Articles by Michael Sonday



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…



Gophers Complete Sweep of Penn State

The Gophers pulled out two wins in under 24 hours to make a statement to start this unprecedented season. Jack Lafontaine looked controlled and confident as he stopped 60 of 63 Nittany Lion shots. The former…


Minnesota News in the USHL

A look at recent Minnesota news in the USHL.  Connor Kurth of Elk River netted the first goal of the USHL season last Friday and scored two more to complete the Hat Trick for Dubuque….



MN NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Rankings

NHL Central Scouting released their preliminary list of players to watch for the 2021 NHL Draft. There are 18 Minnesotans on list, headlined by the talented Chaz Lucius, a University of Minnesota recruit and current…