Thursday, July 26, 2007

Festler to USHL

Little Falls HS forward Jared Festler, who set a new single season scoring in Minnesota HS Hockey last year as a junior, has decided to play in the USHL next year.

I'm sure it was a difficult decision for Festler, but probably for the best. The attention he drew last year with his record-setting season probably made things less fun for him. That attention probably would have been even worse this year as he likely would have broken the career scoring record. He'll also face better competition on a daily basis in the USHL, as opposed to staying at Little Falls, who play in one of the state's weaker sections and don't play many of the state's best teams.

At the same time, Festler is making a huge sacrifice. He's giving up playing his senior year of high school with his friends, and giving up an opportunity to lead Little Falls to a state title and possibly win Mr. Hockey.

I wish Festler the best of luck and hope his decision works out for him.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for him. This is a great call on his part.

Anonymous said...

Any idea where?

Chris said...

Sorry. He'll play for the Lincoln Stars.

Anonymous said...

He needed to do it in order to be ready to join a very nice '08 class.

Anonymous said...

Any predictions on how he will do in the USHL?

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Anonymous said...

anon 10:53,

If he gets paired on a line with Gregoire, he'll be top 15 in scoring. If not, top 30. He's playing for draft status now, so despite the pro scouts' previous opinions of him, his point totals will do the talking now. The sky's the limit.

Anonymous said...

Is he as good or better than Carter Camper?

Anonymous said...

Time will only tell. This is just an off the cuff prediction, but I'm guessing that if you take Festler's finish in the scoring race and multiply it by four, that'll be his CSS NA Skaters Final Ranking. Let's see how close I get.