Articles by Michael Sonday

Odeen Tufto A Top-10 Finalist For Hobey Baker Award

Photo By: David Romuald Former St. Thomas Academy standout and current Quinnipiac forward Odeen Tufto was named as one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award. The senior captain has accumulated 44 points (6 goals, 38 assists)…


45 Minnesotans Currently In The NHL

There have been 45 Minnesota born players that have skated in the NHL this season. This list does not include players such as T.J. Oshie, Tucker Poolman, Jake Gentzel, Josh Archibald, and Neal Pionk, who…



Jack Peart Scouting Report

Jack Peart’s hockey sense is what makes him standout when compared to his peers as he possesses both awareness and anticipation. He comprehends the difficult situations that occur during a game and transcends them into…


PODCAST: Chaz Lucius Is Back

Michael Sonday, David Romuald, and Jeff Beach chat about the return of Chaz Lucius to the U-18 NTDP; The chemistry of the Wild’s new first line (Fiala, JEE, Greenway); The Gophers and their winning streak.




42 Minnesotans on Opening Day NHL Rosters

42 Minnesota born players are on NHL opening day rosters (including taxi squads). This number does not include players that were born outside the state but played youth or high school hockey in Minnesota. Jake…


The World Juniors and Relative Age Effects

With the World Junior Championship in full swing, Relative Age Effects (RAE’s) have been a topic of conversation. RAE’s is when an individual who is older in their age group has more success/advantage over his/her…


Cole Eiserman Scouting Report

DOB  8/29/2006 Height  5’10  Weight  180 Position  Left Wing Team  Shattuck St. Mary’s U14 College  None Birthplace Newburyport, MA  Cole Eiserman is a unique talent that possesses many different elite level skills. The most notable attribute is that Eiserman has one of the best shots for a 2006…