Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Commits

Indian Ice forward Shane Berschbach committed to Miami. Berschbach is small, but always seems to find a way to put points up on the board.

BCHL forward Garrett Milan committed to St. Cloud, and upon doing so, gave this rousing endorsement of the school: "I think St. Cloud fits me better academically. It's a good school, and I want to go into business, but I didn't feel like it was Harvard and it would be hard to keep up."

Bemidji picked up two commitments from the Topeka Roadrunners of the NAHL in forward Jordan Geroge and Matt Hartmann. Geroge is the second leading scorer in the league. He's a smaller playmaker that runs Topeka's offense. Hartmann is tied for 11th in league scoring. He's one of the strongest players in the league, and in addition to being a big hitter, he added a deadly shot to his arsenal this season and has become a dangerous offensive threat. Two very nice pick-ups for the Beavers.

12 comments:

Colin said...

So St. Cloud ISN'T the Harvard of the midwest?

Anonymous said...

I don't think that quote will be making their media guide.

Anonymous said...

SCSU is still harder to get into than MN.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you pick out the academic part and leave out that the kid is a great hockey player.
If he wants a school that is "easier" academically, there is nothing wrong with that.

6>1 said...

Since Ryan Lasch hasn't scored a single point in the WCHA this season is it possible to get this kid into skool over Christmas break?

Anonymous said...

That has to be the most hilarious comment I have ever read from a recruit. But I give him credit for his honesty.

I think you simply need a pulse and any ACT score to get into St. Cloud. Pretty low academic requirements to get into that "school".

Anonymous said...

To be fair, the author of this "article" went to Mankato State...or whatever they're calling themselves this week.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I like quotes like these better

“Their league (the WCHA) is one of the best and you play in front of thousands of fans every night,” said Milan, who has 11 goals and 14 assists in 21 games as a left winger for the Vees. “My visit was great and that was one reason I committed there.
“Even in the middle of a school day, it was clear from the people I met that hockey and the players are very important there. The team was great. There weren’t any cliques. Everyone hangs out with everyone.”

“He’s got great speed and high level of skill,” said Huskies coach Bob Motzko, who first became aware of Milan when he was playing for the Major Midget Vancouver North West Giants last year. “He’s one of those guys who plays with a motor all the time, that’s why we were very comfortable adding him to the recruits we already had.”

Anonymous said...

Chris, I don't see the "Harvard" part of that quote in the story you linked. Has Allenspach edited his story or did you get that part from some other place?

Wade said...

Yeah, St. Clown is harder to get into than MN... Let's look at the facts, shall we?
The middle 50% of freshmen attending the UMTC campus have ACT scores ranging from 24 to 29. The university accepts 57% of those applying. On the other hand, SCSU freshmen post 25th to 75th percentile ACT scores of 19 to 24, and 76% of applicants gain admission to this "university."

In other words, the worst students at the U of MN would be among the best at St. Clown. Must be those stellar Stearns County Community College statistics skills assisting you in your cogent analysis above, Anon #2 (@3:16). When it comes down to it, they are both crappy state school degree factories, but Minnesota is clearly the less crappy of the two.

Colin said...

I think Allenspach edited his blog, it definitely said "Harvard" when I checked it initially.

Anonymous said...

Comparing the U of M with SCSU is irrelevant. New Hampshire consistently scores much lower than the U of M in the national university rankings compiled by USnews. In this case, Milan may have meant that the college of business at St. Cloud offered his preferred course of study. St. Cloud is what you would expect from any state university (and happens to have an outstanding hockey program). Please don't conform by bashing St. Cloud.