Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HS Hockey Elite League returns

A month from today you can be in Oregon, WI to watch the HS Hockey Elite League as it kicks off another season the weekend of Sept 12th. Eight teams will compete again this season and the main website has links to all the rosters of the teams. Team WI is not posted yet, but I'm assuming it would be the same roster as Team WI Major. UW recruit Troy Hesketh will be playing on Team SW w/ Jake Gardiner's brother Max. Max was pretty impressive last season in Verona, it will be interesting to see how he has improved even if he made the poor choice of committing to minnesota. I didn't see any other players of interest in my quick glance through the rosters, maybe Chuck could help me out if he knows of any other kids who are potential UW recruits.

The league has games in WI on two other weekends besides Oregon for the opener. The weekend of October 3rd, the league (including Team WI) has games in Stevens Point and again the weekend of October 24th games will be in Eau Claire.

A lot of these kids will end up in the WCHA in the future, so if you are looking for some inexpensive hockey before the Badgers get into full swing, check out the HS Hockey Elite League. I'm going to try to get to Oregon and Stevens Point.