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ELITE TRYOUTS - ROSTERS

Post by seek & destroy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:18 pm

Elite tryouts are this weekend. One of the best guarded secrets is exactly how many "open" spots there actually are but here are the rosters along with the schedule for the weekend. Returning kids typically get their spots back without tryouts and this year they're suppose to be promoting kids from last years Elite Development league rosters (and they always give out some spots before tryouts). The end results will show how much they promote from their D league and how many spots were even available.

Team 1 - Maroon
# Name P School
G12 ERIKUR ARNASON G GREENWAY
2 SEAN LANG D APPLE VALLEY
3 TOMMY VANNELLI D MINNETONKA
4 AARON DOLBY D OSSEO
5 CONNOR MCGOVERN D EAGAN
6 MATT NELSON D EDINA
7 SEAN MOSTRUM D PROVIDENCE
8 TYLER CLINE F BLAINE
9 ANDREW RUPERT F MOUNDSVIEW
10 KAGE TILLER F WAYZATA
11 CONNOR THIE F HOPKINS
12 COLIN HERNON F JEFFERSON
13 NICK ANDERSON F STILLWATER
14 RYAN TAPANI F PROVIDENCE
15 ERIC CARLSON F ALBERT LEA
16 BRAD BOLDENOW F EDEN PRAIRIE
17 SHANE WOLDEN F MAPLE GROVE
18 CONNOR HURLEY F HOLY ANGELS
19 DYLAN ZINS F PRIOR LAKE
G14 JUSTIN QUALE G BENILDE-SM

Team 2 - Orange
# Name P School
G34 ZACH THOMPSON G DENFELD
1 LUKE SUDMAN D EDEN PRAIRIE
2 CHARLIE HELLER D LAKEVILLE SOUTH
3 JOHNNY AUSTIN D BLAKE
4 KYLE KRUEGER D PRIOR LAKE
5 TONY BRETZMAN D ST. THOMAS
6 DERICK KUCHERA D EAGAN
7 MASON BERGH F EDEN PRAIRIE
8 TONY PAULSON F MAPLE GROVE
9 JASON SAMUELSON F ROCHESTER LOURDES
10 ALEX HARVEY F LAKEVILLE SOUTH
11 ZACH HALE F BENILDE-SM
12 AUSTIN HUNT F JEFFERSON
14 MASON WYMAN F BURNSVILLE
15 DEREK LODERMEIER F TOTINO-GRACE
16 CJ SMITH F HOLY ANGELS
17 CHARLIE SAMPAIR F HILL-MURRAY
18 JAKE JACKSON F TARTAN
19 NATE TRAINA F CHANHASSEN
G1 JARED SCHLETTY G WHITE BEAR LAKE

Team 3 - White
# Name P School
G39 JOSEPH MORRIS G NEW PRAGUE
2 KRISTIAN MANTHEY D ANOKA
3 JORDAN FREBERG D MAPLE GROVE
4 JIMMY SCHULDT D MINNETONKA
5 MATTHEW BENOLKIN D KENNEDY
6 BRANDON BUSSE D ST. PAUL JOHNSON
8 TEEMU KIVIHALME D BURNSVILLE
9 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX F XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
10 TJ MOORE F BENILDE-SM
11 TATE ERICKSON F APPLE VALLEY
12 TYLER BRODERSON F ST. LOUIS PARK
14 ANDY FAUST F HILL-MURRAY
15 ZACH DOERRING F BLAKE
16 LONDON FARRELL F ROCHESTER LOURDES
17 IAN ECKLIND F PROCTOR
18 CONNOR VALESANO F DULUTH EAST
19 ADAM JOHNSON F HIBBING
20 MARIO BIANCHI F HOLY ANGELS
21 TYLER SHEENHY F BURNSVILLE
G40 JOSH ERICKSON G WOODBURY
G36 PAIGE SKOOG G DULUTH EAST

Team 4 - Green
# Name P School
G43 AARON DINGMANN G WAYZATA
2 CODY MEYER D NEW PRAGUE
3 DREW ASPINWALL D MAPLE GROVE
4 LUC SNUGGERUD D EDEN PRAIRIE
5 MICHAEL PROCHNO D MINNETONKA
6 HUNTER ANDERSON D BURNSVILLE
7 TRAVIS WOOD D HILL-MURRAY
8 JONO LINDQUIST F JEFFERSON
9 ALEX FUNK F ROCHESTER LOURDES
10 ANDREW KNUDSEN F EDEN PRAIRIE
11 CONNOR KELLY F CHANHASSEN
12 JOHN WIITALA F LAKEVILLE SOUTH
13 ANDREW SCOFIELD F NORTHFIELD
15 MATT COLFORD F BRECK
17 MORGAN PUNCOCHAR F MOUNDSVIEW
18 NEWTON FULLER F MPLS. NOVAS
19 ALEX MASON F MAPLE GROVE
21 GARRETT RIEBLING F HOLY FAMILY
23 JOHNO MAY F MAHTOMEDI
G44 DYLAN PARKER G DULUTH EAST

Team 5 - Red
# Name P School
G45 ANDY FOSTER G WARROAD
2 TERRY LEABO D MOORHEAD
3 JOE ANDERSON D HIBBING
4 DILLON EICHSTADT D BEMIDJI
5 BEN CAMPBELL D DENFELD
6 RYAN BITTNER D CROOKSTON
8 SAM KLEIN D BUFFALO
9 MATT SERRATORE F BEMIDJI
10 RYAN EDEVOLD F CROOKSTON
11 JOSH GILBERTSON F GF RED RIVER, ND
12 ZACH HNATH F ROGERS
13 RYAN LUNDGREN F DULUTH EAST
15 AARON ROUSE F BUFFALO
16 JACOB ZELEZNIKAR F HERMANTOWN
17 T. AVERY PETERSON F GRAND RAPIDS
19 KARSON KUHLMAN F CLOQUEST
20 NEAL SMITH F ROGERS
21 IAN JOHNSON F PARK RAPIDS
23 XXXXXXXXXXXXXX F XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
G47 CHRIS AMSDEN G LESUEUR

Team 6 - Blue
# Name P School
G50 ROBBY VUKELICH G ROGERS
2 JORDAN STEJSKAL D GRAND RAPIDS
3 BRIAN LEBLANC D HERMANTOWN
4 TYLER TATRO D BEMIDJI
5 ETHAN BREKKE D DETROIT LAKES
6 TONY GERMAN D BISMARCK, ND
7 JUSTIN ANDERSON D ROSEAU
8 AUSTIN SWINGLE F/D ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL
10 BRYAN JUNGLES F ROGERS
11 JOHN FORSETH F BEMIDJI
13 ZACH YON F ROSEAU
14 LEVI TALARICO F DENFELD
16 TYLER HAJICEK F E. GRAND FORKS
18 JAKE AHLGREN F FERGUS FALLS
20 NATE MONDRY F GRAND RAPIDS
21 TYLER JOKINEN F ANDOVER
22 SAM COBORN F PARK RAPIDS
23 JAKE GREEN F PRINCETON
24 MITCHELL MCLAIN F BRAINERD
G59 ANDERS JECHA G BENILDE-SM

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011 - New Hope Ice Arena

9 – 10 AM TEAM 1 VS TEAM 2 NORTH RINK
10 – 11 AM TEAM 3 VS TEAM 4 SOUTH RINK
11 – NOON TEAM 5 VS TEAM 6 NORTH RINK

12:15 – 1:15 PM TEAM 1 VS TEAM 3 SOUTH RINK
1:15 – 2:15 PM TEAM 2 VS TEAM 5 NORTH RINK
2:15 - 3:15 PM TEAM 4 VS TEAM 6 SOUTH RINK

3:30 – 4:30 PM TEAM 1 VS TEAM 5 NORTH RINK
4:30 – 5:30 PM TEAM 2 VS TEAM 4 SOUTH RINK
5:30 – 6:30 PM TEAM 3 VS TEAM 6 NORTH RINK

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Elite Tryouts

Post by ripping1 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:19 pm

Did anyone watch? Just wondering who stood out.

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Post by old goalie85 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:45 pm

Two goalies fro D-East... Nice problem to have....

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Post by slyer » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:23 pm

skoog is actually from forest lake

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Post by east hockey » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:03 pm

slyer wrote:skoog is actually from forest lake
Just a guess, but old goalie85 is aware of this.

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Post by old goalie85 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:08 pm

Thanks East..

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Post by youngblood08 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:16 am

he WAS from Flake............

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Post by otto dog » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:39 am

What happened to Kolquist from Hermantown? Is he playing juniors this year or what???

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Post by wblhcky24 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:52 am

slyer wrote:skoog is actually from forest lake

He's playing for EAST now
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Post by old goalie85 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:06 pm

when are teams posted ?? [Kids that made it]

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Post by karl(east) » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:56 pm

old goalie85 wrote:when are teams posted ?? [Kids that made it]
Today, according to the Hub: http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/page/show/19 ... key-league
otto dog wrote:What happened to Kolquist from Hermantown? Is he playing juniors this year or what???
He played Elite League last year. All players who made it in previous years get automatic spots in future years. The list posted here is of players trying out for the remaining spots on Elite League teams.

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Post by HawkeyPower » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:19 pm

otto dog wrote:What happened to Kolquist from Hermantown? Is he playing juniors this year or what???
Kolquist is staying for his Senior year. The only player that left was Grillo. Transferred to Denfeld for his Senior year. Wanted to play D.

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Post by interestedbystander » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:18 pm

http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/page/show/35 ... el-tryouts

North team looks great. Goalie selections interesting, with all the talk about the Duluth East goalies lately on the forum. Overall, looks like an excellent group of goalies.

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Post by karl(east) » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:19 pm

By team:

Class AA:

Benilde-St. Maragarets (7)
Besse F
Horn F
Labosky F
Moore F
O'Borsky F
Horton D
Quale G

Duluth East (7)
Randolph F
Olson F
Toninato F
Valesano F
Repensky D
Moore D
Parker G

Eagan (6)
Zajac F
Merchant F
Kuchera F
Wolfe D
McGovern D
May D

Minnetonka (6)
Lettieri F
Coatta F
Baskin F
Rothstein F
Schuldt D
Schuldt D

Grand Rapids (5)
Underwood F
Mondry F
Peterson F
Bischoff D
Stejskal D

Edina (4)
Walker F
Nanne F
Nelson D
Reno D

Hill-Murray (4)
Guentzel F
LaValle F
Sampair F
Heinrich D

Maple Grove (4)
Steman F
Bell F
Gross D
Aspinwall D

Moorhead (4)
Christian F
Herdt F
Leabo D
Bitzer G

Stillwater (4)
Anderson F
Corbett D
Goff D
Cates G

Wayzata (4)
Majka F
Halverson D
Death D
Dingmann G

Blaine (3)
Lambert F
Brodzinski D
Malvin G

Bemidji (2)
Heller F
Tatro D

Bloomington Jefferson (2)
Hernon F
Janco D

Brainerd (2)
Pohlkamp F
McLain F

Burnsville (2)
Chapman F
Sheehy F

Centennial (2)
Lovick F
Hess D

Eden Prairie (2)
Knudsen F
Snuggerud D

Forest Lake (2)
Kohls F
Franklin F

Holy Angels (2)
Hartley F
Mork D

Hopkins (2)
Thie F
Holmquist F

Roseau (2)
Yon F
Okeson D

Apple Valley (1)
Smith D
(Did a bunch of people leave here without me noticing, or are they just not playing Elite League?)

Cloquet (1)
Kuhlman F

Eastview (1)
Nelson F

Elk River (1)
Franke G

Hastings (1)
Flynn F

Lakeville North (1)
Winiecki F

Lakeville South (1)
Kloos F

Mounds View (1)
Boje D

White Bear Lake (1)
Carney D

Class A:

Breck (5)
Opperman F
Lindstrom F
Andrle F
Iverson F
Rudnick D

St. Thomas Academy (4)
Commers F
Krieger F
Bretzman D
Schurhamer D

Duluth Marshall (2)
Peterson F
Bushey D

East Grand Forks (2)
Lawdermilt F
Hajicek F

Hermantown (2)
Thomas F
Kolquist D

Thief River Falls (2)
Soderstrom F
Forney D

Blake (1)
Doerring F

Duluth Denfeld (1)
Thompson G

Greenway (1)
Arnason G

Hibbing (1)
Johnson F

Monticello (1)
Torrel F

Park Rapids (1)
Coborn F

Red Lake Falls (1)
Schmitz D

Spring Lake Park (1)
Auman D

St. Cloud Cathedral (1)
Swingle F

St. Paul Johnson (1)
Dickman F

Totino-Grace (1)
Roo F

Not going to list the players from North Dakota, but there are 3 from Grand Forks-Red River, and 2 each from Grafton and Bismarck.

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Post by Guru20 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:36 pm

From the teams list on Hockey Hub
F Thie Connor Minnetonka 11

Is this a misprint, or did he transfer?

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Post by nickel slots » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:58 pm

After a quick review (I hope I didn't miss anybody, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least), the players that made the Elite League through tryouts are as follows...

Team North:
D Tyler Tatro 12 Bemidji
F Adam Johnson 11 Hibbing
F Conner Valesano 11 East
F Karson Kuhlman 10 Cloquet
F Mitch McLain 12 Brainerd

Team NW:
D Drew Aspinwall 12 Maple Grove
F Zach Doerring 12 Blake
F Connor Thie 11 Hopkins

Team SW:
D Jimmy Schuldt 11 Minnetonka
D Joe Schuldt 11 Minnetonka
D Luc Snuggerud 10 Eden Prairie

Team Great Plains:
D Terry Leabo 12 Moorhead
D Jordan Stejskal 12 Grand Rapids
F Sam Coborn 12 Park Rapids
F Nate Mondry 12 Grand Rapids
F Zach Yon 10 Roseau
F Austin Swingle 11 St. Cloud Cathedral
F Tommy Hajicek 11 EGF
F T. Avery Peterson 10 Grand Rapids

Team NE:
F Nick Anderson 11 Stillwater
F Charlie Sampair 12 Hill-Murray
F TJ Moore 11 BSM
F Colin Hernon 11 Jefferson

Team SE:
D Connor McGovern 11 Eagan
D Tony Bretzman 11 STA
F Tyler Sheehy 10 Burnsville
F Andrew Knudsen 10 Eden Prairie

Goaltenders:
Erkur Arnason 12 Greenway
Aaron Dingmann 11 Wayzata
Justin Quale 11 BSM
Dylan Parker 11 East

To my count it looks like 31 kids that tried out last weekend made the Elite League.
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Post by Gopher Blog » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:56 pm

Guru20 wrote:From the teams list on Hockey Hub
F Thie Connor Minnetonka 11

Is this a misprint, or did he transfer?
Yep, heading to Tonka.

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Post by seek & destroy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:37 pm

nickel slots wrote:After a quick review (I hope I didn't miss anybody, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least), the players that made the Elite League through tryouts are as follows...

To my count it looks like 31 kids that tried out last weekend made the Elite League.
That looks right and I have to say that that is actually pretty good. That means that a kid had a 1 in 4 chance of making a team from the tryouts...a much higher number than I would have expected based on some of the comments I've heard in the past.

It would also be interesting to hear how many moved up from their D league from last year. They say that they promote from those teams.

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Post by RushnCircles » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:43 pm

looking at these rosters, I understand why minnesota high school players are leaving in record numbers for the ushl and the na.

the elite league is great in theory but it requires a lot of work to sustain a top level of competition. It seems the higher ups at the elite league have thrown in the towel.
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Post by supertacks » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:27 am

RushnCircles wrote:looking at these rosters, I understand why minnesota high school players are leaving in record numbers for the ushl and the na.

the elite league is great in theory but it requires a lot of work to sustain a top level of competition. It seems the higher ups at the elite league have thrown in the towel.
huh??? :?

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Post by auld_skool » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:41 am

RushnCircles wrote:looking at these rosters, I understand why minnesota high school players are leaving in record numbers for the ushl and the na.

the elite league is great in theory but it requires a lot of work to sustain a top level of competition. It seems the higher ups at the elite league have thrown in the towel.
I'm sorry your son didn't make it. Tell him to keep training and not to give up. It's not over as long as he keeps working hard.

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Post by Edgy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:21 pm

There are always opinions that some kids that made it shouldn't have, and some kids that didn't should have. I can think of a hand full of players (or more) that should have, although I don't pick them. If you follow MN HS Hockey, and look at the rosters, overall it is a strong group of players - and they should be proud to have been chosen. For the kids that didn't make it, it is not the end of the wolrd. Elite is intended to give kids an alternative vs going the Jr A route - everyone seems to have an opinion on what someone else should do. Sit back and let the kids play - and enjoy it as it is over quickly.

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Post by old goalie85 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:33 am

I think this is the first time FL has had two players. Franklyn start skating next week after broken ankle.

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Post by Slap Shot » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:08 pm

RushnCircles wrote:looking at these rosters, I understand why minnesota high school players are leaving in record numbers for the ushl and the na.
Are they now? [/sarcasm]

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