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    D2DD2D
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    ADMIN: This is a new thread containing the last year + of the old thread.

    Any guesses?

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    That seems too early.

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    D2D wrote:

    Any guesses?

    Snuggerud

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    I received a PM from someone who believes Jimmy Clark is the most likely.

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    What was the Tweet? It now says unavailable.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    What was the Tweet? It now says unavailable.

    Jess deleted and then posted this…another instance of him getting under Motzko’s skin???

    https://twitter.com/jessrmyers/status/1345055427030085632?s=10

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    It’s more Jess being excited that a Warroad kid is being recruited by a team he covers and not being aware of the recruiting rules. And of course UMN Compliance being what they are… I’m sure that the team SID wanted someone aware of the rules so that no one gets in trouble.

    https://twitter.com/evegoe/status/1345060934956556289

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    2+2= :dup:

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    I can’t see the twitter links anymore. Is there some setting I need to change??

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    mlhouse wrote:


    I can’t see the twitter links anymore. Is there some setting I need to change??

    The Tweet was deleted by the author. I believe it was speculating on a new commit.

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    Finn Brink oh no here we go.

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    Finn Brink is from Maple Grove. I’m pretty confident he is not Andy Brink’s son.

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    younggopherdiehard wrote:


    Finn Brink is from Maple Grove. I’m pretty confident he is not Andy Brink’s son.

    Correct

    Youth Hockey Hub wrote:


    Player: Finn Brink

    Team: Osseo Maple Grove

    School: Maple Grove HS

    Grade: 9

    Parents: Derek and Jen

    One of the most dynamic players we’ve seen over the past two years has been Finn Brink. Brink has a great combination of oil and vinegar. He plays super fast and has just enough of an edge that makes him a challenge to stop every time he hits the ice. “When we play them (OMG), we have to know where Brink is at all times,” said one Bantam AA coach.

    https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1094376

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    Zam Plante? Leading the state in scoring. Know dad is Assoc. head coach at tUMD but Sandelin’s kid went elsewhere.

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    Pretty good player, his stats are inflated quite a bit due to Hermantown playing a PeeWee schedule so far. For them anyway.

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    Hermantown’s schedule is a joke but he still is one of the top 5 sophs in the state, he’s really good.

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    Likely not a ton of buzz on these boards due to Hermantown seldom (ever?) sending a player south to Mariucci. Lot of talent but has been a UMD pipeline.

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    Strong group of Sophmores from MN, haven’t seen them play much, but seems like a very difficult job to rank them as college prospects. Especially if you take out NTDP kids and how the HS kids will handle moving up levels. Top tier seems to be Shaugabay (no clue on spelling) Zam Plante, William Whitelaw, Jimmy Clark.

    Who are top Sophomore Defenseman??

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    glenhogan21 wrote:


    Strong group of Sophmores from MN, haven’t seen them play much, but seems like a very difficult job to rank them as college prospects. Especially if you take out NTDP kids and how the HS kids will handle moving up levels. Top tier seems to be Shaugabay (no clue on spelling) Zam Plante, William Whitelaw, Jimmy Clark.

    Who are top Sophomore Defenseman??

    Panzer (UND commit) would be in that group as well, and If you’re including guys who aren’t playing MN HS, Snuggerud and Stramel are in there. I don’t know if there’s really a standout defenseman yet. Maybe Simon Houge, Joe Gramer, or Ty Hanson.

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    Not a So. but for Fr. look out for Beckett Hendrickson.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Not a So. but for Fr. look out for Beckett Hendrickson.

    Any relation to Darby/Danny?

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    What about Austin Burnevik from Totino Grace? I thought I saw him listed as a top sophomore on YHH earlier in the year. He was listed at 6’1″ and 160 lbs as a freashman! When he fills out he is going to have a hell of a frame for a top prospect.

    And he had this nice goal last week which made ESPN’s Top Ten (#3)

    https://kfan.iheart.com/content/2021-01-30-watch-this-high-school-hockey-goal-from-totino-grace-is-sctop10-worthy/

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    GopherPuck316 wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Not a So. but for Fr. look out for Beckett Hendrickson.

    Any relation to Darby/Danny?

    Darby’s son.

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    thebigbaron wrote:


    Zam Plante? Leading the state in scoring. Know dad is Assoc. head coach at tUMD but Sandelin’s kid went elsewhere.

    Yep, I’ve already penciled him in as a UMD commit w/ the Hermantown/dad connection but I guess you never know.

    His 4.29 ppg through 7 games against weak opponents is one thing but his 29pts in 22 Elite League games as a sophomore was super impressive.

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    Gophers must be looking for another goalie with LaFontaine done after this year. They’ll need someone who can spell Moe or challenge him for the spot next year and Pichora is years away. I wonder if they’re looking at Charlie Glockner or Brennan Boynton?

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    Jaykay3 wrote:


    Gophers must be looking for another goalie with LaFontaine done after this year. They’ll need someone who can spell Moe or challenge him for the spot next year and Pichora is years away. I wonder if they’re looking at Charlie Glockner or Brennan Boynton?

    I would assume a transfer of some kind, like what UW did last year with Beydoun or something tied to the rule changes around this season due to Covid, could be the route they go. They should be very good next season, doubt Bob is going to want the goaltending to come down to Moe and a freshman that committed months before hitting campus. Given Moe’s lack of playing time and poor numbers so far this season, I could honestly see him moving on after this season and next year the trio being a freshman, senior transfer and Close.

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    Cardinal wrote:


    Jaykay3 wrote:


    Gophers must be looking for another goalie with LaFontaine done after this year. They’ll need someone who can spell Moe or challenge him for the spot next year and Pichora is years away. I wonder if they’re looking at Charlie Glockner or Brennan Boynton?

    I would assume a transfer of some kind, like what UW did last year with Beydoun or something tied to the rule changes around this season due to Covid, could be the route they go. They should be very good next season, doubt Bob is going to want the goaltending to come down to Moe and a freshman that committed months before hitting campus. Given Moe’s lack of playing time and poor numbers so far this season, I could honestly see him moving on after this season and next year the trio being a freshman, senior transfer and Close.

    You might be right but I don’t think it’s really fair to judge Moe by his numbers this year. I think he’s a very capable goalie and proved it last year when he was more of the 1B than true backup to LaFontaine and posted similar numbers to LaFontaine.

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    Cardinal wrote:


    Jaykay3 wrote:


    Gophers must be looking for another goalie with LaFontaine done after this year. They’ll need someone who can spell Moe or challenge him for the spot next year and Pichora is years away. I wonder if they’re looking at Charlie Glockner or Brennan Boynton?

    I would assume a transfer of some kind, like what UW did last year with Beydoun or something tied to the rule changes around this season due to Covid, could be the route they go. They should be very good next season, doubt Bob is going to want the goaltending to come down to Moe and a freshman that committed months before hitting campus. Given Moe’s lack of playing time and poor numbers so far this season, I could honestly see him moving on after this season and next year the trio being a freshman, senior transfer and Close.

    Don’t disagree at all. I do agree though that having someone on roster to push Moe and compete for the starting position would be good thing though.

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    https://cornellbigred.com/sports/mens-ice-hockey/roster/matthew-galajda/54492

    Galajda is in the portal… certainly would be a good guy to have as an option.

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    It looks like we have shown some interest in defenseman Eric Pohlkamp from Brainerd.

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    younggopherdiehard wrote:


    It looks like we have shown some interest in defenseman Eric Pohlkamp from Brainerd.

    He might be the best junior D man in the state so that would make sense. His brothers both played for Bowling Green so I wonder if he might be leaning that way.

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    younggopherdiehard wrote:


    It looks like we have shown some interest in defenseman Eric Pohlkamp from Brainerd.

    Where did you see/hear that? We are thin on D recruits and he seems like a very solid one.

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    Puckpreps

    Also saw that Jayson Shaugbay uses Jackson LaCombe’s dad as an advisor. That can’t hurt our chances of landing him.

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    Can probably check off Marvin and Plante as options from that list

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    Danny Nelson’s brother Henry is committed to Notre Dame as well.

    Also read we are high on Jimmy Clark’s list.

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    younggopherdiehard wrote:


    Danny Nelson’s brother Henry is committed to Notre Dame as well.

    Also read we are high on Jimmy Clark’s list.

    I noticed Jimmy Clark has been playing with the U17 NTDP squad since Edina’s season ended. Wonder if he’ll try to join the U18 team next year.

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    The U17 team brought up 4-5 kids recently. My guess is he will be back at Edina next year then maybe skip his senior year.

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    Jaykay3 wrote:


    younggopherdiehard wrote:


    Danny Nelson’s brother Henry is committed to Notre Dame as well.

    Also read we are high on Jimmy Clark’s list.

    I noticed Jimmy Clark has been playing with the U17 NTDP squad since Edina’s season ended. Wonder if he’ll try to join the U18 team next year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apa0nG1OfUc

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    Can probably check off Marvin and Plante as options from that list

    They’re both smaller guys.

    We played Warroad this season, not sure if Marvin-Cordes was even the best player on his team. :shock:

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    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay


    I thought you wanted all MN?

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay


    I thought you wanted all MN?


    Yes, but I’ve said many times non-Minnesotans are accepted if they are potential stars like Vanek/Kessel/Haula/Ranta. Top 3 round picks or point per game players in college. We don’t need non Minnesotan third string goalies and fourth liners.

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay


    I thought you wanted all MN?


    Yes, but I’ve said many times non-Minnesotans are accepted if they are potential stars like Vanek/Kessel/Haula/Ranta. Top 3 round picks or point per game players in college. We don’t need non Minnesotan third string goalies and fourth liners.

    But you can’t then be surprised if Michigan is getting a bunch of top recruits. They are the ones out there recruiting everywhere outside of MN.

    You even said Adam Fantilli has a brother at Michigan, and that may also draw him to Michigan. Not only does his brother play there, but he and his family are already familiar with the program and the coaching staff. If MN passes on the brother, because he isn’t a potential star (I don’t know if he is or not) then we also hurt our chances with Adam.

    Your just less likely to get star recruits from elsewhere if you’re not out recruiting like Michigan.

    I am not saying I disagree with you either. But I am not obsessed with Michigan commits

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    Bertogliat wrote:

    But you can’t then be surprised if Michigan is getting a bunch of top recruits. They are the ones out there recruiting everywhere outside of MN.

    You even said Adam Fantilli has a brother at Michigan, and that may also draw him to Michigan. Not only does his brother play there, but he and his family are already familiar with the program and the coaching staff. If MN passes on the brother, because he isn’t a potential star (I don’t know if he is or not) then we also hurt our chances with Adam.

    Your just less likely to get star recruits from elsewhere if you’re not out recruiting like Michigan.

    I am not saying I disagree with you either. But I am not obsessed with Michigan commits

    I’m not surprised Michigan is getting a bunch of top recruits… I mentioned the brother because most people on here would have had no idea of that, including me until I checked last night.

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay

    Based on the name alone, this dude is going to UND.

    They always have the weird-name guys.

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    Eckes wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay

    Based on the name alone, this dude is going to UND.

    They always have the weird-name guys.


    He’s Canadian so ya, it’s kind of likely.

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    Stramel makes the U18 Worlds team

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties.

    1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.)

    2. Gracyn Sawchyn

    3. Charlie Stramel

    4a. Jimmy Clark

    4b. Jayson Shaugabay


    I thought you wanted all MN?


    Yes, but I’ve said many times non-Minnesotans are accepted if they are potential stars like Vanek/Kessel/Haula/Ranta. Top 3 round picks or point per game players in college. We don’t need non Minnesotan third string goalies and fourth liners.

    But you can’t then be surprised if Michigan is getting a bunch of top recruits. They are the ones out there recruiting everywhere outside of MN.

    You even said Adam Fantilli has a brother at Michigan, and that may also draw him to Michigan. Not only does his brother play there, but he and his family are already familiar with the program and the coaching staff. If MN passes on the brother, because he isn’t a potential star (I don’t know if he is or not) then we also hurt our chances with Adam.

    Your just less likely to get star recruits from elsewhere if you’re not out recruiting like Michigan.

    I am not saying I disagree with you either. But I am not obsessed with Michigan commits

    I don’t think we need a lot of “top end recruits” that’s how we end up like BU and Michigan who have done absolutely nothing in terms of postseason success with those high end nhl draft picks. 1 or 2 per recruiting class is fine but in my opinion you don’t want a class of just first rounders that dip after a year.

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    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    I don’t think we need a lot of “top end recruits” that’s how we end up like BU and Michigan who have done absolutely nothing in terms of postseason success with those high end nhl draft picks. 1 or 2 per recruiting class is fine but in my opinion you don’t want a class of just first rounders that dip after a year.


    Cuz the tournament is a crapshoot does not make their strategy a bad one. Michigan is putting together what I believe will be the roster with the most first round picks ever. And reloading the year after that. At some point one of those teams will win four in a row. I expect them to win at least two of the next five regular season championships. I expect the Gophers to win at least one. And the other two could be those two teams or someone else.

    Also, we have yet to see if ANY of the Michigan guys dip after just one year.

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    I’ll take watching high-end skill each weekend throughout the year and take our chances in the tournament as opposed to loading up on 25-year-old role players from Moose Jaw, Canada built to win the NCAA Pageant.

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    streakygopher wrote:


    I’ll take watching high-end skill each weekend throughout the year and take our chances in the tournament as opposed to loading up on 25-year-old role players from Moose Jaw, Canada built to win the NCAA Pageant.

    Agreed but obviously there’s an area in between that the gophers are at right now that seems to be working out.

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    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Agreed but obviously there’s an area in between that the gophers are at right now that seems to be working out.


    Use UMass as a blueprint. What was the secret to their overwhelming success?

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    D2D wrote:


    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Agreed but obviously there’s an area in between that the gophers are at right now that seems to be working out.


    Use UMass as a blueprint. What was the secret to their overwhelming success?

    It helped that they got two years out of the best college hockey player of the past like 15 years.

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    D2D wrote:


    maroon_and_gold wrote:


    Agreed but obviously there’s an area in between that the gophers are at right now that seems to be working out.


    Use UMass as a blueprint. What was the secret to their overwhelming success?

    Sarcastically I was going to tell you their secret was their ability to beat teams from MN :lol:

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    Colorado College captain Grant Cruikshank transferring to Gophers

    Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank, a Hobey Baker nominee this past season, is transferring to the Gophers. Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank, a Hobey Baker nominee this past season, is transferring to the Gophers.

    — Colorado College athletics

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    By JOE CHRISTENSEN , STAR TRIBUNE

    April 19, 2021 – 6:09 PM

    Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank is transferring to the Gophers.

    “Thanks to CC hockey for a memorable 3 years,” Cruikshank wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I couldn’t be more excited to announce I am transferring to Minnesota. I can’t wait to get started!”

    Cruikshank, a 5-11 forward from Delafield, Wis., is the son of Olympic speedskaters Bonnie Blair and David Cruikshank. Blair is among the most decorated Olympic athletes in U.S. history, winning five gold medals and a bronze.

    Grant Cruikshank was a Hobey Baker nominee this past season. He led the Tigers with eight goals despite being limited to 16 games for a team that finished 4-17-2. He scored 11 goals in each of the two seasons before that and still has two years of eligibility remaining.

    On April 3, when a report surfaced on Twitter that Cruikshank was heading to Boston College, Cruikshank tweeted, “Still undecided. Stay tuned.”

    It turns out his destination was Minnesota, where he’ll be joining a squad that went 24-7 last season.

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    Colorado College captain Grant Cruikshank transferring to Gophers

    Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank, a Hobey Baker nominee this past season, is transferring to the Gophers. Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank, a Hobey Baker nominee this past season, is transferring to the Gophers.

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    By JOE CHRISTENSEN , STAR TRIBUNE

    April 19, 2021 – 6:09 PM

    Colorado College hockey captain Grant Cruikshank is transferring to the Gophers.

    “Thanks to CC hockey for a memorable 3 years,” Cruikshank wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I couldn’t be more excited to announce I am transferring to Minnesota. I can’t wait to get started!”

    Cruikshank, a 5-11 forward from Delafield, Wis., is the son of Olympic speedskaters Bonnie Blair and David Cruikshank. Blair is among the most decorated Olympic athletes in U.S. history, winning five gold medals and a bronze.

    Grant Cruikshank was a Hobey Baker nominee this past season. He led the Tigers with eight goals despite being limited to 16 games for a team that finished 4-17-2. He scored 11 goals in each of the two seasons before that and still has two years of eligibility remaining.

    On April 3, when a report surfaced on Twitter that Cruikshank was heading to Boston College, Cruikshank tweeted, “Still undecided. Stay tuned.”

    It turns out his destination was Minnesota, where he’ll be joining a squad that went 24-7 last season.

    * check the transfer portal or Gopher off season thread for Cruikshank updates as well :wink:

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    I always wonder what’s going through the heads of the coaching staff in scouting players like Charlie Stramel for example. Obviously a high end player doing well at the ntdp, but with the backlog of forward recruits coming in when he would be slated to come in, does Bob and co. just not even make an attempt at the kid? I mean if you give him your pitch and he wants to be a gopher but there’s just no room, what then? Obviously there’s some kids you make room for but I’m not sure coaches want to gain the reputation that they just revoke your commitment once they find a shinier toy.

    Where I’m going with this is do coaches at top tier programs like the U extend offers to all high end recruits knowing that they won’t be able to roster all of them?

    Just thinking out loud.

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    Unless he accelerates, Stramel is a 2023 recruit – I believe – which helps given only Lamb is part of the class in what figures to be a small forward group. But your larger point still remains. They’ll need to sort out the makeup/longevity of these classes. I would guess he is a clear take if this is where he wants to be, but it is understandably more complex than just adding any good player.

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    The backlog of forwards is really just a glut (7) of 2001 born players. Huglen and Pitlick coming in this year mean we have 5 that we have to make a decision on next year as they all run out of junior eligibility. We have three ’02’s, and ’03’s and two ’04’s. I imagine Stramel is most schools’ top target now, the way he’s improved this year.

    My guess is Warner, Braccini won’t make it to campus. Pino I think will, has the highest ceiling of the 3, has improved a lot, and was recruited by Motzko.

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    I think one Mittelstadt isn’t really Gopher material and it’ll be interesting to see what happens there.

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    I think one Mittelstadt isn’t really Gopher material and it’ll be interesting to see what happens there.

    I am assuming he was a recruited walk-on, he’s done okay as a 4th liner in USHL. The next Cullen Munson.

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    I think one Mittelstadt isn’t really Gopher material and it’ll be interesting to see what happens there.

    I am assuming he was a recruited walk-on, he’s done okay as a 4th liner in USHL. The next Cullen Munson.

    If he plays like Munson I’m all for it, but if he tries to play like casey on the 4th line he’ll get benched.

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    I think one Mittelstadt isn’t really Gopher material and it’ll be interesting to see what happens there.

    I am assuming he was a recruited walk-on, he’s done okay as a 4th liner in USHL. The next Cullen Munson.

    I think it was pretty a package deal so we could get Luke, That is fine by me. We can always use 4 year depth guys.

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    The backlog of forwards is really just a glut (7) of 2001 born players. Huglen and Pitlick coming in this year mean we have 5 that we have to make a decision on next year as they all run out of junior eligibility. We have three ’02’s, and ’03’s and two ’04’s. I imagine Stramel is most schools’ top target now, the way he’s improved this year.

    My guess is Warner, Braccini won’t make it to campus. Pino I think will, has the highest ceiling of the 3, has improved a lot, and was recruited by Motzko.

    Anyone know what is going on with Warner? I was pretty surprised to see only 2 points in 15 NAHL games when I looked at his stats recently.

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    I think only playing 15 games is the most concerning, assuming injuries again. He’s had a tough run of it.

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    “Youth Hockey Hub” bantam player of the year – Teddy Townsend of Eden Prairie.

    https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1161231

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    So admittedly I only watched the highlights of the U18 USA vs Finland game but Strammel looked like he was involved on the majority of the goals for the US, including getting one himself. I feel like he’s a guy you go for if there is even the slightest room in our long list of recruited forwards

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    Stramel is very Intriguing, imagine our top target.

    Interesting that in last 6 NCAA championships teams I think only 3 total NTDP alums: Joey Anderson, Shane Gersich, Will Butcher. Michigan has historically recruited program best since in their backyard. Only championship team was 1998, which I think was mostly Canadian and not yet heavy on NTDP. Maybe loading up on those kids isn’t a good idea, as tempting as they are.

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    I wouldn’t read into that too much. They are almost always decent contributors at the college level as a floor.

    Faber/Lindgren/Skjei are probably two of the top five D we’ve had since the Skjei/Reilly era. Let’s not talk about the pain that was watching Collins/Glover their first few years.

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    Right, but to win you need better than decent contributions to win championship. NTDP hasn’t translated to that. Maybe one day it will. It’s probably cause the top guys from program move on quick, and the bottom guys aren’t as good as advertised.

    Also interesting no NTDP player has ever won NCHC rookie of year. Plenty of true freshman have.

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    Faber/Lindgren/Fasching/Skjei/Boyd – Good to great Gophers (and made/will make NHL)

    Reedy – Decent to “good” (I wasn’t a big fan)

    Collins/Glover – Sucked

    I’ll take those odds…

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