keep-an-eye-on they gave five players an “A+” rating from the tournament. All five are 2025 grads, just finishing up their 9th grade year.

  • Maya Engler (Green Giants) forward, one of the great class of freshmen that played on the state champion Andover high school team this past year.
  • Heather Wolff (Chicago Mission) goalie
  • Nicole Gorbatenko (Chicago Mission) forward, has a twin sister defenseman that got an “A” rating. Has an older sister Kelly that will play for the U.S. in the World 18u championships this summer and will be a badger freshman in the fall of 2023.
  • Anabella Fanale (Pittsburgh Penguins Elite) forward
  • Taylor Senecal (Assabet Valley) defense, plays her winter season at Essex high school in Essex Junction, Vermont.

The Green Giants team (from Minnesota) beat Chicago Mission in the finals.

 


   
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And we thought the Lucius commitments were bad, the women's thread has 12 year olds being talked about? lol


   
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“Neutral Zone” released their ratings for the 16u division at the “USA Hockey” nationals. The grading was on a tighter curve than the 14u division as only one player got an A+ rating. That player is Finley McCarthy, a forward from Selects Academy who finished as runner up in the tournament to Minnesota Grey. Finley is a native of Whitefish, Montana.

Gopher recruit Ava Lindsay (Minnesota Grey/Minnetonka) is one of five players in the tournament to get an “A” rating. Two other Gopher recruits from Minnesota Grey, Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka) and Lauren O’Hara (Centennial), received B+ ratings.


   
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Isa Goettl from Andover Commits to the Gophers.

 

 

 


   
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Isa Goettl from Andover Commits to the Gophers.

 

 

 

I see that Andover's other top two scorers have committed to St. Thomas.


   
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Isa Goettl from Andover Commits to the Gophers.

 

 

 

Interesting. Previous rumors had her possibly heading to the Ivy League. On the plus side, she works her tail off and is a goal scorer. On the negative, she is tiny, tiny. Overall this still seems like a somewhat underwhelming class.

2023

D Josie Hemp (Minnetonka)
D Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka)

F Isa Goettl (Andover)

F Emma Kreisz (Stanstead College) From Budapest, Hungary
F Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka)

F Lauren O’Hara (Centennial)

 


   
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Local players moving on to the “USA Hockey” Select U-18 national camp which is the first step in picking the U.S. team for the 2023 world U-18 championships next January.

2005 Birth Years

G Sedona Blair (Holy Family)

G Genevieve Klein (Shattuck)

D Ellah Hause (Hill-Murray)

D Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka)

D Josie Lang (Stillwater)

D Cailin Mumm (Andover)

D Sydney Putrah (Shattuck)

F Lindzi Avar (Minnetonka)

F Delaney Fleming (Shattuck)

F Hannah Halverson (Edina)

F Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka)

F Lauren O’Hara (Centennial)

F Grace Sadura (Minnetonka)

2006 Birth Years

G Layla Hemp (Minnetonka)

D Carly Humphrey (Elk River)

D Lauren Karl (Minnetonka)

D Taylor Porthan (Edina)

F Kendra Distad (Minnetonka)

F Sawyer Fleming (Shattuck)

F Ayla Puppe (Northfield)

F Josie St. Martin (Stillwater)

Lindsay and St. Martin will be playing for the U.S. in the 2022 World Championships next month in Madison.


   
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Isa Goettl from Andover Commits to the Gophers.

 

 

 

Interesting. Previous rumors had her possibly heading to the Ivy League. On the plus side, she works her tail off and is a goal scorer. On the negative, she is tiny, tiny. Overall this still seems like a somewhat underwhelming class.

2023

D Josie Hemp (Minnetonka)
D Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka)

F Isa Goettl (Andover)

F Emma Kreisz (Stanstead College) From Budapest, Hungary
F Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka)

F Lauren O’Hara (Centennial)

 

I'd have to imagine this will be the first Hungarian Gopher


   
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Chill Kessel wrote...
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Isa Goettl from Andover Commits to the Gophers.

 

 

 

Interesting. Previous rumors had her possibly heading to the Ivy League. On the plus side, she works her tail off and is a goal scorer. On the negative, she is tiny, tiny. Overall this still seems like a somewhat underwhelming class.

2023

D Josie Hemp (Minnetonka)
D Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka)

F Isa Goettl (Andover)

F Emma Kreisz (Stanstead College) From Budapest, Hungary
F Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka)

F Lauren O’Hara (Centennial)

 

I’d have to imagine this will be the first Hungarian Gopher

Yes, only the fifth European. Two Finns (Nora Räty and Mira Jalosuo) about eight years back and another Finn and a Swede in this fall’s recruiting class.


   
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Just a reminder, the delayed IIHF Women’s World U18 Championships will start next Monday in Madison. I’m planning on heading down for the first two days. The ROSTER was “announced” the other day, but it is the same group as was planning on going to Sweden last January.

As far as Gopher ties. Only two current recruits will be playing. Forward Madison Kaiser (Holy Family) will be on campus this fall, and forward Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka) will be coming in in the fall of 2023.

As far as future recruiting, only three team members are uncommitted (I believe). Forwards Josie St. Martin (Stillwater), Maggie Scannell (Shattuck/Wynantskill, New York) and Finley McCarthy (Selects Academy/Whitefish, Montana) have all just finished their sophomore high school year and will be 2024 recruits. They will be able to commit to schools after August first.

If streaming information for the tournament is out there yet, I haven’t seen it.


   
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Some u18 tournament information.

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PRE-CAMP

1. Pre-camp is taking place at the National Sport Center Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. This is the same rink the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team held their Olympic residency in the lead up to Beijing.

2. The U18 team will be practicing on the same ice and using the same facilities as the Olympic team did. There was a locker room renovation prior to the start of Olympic residency in September 2021. The facilities now emulate the storied history and success of the U.S. Women’s National Team program.

3. The team will be in Blaine for a week before making the four-hour drive to Madison on Saturday, June 4 for the start of the tournament.

4. Team USA is not the only team holding pre-camp in the Twin Cities area. Team Canada and Team Finland will also be preparing in Minneapolis. Team Canada will be practicing at the Super Rink as well.

5. Team USA will scrimmage against Team Canada on June 2. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. CT at the National Sports Center Super Rink in Blaine. A stream will be available via Live Barn.


   
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Pre IIHF World U18 Championships action: U.S. - Canada scrimmage today at 3:00 at the Super Rink. CANADA’S ROSTER. No real Gopher ties to Canada this year. Sara Swiderski was in for an unofficial visit a couple of years ago but wound up committing to Clarkson. It seems like the staff probably had some interest in Alex Law last fall but she committed to Boston U. Karel Préfontaine and Alexia Aubin are teammates of Gopher recruit Emma Kreisz at Stanstead College.


   
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Pre IIHF World U18 Championships action: U.S. – Canada scrimmage today at 3:00 at the Super Rink. CANADA’S ROSTER. No real Gopher ties to Canada this year. Sara Swiderski was in for an unofficial visit a couple of years ago but wound up committing to Clarkson. It seems like the staff probably had some interest in Alex Law last fall but she committed to Boston U. Karel Préfontaine and Alexia Aubin are teammates of Gopher recruit Emma Kreisz at Stanstead College.

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Pre IIHF World U18 Championships action: U.S. – Canada scrimmage today at 3:00 at the Super Rink. CANADA’S ROSTER. No real Gopher ties to Canada this year. Sara Swiderski was in for an unofficial visit a couple of years ago but wound up committing to Clarkson. It seems like the staff probably had some interest in Alex Law last fall but she committed to Boston U. Karel Préfontaine and Alexia Aubin are teammates of Gopher recruit Emma Kreisz at Stanstead College.

Do they charge for admission?

Not sure, but I think it’s unlikely. I don’t recall paying for other “USA Hockey” scrimmage type things I’ve gone to in the past.

If you go, dress warm. It will likely be on rink 5, and all of the back four rinks are pretty chilly.


   
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Iceburg wrote...
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Pre IIHF World U18 Championships action: U.S. – Canada scrimmage today at 3:00 at the Super Rink. CANADA’S ROSTER. No real Gopher ties to Canada this year. Sara Swiderski was in for an unofficial visit a couple of years ago but wound up committing to Clarkson. It seems like the staff probably had some interest in Alex Law last fall but she committed to Boston U. Karel Préfontaine and Alexia Aubin are teammates of Gopher recruit Emma Kreisz at Stanstead College.

Do they charge for admission?

Not sure, but I think it’s unlikely. I don’t recall paying for other “USA Hockey” scrimmage type things I’ve gone to in the past.

If you go, dress warm. It will likely be on rink 5, and all of the back four rinks are pretty chilly.

Our home rink is 7, so I am very familiar.  Thank you.


   
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1-0 U.S. after one. Pretty even period. Little edge to Canada early. Edge to U.S. later in the period. Nice crowd.


   
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2-0 U.S. after two now. Still relatively even, but a definite edge to the U.S. for the bulk of that period.


   
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Ava Lindsay scores an empty netter to make the final 3-1


   
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Seven MN-natives on USA Hockey women’s U18 team preparing for World Championships

(with video)

https://kstp.com/minnesota-sports/usa-hockey-under-18-womens-team-in-blaine-ahead-of-world-championships/


   
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No sign that the staff is targeting either either one, but a couple of interesting girls at the u18 worlds are Alexia Aubin (Canada) and Sanni Vanhanen (Finland). Aubin is Canada’s youngest player and their lone uncommitted player. She just finished her sophomore season at Stanstead College, where she is a teammate of Gopher commit Emma Kreisz.

Vanhanen was the youngest player at the  Beijing games this past winter.

A tournament preview from the IIHF site….

https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2022/ww18/news/36926/previewing_the_2022_u18_women_s_worlds


   
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Killing some time in my hotel north of Madison waiting for the first games of the women’s u18 world championships.

Winny Brodt’s first weekend of her Prospects & Futures program ended yesterday. Took in a few games and interesting to see the next generation on the horizon. Emily Pohl, the oldest of Johnny Pohl and Krissy Wendell’s daughters was on a team. On the same team was a daughter of Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt. Her name is Elliana, looks like they will likely be teammates at Hill-Murray in a year or two.


   
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https://twitter.com/usahockey/status/1534347368920915970?s=21&t=ArJ1hEmjt9PlWeezwOya0Q

https://twitter.com/usahockey/status/1534372887251009541?s=21&t=ArJ1hEmjt9PlWeezwOya0Q

The common theme in these two clips (beside the goal scorer) is the old guy in the blue sweat jacket is rumored to be me. Haven’t really had to fight the crowd these two days. Enjoyed the hockey though.


   
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Janecke goin' wayyy ⬆️ on the backhand! ?#U18WomensWorlds pic.twitter.com/vNCQcfXOcq— USA Hockey (@usahockey) June 8, 2022

Janecke on ?!#U18WomensWorlds pic.twitter.com/dTVkocaNZl— USA Hockey (@usahockey) June 8, 2022

The common theme in these two clips (beside the goal scorer) is the old guy in the blue sweat jacket is rumored to be me. Haven’t really had to fight the crowd these two days. Enjoyed the hockey though.

Think I have had the privilege of conversing with you at a girls high school hockey section final at Parade Ice Garden.

In regards to your comment about the Gopher's 2023 recruiting class being underwhelming, it is pretty evident watching this tournament, specifically the US squad, that the Gopher staff has not done as good on the recruitng front as their biggest rival.

 


   
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If you thought it was a privilege, it probably wasn’t me. 

 

The quality of the commits for the 2024 class that will start trickling in in a few weeks should give a better picture of the future direction of the program. The new staff should have their feet underneath them after last year’s shake up.


   
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Iceburg wrote...

The quality of the commits for the 2024 class that will start trickling in in a few weeks should give a better picture of the future direction of the program. The new staff should have their feet underneath them after last year’s shake up.

Given the quality and experience of all the returnees for the upcoming season, I'm probably being a little too optimistic. But I'm of the opinion that the Gophers will have their best team in years...offensively. Tremendous returning scoring talent and experience, so much so that our coaching staff will have plenty to work with in putting the best of that returning (and incoming) talent into the right combinations to score, in bunches. And their power play, led by any combinations of Heise, Boreen, Skaja, Hemp, Murphy and Zoom-Boom - and possibly others, all, just up front - should find plenty of chemistry to generate and score from numerous close-in opportunities, screens and rebounds. So, unless something goes wrong, offense should not be a problem.

HOWEVER, challenges remain.

We absolutely need to work on - again and again and again - safe, puck controlled alternative puck movement and options on breaking out of our defensive and into the neutral zone. This must involve movement and support from our forwards who must work closely with our D to skate into open and safe areas. Again the keys are maintaining possession out of the defensive zone. Once into the neutral zone with puck possession, scoring opportunities will open up.


   
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D2D wrote...
Iceburg wrote…

The quality of the commits for the 2024 class that will start trickling in in a few weeks should give a better picture of the future direction of the program. The new staff should have their feet underneath them after last year’s shake up.

Given the quality and experience of all the returnees for the upcoming season, I’m probably being a little too optimistic. But I’m of the opinion that the Gophers will have their best team in years…offensively. Tremendous returning scoring talent and experience, so much so that our coaching staff will have plenty to work with in putting the best of that returning (and incoming) talent into the right combinations to score, in bunches. And their power play, led by any combinations of Heise, Boreen, Skaja, Hemp, Murphy and Zoom-Boom – and possibly others, all, just up front – should find plenty of chemistry to generate and score from numerous close-in opportunities, screens and rebounds. So, unless something goes wrong, offense should not be a problem.

HOWEVER, challenges remain.

We absolutely need to work on – again and again and again – safe, puck controlled alternative puck movement and options on breaking out of our defensive and into the neutral zone. This must involve movement and support from our forwards who must work closely with our D to skate into open and safe areas. Again the keys are maintaining possession out of the defensive zone. Once into the neutral zone with puck possession, scoring opportunities will open up.

 

I don't think you're being too optimistic.  The fact that Potomak and her propensity to hang onto the puck has moved on is a plus.  All that you mentioned as far as the returning players is going to make a lot of competion to fill out the top three lines. So much so, that they could very easily have 4 lines play and have a lot of versatility in what each of those lines can do.

Defensively, if the rumor is true that Lizi Norton may be in the Gopher lineup this fall, that would be a nice addition.   It will be interesting to see how good Laitinen is coming from the Finnish Olympic team.  Also interested to see if Maggie Nicholson and Gracie Ostertag can regain their form coming back from injury/surgery.

Goaltending is a bit of a question mark but I think both Pahl and Vetter are capable of stepping up.

A lot to like about what lies ahead for this team in 2022/2023.

 

 


   
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Five-HoleFrenzy wrote...Also interested to see if Maggie Nicholson and Gracie Ostertag can regain their form coming back from injury/surgery.

 

 

 

Was going to post this in the women’s thread but since the discussion is here……

A friend texted me to tell me Gracie was out on the ice at Ridder yesterday for the first time since her surgery.


   
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U.S. finishes the preliminary round undefeated with a 7-0 win over Canada. Definitely not your father’s U.S. vs. Canada game. Gopher recruits Maddie Kaiser and Ava Lindsay both pick up goals. Kaiser with a three point game. Kaiser feeding Lindsay below

 

https://twitter.com/usahockey/status/1535075051783192577?s=21&t=LeKdSeG-0wxpU_syoRy1xQ


   
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Women’s u18 World Championships quarterfinals (U.S. and Finland had byes)

Canada 7, Slovakia 0

Sweden 2, Czechia 1

Sunday’s semifinals: Canada vs. Finland (2:30 p.m.), Sweden vs. U.S. (6:30)


   
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