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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    Adding Wethington will be like adding a freshman version of Ramsey or Stecklein. I think that is where the impact from this class will come, unless there is some addition beyond those signed. If Shearen beats someone out and cracks the top nine, I wouldn't expect her to make a huge difference over what that displaced forward would have contributed. Obviously, it is great if she can add depth to the team. In goal, I'd expect the veterans will get most of the minutes.

    The team will have to improve by all of those freshmen and sophomores from this year making continued strides.
    Agree on Wethington who will be their best D recruit since Stecklein. Shearen is interesting in that when she was younger, she was a player that really stood out but has plateaued a bit as she has gotten older. Still possesses good speed and skill and has lots of U18 experience, so that could possibly slot her as a 3rd line candidate. Mikayla Paul, has the ability to challenge for the starting goaltender position, if healthy, so it should be an interesting competition next year between Gulstene, Scobee, and Pahl.

    I think most GWH fans would agree that there is untapped potential in the two classes heading into next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTDC View Post
    Top 10 Freshman Classes by scoring 2018-19
    1-in addition, the Gophers Freshman class had 2 defensemen in Hengler and Ostertag who should be key players
    2-Wisconsin, at #5, only had 3 freshmen
    ....................G....A......P
    Minnesota.....44...82...126
    Princeton......51...69...120
    UMD.............43...72...115
    Northeastern.38...61....99
    Wisconsin......44...42....86
    Colgate.........34...51....85
    Yale..............30...51....81
    BU................29...39...68
    Harvard.........29...37...66
    Maine............22...42...64
    and if the freshman, as sophomores, put the puck in the net instead of striking pipe ...
    over the last part of the season they all did it at least once, and in important games too ...
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    Congrats to Gophers Associate Head Coach Joel Johnson on being named Head Coach of the USA Under-22 Women's Select Team. Their series vs. Canada will be held Aug. 15-18 in Lake Placid, New York.

    https://gophersports.com/news/2019/4...u-22-team.aspx
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    Some defensmen tips the Gophers could use...I like the cold meat slide, Puckpoon and helicopter... (Sadly, I think I've seen them do a couple of these )

    Blue Line Troubles...
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    A couple of interesting exhibition games on the (tentative) 2019-20 Schedule: 9/21 vs. the Toronto Aeros and 11/5 vs. Hamline. Also, how many of last year's Whitecap players will be on the ice for the 9/22 exhibition?

    Tentative 2019-20 Schedule:
    Sept. 21 – vs. Toronto Aeros (exhibition)
    Sept. 22 – vs. Minnesota Whitecaps (exhibition)
    Sept. 27-29 – vs. Colgate (non-conference)
    Oct. 4-6 – at Minnesota State (WCHA opener)
    Oct. 11-12 – at Robert Morris (non-conference)
    Oct. 18-20 – vs. St. Cloud State
    Oct. 25-27 – at Ohio State
    Nov. 1-3 – vs. Wisconsin
    Nov. 5 – vs. Hamline (exhibition)
    Nov. 8-10 – bye (4 Nations Cup)
    Nov. 15-17 – vs. Bemidji State
    Nov. 22-24 – at Minnesota Duluth
    Nov. 29-30 – Showcase at Nashville, TN
    Game 1 vs. Boston College
    Game 2 vs. Harvard
    Dec. 7 – U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game (at Dakotah Ice Center, Prior Lake)
    vs. Minnesota State (non-conference)

    -- Winter Holiday Break --

    Jan. 4-5 – vs. Yale (non-conference)
    Jan. 10-12 – at St. Cloud State
    Jan. 17-19 – vs. Ohio State
    Jan. 24-26 – at Wisconsin
    Jan. 31-Feb. 2 – vs. Minnesota Duluth
    Feb. 7-9 – at Bemidji State
    Feb. 14-16 – bye
    Feb. 21-23 – vs. Minnesota State

    -- End of Regular Season --

    Feb. 28-Mar. 1 – WCHA Quarterfinals
    (best 2 of 3 at higher seeds)

    March 7 & 8 – WCHA Final Faceoff
    at Ridder Arena
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers 2019 Offseason -- a respite from the red menace

    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    I had the chance to see Dean Williamson-coached teams up close when my daughter played youth hockey against Edina. While it is certainly true that those teams were loaded with talent, they were also exceptionally well-coached and had a very positive, drama-free atmosphere. I have no doubt that they will be successful at Wayzata.

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    I guess Minnesota needed another goalie for next year as Olivia King (Brainerd/Little Falls) has signed on the dotted line with the Gophers. I wonder if any of the 4 goalies for next year can skate out and play forward?
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    Nice interview of King winning the 2019 goalie of the year award from YHH...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0JZF0GCgBc

    Heard about this player from a parent of a girl in the Stillwater girls youth hockey program... And nice to see Sue Ring-Jarvi interviewed as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNo6Va8KSaw
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers 2019 Offseason -- a respite from the red menace

    Quote Originally Posted by FiveHoleFrenzy View Post
    I guess Minnesota needed another goalie for next year as Olivia King (Brainerd/Little Falls) has signed on the dotted line with the Gophers. I wonder if any of the 4 goalies for next year can skate out and play forward?
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    Re: Minnesota Gophers 2019 Offseason -- a respite from the red menace

    Just four players coming in this season, two of whom are goaltenders.

    Gophers Sign King for 2019-20
    https://gophersports.com/news/2019/6...r-2019-20.aspx
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