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GRussinko
11-09-2009, 07:56 PM
Higgs was listed on NHL Central Scouting's North American watch list (B List) for the 2010 draft. He was the only player to make the list from the OJHL.

http://www.hockeyprospect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9377&catid=3

GreatLakerMohawk
11-09-2009, 07:57 PM
Ralph and other nervous nellies - here's my thought on Higgs:

I'm wondering if he's insurance on Wallin.

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 08:43 PM
Ralph and other nervous nellies - here's my thought on Higgs:

I'm wondering if he's insurance on Wallin.

Wallin is a 2011. Heisenberg lists Higgs for 2010. If he were also for 2011, it would make sense, since we need to replace both Polacek and Helfrich then.

Red Cloud
11-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Wallin is a 2011. Heisenberg lists Higgs for 2010. If he were also for 2011, it would make sense, since we need to replace both Polacek and Helfrich then.

What's better - replacing someone, or serving as their understudy first? I mean, isn't a team with Higgs AND Polacek and Helfrich better than one or the other?

Eh? Eh?

DrDemento
11-09-2009, 08:49 PM
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

He is 5'10" and has added 15 pounds this year-and I am told he is an immovable force in front of the net in spite of his size;)

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 08:53 PM
What's better - replacing someone, or serving as their understudy first? I mean, isn't a team with Higgs AND Polacek and Helfrich better than one or the other?

Eh? Eh?

I agree completely. I am just wondering where the scholarship money is coming from. My guess is that there are only 3 full athletic scholarships in this years senior class -- Kerins, Merth, and Burgdoerfer. Vassel and Jensen are on partials. I figured that Laliberte, Quinn, and Bailen were getting fulls. It doesn't add up. Could I be wrong? -- yes, but I don't think that I am far off.

Something that was posted says that Higgs is a great student, so maybe he is getting some other kind of money. Anything is possible.

GreatLakerMohawk
11-09-2009, 08:53 PM
Wallin is a 2011. Heisenberg lists Higgs for 2010. If he were also for 2011, it would make sense, since we need to replace both Polacek and Helfrich then.

I understand that on the year difference, I'm just saying.

Wicked Slappaahs
11-09-2009, 09:18 PM
Something that was posted says that Higgs is a great student, so maybe he is getting some other kind of money. Anything is possible.

I think that that is certainly a possibility that the kids who are A students are drawing from another aid source. I'm not sure Bailen would have been offered a full ride, but I agree with the others mentioned. Indeed the possibilities are endless. :p

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 11:21 PM
I understand that on the year difference, I'm just saying.

He also could be insurance against either D'Amigo or Pirri leaving after this year. (No, I don't think that either is leaving.)

Ralph Baer
11-09-2009, 11:22 PM
I think that that is certainly a possibility that the kids who are A students are drawing from another aid source. I'm not sure Bailen would have been offered a full ride, but I agree with the others mentioned. Indeed the possibilities are endless. :p

You may be correct about Bailen. As you said, the possibilities are endless.

GreatLakerMohawk
11-10-2009, 01:20 AM
He also could be insurance against either D'Amigo or Pirri leaving after this year. (No, I don't think that either is leaving.)

I'd thought of that as well but didn't want to mention it on the board and make folks poop in their pants about something else.

bothman
11-10-2009, 01:44 AM
What kind of rotten apple would ever re-neg on his commitment, only to take refuge at another school? ;)

Oh, I know, he had a really, really, really good reason. :eek:

GreatLakerMohawk
11-10-2009, 01:58 AM
What kind of rotten apple would ever re-neg on his commitment, only to take refuge at another school? ;)

Oh, I know, he had a really, really, really good reason. :eek:

Remind us all again how your Penn hockey program is again.

Ralph Baer
11-10-2009, 02:01 AM
On Monday, the Olds Grizzlys lost to the Calgary Canucks 5-4. Matt Tinordi had no points or penalties. http://www.ajhl.ab.ca/leagues/hockey_boxScores.cfm?clientID=1705&leagueID=3464&gameID=714057

Tinordi's line is now 23-4-6-10-28.

Ralph Baer
11-10-2009, 02:02 AM
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) 23- 4- 6- 10- 28 11/12/09
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
11-10-2009, 05:05 AM
Ken Schotts' blog about Higgs: http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2009/nov/09/higgs-commits-to-rpi/

Ralph Baer
11-10-2009, 05:09 AM
A thread in the Kingston Frontenacs (OHA) forum discussing Brock Higgs' decision not to go Tier 1. http://frontenacshome.yuku.com/topic/1436/t/A-quick-Vees-update.html

One post

Brock Higgs brings a lot to the table of the Vees. I have watched him a lot over these last 2 years. I can tell you one thing, he is the best two-way player the Vees have right now. And that includes all of the '89 - born guys in their lineup.

And the Fronts could use a few more like him. Can he play at this level? I think so. And I know a lot of pretty well respected Fronts' people thought so too since they actively pursued his services last year.

While points put up may impress a lot of people, you have to see this guy play to appreciate him. He is a lot more than simply putting up points.

If you do not think so, ask Michael Farrell who played with him all last year.

But I am one who believes his future is the NCAA route. He's bright and an astute hockey pupil to boot. I think he would be wise not to lose his NCAA eligibility by submitting to the lure of an OHL career.

I think I am pretty sure that is why he has chosen the NCAA route. He has seen too many guys come back to tier two on his own team who lost their eligibility simply because they wanted to play major junior.

BTW, check out the forum By The Fans For The Fans that MisterDB was so kind to post on this thread. It has much to do with both the Vees and the league they play in.

I can tell you the elite teams this year in their league are Georgetown, and Oakville. The Vees are right there with them, in a league called the Ontario Junior A Hockey League. This league has a limit of 9 twenty year olds and the Vees are at that limit this year.

And over in the other league (Central Canadian Hockey league), where the restrictions on the number of 20 year olds is five, Markham, Wellington and Newmarket are top dogs there.

No question about it, the Vees are in the top six teams of a total of 21 (CCHL) and 15 (OPJAHL) in both leagues.

Could they beat the Fronts? Nope. This level is a totally different kettle of fish.

Stay tuned.

DrDemento
11-10-2009, 07:53 AM
I agree completely. I am just wondering where the scholarship money is coming from. My guess is that there are only 3 full athletic scholarships in this years senior class -- Kerins, Merth, and Burgdoerfer. Vassel and Jensen are on partials. I figured that Laliberte, Quinn, and Bailen were getting fulls. It doesn't add up. Could I be wrong? -- yes, but I don't think that I am far off.

Something that was posted says that Higgs is a great student, so maybe he is getting some other kind of money. Anything is possible.

Maybe all my donations over the years are finally being used as intended?;)

Red Cloud
11-10-2009, 08:33 AM
What kind of rotten apple would ever re-neg on his commitment, only to take refuge at another school? ;)

Oh, I know, he had a really, really, really good reason. :eek:

Cake eater.

jmhusker
11-10-2009, 08:53 AM
I agree completely. I am just wondering where the scholarship money is coming from. My guess is that there are only 3 full athletic scholarships in this years senior class -- Kerins, Merth, and Burgdoerfer. Vassel and Jensen are on partials. I figured that Laliberte, Quinn, and Bailen were getting fulls. It doesn't add up. Could I be wrong? -- yes, but I don't think that I am far off.

Something that was posted says that Higgs is a great student, so maybe he is getting some other kind of money. Anything is possible.

Given that Jensen was drafted coming in, is it not reasonable to assume he had a full ride too? In the interest of spreading the scholarships evenly across classes, would you not also want to give out 4.5 per year? If Jensen is a full ride then there you are. Would Burgdoerfer count as new money since he is already enrolled? Perhaps he is merely a walk on. If so then Tinordi could be a .5 and the others all full. And then what about Zarbo? He is listed as a senior. If he goes on to take graduate level classes and plays his scholarship money comes off too (although he could be a walk-on too I suppose).