Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Defensemen taking the plunge

Penticton's Deron Cousens, mentioned in last week's entry, has accepted an offer from Michigan Tech to play for them starting in '07.

In the USHL, Cedar Rapids' Kevin Wehrs elected to stay home and play for the Gophers in '07, rather than take offers from Duluth, St.Cloud, UNH or BU to play for them next season.

One top remaining defender is Notre Dame (SJHL)'s Kris Fredheim, an NHL pick this season, who has added offense to his game. Fredheim appears to have narrowed his college choices down to three schools - Maine, Colorado College and Wisconsin, and could make his decision before the November early signing period.

Over in the AJHL, Camrose Kodiak Chris Barton will visit Duluth, where Kodiak alumni Mason Raymond, Matt McKnight and Macgregor Sharp are playing.

Mismatch of the week comes from the USHL, where 5'5 Waterloo Blackhawk (and UMass recruit) James Marcou came out on the wrong end of a collision with 6'4 Cedar Rapids forward Ray Kaunisto.


ethan said...

A team might want to seriously consider recruiting Lebler and Skinner as a tandem. They compelment each other brilliantly on the ice, and are good friends off the ice. I'm sure they would love to move on together.

ethan said...

In a USA Hockey interview recently, U18 defenseman Chris Summers mentioned that he still had not decided on a school to attend. I was under the impression, (along with a lot of other people apparently) that Summers had committed to Michigan for 2006. Do you know any more about this, Chris?