Thursday, September 06, 2007

Recruiting Stuff

Ohio(USHL) forward Daniel Barczuk committed to Lake Superior for 2008. He is Lake Superior's first recruit for next season, which is interesting considering some of the top programs in the west are already set not only for next season, but the season after that.

According to Chris Heisenberg, Alaska got another commitment from an Albertan. This time it's '88 forward Jarret Granberg, who plays for Brooks. One has to wonder where Alaska is going to put all of these new recruits.

Defenseman Braden Birch committed to Cornell. He was reportedly also considering Michigan State.

And a few notes on uncommitted players...

Andy Baggot at the Wisconsin State Journal reported that BCHL forward Derek Lee visited Wisconsin last weekend. He'll be visiting BU later this month, and Michigan in October. He attended a college football game while in Madison. He can't do the same at BU, and I'm guessing a trip to the Big House will be scratched off the menu when he comes to Ann Arbor.

Omaha Lancer defenseman Peter Wiercioch is being heavily recruited by Denver, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire. Wiercioch is a talented defenseman that left the BCHL to play in the USHL this year, much to the chagrin of his coach at Burnaby.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately Lake State is one of the smaller universities in college hockey and does'nt get recruits early like the big schools. Although with 3 national championships they get the kids to compete with the big schools.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but when you look at comparable schools, it's not just the big guys who are recruiting early. NMU already has five for '08. Ferris and Western each have four (and each have one for '09). Heck, even BGSU has two commits.