(Tip of the hat to Let's Go DU)
Denver put out a release announcing their large freshmen class for this upcoming season, and the release contained a few surprises.
First off, former Edina high school defenseman Joey Brehm will play for the Pioneers this year. I think this season could be a rough adjustment for Brehm, but he is a kid with a lot of potential that could help the Pioneers down the road.
The other surprise is that Southern Minnesota Express goalie Lars Paulgard isn't mentioned. In his place is goalie Eddie Guinn, who played in the Central States Hockey League last season. The CSHL is a Tier 3 Jr. A league(formerly Jr. B). Not too many players come to college straight from the CSHL to college, but many former players in that league have worked their way up from the CSHL to other junior leagues and onto college, most notably, Hobey Baker finalist Eric Ehn.