Monday, November 05, 2007

Boys High School Hockey Team Previews-#4-#6

The teams that finished between fourth and sixth in the rankings last season all had big losses to graduation last season.

#6-Homestead-Nearly 77% of their goal scoring from last season graduated, lead by All-State forward Tedd Falk who recorded 32 goals and 35 assists for 67 points, and Honorable Mention All-State forward Spencer King who notched 27 goals and 33 assists for 60 points. Defensively their losses include Honorable Mention All-State defenseman Sam Wright and Honorable Mention All-State goaltender John Schroeder. All told 9 players graduated including five forwards, 2 defensemen and 2 goaltenders.

GF 116 - GA 58

Losing 9 Seniors - 89 Goals (76.7% of offense)

(F) Tedd Falk: 32g-35a = 67 pts
(F) Spencer King: 27g-33a = 60 pts
(F) Brian Gensrick: 18g-31a = 49 pts
(F) Ryan Bratt: 4g-7a = 11 pts
(F) Charlie Ritt: 3g-3a = 6 pts
(D) Chris Rausch: 5g-18a = 23 pts
(D) Sam Wright: 0g-11a = 11 pts
(G) John Schroeder: .910 Sv%
(G) Alex Hemke: .890 Sv%

#5-Stevens Point-They are the winners of the "Most Scoring Lost" award this season. A whopping 83% of their offense goal production graduated last season. If that's not bad enough, All-State senior defenseman Tyler Krueger, their best remaining player decided to play for the Madison Capitols this season and their coach left to take the reins at UW-Stevens Point. A total of 10 players graduated including 8 forwards, one defenseman and a goaltender. The biggest losses up front include Player of the Year and future Wisconsin Badger Travis Erstad, who was (as you might imagine) also on the All-State Team. Also lost was All-State forward Scott Pavelski and Honorable Mention All-State Alex Molski.

GF 165 - GA 45

Losing 10 Seniors - 137 Goals (83.0% of offense)

(F) Travis Erstad: 31g-33a = 64 pts
(F) Scott Pavelski: 28g-26a = 54 pts
(F) Alex Molski: 19g-25a = 44 pts
(F) Keith Clawson: 16g-23a = 39 pts
(F) Mike Gruber: 16g-21a = 37 pts
(F) Kyle Heck: 19g-11a = 30 pts
(F) Matt Gile: 6g-2a = 8 pts
(F) Tyler Ignatowski: 1g-3a = 4 pts
(D) Jordan Danielski: 1g-4a = 5 pts
(G) Steve Hamilton: .927 Sv%

#4-Tomah-They have key losses at forward, defense and goaltender. Eight total seniors graduated including Honorable Mention All-State forward Darth Denter, All-State defenseman Alex Gerke and All-State goaltender Nick Nicewanger. In all, 45% of their offense graduated.

GF 123 - GA 34

Losing 8 Seniors - 56 Goals (45.5% of offense)

(F) Darth Denter: 11g-27a = 38 pts
(F) Matt Rusch: 11g-10a = 21 pts
(F) Jordan Maternosk: 5g-12a = 17 pts
(F) Tanner Hubert: 6g-5a = 11 pts
(F) Oakley Moser: 0g-3a = 3 pts
(F) Ryan Moravec: 0g-1a = 1 pt
(D) Alex Gerke: 23g-29a = 52 pts
(G) Nick Nicewanger: .947 Sv%