Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All-Wisconsin D-1 Hockey Team?

After putting together my list of Wisconsin born players who are playing high levels of hockey, the biggest thing that stood out was not only the quantity of Wisconsin born players playing division one hockey but the quality of the players.

I thought it would be fun to see what an All-Wisconsin Badger hockey team would look like. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating for this, and it is never going to happen. I love the kids we get from Canada and Minnesota and from all over the country. But as the quality of the in-state product improves, the quality of the Badger hockey program improves.

Forwards:
Brett Olson (Michigan Tech)-Mike Sislo (New Hampshire)-Craig Smith (Wisconsin)
Jordan George (Bemidji)-Brock Montpetit (Nebraska-Omaha)-David Solway (Bowling Green)
Jeff Costello (Notre Dame)-Nate Condon (Minnesota)-Sean Wiles (Alaska Anchorage)
Podge Turnbull (Wisconsin)-Jefferson Dahl (Wisconsin)-Jake Drewiske (St. Lawrence)

Extras: Patrick Johnson (Wisconsin), Justin Cseter (Alabama-Huntsville), Patrick Tiesling (Miami)

Defense:
Blake Kessel (UNH)-Derrick LaPoint (North Dakota)
Craig Johnson (Wisconsin)-Eric Springer (Wisconsin)
Alex Gerke (UConn)-Ted Behrend (Colorado College)

Extras: Ross Henry (Western Michigan), Ryan Little (Wisconsin)

Goalies:
Mike Johnson (Notre Dame)
Troy Grosenick (Union)
Mitch Thompson (Wisconsin)