Minnesota High School Hockey News and Notes 1/17/2024

Carson Steinhoff of Shakopee Photo by David Romuald

Jordan Brothers of Eastview is quietly having a great season, leading the team in scoring with 28 points in 16 games) while playing a 200-foot game. Jordan is a good skater with plus agility and good size.

Roseau’s Noah Urness is leading the state in scoring with 53 points in 16 games played. Sure, the strength of schedule does not match some of the others, but he puts up points against good teams at nearly the same rate.

Carson Steinhoff of Shakopee is playing some of the best hockey that I’ve seen him play. He’s been composed, resourceful, and in control. The 2007 DOB is undecided/not committed at this time.

Speaking of Shakopee, If the season ended today, it would hard not to have Alexi Huson as the goalie of the year. He’s 11-3-1 with a .932 SV% and 2.30 GAA. The numbers tell just half the story as he’s put up some huge games and has made a lot of quality stops when the game has been on the line.

Don’t take penalties against Minnetonka. The skippers have a PP converting at a 40% rate.

The Chanhassen Storm have the sate’s best PK at 96.6%! That’s absurd.

Tre Peck of Totino-Grace is having a great season. The playmaking forward has 26 points in 14 games while showing great stick skills in the offensive zone. Defenders have had a difficult time tracking the slippery him and he has proven to be a major threat in the offensive zone.

Brock Schultz of East Grand Forks has been a beast this season, putting up 28 points in 16 games. Schultz possesses great intensity on the ice and plays bigger than his 5’8’ frame.

I’m looking forward to the 3AA Sections as I could see 6 teams with chances of winning it and punching a ticket to The Tourney. Eastview, St. Thomas Academy, and Rosemount are the favorites at this point, but I could see three other teams make a push. Cretin has been down on their luck as of late, but the team is loaded with talent and will have a legitimate chance. Park has shown that they belong and even beat CDH last week. Two River has some good players, defeated Hill-Murray, and of course have Brady Altier in nets.