Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nike Bauer HS Elite NIT

The High School Elite League season will close out this weekend, with their annual National Invitation Tournament, where two Elite League All-Star teams will take on some of the top Midget AAA programs from around the country. The tournament will take place from Friday-Sunday at the New Hope Ice Arena in New Hope, Minnesota.

Here's a look at some of the future college players that will be playing at the tournament this weekend. Players that have already committed to a college with have their school in parentheses(NOTE: As far as the uncommitted players, I'll be making my best guess based on what I know. If you feel like I've missed someone, your best chance of recourse is to email me.)

Minnesota Team Red
D Bryan Brutlag
F Jordy Christian (St. Cloud)
G Reid Ellingson
F Adam Estoclet
F Jared Festler (St. Cloud)
D Jeff Foss
F Chris Hickey (Wisconsin)
F Tyler Johnson (Colorado College)
F Jake Johnson
F Aaron Marvin (St. Cloud)
F Nico Sacchetti (Minnesota)
D Joe Stejskal (Dartmouth)

Minnesota Team White

F Brandon Bahnemann
F Joe Baudette
F Steve Carew
D Joe Gleason
F Jake Hansen
F Jak Knelman
D Brandon Martell
F Taylor Matson (Minnesota)
D Ryan McDonagh (Wisconsin)
F Chase Polacek
D Chris Student

Shattuck-St. Mary's

D Brett Kostolansky
D Ben Youds (Minnesota State)
D David Carle
F Derek Stepan
F David Toews
F Brock Montpetit (Wisconsin)
F Jordy Murray
F Stepan Novotny
F H.T. Lenz
F Luke Grenier
D Ben Blood

Dallas Stars AAA

F Andrew Hamburg (Colorado College)
F Landon King
G Eric Hartzell

Los Angeles Jr. Kings

D Dennis Brown
D Max Nicastro
F Brandon Berquam
G Michael Mosher
F Mike Juola

Team Illinois

F Fredrik Csisar (Nebraska-Omaha)
F Kurt Akers
F Chris Bournazos
D Sam Calabrese
F Cody Murphy
F Marc Rodriguez
D Steve Spinell
F James Werner

Team Wisconsin

D Taylor Kuypers
F Nate Condon
F Seth Soley
F Justin Johnson
F Travis Erstad
D Brett Bower

Michigan Stars

D Greg Pateryn
F Dean Chelios

According to US High School Hockey Online, here are what the Midget Major teams are ranked in the country:

1. Shattuck-St. Mary's
2. Dallas Stars
3. Team Illinois
9. Team Wisconsin
11. La Jr. Kings
25. Michigan Stars


Anonymous said...

It's kind of strange that none of these players are rated to go in the first round of the 2007 NHL draft, as this tournament has featured kids like Crosby, Oshie, and Okposo in the recent past. Of course, only about half of these kids are draft eligible, as many are not of draft eligible age yet, and a few have already been drafted. Still though, some day many of these players will be stars in the NHL. Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

Funny you asked, but Mich stars will not berepresentative of the top players in Mich. what ever coach and his cronies come, they will compete, but it is usually just a nice roadtrip, leaving top high school kids in Mich behind.

Anonymous said...

You missed several potential D-1 players for Minnesota Team White. All played for the champions of the UMHSEL Team Northwest. They are: Joe Beaudette, Brandon Brodhag, Ben Lynch, Brandon Martell, Mike Schaber, and Chris Slavic.

Anonymous said...

You missed several potential D-1 players for LA Jr Kings All played for the National champions Califonia Wave last Year and now have moved to the kings. (F)Troy Power, (D) Darren Rowe, (F) Branson Yost, (D) Adam Hoyt

Anonymous said...

Just curious where/how you get the names of kids who will likely play college hockey?