Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011-2012 Minnesota High School Boys Hockey Player Exodus

Below is a list of players that have either left their Minnesota high school team to play in a different league or have decided to transfer to a different school for the 2011-2012 hockey season.

21 players on the list have decided to leave Minnesota high school hockey altogether to play in a 'better league'.  That seems like a lot of players leaving.

Keep this in mind: 3000+ players will play on a Minnesota high school boys varsity hockey team this season.  38 players in Class AA and Class A will obtain Minnesota hockey immortality by winning a Minnesota state championship.

If the information is false or there are other players that need to be added to the list, please contact me at
Player Pos Former HS Team YIS Left for Transferring to
Carlson, Eric F Albert Lea 12 NAHL (Fairbanks)
Fasching, Hudson F Apple Valley 11 USHL (USNTDP-U17)
Michaelson, AJ F Apple Valley 12 USHL (Waterloo)
Pedrie, Vince D Apple Valley 12 USHL (Omaha)
Forbort, Nick D Duluth East 12
Duluth Denfeld
Ausmus, Gage D East Grand Forks 11 USHL (USNTDP-U17)
Walker, Ben F Edina 12 WHL (Victoria)
Skoog, Paige G Forest Lake 12
Duluth East
Billy Grillo D Hermantown 12
Duluth Denfeld
Faust, Andy F Hill-Murray 12 NAHL (Austin)
Herlofsky, Andrew D Hill-Murray 12
Johnson, Jonah D Hill-Murray 12
Voltin, Luke F Hill-Murray 11 USHL (USNTDP-U17)
Wood, Travis D Hill-Murray 10 OHL (Erie)
Hartley, Zach F Holy Angels 11 Tier 1 Elite AAA (Colorado)
Hurley, Connor F Holy Angels 10
Smith, CJ F Holy Angels 11 NAHL (Austin)
Thie, Connor F Hopkins 12
Lindgren, Charlie G Lakeville North 12 USHL (Sioux Falls)
Torrel, Gage F Monticello/A/ML 12 NAHL (Alexandria)
Brenk, Eric F Moorhead 12 USHL (Sioux Falls)
Miska, Calvin F North Branch 12
Miska, Hunter G North Branch 11 USHL (USNTDP-U17)
Mohar, Ryan F North Branch 11
St. Francis
McCarver, Zach D North St. Paul 12 USHL (Sioux Falls)
Welch, Mike F Redwood Valley 11
Eden Prairie
Erickson, Josh F Roseau 12 USHL (Sioux City)
Brown, Justin D St. Louis Park 12 Tier 1 Elite AAA (Milwaukee)
Corbett, Cody D Stillwater 12 WHL (Edmonton)
Goff, Neal D Stillwater 12 USHL (Fargo)
Lucia, Mario F Wayzata 12 BCHL (Penticton)