20 METRO-AREA PLAYERS TO WATCH
(Players are seniors unless indicated)
Jens Vaughan Ahrens, jr., G, Wayzata
Backup came into his own this offseason. Agile, plays with tremendous poise.
Joey Anderson, fr., F, Hill-Murray
Young but plays physical and wins all of the battles. Hands and vision beyond his years.
Brock Boeser, jr., F, Burnsville
Laser-like shot produced 15 goals last season. Committed to Wisconsin.
Cole Borchardt, F, Burnsville
Playmaker who led the Blaze with 29 assists as a junior.
Travis Brown, D, Rogers
Good size (6-2, 205 pounds) and heavy shot. Committed to Michigan Tech.
Tyler Cline, F, Blaine
Goes all-out every shift. Led Bengals with 24 goals and 24 assists.
Andrew Colvard, D, Roseville
A leader without peer. Led the Raiders in goals (14) and tied for first in assists (22).
Alex Copa, D, Blaine
Fast and efficient player does everything well on both ends.
Matthew Freytag, jr., F, Wayzata
Led the Trojans with 22 goals. Great vision and shot. Committed to Wisconsin.
Colin Gallagher, jr., D, Henry Sibley
Two-way player earned attention from the Elite League and United States Hockey League.
Ryner Gorowsky, F, Centennial
Nonstop motor and skills led to a 58-point season, state tournament trip.
Jake Jaremko, jr., F, Elk River
Dedicated player with strong skills in both ends. Led Elks with 32 points.
Andrew Lindgren, jr., G, Eagan
Emerging goalie won 23 games last season and stopped 90 percent of shots faced.
Austen Long, soph., F, Spring Lake Park
Led the Panthers with 25 goals as a freshman. Strong on his skates.
Spencer Naas, F, Benilde-St. Margaret’s
Natural scorer. Had 37 goals for the Red Knights last season. Great giddy-up.
Tyler Nanne, D, Edina
Versatile player who sees time at forward. Good skater, competes hard.
Brady O’Sullivan, F, Tartan
Great setup man produced 37 assists last season. Tenacious playing style.
Mitch Slattery, F, Hill-Murray
Can be the best player on the ice. Great skills led to 25 goals as a junior.
Steve Spinner, F, Eden Prairie
Works hard all over the ice. Led Eagles with 51 points. Headed to Nebraska Omaha.
Nick Wolff, D, Eagan
Ultraphysical. Gets all of his 6-4, 195-pound frame into opponents.
DAVID LA VAQUE
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