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  1. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Completely agree....brutal to see him go to BU though... Quinn reminds me of a Urban Meyer, slick recruiter and able to connect with the prospects easily.
  2. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    A little late on the response, but BU has been killing it on the recruiting trail. In fact, this last years (2016) class might have been one of the best all-time in college hockey. Time will tell, but from a high end recruit stand point, they crushed it this year. I would love to see if ANY college program has had more than 3 first rounders in one draft.
  3. 2016-2017 College Hockey (Non UND Hockey)

    Agreed. College hockey is better when Maine is among the elite. I know Maine fans were kicking themselves and the administration for not bringing in Montgomery, but it is nice to see their early success this season.
  4. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    I think you are exactly right. "Kawaguchi will come to campus next fall — and you’ve got to believe he’ll be the final forward commit for 2017-18." Brad S
  5. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    I agree UND does have a great track record of getting an extra year out of all players, regardless of the talent, but Jost is a top 10 pick and there is little patience with NHL teams nowdays with high end players. Technically Toews played one year after his draft year. The only higher draft pick than Jost that you mentioned was Toews. He came in at 17, played a year, was drafted, and played one more year. Not the same situation. He's a high end draft pick and we'll be lucky to keep him two years. The Avs will come knocking if he blows away the NCAA this season. The NHL is moving to speed and skill, Jost offers the Avs that. With the early success of skilled guys like Matthews, it'll definitely be a 50/50 chance. We all love our culture, program, and what UND offers, but the reality is keeping players for more than 1 year for a top ten pick is really a toss up and extremely hard to do for any program.
  6. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Forward Commits Available for 2017-18 Age Name Pos. Yr. Hometown (Prev School) 19 Nicholas Jones ('96) F Fr. Edmonton, AB 19 Jackson Keane ('97) F Fr. Denver, CO 19 Jordan Kawaguchi F Fr. Abbotsford, BC 18 Mitchell Mattson ('98) F Fr. Grand Rapids, MN 18 Mark Senden ('98) F Fr. Plymouth, MN 18 Collin Adams ('98) F Fr. Brighton, MI 17 Grant Mismash ('99) F Fr. Edina, MN
  7. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Potential Departures Ending 2017 No. Name Pos. Yr. Hometown (Prev School) 20 [C] Gage Ausmus D Sr. East Grand Forks, Minn. (U.S. NTDP ) 30 Matt Hrynkiw G Sr. Saskatoon, SK (Humboldt-SJHL) 3 [A] Tucker Poolman D Jr. East Grand Forks, Minn. (Omaha-USHL) 14 [A] Austin Poganski F Jr. St. Cloud, Minn. (Tri-City-USHL) 33 Cam Johnson G Jr. Troy, Mich. (Waterloo-USHL) 16 [A] Brock Boeser F So. Burnsville, Minn. (Waterloo-USHL) 17 Tyson Jost F Fr. Penticton, BC Keep in mind we have Schmaltz' spot from this year that went unfilled. Agreed on the locked players to come in: Adams, Mismash, Kawaguchi, and Jones. I don't see how we have room for anyone else barring a transfer. If by some magic we get Jost for another year, it complicates things more. I know the numbers all work out, but we also don't want to overcommit with players just to see them go else where when we delay them.
  8. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Yep, hence my comment right after about having room for Bowers now. It's a logjam for next season.
  9. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    My concern is do we even have room for Bowers next year? We have a log jam at forward now.
  10. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Yeah his Elite Prospect page has him committed to Providence
  11. University of North Dakota Hockey 2016 - 2017 Season

    My take on this weekend: Several of our lines are going to be really hard to play against for any team. Boeser playing with ANYONE will result in production. We saw the potential of the Jost to Boeser combination. Poganski and Gardner are in a league above everyone else. Physically and mentally they are game changers and wear down the opponents. Gardner's quick-release goal on Friday shows why I expect 15 from him this year. Defense is going to be a work in progress, although TPoolman and Ausmus are ready and able. They are going to have to log a lot of minutes. CPoolman was the most up to task besides our top two d-men. We definitely are going to struggle defensively this year (compared to last years potentially best ever UND defensive core). As for goaltending, Cam looks up to the task and will continue to be steady Eddie. Obviously wasn't tested much, but looked poised as ever. Biggest surprised: Dixon Bowen. Awesome energy, great on draws. That fourth line now looks dangerous and has an offensive upside. I see us as a 10 loss team this year. Good, but not 2015-16 great.
  12. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Brad S reporting Caulfield from GFC is going to play at UND.
  13. Anyone going to purchase the "Raise It" DVD?

    I'm just amazed for how well Through These Doors is done, why they wouldn't make it available via Blu Ray / Digital HD download, why release it in DVD form?
  14. Anyone going to purchase the "Raise It" DVD?

    Is it even worth buying if you've seen all the TTD?
  15. University of North Dakota Hockey 2016 - 2017 Season

    I sure hope so. That's something that I've noticed, the lack of school colors with the logo. I love how the Big Sky logo changes color schemes to match the schools.
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