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DrDemento
11-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Looks like next year we might have another great freshman line! I am beginning to really look forward to the NCAA tournament for the next few years;)

GRussinko
11-09-2009, 04:27 PM
Google helps us find out more about Brock Higgs. Lifted from a blog piece (http://rebeccawprophet.com/wordpress/?tag=brock-higgs) dated July 2009:


Looks like Brock had his mind changed then. He's apparently opting to not play major-junior in Canada with the Frontenacs and has given the finger to Canisius.

Rock on.

Interestingly, RPI recruit Nick Quinn was noted in that same blog post as being one of the other potential rookies that could make a difference in the OHL in 2009-2010. It was mentioned way back in the 2009 recruit thread right after it came out we landed him. Wonder where the staff is getting their recruiting tips? ;)

boblav1
11-09-2009, 04:32 PM
From USHR, sounds like RPI is getting a pretty nice player.


Higgs, a native of Kingston, Ont., is a 5/4/92 birthdate. He has speed, good hockey sense, and is very competitive. He has good hands, too, but many of his goals come from hard work, from going to the dirty areas to score.

GRussinko
11-09-2009, 04:40 PM
From USHR, sounds like RPI is getting a pretty nice player.

I like the sound of that. We've had a lack of guys the past couple seasons who are willing and able to mix it up in front of the net and collect the garbage goals on rebounds and scrums. The way games have gone for us, I could see having someone who's good in that role adding a lot of goals over the course of a season.

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 04:54 PM
Thanks everyone for posting about Higgs while I was out. I appreciate it greatly. I did receive two emails about him this afternoon.

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:02 PM
2010
Jacob Laliberté C Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 17-21-16- 37- 14 11/11/09
Brock Higgs LW Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL) 15- 8-15- 23- 24 11/12/09
Nick Quinn LD Aurora Tigers (OJAHL) 10- 2- 7- 9- 6
Orangeville Crushers (CCHL) 5- 1- 1- 2- 2 11/13/09
Total 15- 3- 8- 11- 8
Matt Tinordi LW Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) 22- 4- 6- 10- 28 11/09/09
Nick Bailen RD Indiana Ice (USHL) 11- 1- 7- 8- 12 11/13/09
Greg Burgdoerfer RW not playing 0- 0- 0- 0- 0

2011
Patrick Koudys LD Burlington Cougars (CCHL) 18- 3- 5- 8- 14 11/13/09


2010 women
Jordan Smelker LW Team Alaska U19 8- 7- 5- 12- 0 11/26/09
Madison Marzario RD Shattuck St Mary's 9- 0- 4- 4- 16 11/21/09 3 missing games

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:06 PM
As a pessimist, I wonder if this means that we lost JL.

His line in the WJAC 4-0-3-3-4.

GreatLakerMohawk
11-09-2009, 05:07 PM
As a pessimist, I wonder if this means that we lost JL.

His line in the WJAC 4-0-3-3-4.

I'm thinking this works out more like the O'Grady-Pirri thing since they don't play the same position nor do they play the same sort of game.

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:08 PM
I'm thinking this works out more like the O'Grady-Pirri thing since they don't play the same position nor do they play the same sort of game.

That's the optimist viewpoint. :D

redhead18
11-09-2009, 05:13 PM
Heres a piece on Higgs from The Hockey News:

http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/28694-The-Hot-List-Fantasic-Voyageur.html?media=videos


1. Brock Higgs, C – Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL): Higgs will be suiting up for Canada East in Summerside and if his run in last year’s Ontario Junior League playoffs is any indication, the kid is great under pressure. Higgs tallied 22 goals and 39 points in 25 post-season games as the Voyageurs took the title. But like a good soldier, Higgs notes it was a team effort.

“Just the way the guys gelled was great,” he said. “There were no egos on that team.”

Higgs, who was drafted by his hometown Kingston Frontenacs in the OHL, is playing Jr. A while sussing out his NCAA options for next season. He hopes to make a decision in the next few weeks and isn’t worried about playing Jr. A during his NHL draft year.

“If you’re good enough, they’ll find you,” Higgs said. “There’s more than one option and I’ve always been good at school.”

The shifty pivot is also pretty good at hockey. Size had previously been an issue, but Higgs is now 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds and has 18 points through 13 games this season.

“Although I’m heavier, I don’t feel as heavy,” said Higgs, who weighed 165 pounds last season. “It’s a good weight.”

Modeling his game after Steve Yzerman (and whose No. 19 he wears in honor), Higgs still wants to hammer out his footwork, but believes he can be a well-rounded threat.

“I try to model myself as a player who sees the ice,” he said. “I act before reacting.”

Draft eligible in 2010

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:17 PM
19 forwards next year by my count. :eek:

DrDemento
11-09-2009, 05:20 PM
19 forwards next year by my count. :eek:

So 7 sit each game-makes for a lot of competition in practice:)

GreatLakerMohawk
11-09-2009, 05:21 PM
19 forwards next year by my count. :eek:

I can count a handful of them that may be looking to get out of Dodge if they don't improve themselves in practice, and, well, I don't imagine that RPI would get too hurt by that.

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:24 PM
So 7 sit each game-makes for a lot of competition in practice:)

I still wonder if Greg Burgdoerfer might play defense. His identical twin brother does, so he clearly could learn it, but he probably hasn't played there before or at least not recently.

Looking at Heisenberg's ranking, he certainly is highly ranked for someone who signed this late. He doesn't have Dr-D size, however. :D

redhead18
11-09-2009, 05:29 PM
A couple more interesting articles about Higgs from earlier in the year:

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1512929

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1544479

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:31 PM
I can count a handful of them that may be looking to get out of Dodge if they don't improve themselves in practice, and, well, I don't imagine that RPI would get too hurt by that.

I see that as possible also. That may be what SA has figured. It is certainly interesting. Has anyone seen any report of other schools interested in Higgs (besides Canisius)?

Red Cloud
11-09-2009, 05:33 PM
That's the optimist viewpoint. :D

GLM, pay me $20.

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 05:34 PM
GLM, pay me $20.

I am consistant, am I not? :D

GreatLakerMohawk
11-09-2009, 05:35 PM
A couple more interesting articles about Higgs from earlier in the year:

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1512929

http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1544479

So he's a high character kid who strongly values education that shot down a full ride to Canisius to come to RPI AND he worships Steve Yzerman.

Hello future captain.

Red Cloud
11-09-2009, 05:36 PM
I am consistant, am I not? :D

I can set my watch to you. Literally.