Sunday, August 15, 2010

High School Hockey Elite League around the corner

Well, I'm not sure where everyone has disappeared to here on the blog. Calling the rest of the bloggers here, are you still alive? I've been on vacation out West for a few weeks.

Anyway, there has not been much Badger hockey news in the past two weeks, but some stuff to look forward to and start discussing as the season slowly draws forward. Something happening much sooner is the HS Hockey Elite League which returns for another year; it starts in four weeks already. Here is the schedule. There will be three weekends hosted by Team WI in the state, but nothing close to Madison like there has been the past several years. You'll have to travel to Wausau, Stevens Point or Eau Claire if you are interested. I plan to head to Point in early October to watch a like hockey as Shattuck St Mary's will be there that weekend giving me a chance to see Zach Stepan.

They also have rosters up for the minnesota based teams. Based on Chuck's potential recruit sheet, there are five potential recruits playing from mn. Team NW: Christian Horn; Team SW: Tyler Heinonen; Team SE: AJ Michaelson, Hudson Fasching & Taylor Fleming. If any of these kids have committed somewhere recently, refer to the opening paragraph, I'm not up to date on everything yet.

I haven't seen an official Team Wisconsin roster yet, but Dplaya projected the roster a few weeks back.

I've gone the last few seasons to see a few games to see some future WCHA and Badger players, but I also haven't seen a live hockey game since April and need an early season fix.