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Metro area boys' hockey players to watch

By Star Tribune, 11/19/13, 10:19PM CST


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.



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