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Boys' hockey preview: Ten metro players to watch

11/28/2016, 7:43pm CST
By Star Tribune

10 METRO PLAYERS TO WATCH

10 METRO PLAYERS TO WATCH

All players are seniors unless indicated. College commitment in parentheses.

 

Andy Beran, junior, G, St. Paul Academy (undecided)

 

Challenges shooters with an aggressive style. Won 39 games, posted 10 shutouts over the past two seasons.

 

Henry Enebak, senior, F, Lakeville North (St. Cloud State)

 

Scored 20 goals last season and will be counted on in every situation.

 

Josh Ess, senior, D, Lakeville South (Wisconsin)

 

Second-year captain is reliable on both ends of the rink.

 

Ben Helgeson, sophomore, F, Hill-Murray (Wisconsin)

 

Classic power forward with a strong work ethic, booming shot.

 

Luke Manning, senior, F, Stillwater (undecided)

 

Scored 22 goals, endears himself to teammates with unselfish play.

 

Dev McCabe, junior, F, St. Paul Academy (Minn. Duluth)

 

Elite two-way player who led U.S. U-17 to the Five Nations Cup title last summer.

 

Lucas McGregor, junior, F, Centennial (undecided)

 

Tough player with skill. Cougars’ returning leader with 36 points.

 

Joe Molenaar, junior, F, Minnetonka (Undecided)

Played first line as a sophomore, leader among returning Skippers with 12 goals.

 

Nick Perbix, senior, D, Elk River/Zimmerman (St. Cloud St.)

 

Good size (6-4, 190 pounds), good vision and a low panic point with the puck.

 

Sam Walker, junior, F, Edina (Gophers)

Quick forward led the Hornets with 19 goals last season.

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