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2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

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2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby hockeypuck » 21 Sep 2017, 05:01

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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby FalcoBro8 » 21 Sep 2017, 22:23

Anyone wanna take a shot at some possible offensive line and defensive combos? Should be able to roll 4 lines with all this depth youd think.
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby hockeypuck » 22 Sep 2017, 05:25

Lines last series last year against North Dakota...
Friday
St. Cloud State Lineup
LW 3 Jack Poehling C 18 Judd Peterson RW 8 Nick Poehling
LW 19 Mikey Eyssimont C 11 Ryan Poehling RW 17 Jacob Benson
LW 23 Robby Jackson C 42 Blake Winiecki RW 14 Patrick Newell
LW 4 Ben Storm C 67 Daniel Tedesco RW 21 Jake Wahlin

LD 5 Nathan Widman RD 10 Jon Lizotte G 1 Jeff Smith
LD 22 Jimmy Schuldt RD 27 Dennis Cholowski G 33 Zach Driscoll DNP
LD 12 Jack Ahcan XF 9 Ryan Papa
Saturday
Niklas Nevalainen in for Papa

So we lost Storm, Tedesco, Papa, Nevalainen, Cholowski, Widman and Driscoll and gained Easton Brodzinski -RW, Blake Lizotte - LW, Kevin Fitzgerald - LW, Will Hammer - LW, Luke Jaycox - LD, Tyler Anderson - LD and Hrenak - G

So based on that and Hatten's article you'll probably see Ilvonen - LD and Kuster - RD just not sure who will be paired with who. Jaycox and Anderson may only play sparingly unless they surprise. Both lefties so not sure who'll play RD, according to above Lizotte did some last year but I can't remember, I know Cholowski did. Same issue this year, not enough right handers back there. My guess is Ahcan is the best next bet moving over there if needed.

We know Ryan Poehling and Judd Peterson were swapped a lot last year to get the Poehlings back together.

The interesting part is Easton Brodzinski is competing with several solid R wingers and Blake Lizotte the same with the L wingers. I see Will Hammer and Kevin Fitzgerald as 4th liners. Not sure who played C in juniors. According to elite prospects Kevin Fitzgerald and Blake Lizotte played C. I don't see Lizotte in a 4th line role though. Benson and Newell have some C experience too according to eliteprospects, knowing Motzko doesn't like Freshman in center roles.

A lot of lefties on the right side (Poehling, Newell and Wahlin) so they could move back and forth too.

Smith probably in goal unless Hrenak completely surprises.

Like you said a lot of depth and top quality guys competing for top lines so it should be interesting.
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby mikecgrimes » 22 Sep 2017, 10:17

I read a quote from Motzko that Brodzinksi shoots like a Brodzinski. If that's the case and he can find space to get his shot off I really like this team. Last year this team lacked a player who when the puck was on their stick you expected a goal or a solid scoring chance. I feel like all 3 Poehlings were getting to that point near the end of the year, and a bunch of guys had hot stretches for a weekend or two, but we didn't have a Hanowski Dowd or J Brodzinski you could count on at any moment to score. If goaltending can improve at all I love this team almost as much as the team two years ago, and as much as it hurts to lose a player as talented as Chowolski he was such a development player that I'm not sure even this year he would be a great college player despite the fact I think he will be a good to great NHL player in 4 or 5 years.
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby HuskyFan64 » 23 Sep 2017, 09:04

Agreed with all points made thus far

I'm stoked to see what the latest Brodzinski has, among the other Frosh, but just as stoked to see a healthy Judd; dude has had the worst luck with injuries but when he's healthy he's a force.

Definitely feels good to have the problem of too much quality depth again, we're stacked at Forward and D this year and almost any combo looks great. :)

IMO, the success of this team is gonna come squarely down to Goaltending
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby hockeypuck » 25 Sep 2017, 04:47

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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby SlapShot » 25 Sep 2017, 09:31

From SBNation, NCHC Team By Team Preview:

https://www.sbncollegehockey.com/nchc/2 ... am-preview
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby hockeypuck » 25 Sep 2017, 10:34

SBNation messed up SCSU's key additions. They left off Fr D Tyler Anderson and put on Jr G David Zevnik.
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby mikecgrimes » 25 Sep 2017, 16:47

The Huskies come in 9th in the opening USCHO poll. Solid spot no matter what but when you factor in that none of the other top 20 finished last year below .500 and the Huskies finish that high after going 3 games under that says a lot about what people think of this team. I'm guessing they were dragged down by voters who had a hard time putting them in the top 10 until they prove something. Either way I expect them to finish the year better then #9
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby Rabid_Husky » 25 Sep 2017, 20:19

I hate that poll. Meaningless. How UMD gets a 1st place vote is beyond me.
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby hockeypuck » 26 Sep 2017, 05:05

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Top 10 List! @SCSUHUSKIES earn #6 @usahockey and #9 @USCHO preseason poll rankings for 2017-18. Need Tickets? http://scsutickets.com
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Only 5 days til the puck drops on the 2017-18 #NCHCHockey season!
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby HuskyFan64 » 26 Sep 2017, 13:53

So awesome to be Top Ten in both polls! :)

Can't wait for Saturday!!! :D
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Re: 2017-18 SCSU Men's Hockey Season

Unread postby Rabid_Husky » 26 Sep 2017, 19:28

Captains named today by @SCSUHUSKIES_MH:
C - Jimmy Schuldt
C - Judd Peterson
A - Jon Lizotte
A - Blake Winiecki
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